February 29th, 2016
Lee and Daniel return to continue their look into noir/neo-noir, and other crime films of interest to them. This week they take a look at a bit of an unknown indie noir from director, writer, and actor, Allen Baron, called "Blast of Silence", from 1960. Is this an over-looked classic? Is it a true transition between the classic noir and the new neo-noir films? Or is it a film with big ambitions that ultimately falls short? Tune in to find out what the guys think. Also covered: what they've been watching and listener comments.
Featured music: "Juggernaut" by David Lindup.
February 22nd, 2016
This week Lee and Daniel begin an extended look at Noir and Neo-Noir films (and maybe a few standard crime films in-between) with the Robert Altman directed and Leigh Brackett-witten adaptation of Raymond Chandler's "The Long Goodbye" (1973). Also covered, a listener comment and what they've watched as of late.
Featured Music: "The Long Goodbye" by John Williams and Johnny Mercer, performed by Jack Sheldon.
February 14th, 2016
This is it, TMBDOS has finally made it to fifty official episodes, and now it's time for Lee, Daniel and Paul to tackle the film that provided this humble bit of audio nonsense its name and mascot. Yes, George A. Romero's zombie classic "Dawn of the Dead" is reviewed in exhausting detail, peppering in some music clips and sound bites for good measure. Sadly Paul could not join in on the recording during the planned Friday night, so after covering the film on that night, Lee and Daniel came back on Saturday night to continue the conversation with Paul. As a native of Pennsylvania, Paul has some unique insights about the production and what the film means to the local area and the people there to this day. Also covered: the film "Mystery Road" from 2013, that Daniel had recommended in last week's episode, which essentially turns into a mini review of its own. If you've got 2 hours and 43 minutes to kill, this episode might be for you. (Note: Due to the addition of musical cues, the actual conversation does not start until about seven minutes into the podcast).
Featured Music: "L'alba Dei Morti Vivent", "Zombi", "Safari" by Goblin; "Cause I'm a Man" by The Pretty Things; and "The Gonk" from the De Wolfe Music Libary.
February 8th, 2016
Lee, Daniel and Paul are back this week to take a look at one of the least-disputed classics from the start of the talkies: Fritz Lang's "M" from 1931. A film with decades of scholarship and critical analysis behind it is a daunting task, but a fairly in-depth discussion is drawn from it, as well as the little-known 1951 American remake. They also discuss what they've watched, which spirals off into a few tangents, as usual.
Featured Music: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg.