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A podcast where we look at old movies and ask "Does this still work?"

Does This Still Work‪?‬ George Romaka & Joe Dixon

    • TV & Film
    • 4.0 • 10 Ratings

A podcast where we look at old movies and ask "Does this still work?"

    Back to School 1986

    Back to School 1986

    Joe saw this in college as a freshman and loved it. Meanwhile, George was 5 and couldn’t even spell college. Now, they’re both together on a podcast to discuss Back To School. Let’s see how that works out.  
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    Shooting
    https://www.nytimes.com/1986/08/13/nyregion/five-in-brooklyn-shot-at-college-student-is-held.html
    Niagara Falls
    https://apnews.com/article/11df52df15015930ec16c34dd56aa51b

    • 55 min
    Triplets of Belleville 2003

    Triplets of Belleville 2003

    It’s a cartoon! The boys look at this French animated feature that was nominated for two Academy Awards. 
    NOTE: Sorry about the late release. I forgot to attach the audio to the post. *facepalm* - George
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    French heatwave
    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/case-studies/heatwave
    France and America fight over Iraq invasion
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-mar-20-war-french20-story.html
    Django Reinhardt
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Reinhardt
     
    Josephine Baker
    https://www.messynessychic.com/2021/11/25/seven-surprising-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-josephine-baker/
    For caricaturist Chomet, creator of 'Triplets of Belleville,' it's a long way from Disney
    https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/For-caricaturist-Chomet-creator-of-Triplets-of-2524759.php

    • 47 min
    The Matrix 1999

    The Matrix 1999

    It’s the red pill, blue pill movie that Joe never saw. Now he knows what people were on about. But did he like it? And what about George? Does this still work for him? Listen now and discover the truth or remain in wonderland. 
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    Patron Script Link
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h-d-qP0YbHmEQZYa-6QRSnaAPqUHoEcnpUO3GODJYV4/edit?usp=sharing
    Texting
    http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9909/30/better.cell.phones.idg/index.html
    Haven for Hackers
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-haven-for-hackers/
    On Simulacra and Simulation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulacra_and_Simulation

    • 58 min
    Milk 2008

    Milk 2008

    This biopic explores the life of American gay rights activist, Harvey Milk and his subsequent assassination. Heavy stuff but you need more than important subject matter to make a good film. Did that happen here?
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    Gay Marriage
    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/11/08/same.sex.protests/index.html
    UN
    https://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/world/19nations.html
    Is gay the new black?
    https://www.advocate.com/news/2008/11/16/gay-new-black

    • 51 min
    The Boys from Brazil (1978)

    The Boys from Brazil (1978)

    They’re boys, they’re from Brazil and they’re the spitting image of their, uh, dad? No, dad isn’t the right word here. Anyway, Nazi Hunter Laurence Oliver is hot on the trail. The question is, do our boys, George and Joe GAF?
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    Human Cloning (1978)
    https://www.nytimes.com/1978/06/01/archives/study-of-cloning-is-called-aid-to-medical-research-study-of-genetic.html
    The Real Reason We Don’t Clone People (2020)
    https://www.businessinsider.com/ethics-of-human-cloning-scientific-progress-2020-7
    Long Island Nazi Shot
    https://www.nytimes.com/1978/08/05/archives/man-accused-of-nazi-war-crimes-is-wounded-by-shots-at-li-home-aid.html
    Further info LI Nazi from 1996
    https://www.nytimes.com/1996/05/08/nyregion/boleslavs-maikovskis-92-fled-war-crimes-investigation.htm
    Simon Wiesenthal
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Wiesenthal

    • 44 min
    Jaws 1975

    Jaws 1975

    It’s the classic shark meets beach. Shark eats beachgoers. Shark gets hunted. This pic created the concept of Summer blockbuster and the boys are joined by previous podcast guest and writer River Clegg, to discuss. We’re gonna need a bigger podcast! 
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    Swimming 
    https://www.nytimes.com/1975/05/15/archives/swimming-pool-ordered-by-ford-advisers-are-overruled-on-addition-to.html
    Beach
    https://www.nytimes.com/1975/07/29/archives/100-whites-attack-6-blacks-on-beach-in-south-boston.html
     
    Shark Attack
    https://sharkattackfile.net/spreadsheets/pdf_directory/1975.07.30.b-Conger.pdf
    Entertainment Media effect on shark populations
    https://news.mongabay.com/2021/09/if-you-think-sharks-are-scary-blame-hollywood-new-study-suggests/
    USS Indianapolis
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-worst-shark-attack-in-history-25715092/
    Bruce, the real one, not affiliated with this film
    https://sharkdivingxperts.com/white-shark-profiles/bruce/
    Spielberg Wiki on Bruce
    https://spielberg.fandom.com/wiki/Bruce

    • 1 hr 13 min

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This podcast is always my go-to, whenever I’m thinking of current movie trends against the films of the past. Plus their guest stars bring great charisma and insight to the discussions!! Really just love the guest stars.

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