Movie Meltdown - Episode 182
A year in the making... we present you - the Paris, Texas episode! With a “live” intro from the Kentucky Theater during Harry Dean Stanton Fest... we feature our interview with Hunter Carson co-star of this week's movie. We sit down and talk with Hunter about the very first time he met Harry Dean Stanton. Plus playing the original Bud Bundy! All that plus weird Facebook connections and the magic of Harry Dean Stanton, before we roll into our full group discussion of our Sofa Theater feature: "Paris, Texas". Directed by Wim Wenders and written by Sam Shepard (with Kit Carson), this movie is considered a classic by many. But how will it stand up when the Meltdown Gang revisits it??
And as our show represents the diversity of life on Earth, we also discuss... absurdist tick, Alexander Payne, being fascinated with the boom guy, an experienced character actor in a pivotal role, couples trying to set each other on fire, going down in a hail of bullets for The Kentucky, Peter Sellers, road movies, the Voyager gold record, True West, parental selfishness, Edvard Munch’s Home Alone, Mr. North, Lost in Translation, working with Wim, a German Rolling Stone, conversations on acting, Wings of Desire, what a beautiful woman Klaus Kinski would have been, charades is a game, Dean Stockwell is David Bowie, fairy tale theater, working with everybody from Alfred Hitchcock to David Lynch, 180 IMDB credits, the madman on the bridge, selling a lemon and a lime, Wise Blood, pouring water on your head, and introducing... Radical.
“You are so angry with Sam Shepard.”