Apr 11, 2014
Movie Meltdown - Episode 269
This week we welcome filmmaker Michael Fitzer into the group as we sit down to tackle The Grind topic ‘o the week: Hollywood Dynasties. We address the families that continue to work in the entertainment industry. And somewhere along the way, we mention… Gattaca, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Pursuit of Happyness, what the hell happened to Chris Makepeace?, Happy Accidents, Hitler’s painting career, rays of light coming from your head, Martin Mull, Noah, Lost in Translation, Gary Oldman, The Shawshank Redemption, 70’s snap zoom techniques, The Notebook, Her, La Femme Nikita, So I guess the moral of the story is… if you want your kid to be successful in Hollywood – just make Steven Speilberg the Godfather, Darren Aronofsky, Alpha Dog, Dracula, Monster-in-Law, Connor Cruise, Luc Besson is a God, I can’t get over his veins, Rhea Perlman, My Bodyguard, the bearded prophet, Uma Thurman, Jack Huston, Wild at Heart, Most other kids were dating… and I was following Roger Deakins around, attitude is everything, Roger Deakins, Never Been Kissed, Hiding Out, Gwyneth Paltrow, star wipes, nepotism in any industry is bad, because the director is the key, The Culkins, getting a special guest star credit, freshman effort, I was walking down Hollywood Boulevard, picking up a hot pot of oil with my forearms, Seduced and Abandoned, Girl in the Café, adding a chapter to the Bible, bypassing the system, she’s been married like 7 times… and she’s talking about love, Paper Moon, Hook, The Oscars, I don’t like the way Laura Dern cries, Point of No Return, Scott Glenn, you could have had your own wrapping paper room, The Creationist Movement in America, Chris Tucker, working with Osteoporosis, How can a Biblical epic… fall apart in the second act?, is there a point to her?, Johnny Handsome, I saw that movie… in the theater… probably 20 times!, DIY Network, Thora Birch, Danny DeVito, Alec Baldwin, the Olsens, writing on SNL before the zombies, Homes on Homes and a book full of heart-shaped objects.
“Sofia Coppola has NEVER stood in knee-deep mud, holding a reflector while a copperhead ran through her legs! She has NEVER done that… and I have!”