The Wages of Cinema
About This Show
A podcast that is practically all about MOVIES! Cinema, films, celluloid, digital, whatever you want to call it. Jack and Andrew are the hosts, and we talk about new movies, classics, cult work, things we've seen and have never seen, special segments about directors and styles and trends, and 'Required Reading' which is about movie books. And the "Local Vocal" series gives you in-depth interviews with NYC/NJ based filmmakers, actors, artists and musicians.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 59.3: ALL HAIL THE MARX BROTHERS! (Pt.1)
"Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"
Who could say things better than Groucho Marx? That's a trick question because no one could - he, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo made such a dynamic team that their five first films at Paramount studios, between 1929 and 1933, remain among five of the funniest damn movies on the planet.
Do they have the best stories? Who cares when you have four anarchic Jews who want to make you laugh? Do they have the best songs? A few are certainly among the freshest and funniest of the era, but we can leave the great songs to the others - we gotta get Harpo pulling something insane out of his pants (don't worry ladies, it's only everything except that!) or Chico being... well, Chico to the fullest!
"I could dance with you till the cows come home...But I would rather dance with the cows till you come home."
Jack and Andrew talk about these early films, from arguably the first sound musical comedy to to this day the arguably supreme comic satire on war (aside or alongside Strangelove, you decide). and see how they grew, if at all, from theatrical bozos to real FILMmakers:
THE COCOANUTS (1929)
ANIMAL CRACKERS (1930)
MONKEY BUSINESS (1931)
HORSE FEATHERS (1932)
DUCK SOUP (1933)
And join us next episode where we talk about their films at MGM (basically, the rest of their career).
"I Must be Going"
"I'm Against It" (The Ramones)
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema
Rated 5 out of
The hosts of the Wages of Cinema have a great rapport with one another, and this comes through as they talk about new and classic movies. There's witty banter, serious analysis, and personal discussions on which films have meant the most to them - all while talking about the new movies they've seen in the past week (the two-minute movie mile has a wide variety, so if one movie doesn't grab you the next might), the 'List' segments (more in-depth stuff there), and then they have a main subject. My favorite part is their 'Required Reading', which they don't do all the time but is usually a solid bet for recommendations of quality movie books.
They're not Siskel & Ebert, but then who is?
Date published: 2015-09-24