377 episodes

This is a film podcast by two people that come at movies from different angles. Paul is a trained actor and Josh is a broadcast engineer. They have lively conversations about all aspects of old and new films: technical, emotional, acting, directing, writing, music, special effects, and more. Check out the website at www.actorandengineer.com and email actorandengineer@gmail.com.

The Actor and The Engineer Podcast Paul James and Josh Knapp

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 40 Ratings

This is a film podcast by two people that come at movies from different angles. Paul is a trained actor and Josh is a broadcast engineer. They have lively conversations about all aspects of old and new films: technical, emotional, acting, directing, writing, music, special effects, and more. Check out the website at www.actorandengineer.com and email actorandengineer@gmail.com.

    Ep 369 - All Things Mad Max

    Ep 369 - All Things Mad Max

    Join Josh Knapp (the broadcast engineer) and Paul James (the actor) as they delve into the Mad Max saga. From Josh's newfound appreciation for Mad Max: Fury Road to analyzing the impact of various characters and films, this episode covers it all. They discuss the evolution of the series and character arcs across the series.  This engaging discussion also considers the broader context of dystopian movies and the challenges of filmmaking.
     
    00:00 Introduction and Hosts
    00:16 Diving into Mad Max: Fury Road
    00:40 First Impressions and Rewatching
    02:05 Comparing Mad Max Films
    05:38 Furiosa: A Critical Look
    14:56 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Discussion
    17:20 Analyzing the Mad Max Universe
    19:10 Furiosa's Character and Future
    38:21 Furiosa's Backstory and Initial Questions
    39:06 Defending the Green Place
    41:07 Tom Hardy and On-Set Conflicts
    41:55 The Pressure of Being a Leading Actor
    43:55 Michelle Pfeiffer's On-Set Interaction
    51:33 Chris Hemsworth's Performance in Furiosa
    56:02 Comparing Villains in the Mad Max Saga
    01:02:11 Dystopian Films and Their Impact
    01:05:45 Mel Gibson's Hamlet and Accents in Mad Max
    01:07:19 Concluding Thoughts on the Mad Max Saga
    01:09:22 Final Remarks and Outro

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 368 - Quick Cuts - The Fall Guy, The Green Mile, Rom Coms

    Ep 368 - Quick Cuts - The Fall Guy, The Green Mile, Rom Coms

    This week we catch up on what we have been watching, like The Fall Guy, The Green Mile, Rom Coms, Babylon, Cabaret and The Bodyguard?

    • 1 hr
    Ep 367 - Challengers

    Ep 367 - Challengers

    In this episode we volley our opinions on Luca Guadanino's new tennis film with Zendaya, a Prince and West Side Story's Riff. Scored by Reznor and Ross, this movie has more meat on its bones than a standard sports movie.

    • 56 min
    Ep 366 - Civil War

    Ep 366 - Civil War

    In this episode we talk about Alex Garland's film about war and the role journalists play in society. It includes a great score, cool song selection and strong performances by the Dunst/Plemons crew.

    • 59 min
    Ep 365 - Top Tens of 2023

    Ep 365 - Top Tens of 2023

    We finally got around to watching as many 2023 films as we could.  We are nailing down which ones were our favorites (or best, or highest regarded by us) and why!!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Ep 364 - Dune Part 2 with Justin Arner!

    Ep 364 - Dune Part 2 with Justin Arner!

    This week we go back to Arrakis with our special guest Justin Arner (multi-award winning creative producer).  We talk about Villeneuve using shot selection for optimal storytelling, Hans Zimmer's overwhelming score and question some of the casting choices.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Bendoer ,

Great podcast

Love the reviews new and old and am excited to hear what’s next. I’d love to recommend directors such as Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher, Cache) and Lars Von Trier (Dancer in the Dark, Dogville) since these two are fans of Yorgos Lanthimos. Also more Cassavetes (Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night) and Paul Schrader (Mishima, First Reformed) would be awesome too.

JournalKlauss ,

Each host is smart at times…

but it’s like they take turns playing the dope. Case in point: one of them recently referred to The Fablemans as a “thinking movie.”

Neplusultra123 ,

Think they lost me….

It started off as an interesting convent, even though at times it seemed like only one of the hosts actually played close attention to the movies. They finally lost me when the spent almost an hour discussing the relationships of the same sex couple in Alien: Covenant. It was really a very minor part of the movie, as was James Franco’s appearance.

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