Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Movie Club #18: The Fall and The Saragossa Manuscript

0:00 - 1:50 -- Intro/Roll Call
1:50 - 1:37:25 -- The Fall
1:37:25 - 2:11:30 -- The Saragossa Manuscript
2:11:30 - 2:14:23 -- Next Month/Outro

» Download MP3 (47 MB)

The Fall (2006)
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Starring: Catinca Untaru, Lee Pace

» Andrew's review
» Ebert on Tarsem and The Fall

The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
Directed by: Wojciech Has
Starring: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Gustaw Holoubek

» Matt's Gamble review
» Saragossa meets Inland Empire


Drewbacca said...

One thing I forgot to mention about "The Fall." The music. I loved how the lyrics of the song matched some of the dialogue of the story. Someone would say something and then the lyrics would kind of echo what was said musically. It was goofy/interesting.

antho said...

I wonder why low budgets films do not take more advantage of using classical/public domain music. It will be free, while offering a world class soundtrack.

Marco said...

Congratulations on finding a more irritating guest than Reed Farrington. Thank God she left halfway through.

Matt Gamble said...

I like how our commenters hate women.

Gimpy said...

I like how Matt calls Reed a woman. ;)

Primal said...

Another great TMCP episode guys. I also liked "The Fall" but I don't see that layer of "homage to filmmaking." Although I enjoyed seeing all the clips of those early cinema stunts, I thought it was a cheat. The film never deserved, which looked like to me, a rejected academy awards montage. I would accept a music video in the same vein as RHCP "Give it Away" at the end. =)

I definitely enjoyed the whole "Auteur Theory" discussion. I never knew of the meaning until now. There doesn't seem to be a concrete definition based on panel's opinion of it so I wouldn't use it.

Matt Gamble said...

Its more in reference to how every time a woman is on the show someone bitches that they are the WORST. PERSON. EVAH.

But your version works too. ;)

Anonymous said...

I wish there was more talk about the Fall and less semantic arguing - thanks for the episode ;) - it would have been good to get Reeds thoughts too.

Sasha (The Final Girl Project) said...

I'll definitely listen to this when I get the chance.


(@Matt They'd hate my podcast; four ladies.)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you guys know that I really enjoy these in depth discussions. I hope you do more. The film I would love to hear you guys cover is Sam Peckinpah's "Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia." This film to my mind is a masterpiece and also one that tends to polarize audiences. Also it is one that I have never heard discussed anywhere else before which is a plus. A good runner up with the same qualities would be "Straw Dogs." Jay will like this one because it has a rape scene that makes "The Accused" seem like "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" by comparison. Keep up the good work. x