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Once_Upon_a_Time_in_AnatoliaI’m not happy with young Master Lewis this week. Apparently he’s ‘too sexy’ (on holiday) to write the review of this week’s podcast, so he’s left the job to muggins here.

Now you know me dear listener/reader, I don’t mind pulling my weight when it comes to the podcast, but unfortunately I found this week’s film, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, a bit… dull. Not fantastic, not terrible, not funny, not scary, not weird, not anything really. Just boring. And that makes it very difficult to write anything interesting about it, hence my blatant padding here! Lewis though loved it, making his absence this week even more galling!

The film follows over the course of one night the investigation of a murder; a man has apparently been killed and buried in the wilderness by his two brothers. A slightly ragtag group of the investigating police officers, the prosecutor, a doctor, some grave diggers and the suspects spend the night driving around the Turkish countryside looking for the victim’s body.

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia though isn’t concerned with the murder, instead its a character piece, taking its time to focus on each of the main characters and their particular point of view.

With some genuinely interesting character moments, some gorgeous shots and an interesting look at present day Turkey the film definitely will appeal to many; as I said Lewis really liked it. For me though the film is strictly 3 stars. [Don’t you mean 5 stars? – Lewis]  It’s just far too slow, clocking in at 2 and a half hours. That’s a long time to invest in a 3 star film. Still, the fact that I disagree with Lewis at least makes a good podcast!

Our Secret Sponsor for this week is Bride of Crapula, yet another blog about films. There’s hundreds of them! At least these guys have got a funny name. You can check out their amusing (though wrong) review of Zardoz at brideofcrapula.com. Follow them on Twitter @brideofcrapula.

If our review has piqued your interest in the film, you can buy the Once Upon a Time in Anatolia 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 58 – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

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Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan  Year of release: 2011  Studio/Distributor: Zeyno Film, Cinema Guild  Country: Turkey

Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever?

The Third Man. The greatest British film ever made and the 57th best American film ever made. It also has the honour of being the 16th 101 Films You Should Have Seen (Probably) podcast. Who is The Third Man? Well you won’t find out here as Lewis and Ian go to great pains to not spoil the plot; instead they discuss Sir James Bond, Bernard Lee as Sgt. Paine, zithers getting us into dithers, Post-War Vienna being divided into Russian, American, French, British, Autobot and Decepticon sectors, and Zardoz-based youth gangs.

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101 Films Podcast 016 – The Third Man

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Director: Carol Reed Year of release: 1949 Studio/Distributor: London Film Production, British Lion Films Country: UK

Podcast 016: The Third Man

The Third Man. The greatest British film ever made  and the 57th best American film ever made. It also has the honour of being the 16th 101 Films You Should Have Seen (Probably) podcast.

101 Films Podcast 016 – The Third Man

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

The Godfather. Probably one of the greatest films ever made. It has seeped into so much of popular culture that there are references to the film in everything from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith to The Rugrats Movie. So in this introduction to the latest 101 Films Podcast, the temptation is to make weak jokes and ‘hilariously’ misquote lines of dialogue. Well, surprisingly, that’s not going to happen here!

Instead we’ll just give you a simple overview of what Lewis and Ian talk about in Podcast 014: Marlon Brando’s performance, how fantastic the film is, Al Pacino being awesome, hats, Zardoz, the influence of gangster films on gangsters, Lewis’s Butterfly Puzzle and George Lucas. Also listen out for the brand new Trivia Quiz jingle! So c’mon, give it listen. Go on, it’s great. Really, listen, or we’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse… Ah damn it.

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101 Films Podcast 014 – The Godfather

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Director: Francis Ford Coppola Year of release: 1972 Studio/Distributor: Paramount Country: USA

Podcast 014: The Godfather

The Godfather: probably one of the greatest films ever made. Join us as we discuss Marlon Brando’s performance, how fantastic the film is, Al Pacino being awesome, hats, Zardoz, the influence of gangster films on gangsters, Lewis’s Butterfly Puzzle and George Lucas. Also listen out for the brand new Trivia Quiz jingle!

101 Films Podcast 014 – The Godfather

Sean Connery in a wedding dress: what more do you want?

Are you feeling lost? Does your life feel strangely empty and without meaning? Even those confident types at 101 Films have suffered from this modern-day lack of spirituality. Well no more, for they have heard the word of God, and that word is ZARDOZ!

Yes this week Lewis and Ian pay homage to the giant-stone-flying-head film Zardoz. Listen as they discuss just how damn weird the film is, Sean Connery in a red nappy (of course), evil penises, admiring ambition even when it fails, Zardoz’s potential as a date movie, why people went to see On The Buses films in the 70s and how something so bad can be so interesting and enjoyable. They also get a bit carried away quoting dialogue. Sorry about that. ZARDOZ!

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Podcast 013 – Zardoz

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Director: John Boorman Year of release: 1974 Studio/Distributor: 20th Century Fox Country: United Kingdom

Podcast 013: Zardoz

This week Lewis and Ian pay homage to the giant-stone-flying-head film Zardoz. Listen as they discuss Sean Connery in a red nappy (of course), evil penises, Zardoz’s potential as a date movie, why people went to see On The Buses films in the 70s and how something so bad can be so interesting and enjoyable. They also get a bit carried away quoting dialogue. Sorry about that. ZARDOZ!

Podcast 013 – Zardoz

It’s the 101 Films 2011 Christmas Special!

CHRISTMAS!!! Tis the Season for 101 Films to throw off the shackles of their self-imposed rules and talk about films they’ve both seen. Yep, Lewis and Ian discuss their top ten Christmas films, plus the usual nonsense including such festive topics as acid rain, Christmas lesbians, murder and what the name of the Scottish one in the X-Men was. Plus we have Christmassy editions of I’ve Got A Great Idea For A Movie and Ian’s Ukulele Challenge.

Lewis and Ian also exchange presents. See below for a picture of one of them.

Without further ado, here’s this week’s feature presentation… Click below:

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101 Films 2011 Christmas Special

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Zardoz as Interpreted by Lewis