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Two men and a movie make for a good trilogy. Now give those two men three movies and you have a Trilogy in Theory.

Trilogy in Theor‪y‬ Michael Denniston and Web Bist

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Two men and a movie make for a good trilogy. Now give those two men three movies and you have a Trilogy in Theory.

    The Love of Movies Brought to Life

    The Love of Movies Brought to Life

    In which we conclude that GET SHORTY is the end of cinema.
    Woody Allen is a controversial figure in film... but also has had a professional life of much critical acclaim.

    Quentin Tarantino may have a bit of an ego in that massive head of his. And with good reason! He also has lived the life of a critical darling since arriving on the scene with RESERVOIR DOGS.

    So when you have a trilogy on a love of movies brought to life that includes Allen's THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO and Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS there is only one conclusion you can make.

    That Barry Sonnenfeld's GET SHORTY is the only film worth discussing. This is the end of Trilogy in Theory. Good night.

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    Artwork by: @nasketchs

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    • 29 min
    Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    In which we apologize to the Giant Face for being late...
    ...on the other hand it's probably not a bad idea to be late to INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS considering what Mélanie Laurent has in store for filmgoers. As we wrap up this trilogy on movie lovers we primarily talk about the expectations for this Quentin Tarantino film upon release and also now as he has continued with his alternate history shtick. Brad Pitt as the ultimate bad-ass in the QT cinematic universe? Starts here. Christoph Waltz with the constant sass? Also here. One host's love for Tom Brady? Unfortunately for the other host... yes, that's in this episode too.

    Support what we do with bonus content and early episodes on Patreon Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @trilogyintheory Tweet at your hosts: @projectingfilm & @webistrying Letterboxd: @projectingfilm & @webistrying Artwork by: @nasketchs

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    • 36 min
    Get Shorty (1995)

    Get Shorty (1995)

    In which we love tall women and hate short men.
    During the post-PULP FICTION renaissance of John Travolta came him playing yet another charmer in the professional field of crime. Only thing time his character in GET SHORTY shared our love of movies.

    Which means all of his crimes can be forgiven. In fact... most everything in this Barry Sonnenfield adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel can be forgive (even Danny Devito as the world's biggest movie star) because the cast is so damn likable. James Gandolfini as the stunt man with a heart of gold. Delroy Lindo as the nemesis who likes purple suits and pink toilets. And the leading lady of the 90s and currently criminally underutilized Rene Russo.

    This was fun. You will have fun. Happy Valentine's Day weekend at the movies from TRILOGY IN THEORY!

    Support what we do with bonus content and early episodes on Patreon  
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    Artwork by: @nasketchs

    • 23 min
    The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

    The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

    In which we fall in love with Jeff Daniels of DUMB AND DUMBER.
    The premise of Woody Allen's THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO was too hard for your hosts to resist as it leads us to a discussion of choosing the real world or a life in the movies. (And yes, we promise no MATRIX discussion this episode...)

    However it wouldn't be TRILOGY IN THEORY without some self-loathing:


    Is heartbreak necessary to make a truly great love story?
    Mia Farrow's fragility is sweet to one host and scary to the other.
    And can we only approach the magical realism entries in Allen's filmography? (Shameless promotion time: our MIDNIGHT IN PARIS episode is our #2 most listened to blockbuster. Freaks.)

    Enjoy our our failed attempt at a movie podcast for the Valentine's Day holiday before our listeners presumably go on to succeed on this most loathsome holiday!

    Support what we do with bonus content and early episodes on Patreon 
    Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @trilogyintheory
    Tweet at your hosts: @projectingfilm & @webistrying 
    Letterboxd: @projectingfilm & @webistrying 
    Artwork by: @nasketchs

    • 26 min
    End of the World Speeches

    End of the World Speeches

    In which we pick out nice words (the best words as a loser FORMER President once said) for the end of the world.
    Look, it wasn't enough to just survive 2020. To celebrate moving from one tough year to what looks like a marginally less tough year in 2021 we recruit some of our most charismatic screen icons to talk about endings... and hopefully new beginnings.

    Mainly we just want an excuse for Ed Harris, Virginia Madsen and George Clooney to talk at us. Okay, so maybe not so much Mr. Harris.

    He's scary. We're not. Enjoy as we wrap-up our TRILOGY IN THEORY on THE TRUMAN SHOW, SIDEWAYS and UP IN THE AIR!

    Support what we do with bonus content and early episodes on Patreon  Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @trilogyintheory Tweet at your hosts: @projectingfilm & @webistrying  Letterboxd: @projectingfilm & @webistrying  Artwork by: @nasketchs

    • 30 min
    Up in the Air (2009)

    Up in the Air (2009)

    In which one host finally gives George Clooney a chance.
    The disrespect to the great state of Kentucky continues as our most handsome candidate is FINALLY off the waitlist for one co-host while the other jeopardizes his marriage with trivia about stunt butts for Vera Farmiga in UP IN THE AIR. We assume this is the type of commentary that Jason Reitman expected in his film about rising unemployment released in the shadow of an economic crisis in America and blah blah blah Anna Kendrick has the cutest cry that... We. Have. Ever. Seen.

    2021 is here. Things are looking up. If not we will continue to look up to old-fashioned movie star vehicles and be sad with very beautiful people. Enjoy!

    Support what we do with bonus content and early episodes on Patreon  Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @trilogyintheory Tweet at your hosts: @projectingfilm & @webistrying  Letterboxd: @projectingfilm & @webistrying  Artwork by: @nasketchs

    • 35 min

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