March 30th, 2020
Lee is hunkered-down in his secret bunker this month (actually, it's every month), doing his best to avoid the Coronavirus. As serious as this situation is turning out to be, it doesn't mean we can't use it as inspiration for a playlist of film music, does it? Of course not! Wash your hands, cough into the crook of your arm, and eat up an hour of your social distancing with Lee.
--Soundtrack Suite from "The Last Man on Earth" (1964) --Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter
--Jumped by the Family from "The Omega Man" (1971) --Ron Grainer
--Wildfire from "The Andromeda Strain" (1971) --Gil Melle
--Heaven Help Us from "The Crazies" (1973) --Beverly Bremers
--Benihana from "Rabid" (1977) --Marilyn Chambers
--Vulcain from "Rabid" (1977) --Claude Vasori
--Hideout from "Rabid" (1977) --Brian Bennett
--Introduccion from "12 Monkeys" (1995) --Astor Piazzolla
--Dreams Awake from "12 Monkeys" (1995) --Paul Buckmaster
--In the House, in a Heartbeat from "28 Days Later" (2002) --John Murphy
--Karen Falls Apart from "Cabin Fever" (2002) --Nathan Barr & Angelo Baldalamenti
--Prologue & Main Titles from "Resident Evil" (2002) --Marco Beltrami
--Down With the Sickness from "Dawn of the Dead" (2004) --Richard Cheese
Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.
March 23rd, 2020
Lee and Daniel return to see if they can get a few chuckles out of Paul Leni's "The Man Who Laughs" (1928), featuring another signature performance from Conrad Veidt. Is this a horror film? Is this a true silent film? Duchesses having orgasms; facial scars; German expressionism; iron maidens being bullshit; perfumed wig-wearing fops; yawning in unison; and the rules for doing step sibling porn are just a few of the things brought up in this episode, as well as a large amount of listener comments, and what Lee has watched as of late.
"The Man Who Laughs" IMDB
Featured Music: "Laughing" by The Guess Who; "The Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles; & "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" by Wendy Rene.
March 9th, 2020
Lee and Daniel take flight with "Wings" (1927). The first Oscar winner for Best Picture (although called Best Production at the time), does this epic mixture of amazing WWI action and technical expertise jive well with the love triangle, broad comedic elements, and fairly blatant homosexual themes? Is the amazing Clara Bow used to her full potential here? The conversation turns into a bit of a dogfight as the hosts fly all around from topic to topic. Racism against the Dutch; the USA's role in WWI; pro-American propaganda; the more liberal attitudes of the 1920s; and Clara Bow fucking everyone she damn well pleased, are just a few of the things brought up. Also covered: listener comments and what they've watched as of late.
Catch Daniel on What The Hell Is Wrong With US? Podcast, covering "BioShock"
Featured Music: "Over There" by George M. Cohan & "Point Me at the Sky" by Pink Floyd.
March 2nd, 2020
Lee and Daniel are still in the 1920s this week, and they each have a ticket good for one hell of a crazy train ride with Buster Keaton, in "The General" (1926). Much is said about Keaton's talents, especially his amazing (and very dangerous) stunt work, which is on display front and center here in a film that is very much part of the DNA of the modern action film. Other things brought up include films from this era's continued romantic revisionist take on the South's role in the Civil War; Keaton as a performer outside of just his brilliant stunt work; continued threats of doing a "Wings"-related podcast; listener comments; and what Lee has watched as of late.
"The General" IMDB
A Trip Through New York City in 1911 neural network restoration
Featured Music: "I've Got a Thing About Trains" by Johnny Cash; "Mystery Train" by Junior Parker; and "The First Train Heading South" by Johnny Horton.