1 hr 48 min

107. Heart And Souls Load Bearing Beams

    • TV & Film

The week Robert Downey Jr. has finally secured his coveted Oscar, we take a trip back in time. The year is 1993. A movie called Heart and Souls is released, in the aftermath of what Downey must have assumed was his Academy Award for the movie Chaplin (1992). We take a big long look at RDJ's career and also examine the curious '90s phenomenon of angel movies. 
Next week: The movie that was supposed to be Ghostbusters 3: Ivan Reitman’s Evolution (2001).
Watch every episode of Load Bearing Beams on YouTube: https://youtube.com/@loadbearingbeamspod
 
Time stamps:
00:01:04 — Our personal histories with Heart and Souls
00:08:04 — Pre-movie predictions
00:12:23 — History segment: Career overviews of director Ron Underwood and star Robert Downey Jr.
00:47:41 — In-depth movie discussion
01:43:37 — Final thoughts and star ratings
 
Artwork by Laci Roth.
 
Music by Rural Route Nine. Listen to their album The Joy of Averages on Spotify (https://bit.ly/48WBtUa), Apple Music (https://bit.ly/3Q6kOVC), or YouTube (https://bit.ly/3MbU6tC).
 
Songs by Rural Route Nine in this episode: 
“Winston-Salem” - https://youtu.be/-acMutUf8IM
“Snake Drama” - https://youtu.be/xrzz8_2Mqkg
“The Bible Towers of Bluebonnet” - https://youtu.be/k7wlxTGGEIQ
 
Sources:
"The Star In Cell 17" by Steve Garbarino | Vanity Fair, 2000 - https://bit.ly/48Qsq5W
"More Than Skin Deep" by Jon Wilde | The Guardian, 2003 - https://bit.ly/3wSYusL
"May God Bless and Keep Robert Downey Jr." by Scott Raab | Esquire, 2007 - https://bit.ly/4cinVUH
"Been Up, Been Down. Now? Super." by David Carr | New York Times, 2008 - https://nyti.ms/3IFieT8  
"Robert Downey Jr: return of the hero" by Murphy Williams | The Telegraph, 2008 - https://bit.ly/3Vko04f
"Robert Downey Jr.’s Third Act" by Anthony Breznican | Vanity Fair, 2023 - https://bit.ly/3TzEioC

The week Robert Downey Jr. has finally secured his coveted Oscar, we take a trip back in time. The year is 1993. A movie called Heart and Souls is released, in the aftermath of what Downey must have assumed was his Academy Award for the movie Chaplin (1992). We take a big long look at RDJ's career and also examine the curious '90s phenomenon of angel movies. 
Next week: The movie that was supposed to be Ghostbusters 3: Ivan Reitman’s Evolution (2001).
Watch every episode of Load Bearing Beams on YouTube: https://youtube.com/@loadbearingbeamspod
 
Time stamps:
00:01:04 — Our personal histories with Heart and Souls
00:08:04 — Pre-movie predictions
00:12:23 — History segment: Career overviews of director Ron Underwood and star Robert Downey Jr.
00:47:41 — In-depth movie discussion
01:43:37 — Final thoughts and star ratings
 
Artwork by Laci Roth.
 
Music by Rural Route Nine. Listen to their album The Joy of Averages on Spotify (https://bit.ly/48WBtUa), Apple Music (https://bit.ly/3Q6kOVC), or YouTube (https://bit.ly/3MbU6tC).
 
Songs by Rural Route Nine in this episode: 
“Winston-Salem” - https://youtu.be/-acMutUf8IM
“Snake Drama” - https://youtu.be/xrzz8_2Mqkg
“The Bible Towers of Bluebonnet” - https://youtu.be/k7wlxTGGEIQ
 
Sources:
"The Star In Cell 17" by Steve Garbarino | Vanity Fair, 2000 - https://bit.ly/48Qsq5W
"More Than Skin Deep" by Jon Wilde | The Guardian, 2003 - https://bit.ly/3wSYusL
"May God Bless and Keep Robert Downey Jr." by Scott Raab | Esquire, 2007 - https://bit.ly/4cinVUH
"Been Up, Been Down. Now? Super." by David Carr | New York Times, 2008 - https://nyti.ms/3IFieT8  
"Robert Downey Jr: return of the hero" by Murphy Williams | The Telegraph, 2008 - https://bit.ly/3Vko04f
"Robert Downey Jr.’s Third Act" by Anthony Breznican | Vanity Fair, 2023 - https://bit.ly/3TzEioC

1 hr 48 min

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