Tyler shares his thoughts on the animated film Sausage Party.
We all had movie characters we wanted to be as children; adventures we wanted to live for ourselves and for many of us, it was the start of our lifelong love of film. Like so many other kids in the early 1980s, when Chris Strompolos of Mississippi first saw Raiders of the Lost Ark, he wanted to be Indiana Jones. His friend Eric Zala loved the film with just as much enthusiasm, wanting to further understand the nuts and bolts of how it was made. What separated these 12-year old boys from the rest of us was the adventure they decided to embark on together. With storyboards Eric (who directed and played Belloq) created from memory and an audio tape smuggled in to a screening to record the film’s dialogue, the boys set out to shoot their version of Raiders over their summer vacation in 1982.
In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss a recent Movieguide article about screenplay story and structure.
00:00:45- Intro, Alpha Omega Con, Hell or High Water review, Geek Orthodox
00:03:40- The Fear of God
00:07:33- Movieguide article
00:14:20- University of Vermont study
01:03:45- Episode wrap-up
Would you like to hear us talk at length about the best movies of all time? Check out the specific episodes and minisodes we’ve recorded over the years about some of these wonderful films.
It’s clear even before we see the faces of Toby and Tanner Howard- both wearing ski masks- that we are witnessing their first attempted bank robbery. While some of the action and dialogue that follows is funny, it’s plain that Hell or High Water isn’t a comedy. Without being told why, we know that there is something very much at stake here, conveyed by nothing more than Toby and Tanner’s eyes. The film retains that tone throughout most of its runtime, and when it changes it’s because things have changed for its characters; characters we have come to care about very much because the filmmakers do.
Tyler was recently on the Geek Orthodox podcast to discuss politics, Christian media, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners and Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River.
00:00:44- Intro, The Fear of God
01:04:20- Mystic River
01:37:00- Episode wrap-up