Monday, March 24, 2014

Episode 32: Pride of the Yankees and The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings

Get your peanuts and Cracker Jack ready as The George Sanders Show celebrates Opening Day of baseball season with a look at two classic films about the National Pastime, Sam Wood's Lou Gehrig biopic Pride of the Yankees from 1942, and John Badham's 1976 tale of the Negro Leagues, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings. They'll also pick their Essential Baseball Movies, celebrate (once again) the work of Akira Kurosawa on the occasion of his 104th birthday, and share their thoughts on the latest from Taiwanese auteur Tsai Ming-liang, Charles Schulz in 3D and Nymphomaniac-watching babies. Play Ball!

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Some Links:

Sean on Journey to the West
They Shot Pictures on Akira Kurosawa Parts One and Two

Note: Journey to the West doesn't appear to be available to stream any longer. Hopefully someone releases it again soon.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Episode 31: The Three Musketeers and Jason & the Argonauts

Celebrating the release of the latest film from director Paul WS Anderson, Mike and Sean take a look at his 2011 version of The Three Musketeers and another swashbuckling classic, Don Chaffey's Jason & the Argonauts (featuring special effects by Ray Harryhausen). They'll also look back at the careers of Alain Resnais and Harold Ramis, discuss the controversy surrounding The Act of Killing, and dive a bit into Kent Jones's recent essay on the state of the Auteur Theory.

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Some links:

Jill Godmillow on The Act of Killing
Lance Weiler on The Act of Killing
Kent Jones on the Auteur Theory
Sean on Paul WS Anderson and Auteurism