About This Show
Join Rob & Sam, two life-long friends, one a veteran of the film industry, the other a Cambridge-educated writer on books, movies and graphic novels. Each week they talk about a film and some of the ideas it throws up.
Most Recent Episode
2.29 - HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART ONE (2010) and Friendship
6 days ago
As we move towards the conclusion of the franchise, we talk about friendship, fading to black, and, bizarrely, Formula 1.
This Week’s Watching
ROMEO + JULIET (1996): Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo di Caprio, Claire Danes
THE SEARCHERS (1956): John Ford, John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter
STAND BY ME (1986): Rob Reiner, Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix
EASY RIDER (1969): Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (2011): Tomas Alfredson, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
METROPOLIS (1927): Fritz Lang, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich
Just a few footnotes this week, starting with an article about Baz Luhrmann’s qualities an a film-maker: wegotthiscovered.com/movies/baz-luhrmann-essential-filmmaker. This is a list of the differences between the book and the film (although, as the article explains, the film is particularly faithful): www.cinemablend.com/new/10-Big-Differences-Between-Harry-Potter-Deathly-Hallows-Book-Movie-21819.html. Finally, here’s a little something about the various different types of transitions in cinema, which Sam briefly mentions: www.elementsofcinema.com/editing/types-of-transitions.