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What Went Wrong covers Hollywood’s most notoriously disastrous movie productions, digging into the behind the scenes insanity of everything from massive flops to record breaking blockbusters. Each episode, hosts Lizzie Bassett and Chris Winterbauer dive into a new film to explore the mind blowing (and sometimes numbing) reasons why making a movie is nearly impossible (especially a good one). Produced by David Boman.
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    • 4.8 • 1.4K Ratings

What Went Wrong covers Hollywood’s most notoriously disastrous movie productions, digging into the behind the scenes insanity of everything from massive flops to record breaking blockbusters. Each episode, hosts Lizzie Bassett and Chris Winterbauer dive into a new film to explore the mind blowing (and sometimes numbing) reasons why making a movie is nearly impossible (especially a good one). Produced by David Boman.
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    Chinatown (with Paul Scheer)

    Chinatown (with Paul Scheer)

    This week, Faye Dunaway and Roman Polanski square off in one of the messiest on set feuds of all time. ‘Chinatown’ may be one of the greatest movies ever made, but between hair plucking, tv throwing, and alleged urine tossing, the production was an absolute disaster. Special guest Paul Scheer joins the pod to discuss the insane making of the 1974 Jack Nicholson classic, and the complicated legacy it leaves behind.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense

    How did a director trapped in Harvey Weinstein’s movie jail, an action star who nuked his most recent film, and a children’s studio in crisis make one of the most influential horror films of all time? Join Chris and Lizzie as they find out why Toni Collette was less than thrilled to land her part, why Michael Cera didn’t land the lead role and the unexpected power of a PG-13 rating.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Below The Line - Armorer (Django Unchained)

    Below The Line - Armorer (Django Unchained)

    Armorer Larry Zanoff (Django Unchained, Captain America: Winter Soldier, The Matrix Resurrections) is a combat veteran, a bonafide gunsmith, and a weapons trainer for actors and law enforcmenet officers alike. He is also a great storyteller and educator, which makes him uniquely capable of explaining the critically important, yet often overlooked role of an armorer. Join us for a discussion on the responsibilities of an on-set armorer, cross-collaboration with departments you wouldn't expect, and what we need to learn from the rare but devastating on-set firearm tragedies that have captured headlines for decades.

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    • 50 min
    The Crow

    The Crow

    ‘The Crow’ set the mold for R-rated comic book adaptations, but it’s perhaps most famous for putting its enigmatic star Brandon Lee on the map… and taking him off it forever. Find out how the 1994 film was riddled with problems long before Lee’s untimely death, who else almost played Eric Draven, and the film’s surprising connection to ‘John Wick’. We’re also joined by an expert, armorer Larry Zanoff, to break down the shooting itself.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Boyz n the Hood (Part 2)

    Boyz n the Hood (Part 2)

    What do Pee-wee's Playhouse, Stand By Me and Howard the Duck have in common? All played pivotal roles in the creation of John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood! This week Chris & Lizzie are joined by guest Jonathan Braylock for a deep dive on one of the greatest debut features of all time - from Ice Cube's bombed audition to John Singleton's insistence that he direct the film... one month out of film school. Make sure to check out Part 1 of this two part coverage!

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    • 43 min
    Boyz n the Hood (Part 1)

    Boyz n the Hood (Part 1)

    What do Pee-wee's Playhouse, Stand By Me and Howard the Duck have in common? All played pivotal roles in the creation of John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood! This week Chris & Lizzie are joined by guest Jonathan Braylock for a deep dive on one of the greatest debut features of all time - from Ice Cube's bombed audition to John Singleton's insistence that he direct the film... one month out of film school. Make sure to check out Part 2 of this two part coverage!

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

HootnHalf ,

My new fave

My new favorite pod. Brings me joy after a long day at work. And it has renewed my love and curiosity for movies, storytelling and the whole community of people it takes to make art happen. <3

another-cynical-soul ,

Slays

I love this podcast! In an industry where so many are mythologized as genius, Lizzy and Chris do a good job at putting each movie in its original context while also looking at it through a contemporary lens. The true mark of appreciation is not blind praise, but being able to highlight the good while also criticizing the bad. Both hosts show their genuine love and passion for film as a whole through their honest analysis.

Pete_from_NY ,

Fun show — but virtue signaling gets old

Great idea for a show with fun banter and impressive research into each film. Love the friendship that the hosts clearly have, and their deep love of movies.

That said their political judginess and frequent virtue signaling is off-putting. As an audience member I’m not particularly interested in extended opinions on whether or not 80 year old films are up to snuff with todays cultural standards. Much more interesting is hearing about the characters, antics and dramas behind the creation of each film.

Let’s hope the hosts can worry less about assuring us of their woke credentials, and keep the focus on the films themselves going forward!

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