12 episodes

A UK podcast in which Ethan Crane and Talia Ripley discuss their favourite films, and try to pick apart exactly why a film becomes a lifetime favourite. How these films affected us on first and repeated viewings, the scenes and moments that stay with us, and whether a film can be used as a girlfriend/boyfriend test: if a potential partner doesn’t like it, is the relationship doomed?

In Bed With the Films We Lov‪e‬ Ethan Crane & Talia Ripley

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A UK podcast in which Ethan Crane and Talia Ripley discuss their favourite films, and try to pick apart exactly why a film becomes a lifetime favourite. How these films affected us on first and repeated viewings, the scenes and moments that stay with us, and whether a film can be used as a girlfriend/boyfriend test: if a potential partner doesn’t like it, is the relationship doomed?

    S01E12: Frances Ha

    S01E12: Frances Ha

    Ethan and Talia discuss Noah Baumbach’s 2012 film Frances Ha. Is our love of this film all down to the charm of Greta Gerwig? Our delight in the fervour and silliness of 20s female friendship; and the great depiction of how holidays can be truly awful…







    links to things discussed in this episode• New York Times article on filming the bathroom scene • Goodreads on Derren Brown’s Happy book







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    • 54 min
    S01E11: Point Break

    S01E11: Point Break

    Ethan and Talia discuss Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 film Point Break. On how Keanu Reeves’ acting is an eternal, mysterious pleasure; the ambiguity over whether this is a good bad film or a good good film; and how Ethan’s love of this film has lead to him remaking a no-budget version in his friend’s back garden.







    links to things discussed in this episode• Not sure that there exists evidence of Ethan’s claim that wearing president masks during a bank robbery was based on a real life case but here’s a more recent version• Not direct evidence that Patrick Swazye was like Bodhi but I think it helps• A Rolling Stone article about Point Break that mentions how Katherine Bigelow fought to cast Keanu in the movie… also lots about the female gaze• Malcolm Gladwell’s theory about why we misunderstand strangers (a theory which Talia believes could validate Keanu’s acting style)







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    • 56 min
    S01E10: Magic Mike XXL

    S01E10: Magic Mike XXL

    Ethan and Talia discuss Gregory Jacobs’s 2015 film Magic Mike XXL. How the pleasures of this film are largely down to the up-to-the-minute depiction of male friendships; on Andie McDowell’s finest acting hour; and whether the flood or articles labelling Magic Mike the feminist film of the year are justified.







    links to things discussed in this episode• Very intense article from Lateral – Journal of Cultural Studies Association• Complicated feminism on Magic Mike XXL. Feels forced and profit-driven• Vice on Magic Mike XXL and feminism• The Atlantic on Magic Mike XXL and gender politics• Talia could not work out what the Fred Astaire film was or if she completely misremembered it…• The original casting for Rome’s role







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    • 1 hr 15 min
    S01E09: 2001: A Space Odyssey

    S01E09: 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Ethan and Talia discuss Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. On how your companions when watching a film greatly affect your viewing experience (spoiler: Talia doesn’t like this film, and even found articles for the show notes to back up her opinion); how a reading of Arthur C Clarke’s novel enhanced Ethan’s love of the film; and thoughts about whether LSD improves your enjoyment of the film.







    links to things discussed in this episode• How 2001 is criminally overrated







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    • 45 min
    S01E08: Victoria

    S01E08: Victoria

    Ethan and Talia discuss Sebastian Schipper’s 2015 film Victoria. How this film made us nostalgic for 90s travelling and all its dangers; how this is really a beautiful film about flirting; and the joys of almost suffering a panic attack in the cinema.







    links to things discussed in this episode• Interview with director Sebastion Schipper and actor Laia Costa







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    • 1 hr 14 min
    S01E07: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    S01E07: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Ethan and Talia discuss Michel Gondry’s 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Is Ethan’s love for this film part of the attraction of the manic pixie dream girl trope? How our delight or this film is in part enhanced by Michel Gondry’s obvious delight in the filming process; and is this a romantic comedy that has become a favourite because it avoids the usual sentimentality of the genre?







    links to things discussed in this episode• Michel Gondry solving rubic cube with his feet• Daft Punk’s Around the World• Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope was first discussed by Nathan Rabin as wikipedia would have told me • Hyperthymesia – the quality of never forgetting anything was discussed on This American Life podcast • School of life video on art







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    • 1 hr 7 min

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