We are the Dead Beat Film Society. Every meeting someone picks an important film. We all watch the film then meet back up to discuss it.
Along with a discussion of why the film is important, we analyze the film making, acting, directing, and discuss our personal thoughts and opinions.
110 - Fight Club (1999)
Lemme ask you a question: Would you fight Gandhi?
Join the DBFS as we break the first rule of Fight Club discussing David Fincher, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham-Carter, the book, voiceover, toxic masculinity, Proud Boys, the films of 1999, Tyler Durden's amazing style, insomnia, mental health, the allure of cults, the symbolism and allusions to the dissociated personality, glorifying violence, getting stuck in an office job, contemplating our own mortality, anti-materialist value system of Gen X, domestic terrorism and the links to current events.
Smash that play button for an in depth Fight Club film analysis!
(Special Guest: Baso)
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109 - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Death to false cult films!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss our first Brian De Palma film, Paul Williams songs, Faust, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Phantom of the Opera, true cult film, metal teeth, what's going on in Winnipeg, selling your soul for rock 'n' roll, being obsessed with a girl you met once, Beef's influence on Rocky Horror, old school synths, musicals about performing music, the Juicy Fruits, getting smashed in a record printing press (for real tho), Sha Na Na was at Woodstock, cameras, surveillance, and signing a deal with the devil!
Fire up your room full of synths and plug in for an in depth Phantom of the Paradise film analysis!
(Special Guest: Design Freaks Podcast)
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108 - Moonstruck (1987)
Cher this podcast with a friend!
Join the DBFS as we discuss maybe the most Italian movie ever made with Cher, love and romance, Nicolas Cage chewing up the scenery, Italian stereotypes, superstition, bowling without a hand, family drama, the possible origin story of Sal's Famous, choosing passion over stability, women with power, Frasier's horny dad, long faces, going to the opera, Lady Gaga, JLo, and question why more romantic comedies aren't on the AFI Top 100.
Snap out of it and press play for an in depth Moonstruck film analysis!
(Special Guest: Matt Erspamer)
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107 - Nightcrawler (2014)
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Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk Jake Gyllenhaal's method acting, the mighty return of Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and the Riz Test, psychopathic behavior, TV news, the Seattle's Dying controversial documentaries, fake news, where to draw the line morally, the stark soundtrack and how it was created, negotiating, the desperation of unemployment, analysis of the antihero, modern media consumption, surviving in a post-capitalist hellhole, urban crime creeping into the suburbs, parallels with the cutthroat nature of American business empires, the American Dream and our own thirst for blood with an in depth Nightcrawler film analysis!
(Special Guest: Seattle Sucks Podcast)
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106 - Home Alone (1990)
Happy Holidays deadbeats!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss what makes a good Christmas movie, the John Hughes/Chris Columbus team, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, the (not) scary basement, the story of Macaulay Culkin including his divorce from his parents, his relationship with Michael Jackson, and his eventual retirement into cool dude hangin' out in France, some sequel talk, showing love for 90's interior decorating, Old Man Marley's past sins, and we finally answer the age old question: What does Kevin McCalister's dad do for a living?!
So grab a bowl of rubbish, and smash that play button for an in depth Home Alone film analysis!
(Special Guest: Jen Ament)
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105 - Wayne's World (1992)
Party on deadbeats!
Join the DBFS as we discuss SNL movies, Mike Myers primadonna attitude, Dana Carvey's long and distinguished career (not!), Penelope Spheeris's punk and metal roots, Al Bundy, heavy metal in the suburbs, fully realized female characters, the comeback of Alice Cooper, the famous Bohemian Rhapsody scene, not understanding the jokes at a young age, a young Rob Lowe, the multiple endings, the relationship arc of Wayne & Garth, the holy grail guitar, and our love for the sequel!
Grab your buds and hit play for an in depth Wayne's World film analysis!
(Special Guest: Ryan "Fluff" Bruce)
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Keeps me company during long nights at work, interesting guests. I just listened to They Live! episode I’m interested to revisit that movie now that I have personally experienced Seattle and DTLA. Would love to hear an episode on Videodrome in future.
I just found this podcast and decided to check out the episode on The Towering Inferno and thought it was pretty great. I’m looking forward to checking out more episodes.