Manner of Speaking is a collection of character portraits through conversations on the fringe. All interviews are produced, edited and hosted by Greg Mailloux (that rhymes with bayou).
Beca leads some friends on an acid trip that may be her last.
"That's so funny. They think it's real, it's not real -- I didn't really call 911 awwww my little figments of my imagination, you're so cute."
Neal grapples with the grief of losing his life savings in a bad real estate investment.
"You talked about getting a guide for a bad acid trip. Well I'm trying to be my own guide, because this feels often - like a bad acid trip... where this has all gone."
Besides A Bullet
Part 4 in the series on film projectionists. Personalities collide as two Scotts encounter a third in an IMAX projection booth.
"Over and over again, I sat and watched this guy - eat these chicken mcnuggets... and I said I have got to stop f*****g doing this to myself."
The Liquid Silver Tongue
Part 3 in the series on film projectionists. Scott gets fired from his local theater and lands a gig working the drive-in circuit, Joe explains what a “brain wrap” is, and Mike gives a dose of reality to Harvey Weinstein.
"He said something like 'I'm going to give you the option to keep your dignity and just quit.'"
Pandora's Box Opened
Part 2 in the series on film projectionists. Mike takes us inside the booth at the BAM Rose Cinema.
"You know when they went into the booth they found three spots basically. Two projectors and one, what was... the projectionist."
Tomorrow There's More Movies
Part 1 in the series on film projectionists. Scott takes a job as a projectionist at his local theater in the early 80s, Joe has a profound realization as a projectionist at the IFC Center.
"I collected frames from everything, I cut frames out of Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Tron, Road Warrior, comedy films, anything with t**s..."
late at night I cracked open a beer and listened. It was like I was at an old bar listening to a tall tale from a character you would never expect would have such a fun story. Maybe it's more the way it's told (edited) or the beers but in either case its a great listen.
The episode Fairweather Enlightenment is a weird and winding portrait of a personal experience so immediately relatable it hurts. Mallioux embeds with his subject like a reporter at war; the connection is tangible and though a story set in the suburbs it is tinged with a sense of very real danger. Awesome stuff.