May 27, 2019
Movie Meltdown - Episode 488
This week we discuss different character’s jobs in movies. Some of them may seem like the ideal job... while others are strange jobs that only seem to exist in the alternate universe of that particular film. Listen as we cover some of our favorites as well as ones that just seem weird.
And as we realize that we have gravitas out the wazoo, we also cover… de facto video stores, Werner Herzog, on roller skates, a whiteout blizzard, we were a parade route for lunatics, it was like this little nerd as monster, Griffin O'Neal, that's the only pedagogical, Errol Morris, fish in a bucket, mirrors booths and mics in the ceiling, it’s an ugly secret, how physically debilitating the role is with very little payoff, Damien Chazelle, they said he had a lizardy quality, annoyingly bureaucratic, processing photos, Sidney Poitier, documentaries, the nurse technician, he goes to little towns and solves their mysteries, putting a sofa in your video store, so many of my life decisions have been pun-based, Mercer Museum in Doylestown, you are playing the wrong notes, this Grandma's got some really hairy tales, everyone loves nostalgia even if it's false nostalgia, explaining the branches of government, just so I can walk people into a stupid pun, Peter Sarsgaard, Kevin Kline, inventing the table, a crazy futuristic school, Lon Chaney, an expert at execution, Bruno Ganz, Ghoulies III, that little room out in a parking lot, some professions just become a rote thing, portrait of my soul, there’s a hole in their frozen lake, Mickey Rourke, has the Summers off, where the camera is just pointing at crazy people, blurred overexposed photos and Judge Reinhold.
“...it’s also about how this guy just keeps doing this job that’s killing him.”