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He Has His Father’s Eyes

Podcast 083: Rosemary’s BabyEven with our current sloppy podcast schedule, we can’t not celebrate Halloween here at 101 Towers. So Lewis and Ian have donned their most terrifying and zeitgeist-y costumes (Lewis is a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, and Ian is a Brexit) and settled down to watch Rosemary’s Baby.

Considered by many as the greatest horror film ever made, Rosemary’s Baby follows Mia Farrow as Rosemary who, after moving into a strange old apartment complex with her husband, falls pregnant. Slowly, she begins to suspect that the weird, elderly next door neighbours are in a witches coven have designs on her unborn child…

Our podcast contains the usual nonsense, fluff, poor recall and misunderstandings that are so important to the 101 Films magic. Listen to the very end for a classic bit of Ian not being able to remember the most basic of facts about a film he has just watched.

If our review has piqued your interest in the film, you can buy the Rosemary’s Baby DVD from Amazon by clicking here (and we get a little bit of cash if you do – thanks in advance).

Anyway, without further ado, let us present our feature presentation:

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101 Films Podcast 083 – Rosemary’s Baby

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Director:  Roman Polanski Year of release: 1968 Studio/Distributor: Paramount Pictures Country: USA

Podcast 083: Rosemary’s Baby

It’s 101 Films favourite time of year, Halloween (or HALLOWEEEEEEEEENNNN!). Now we know our podcasting isnt as regular as it once was, but we always make a special effort for Halloween.

This year we’ve picked as our subject what many consider to be finest horror film ever made; Rosemary’s Baby. Enjoy!

101 Films Podcast 083 – Rosemary’s Baby

 

You still picking your feet in Poughkeepsie?

TheFrenchConnectionWhat is it about 101 Films and New York? Of the 44 films we have discussed, 7 of them, 16%, have been New York based. What does this mean? That New York is our spiritual home and that we should definitely record our 101st podcast there? Yes, lets say that. Lewis, pack your bags!

Anyway, this week we visit the wintery and gritty 1970s New York of The French Connection. A film neither Lewis or I had seen, The French Connection was recommended to us by listener/reader (I can never remember what we call you) Claire Curie.

Lewis and I both very much enjoyed the film. In particular we liked the way that, although a thriller, it does a great job depicting the more procedual side of police detective work; mostly the waiting. Yes, as a detective you might get the chance to indulge in an exciting car chase through Manhattan or rough up a perp while dressed as Santa, but that’s about 5% of your job. The rest is sitting in cars, waiting for stuff to happen.

We also both developed a definite man crush on Gene Hackman. His portrayal of Detective “Popeye” Doyle manages to walk the line between making him someone you can root for but not shying away from what a pretty horrible person he can be. Its a fantastic performance which well deserves the Oscar he got for it.

Other than jabbering on about Gene (*sigh*) there’s the usual nonsense as always. We shoot ourselves in the foot AGAIN by choosing another rival film podcast as our Secret Sponsor – The Projection Booth Podcast. The worst thing is they seem much more professional than us. What are we doing?! Still, they’re this week’s Secret Sponsor so we are honour-bound to recommend that you check them out. Please don’t leave us for them though!

If our review has piqued your interest in the film, you can buy the French Connection DVD from Amazon by clicking here (and we get a little bit of cash if you do – thanks in advance)

Anyway, without further ado, let us present our feature presentation:

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101 Films Podcast 044 – The French Connection

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We’d love to hear your own film recommendations – please get in touch at 101filmsyoushouldhaveseen@gmail.com or leave a comment on the blog. Feel free to say nice things about us on iTunes!

Director: William Friedkin Year of release: 1971 Studio/Distributor: 20th Century Fox Country: USA

Podcast 044: The French Connection

With this week’s film is the French Connection, a film about “Popeye” Doyle and “Cloudy” Russo; two rough, tough, hard drinking fellas who may cut corners and bend the rules but they get the job done dammit! Remind you of anyone? No? Ok, fair enough. Enjoy the podcast anyway!

101 Films Podcast 044 – The French Connection

Classic 1970s Woody Allen

Despite the approaching winter and the chilly mornings 101 Films is feeling in a romantic mood this week. And in the mood to consider how ultimately most relationships fail and even the strongest of loves can fade… Ahhh, love!

This week Lewis and Ian turn their attention to one of the great writer/actor/directors of the last 40 years (well, he was great for at least 20 of those years), Woody Allen, and one of his most well regarded films, Annie Hall. Lewis and Ian discuss New York in the 70s, Manic Pixie Dream Girls, falling in and out of love and, of course, everyone’s favourite Will Smith vehicle, Independence Day.

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101 Films Podcast 002 – Annie Hall

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Director: Woody Allen Year of release: 1977 Distributor: United Artists Country: USA