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No, you didn't miss the scene in Suspiria where Neil Diamond and Joni Mitchell jammed with Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson. The sinister shot above is from Scorsese's The Last Waltz, the classic 1978 concert film that documented The Band's Thanksgiving '76 farewell performance at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom. 

Sam Van Hallgren here.

It's Thanksgiving week here in the States and I wanted to know how Filmspotting listeners were incorporating film into their turkey day festivities.
Yes, that's the Golden Brick-nominated TOWER director Keith Maitland. And while Keith wasn't alone with his affection for The Last Waltz, there was, as you may guess, an even more popular pick.
Maybe the only correct answer, but not the only answer. 

Here are a few more suggestions to inspire your holiday week film programming, starting with this from the one and only Michael Phillips:
Leftovers at Yves' place, y'all.

Got a holiday movie-related tradition you'd like to share? Send it to or find me on Twitter @samvanhallgren.
"Originally Bing wasn't in it. And then he was."

That's Minding the Gap producer Diane Moy Quon from a Q&A hosted by Adam after the film's Chicago premiere. That conversation - which we shared on last week's show - also features Gap director Bing Liu and editor Joshua Altman. The Q&A was full of fascinating insight into the making of one of the best films of the year and a 2018 Golden Brick nominee. In addition to explaining how he decided to put himself in his own film, Liu also talks about how he settled on the film's other two subjects, Keire Johnson and Zack Mulligan, as well as the Neil Young song they wanted for the film's final scene that they tried and failed to secure the rights to. (Adam and I heartily agree that the song they chose instead
was the correct one.)  

Also on last week's show, Adam and Josh talked through the other nominees for this year's Golden Brick Award and revisited their review from earlier this year of Chloé Zhao's incredible film, "The Rider."

You can listen to last week's show 

Friday 11/30: The Coen Brothers' 
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (currently streaming on Netflix), Creed II (11/21) and Lee Chang-dong's Burning (opening in Chicago and elsewhere in limited release on 11/30).
And there's your reading assignment for this week.

Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All The President's Men, The Princess Bride and Misery (among many others) died at 87 last week.

More writing on Goldman's career and legacy:
"In Memory of William Goldman, Who Explained Hollywood While Mastering It" | Sean Fennessy at The Ringer
"William Goldman, Screenwriting Star and Hollywood Skeptic" | Glenn Rifkin, The New York Times
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New on Filmspotting's sister show The Next Picture Show: Lost Films Found - Orson Welles' "The Other Side of the Wind" and Sandi Tan's "Shirkers."

From NPS co-host and producer Genevieve Koski
Where Orson Welles' THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND is the story of a movie finished years after its director let it go, Sandi Tan’s new SHIRKERS is the story of a film its director could never really let go. In this half of our discussion on lost films found, we share our reactions to Tan’s unusual film, before bringing in Welles' WIND to see what the two films share in their portraits of auteurism, their difficult production histories, and their respective movies-within-the-movie. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.

Both "Other Side of the Wind" and "Shirkers" are currently streaming on Netflix.

Next pairing: "The Chicago Way" - Steve McQueen's WIDOWS and Michael Mann's HEAT.
It's official! The 2018 Wrap Party is on.
Date: Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 pm
Location: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago

Celebrating the 2018 movie year with scheduled guests:
Tasha Robinson fromThe Next Picture Show
- The Chicago Tribune's 
Michael Phillips
Angelica Jade BastiénVulture
- And more!

Tickets are on sale now. To purchase or for more information, click here
Wow, just look at that totally real, not-at-all photoshopped Filmspotting superfan.

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