Episode 173: Jim’s Top Ten

29 Sep


In this episode, Jim Rohner discusses his ten favorite films of all time.

4 Responses to “Episode 173: Jim’s Top Ten”

  1. bill September 30, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    The dolly-zoom was invented by Hitchcock for VERTIGO, not Spielberg for JAWS. I adore GOODFELLAS, but I don’t think anyone was more inspired by his use of the dolly-zoom in that film than they were by Hitchcock’s or, indeed, Spielberg’s, which is the most visceral I’ve seen.

    • Jim Rohner October 3, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      Thanks for the correction, Bill. I’ve seen both Goodfellas and Jaws multiple times whereas I’ve only seen Vertigo once (and, blasphemously, wasn’t a big fan) so that probably accounts for the hiccup in memory

      • bill October 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm #

        That’s okay. The hiccup in memory, I mean. But brother, you need to watch VERTIGO again…

        • Jim Rohner October 28, 2016 at 8:18 am #

          I’ll give it another whirl at some point. But I remember being shocked by the fact that I didn’t love it and check out Ebert’s review (Roger Ebert was and often still is my editorial Northern Star) and disagreed with his assessment of why the big reveal at the end is so effective.

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