I spent multiple days editing down Episode #057 - Reality Bites. We recorded for three hours, which is 3x more than what we usually like. A lot of that has "hit the cutting room floor" as they say, but we are still left with our longest episode to date. :D I have some notes here from my edit.
I just finished editing Episode #056 which is for the 1994 movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, which we found really, really boring. More notes on that later.
Ashley's husband, Sam, posted this picture to our Facebook from when we recorded our review of My Father the Hero.
We also want to give a shout out to our friends at Critical Crop Top because they only have a few more days left on their IndieGoGo- so get out there and donate!! They meme'd us this week because they're darling, darling sweethearts.
So lastly, in greater RomCom news it was announced that there will be a remake of the movie Splash, which of course we have watched. The twist is that they are planning to gender-swap the rolls and have a male, in this case Channing Tatum, play the mermaid (merman). Ashley who as you remember is OBSESSED with all things mermaids is very happy with this news.
Now I just want to add some freeform notes I took while I was editing our Four Weddings and a Funeral podcast (which will be dropping 8/10/16.) Sometimes I think back and say to myself, "Oh I didn't talk about this or that." So here we are!
* I wish we did more discussion of who Carrie was outside of Charles, or rather discussed that the movie did not present us with a complete female character. We touched on this briefly, but I think it could be an important discussion.
* While we do acknowledge that this is the first real representation of a gay/queer relationship in our limited catalogue, what we didn't discuss was that it involved a trope that annoys me greatly. Hollywood tends to insert queer characters and then kill them off. Many times we can't get a queer character to survive a movie or a show and this is terrible representation. :(
* Ashley wants Carrie's giant hat. Here it is-
* We mention Silly Bean but we didn't explain it, but we just found this piece of trivia WAY too amusing- A Chinese-subtitled version of the film labeled Rowan Atkinson's character as Mr. Bean(1990) (or "Silly Bean" as he's known in China), though the characters are very different from each other.
* Why wasn't the movie about Carrie who has more of a "commitment problem?"
* In this episode we make tons of comparisons to Ashley's wedding. Like more than we ever have before.
* Classic Moonstruck reference.
* Are the first three weddings in this movie metaphors for present, past, and future???
* We've had too many characters named Charles or Charlie lately.
* The alt title to this episode should be Ashley and Justine are definitely going to hades.
Ok that's all for this week I believe. We are watching Reality Bites tomorrow! Leave comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter. :D
We've finally made it one year! So here is our check-in of our first 52 episodes.
His Girl Friday (1940)
People Will Talk (1951)
Monkey Business (1952)
Kiss Them For Me (1957)
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
How to Steal a Million (1966)
On the Town (1949)
Kiss Them For Me (1957)
The Princess Bride
Can’t Buy Me Love
Always a Bride (1953) (avg rating 0.5)
Worst Movie Runner Ups-
The Mikado (1939) (avg rating 0.75)
Do Not Disturb (1965) (avg rating 1)
Author! Author! (1982) (avg rating 1)
Manhattan (1979) (avg rating 1.25)
That Touch of Mink (1962) (avg rating 1.5)
Behind the Yellow Line (1984) (avg rating 1.5)
Monkey Business (1952)
Funny Girl (1968)
The Princess Bride (1987)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Best Movie Runner Ups-
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) (avg rating 4.75)
Charade (1963) (avg rating 4.75)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) (avg rating 4.63)
The Graduate (1967) (4.58)
His Girl Friday (1940) (avg rating 4.25)
Harold and Maude (1971) (avg rating 4.25)
Pretty Woman (1990) (avg rating 4.25)
Roxanne (1987) (avg rating 4)
Moonstruck (1987) (avg rating 4)
Groundhog Day (1993) (avg rating 4)
That wraps up year one- 1918-1993! We continue from 1993 onward! Thanks for listening!
First of all, we are professional film editors, not professional writers or bloggers. I'd also say we're not professional podcasters but we do have fun!
We wanted to create a space to throw our additional thoughts that don't come up in the hour or so that we record every week. A space to pause and reflect on the serious nature of our topic: rom-coms. I say that with a big wink, but it is true that this topic can be studied and dissected with seriousness like any other film genre. And we're still having fun.
I also have invited our guests to submit essays of their own because what's a slumber party without rowdy friends?
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