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On last week's show - episode #700! - Adam and Josh joined the STAR IS BORN fan club, but did they love it enough to satisfy the movie's most ardent supporters? Also: the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips(aka "The Mighty Steed") came aboard for a preview of the Chicago Int'l Film Festival (Oct 10-21) and the Filmspotting Top 5: Movie Duets. When your mind's made up, you should listen here. I promise that you'll be fallin' slowly for all these great picks. Partial transcript here.
Coming this week: Damien Chazelle's FIRST MAN plus the Filmspotting Top 5: Flight Scenes. (No, you're not crazy, it was going to be Top 5 Movie Astronauts. See below for a thrilling, minute-by-minute account of how this change took place.)
Friday, Sept. 21st [14 days before recording]
12:51pm Josh creates "#701_first-man" channel in Slack.
12:54pm Josh [to Adam and Sam]: Couldn't find a Top 5 Movie Astronauts in the archive. How's that sound for this show (both historical and fictional)?
Tuesday, Sept. 25th [10 days before recording]
5:21pm Josh: Any thoughts on Movie Astronauts as a Top 5 for this show?
5:24pm Adam: When you think of this list, who comes to mind?
7:00pm Josh: Could be anyone from an Apollo 13 crew member to Sandra Bullock in Gravity. Basically a human who goes to space in a movie.
7:01pm Adam: Right, I guess who did you have in mind that made it seem fruitful? Bullock is a good one.
7:04pm Josh: Haven’t gotten that far but there are a lot of space travel movies.
Wednesday, Oct. 3rd [6 days before recording]
8:52pm Josh: So I found 5 astronauts I’m happy with, but I’ll admit that’s from a list of 7 total. Adam may have been right. Is this the week we ditch a top 5 in favor of Hold The Dark?
9:07pm Adam: I thought it was slim pickings, too. The kind of list I look at and reject because I can't sink my teeth into it; but can also talk myself into "just pick 5 and call it a day."
Thursday, Oct. 4th [5 days before recording]
2:58pm Josh: So I guess it's either Astronauts or Hold the Dark for seg3?
3:16pm Sam: Can’t say I’m super excited about Astronauts either. Then again, wish I was confident about a Hold the Dark rave from either of you. What about Top 5 Flight Scenes?
4:09pm Sam: Flight scenes do offer a specific kind of visceral movie thrill. Maybe focusing on those scenes as opposed to scenes that just happen to take place on an airplane?
4:10pm Josh: Space flight or any flight?
4:10pm Sam: Any flight. My impression of First Man is that there's a fair amount of non-space aviation scenes.
4:12pm Josh: I like it.
5:07pm Adam: Ok. Good thing we know all those World War II and Howard Hughes movies so well.
5:14pm Sam: I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.
5:45pm Adam: I don’t know if I’m feeling the need for speed on this one.
Fri, Oct. 5th [4 days before recording]
2:24pm Josh: Top 5 Flight Scenes officially a go?
2:30pm Adam: You’ve been approved for takeoff.
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