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    Film Noir

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    Episode #88: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

    I thought so!! I adore the Hollywood!. I think, that what I appreciate most, besides the cool aesthetic and fun atmosphere is the fact that it gives me the chance to see movies I'd otherwise probably not be able to see on the big screen. One of the first things I saw here was Close Encounters of the Third Kind..hearing that brilliant John Williams soundtrack blaring in a packed auditorium of enthused moviegoers was worth the price of admission alone. Oh, and the movie is fucking incredible too.. Since then, I've had the chance to see everything from the 54 Godzilla to Freaks to Birdman to Bride of Frankenstein to Singin in the Rain there, and Ive had an amazing experience every time. Anyway, back to a Hard Day's Night.. Lol Sorry I hurt your thread, mister...
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    Episode #88: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

    I can't tell you how much I love this post. This is almost exactly what I was thinking and feeling going into this episode. I saw the direction the homework thread was going (as you mentioned) and braced myself for the kind of arguments that, like you, I've been pushing back against for years, but they (for the most part) never came, and for that I'm really pleasantly surprised. I also really appreciate the preemptive retort that Devin made against the naysayers - the difference between "overrated" vs "I don't like it ." As a 28 year old guy who's been listening to this band for over 10 years I'm obviously a little biased, but I really think it's hard - almost impossible - to argue that the Beatles are overrated - that is to say - that they're held in higher importance than they actually deserve, because, in terms of acts that changed what pop music is and can be, you'd be very hard pressed to find a bigger and more important band.
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    Suggestion: "The Room"

    Oh my god, Fuck yes! I would love to hear them spend an hour dissecting Tommy Wiseau's brilliant masterpiece/tour-de-force "The Room." This film is nothing short of genius.
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    Episode #88: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

    This. I really like Help! a lot, but not enough to delude myself into thinking that it's anywhere near in the same league as A Hard Day's Night. On the other hand, if we were comparing the albums, that might be a bit closer.. (The British versions, of course.)
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    Episode #87: THE GENERAL

    This isn't really relevant to the discussion of whether it belongs in the Canon, but it's cool nonetheless - A friend brought this to my attention - Apparently, in order to celebrate the film's 90th anniversary (and the fact that the film was shot in Cottage Grove, OR), they're playing it all around the state with brand new original score by renowned Portland composer Mark Orton. During the week-long tour the score will be performed live by an all-star seven-piece ensemble featuring members of Tin Hat and the Oregon Symphony I'm on the fence if I'm going to go. One of the days it's playing anywhere close to me is my birthday, and the other is a Friday night after work. Plus, I literally just watched this movie before the Canon episode. That being said, seeing it on the big screen & with a live orchestra would be pretty sweet. I'm not sure if there are any other Oregonians here besides me, but here are the dates just in case Friday, August 12: Hollywood Theatre Saturday, August 13: Bohemia Park (outdoor screening), Cottage Grove, OR Sunday, August 14: Egyptian Theatre, Coos Bay, OR Tuesday, August 16: Tower Theatre, Bend, OR Wednesday, August 17: Ross Ragland Theater, Klamath Falls, OR Friday, August 19: Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
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    Episode #88: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

    That's awesome! I'm actually from Portland! I wish I had known about this, I totally would have gone! Do you happened to remember which theater it was? (Perhaps the Hollywood Theater? - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Theatre_(Portland,_Oregon))
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    Episode #88: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

    Well, two out of three ain't bad.
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    Episode #88: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

    When I heard you guys were doing this episode I was super excited because, cards on the table, I'm a huge Beatles fan. It had been a little while since I had seen this movie, so I decided to re-watch it so that it was fresh in my mind for today's episode and very small nitpicks aside I had a lot of fun watching it again. It had been long enough since I had seen it that it was like I was experiencing it through fresh eyes again. That being said, when I was considering how to vote, I did momentarily consider the question of whether it really was good and important enough to be put in the canon. I tried as hard as I could to remove my fanboy goggles (as much as is possible) and thought about it. Ultimately, I came in as a pretty hard yes, but listening to Devin and Amy's effusive praise during the episode (which was delightful) effectively stenghened my "yes" vote. This is a really is a well-crafted, smart, funny movie that perfectly encapsulates a day in the life (no pun intended) of Beatles during the height of Beatlemania. Oh, and ps, Devin, Revolver was 1966, not 1965 =P (sorry to pull an Amy and nitpick)
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    Who is your favorite Beatle?

    good idea! The Beatles are my favorite band of all time, so this should be really tough for me, but it's actually not. I've been listening to them since age 15 (I'm almost 28 now) and John has always been my favorite. His voice, his lyrics, his style of music all speak to me in a way that the music of the other four Beatles never have. While there are some that come close, I think that 1970's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is the only of the post-Beatles albums that is an absolute masterpiece.
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    Episode #87: THE GENERAL (1926)

    Excited to listen to this episode tomorrow! Just watched this movie so it'll be fresh in my mind!
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    His Girl Friday vs. Bringing Up Baby

    I made a topic similar to this - http://forum.earwolf.com/topic/36973-30s40s-screwball-comedies/page__pid__217879#entry217879
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    30s/40s Screwball comedies

    Totally agreed, and I was going to suggest this at the end, but I thought that might be a bit too obvious, but I guess if other "slam-dunks" like "The Searchers" and "Double Indemnity" can have their own stand-alone episodes, I don't see why "It Happened One Night" can't.
  14. At some point, one of you mentioned the idea of doing D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" vs the Nazi propaganda film "Triumph of the Will." While this would be an interesting episode, I think that a more interesting discussion would be a show-down between Griffith's two epics from the 1910s - "The Birth of a Nation" vs. "Intolerance" That would be a lot of "Homework" though - about 7 hours of pre-episode film watching.
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    Film Noir - 40s/50s

    Another genre that would be interesting to explore more, in my opinion is film noir. You guys already touched on this briefly in your episode on "Double Indemnity" - which I thoroughly enjoyed, by the way - but there are a lot of really great classics from around the same time, and even decades later that might also be worth discussing. Some suggestions - A stand-alone for "The Maltese Falcon" (or if you want, we could go outside of the era and pit it up against something more "modern" such as "Chinatown." - A vs episode with any of the following - "Gilda", "Laura" "The Big Sleep" or "Out of the Past" - Perhaps a stand-alone episode for Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil"?