49 min

Beetlejuice Verbal Diorama

    • Film History

All you need to do to summon him is say his name three times....
Beetlejuice!
Beetlejuice!
Beetlejuice!
For many, this is one of Tim Burton's greatest moments as a director. The sharp, macabre, funny story of Adam and Barbara Maitland, a recently deceased couple who find the living are haunting their house. They struggle to get rid of Charles and Delia Deetz through normal means, and so enlist the help of "bio-exorcist" Betelgeuse - a madcap frenzied perverse Ghost with the Most, with a scene-stealing 90% ad-libbed performance by Michael Keaton.
But Beetlejuice originally started as a serious horror movie, so how did it become a horror comedy with "B-movie visual effects" (Tim Burton's words, not mine!) that takes a serious look at death, the afterlife and identity?
It's showtime!
I would love to hear your thoughts on Beetlejuice!
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Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Matt, Scott, Mark and Brendan.
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EPISODE THANKS TO....
Most excellent Patrons
Andy and Mike from https://geeksalad.podbean.com/ (Geek Salad) for their Patron thoughts. You can find Geek Salad https://twitter.com/geeksaladradio (@geeksaladradio) on Twitter and their Beetlejuice YouTube episode is available https://youtu.be/AUms0TtBEqE (here).
Derek, Laurel and Arthur from https://www.midnightmyth.com/ (The Midnight Myth) for their Patron thoughts. You can find The Midnight Myth https://twitter.com/TheMidnightMyth (@TheMidnightMyth) on Twitter and their Beetlejuice episode is available https://www.midnightmyth.com/episodes/2020/5/27/episode-151-the-ghost-with-the-most-beetlejuice-gothic-amp-ancient-egyptian-mythology (here.)
Mark from https://link.chtbl.com/100Things (100 Things We Learned from Film) for his Patron thoughts. You can find 100 Things We Learned from Film https://twitter.com/100thingspod (@100thingspod) on Twitter.
Subscribe, follow and listen to Geek Salad, The Midnight Myth and 100 Things We Learned from Film in your podcast app of choice!
Twitter peeps
@MovieReviewsIn
@capunderstands
@Oral_mfc
@ShockedApplaud
@ShoottheFlick
@_SonofBen_
Instagram folk
None this time
Facebook chums
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Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song
Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe Facebook)
Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)
Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.

All you need to do to summon him is say his name three times....
Beetlejuice!
Beetlejuice!
Beetlejuice!
For many, this is one of Tim Burton's greatest moments as a director. The sharp, macabre, funny story of Adam and Barbara Maitland, a recently deceased couple who find the living are haunting their house. They struggle to get rid of Charles and Delia Deetz through normal means, and so enlist the help of "bio-exorcist" Betelgeuse - a madcap frenzied perverse Ghost with the Most, with a scene-stealing 90% ad-libbed performance by Michael Keaton.
But Beetlejuice originally started as a serious horror movie, so how did it become a horror comedy with "B-movie visual effects" (Tim Burton's words, not mine!) that takes a serious look at death, the afterlife and identity?
It's showtime!
I would love to hear your thoughts on Beetlejuice!
GET IN TOUCH....
Twitter https://twitter.com/VerbalDiorama (@verbaldiorama)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama)
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama)
Letterboxd https://letterboxd.com/verbaldiorama/ (@verbaldiorama)
Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com
BRAND NEW Website https://verbaldiorama.com/ (verbaldiorama.com)
SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA....
Leave a 5-star rating/review: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/verbal-diorama/id1453296967?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/verbal-diorama-803268 (Podchaser)
Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/verbaldiorama (patreon.com/verbaldiorama)
Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Matt, Scott, Mark and Brendan.
Buy Merch! https://teespring.com/stores/verbaldiorama (https://teespring.com/stores/verbaldiorama)
Tees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!
EPISODE THANKS TO....
Most excellent Patrons
Andy and Mike from https://geeksalad.podbean.com/ (Geek Salad) for their Patron thoughts. You can find Geek Salad https://twitter.com/geeksaladradio (@geeksaladradio) on Twitter and their Beetlejuice YouTube episode is available https://youtu.be/AUms0TtBEqE (here).
Derek, Laurel and Arthur from https://www.midnightmyth.com/ (The Midnight Myth) for their Patron thoughts. You can find The Midnight Myth https://twitter.com/TheMidnightMyth (@TheMidnightMyth) on Twitter and their Beetlejuice episode is available https://www.midnightmyth.com/episodes/2020/5/27/episode-151-the-ghost-with-the-most-beetlejuice-gothic-amp-ancient-egyptian-mythology (here.)
Mark from https://link.chtbl.com/100Things (100 Things We Learned from Film) for his Patron thoughts. You can find 100 Things We Learned from Film https://twitter.com/100thingspod (@100thingspod) on Twitter.
Subscribe, follow and listen to Geek Salad, The Midnight Myth and 100 Things We Learned from Film in your podcast app of choice!
Twitter peeps
@MovieReviewsIn
@capunderstands
@Oral_mfc
@ShockedApplaud
@ShoottheFlick
@_SonofBen_
Instagram folk
None this time
Facebook chums
None this time
Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song
Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe Facebook)
Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)
Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.

49 min