Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan discuss fun, freaky, fabulous, and offbeat "gems" of cinema. Film Freaks Forever! is part of the Writer's Bone Podcast Network.
Episode 35: The Film Freaks Mic Drop – Singers Who Tried Acting!
Your Film Freaks invite you to enjoy the latest podcast—where we shine a spotlight on this unique niche—singers who tried to be film actors. And there are a'plenty!
Now some absolutely proved they were more than capable—with a few even winning Oscars—like Frank Sinatra and Cher. But so many others quickly showed that standing in front of a microphone isn't the same as standing in front of a movie camera and emoting. We will take you through many fun and fascinating examples where it worked and when it really didn't. (We also have some fun when successful actors tried cutting albums.) We will take the listener through everyone from Roy Orbison to Glen Campbell to Christina Aguilera to the Red-Headed Stranger himself, the one and only Willie Nelson.
Come join us for some more Film Freaks Forever! fun with your hosts, Mark Jordan Legan and Phoef Sutton.
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Episode 34: The Film Freaks Focus on Zero to Hero: Box Office Bombs That Became Classics!
In the latest episode, the Film Freaks discuss the fascinating phenomenon of movies that bombed at the box office on their initial release and then later found adoring audiences and now are acclaimed classics. Films from “The Princess Bride” to “It's a Wonderful Life” and “Brazil” to “Heathers” have suffered this way. Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan focus on four films that are now beloved classics that certainly laid a box office egg back in the day. These films cover the 1930s, the 1950s, and then a fascinating year in cinema, 1999.
Everyone from Brad Pitt, Howard Hawks, Katherine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Jennifer Aniston, Tony Curtis, and David Fincher are part of the fascinating group of talent discussed and analyzed. So come give Film Freaks Forever! a listen and enjoy another engaging and compelling episode full of fun facts and captivating cinema discussion.
Please note: This podcast contains clips with some strong language.
This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm (promo code FILMFREAKSFOREVER) and Film Movement Plus (promo code PODCAST).
Episode 33: The Film Freaks Bring You the TV Mini-Series!
Way before streaming services came along and could easily show "limited series" like “The Queen's Gambit,” “Godless,” or “Mare of Easttown,” broadcast television back in the day excitedly came up with a new special way to present longer programs. Thus, the mini-series exploded in the 1970s and was a popular form of television entertainment for decades.
Social phenomenon like “Roots” were hugely popular, as was “The Thorn Birds,” but your Film Freaks highlight four terrific TV mini-series that helped set the mold and deliver fabulous entertainment you could enjoy from the comfort of your very own home. These programs helped make stars of performers like Anthony Hopkins, Meryl Streep, Jane Seymour, etc. Everything from the Frankenstein monster to feuding brothers to war criminals on trial to a powerful look at the Holocaust of World War II. Other actors discussed include Nick Nolte, Leslie Caron, Ed Asner, Michael Moriarty, Sir John Gielgud, Agnes Moorhead, and many more.
So come join the Film Freaks as they discuss the history of this successful genre and shine a light on four of the best mini-series ever made for television.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm.
Episode 32: The Film Freaks Get Gritty With the ‘70s!
The Film Freaks are back! And they are here to turn you onto some of the best, underrated gritty flicks from that crazy decade…the 1970s, man!
A time of social change, bell bottoms, and lava lamps! Plus, the country was dealing with the Vietnam War, Watergate, the oil crisis, and rising costs of Hamburger Helper! Six terrific movies are discussed—most of them have sort of slipped under the radar, but still pack quite a punch and definitely influenced future filmmakers. Directors, writers, and performers like Dustin Hoffman, Tuesday Weld, Nick Nolte, Don Siegel, Elmore Leonard, Charles Bronson, Teresa Russell, and Harry Dean Stanton are part of the mix.
So crack open a can of Tab, grab some Pop Rocks and settle into your bean bag chair to enjoy this trip through the wild, weird 1970s and enjoy the Film Freaks discussing and diving deep into these six entertaining gems!
Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and As Told To: The Ghostwriting Podcast.
Episode 31: The Film Freaks Honor Fallen Favorites
Early in this new year of 2021, some truly great talents have passed away and we were particularly moved and yet pleased to see the incredibly long lives and distinguished careers of four favorite performers—Cicely Tyson, Hal Holbrook, Cloris Leachman, and Christopher Plummer.
All lived into their 90s and worked right up to the end, and along the way created some memorable and iconic characters, both onstage and in front of the camera. They won Oscars, Tonys, and Emmys. They played everybody from Mark Twain to Leo Tolstoy to Coretta Scott King. We take you through their amazing careers and discuss everything from “Sounder” to “That Certain Summer” to “Young Frankenstein” to “Knives Out” and so many other plays, films, and television series in between.
Come join us and toast these terrific thespians and learns few fascinating things about their lives and careers.
Episode 30: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Podcast!
2020 was a dumpster fire in so many ways, so we figured everyone could use a good laugh. So, in Episode #30 of Film Freaks Forever!, we shine a light on six of our favorite film comedies. Hilarious movies that are guaranteed to make you chuckle, guffaw, belly laugh, chortle, roll in the aisles…you get the idea.
We take you from the 1930's through the 1960's/1970's, into the new millennium, and then we end with a very recent comedy from 2019. Everyone from W.C. Fields to Carole Lombard to Peter Cook to Elaine May to Eugene Levy to Kaitlyn Dever are discussed with many other cohorts of comedy.
We hope you enjoy the latest edition of Film Freaks Forever! Take care and happy 2021!
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Mark and Phoef have wonderful chemistry and I always have a couple of films to add to my watchlist after listening to a new episode. If you consider yourself a cinephile, then this is a podcast for you. They even provide you with a bit of history around their topics (spoiler: the stories usually end in tragedy). It's a rare podcast that is both entertaining and educational.