Dec 1, 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 294
This week we talk with Eric and Charlie, programmers of The Gadabout Film Fest. A touring pop-up cinema that features short films, and this year alone are hitting 75 cities in the US and 15 different countries! Plus we check in with some of our cast on a couple of movies they’ve seen lately.
And while we map out the most logical tour route, we also discuss… Birdman, accessible as possible, I felt like I was completely in the film, a live in-person thing, Amores Perros, the punk scene, it kind of makes sense to mix things up a bit, Cloverfield, Eric Bana, skateboarding, pre-YouTube, being captivated by film, Rocky, the point is to get it off your cell phone and off the laptop and come see it on the screen, Alejandro Iñárritu, that’s why I love the cinema… is because it can completely transform a film for me, riding a bike in a snowstorm, Edward Norton, honestly goofy, trailers that tell you too much, Emma Stone, The NeverEnding Story, the Clooney story, Biutiful, Ang Lee’s The Hulk, Gone Girl, putting the project on a pedestal, Michael Keaton, DIY, rolling your r’s, and Babble.
Spoiler Alert: Minor spoilers for the over-all tone and focus of Birdman… you have been warned.
“…it’s not always about the equipment, and it’s not always about… decades of skill. It’s just like, having some good ideas and executing them in an interesting way.“
For more on The Gadabout Film Fest, go to: http://gadaboutfilmfest.com/
For more on Eric's music, go to: http://iamericayotte.com/