Dead Beat Film Society

We are the Dead Beat Film Society. Every meeting someone picks an important film. We all watch the film then meet back up to discuss it. Along with a discussion of why the film is important, we analyze the film making, acting, directing, and discuss our personal thoughts and opinions.
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Feb 22, 2021

Lemme ask you a question: Would you fight Gandhi?
Join the DBFS as we break the first rule of Fight Club discussing David Fincher, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham-Carter, the book, voiceover, toxic masculinity, Proud Boys, the films of 1999, Tyler Durden's amazing style, insomnia, mental health, the allure of cults, the symbolism and allusions to the dissociated personality, glorifying violence, getting stuck in an office job, contemplating our own mortality, anti-materialist value system of Gen X, domestic terrorism and the links to current events.
Smash that play button for an in depth Fight Club film analysis!

(Special Guest: Baso)
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Feb 8, 2021

Death to false cult films!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss our first Brian De Palma film, Paul Williams songs, Faust, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Phantom of the Opera, true cult film, metal teeth, what's going on in Winnipeg, selling your soul for rock 'n' roll, being obsessed with a girl you met once, Beef's influence on Rocky Horror, old school synths, musicals about performing music, the Juicy Fruits, getting smashed in a record printing press (for real tho), Sha Na Na was at Woodstock, cameras, surveillance, and signing a deal with the devil!
Fire up your room full of synths and plug in for an in depth Phantom of the Paradise film analysis!

(Special Guest: Design Freaks Podcast)
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Jan 25, 2021

Cher this podcast with a friend!
Join the DBFS as we discuss maybe the most Italian movie ever made with Cher, love and romance, Nicolas Cage chewing up the scenery, Italian stereotypes, superstition, bowling without a hand, family drama, the possible origin story of Sal's Famous, choosing passion over stability, women with power, Frasier's horny dad, long faces, going to the opera, Lady Gaga, JLo, and question why more romantic comedies aren't on the AFI Top 100.
Snap out of it and press play for an in depth Moonstruck film analysis!

(Special Guest: Matt Erspamer)
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Jan 11, 2021

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Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk Jake Gyllenhaal's method acting, the mighty return of Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and the Riz Test, psychopathic behavior, TV news, the Seattle's Dying controversial documentaries, fake news, where to draw the line morally, the stark soundtrack and how it was created, negotiating, the desperation of unemployment, analysis of the antihero, modern media consumption, surviving in a post-capitalist hellhole, urban crime creeping into the suburbs, parallels with the cutthroat nature of American business empires, the American Dream and our own thirst for blood with an in depth Nightcrawler film analysis!

(Special Guest: Seattle Sucks Podcast)
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Dec 28, 2020

Happy Holidays deadbeats!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss what makes a good Christmas movie, the John Hughes/Chris Columbus team, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, the (not) scary basement, the story of Macaulay Culkin including his divorce from his parents, his relationship with Michael Jackson, and his eventual retirement into cool dude hangin' out in France, some sequel talk, showing love for 90's interior decorating, Old Man Marley's past sins, and we finally answer the age old question: What does Kevin McCalister's dad do for a living?!
So grab a bowl of rubbish, and smash that play button for an in depth Home Alone film analysis!

(Special Guest: Jen Ament)
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Dec 14, 2020

Party on deadbeats!
Join the DBFS as we discuss SNL movies, Mike Myers primadonna attitude, Dana Carvey's long and distinguished career (not!), Penelope Spheeris's punk and metal roots, Al Bundy, heavy metal in the suburbs, fully realized female characters, the comeback of Alice Cooper, the famous Bohemian Rhapsody scene, not understanding the jokes at a young age, a young Rob Lowe, the multiple endings, the relationship arc of Wayne & Garth, the holy grail guitar, and our love for the sequel!
Grab your buds and hit play for an in depth Wayne's World film analysis!

(Special Guest: Ryan "Fluff" Bruce)
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Nov 30, 2020

One flew east, one flew west, one listened to the DBFS!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss faking insanity, question the evilness of Nurse Ratched, the Netflix show, Kevin gives a really really good Jack Nicholson impression, lobotomy, the history of mental institutions in America, a moment of honor for Danny DeVito, respectful portrayals of mental illness, rebelling against authority, the almost Shining (p)reunion, the Chief reveal, the very weird fishing scene everyone forgets about, and how it stacks up against the bestselling novel.
So take your pills and smash that play button for an in depth One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest film analysis!

(Special Guest: Chase Hutchinson)
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Nov 16, 2020

If you had invented podcasts, you'd be the inventor of podcasts!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss Mark Zuckerberg, David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, social media, the fiction in biopics, silicon valley, suing people, the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, how this might be one of the few movies that demands a sequel, growing up online, Trent Reznor's soundtrack, the rise and fall(?) of Justin Timberlake, Harvard, the breakneck pace, making computer coding interesting, Myspace, Livejournal, BMEzine, Friendster, Hot Or Not, Napster, AOL Instant Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, oh and a little bit about Facebook.
Log in and poke play for an in depth The Social Network film analysis

(Special Guest: Jasmyne Keimig)
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Nov 2, 2020

We're keeping Spooky Season going!
Join the DBFS as we discuss our third John Carpenter film, talking gore and monster effects, body horror, the box office bomb, Kurt Russell, the source material, Antarctica, H.P. Lovecraft cosmic horror, that terrible flying saucer in the begining, blaming the Norwegians for not stopping that dog, the Apocalypse Trilogy, losing sense of self, distrust, the ambiguous ending, Kevin's sequel idea: The Thing In New York, different possible allegorical messages including Cold War paranoia, fear of Communism, the AIDS crisis, loss of masculinity, and even COVID-19!
Light up that flame thrower and hit play for an in depth The Thing film analysis!

(Special Guest: Mute Neighbor)
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Oct 19, 2020

It's Spooky Season deadbeats! Trick or treat!
Join the DBFS as we talk found footage, getting lost in the woods, snot bubbles, teenagers arguing, different types of horror movies, what scares us, not seeing the witch, happy accidents, the internet ad campaign, the improvised film technique, the missing or dead cast, Cannibal Holocaust and Paranormal Activity, indie film making, the failed Book of Shadows and it's original concept, is there even a witch?, is it a serial killer?, is Mike the killer?, is it supernatural?, and try to imagine a found footage film that isn't horror.
Smash that play button for an in depth The Blair Witch Project film analysis!

(Special Guest: 24 Flames Per Second Podcast)
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Oct 5, 2020

It's our 100th episode time for a clips show!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society and friends as we discuss the beginning of the end of animated kids movies, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Smash Mouth, onions, swamps, through being cool, internet and the rise of Shrek as meme fodder, Shrek-chan and Brogres, uncanny valley, short jokes, the questionable childrens book source material, interspecies sex, John Cale covering Leonard Cohen, Dreamworks vs. Disney, ugly people belong with ugly people, freaky dragon donkey sex, Chris Farley, fairy tales, fruit and flowers, fart jokes, and some seriously Shrek-cellent puns!
Get outta your swamp, grab yer donkey, and spank that play button for an in depth Shrek film analysis!

(Special Guest: clips show!)
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Sep 21, 2020

How I learned to stop worrying and love the dead beats!
Join the DBFS as we revisit Stanley Kubrick for the 4th time, talk the alternate title, Russia, the absurdity of politics, impending doom, the apocalypse, the existential threat of nuclear annihilation, Peter Sellers 3 roles in the film and his failed 4th role, Slim Pickens, what makes a comedy, how Kubrick attained the realism of the war room & the bomber plane, Fail Safe, the title credits by Pablo Ferro, fake news, misinformation, communism, bogus sports predictions, the hierarchy of insanity in each of the locations, America as the villain, COVID-19, wildfire smoke, and other light themes of our imminent demise!
Bomb that play button for an in depth Dr.Strangelove film analysis!

(Special Guest: Brendan)
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Sep 7, 2020

Fasten your seatbelts it's gonna be a bumpy podcast!
Join the DBFS as we discuss both Bette Davis, and Betty Davis, and also their eyes, Edith Head, Hollywood vs. NY theater, how to win an Oscar in 1950 (spoiler: be a man), the dreaded voice over, witty dialogue, an early Marilyn Monroe, the burpy guy, being 40, getting ahead in a man's world, feminism, the purpose of the German housekeeper, a debate on the ending, Shere Kahn, the incredibly misleading poster, the remake that should absolutely not exist (but Gillian Anderson!), censorship, a dress with pockets, and the storyline's influence on pop culture.
Mix another cocktail and settle in for an in depth All About Eve film analysis!

(Special Guest: Virginia Frances)
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Aug 24, 2020

Have you heard the good news? The Stardust Brothers have arrived hallelujah!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss one of the most amazing hidden treasures of all time, bonkers Japanese pop culture, 80's new wave punk music, how films gain a cult following, claymation effects, Issay, rolling into a ball and smashing people, how things stay hidden in the age of the internet, unstreamable movies, Klaus Nomi, manga, magic cars, melty faced Hitler, having your heart on the wrong side of your body, Third Window Films call us, the incredible soundtrack, Emily's experiment, the terrifying Japanese kappa, and Michael Jackson's Thriller + Rocky Horror Picture Show + Bill & Ted + Phantom of the Paradise but even campier and weirder!
Sign our petition then smash that play button for an in depth The Legend Of The Stardust Brothers film analysis!

(Special Guest: Chase Burns)
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Aug 10, 2020

Boycott Sal's Famous!
Join the DBFS as we discuss a Spike Lee Joint, racism in America, NY pizza, Radio Raheem, ACAB, Martin Luther King Jr. vs. Malcolm X and the lies we've been taught, Rosie Perez's tight dance moves, the hot hot heat, Mother Sister and Da Mayor's relationship, Sal's tenuous connection to the neighborhood, when its ok to use violence, the infamous racial slur scene, Love and Hate, why we riot, Seattle protests, Black Lives Matter, and Samuel L. Jackson, but we never ask the question: Did Mookie do the right thing!
Crank that boom box for an in depth Do The Right Thing film analysis!

(Special Guest: Two Oh Six)
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Jul 27, 2020

Don't look back in anger!
Join the DBFS as discuss one of the greatest Brazilian films of all time, bossa nova music, Carnaval, the myth of Orpheus and Eurodice, the French director Marcel Camus, romantic tragedy, the casual racism of exoticisizing the favelas, Paul Simon's work with South Africa, deep black chiaroscuro cinematography, a commentary on bureaucracy in Brazil, the colorful costumes, depictions of Death in film, trauma rigidity, the popularity and influence of the soundtrack, and a bit of musical history of Brazil.
Smash that play button for an in depth Black Orpheus film analysis!

(Special Guest: Darek Mazzone)
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Jul 13, 2020

Enter the podcast!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the man, the myth, the legend of Seattle hero Bruce Lee, the lost film Game of Death, James Bond films, the confusing (pointless?) plot, Mr. Han's many hands, 0% body fat, Jeet Kune Do, the legendary battle over Wing Chun instruction, blaxploitation, bad dubbing in martial arts movies, our remake origin story Birth of the Dragon, Jackie Chan's cameo, defying stereotypes associated with the emasculated Asian male, influence on pop culture, never wearing shirts, the mystery surrounding his death, and the importance of the film's title!
So one inch punch that play button for an in depth Enter The Dragon film analysis!

(Special Guest: Justin Watches Movies)

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Jun 29, 2020

Death to podcasts! Long live the new flesh!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk body horror, David Cronenberg, Debbie Harry's timeless beauty, the wacko James Woods, VHS vs. Betamax, analog 80's technology, cyberpunk, the rarest VHS cassette, stomach vagina, slimey hand guns, psychosexual tendencies, BDSM, Rick Baker and practical effects, snuff films, the history of Faces of Death, getting tapes from sketchy places, the original Ring tape, government conspiracies, losing your mind, the alternate ending, picking up weird television signals, public access TV, and how you can make techno-horror in the internet age.
Slip in a pulsating cassette and press play for an in depth Videodrome film analysis!

(Special Guest: VHQuest Podcast)
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Jun 15, 2020

Lemme ask you a question: Do you care about Texas?
Join the DBFS as we discuss the old leathery face of Harry Dean Stanton, Sam Shepard's genius writing, vibes, the southwest landscape, color theory of red, white and blue, peepshows, fugue state, foreigners interpretation of America, old men with young women, the very little we know about cinematography and lighting, Ry Cooder's subtle soundtrack, songs that have ruined movies, how men can ruin everything, recovery and the 12 step program, father and son relationships, roadtrips, the complete lack of confrontation or even emotion, and the similarities to David Lynch.
Go ahead and hit play for an in depth Paris, Texas film analysis!

(Special Guest: Old Rookie)
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Jun 8, 2020

This week we are postponing our regularly scheduled episode to ask you for once in your life to NOT be a deadbeat! There are millions of people worldwide protesting racism and police brutality. We here at the deadbeat headquarters believe black lives matter and in turn black art matters. So in an effort to allow space for black art we are presenting lists of our favorite films by black creators and/or about black stories that we hope you will spend this week enjoying and learning from. Film can be an excellent tool for empathy and education, especially when its someone telling their own story and a lived experience different from your own. We hope that you will watch some of the films we recommend and in turn share some of your favorites with us. We'll be back next week with a regular film analysis episode until then stay safe and speak up! Black Lives Matter

May 25, 2020

The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the worst movie ever made, the manic transvestite director Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi's dead, Vampira vs. Elvira, DIY filmmaking, the Amazing Criswell the psychic (with 2% accuracy), similarities with John Waters and Tommy Wiseau, Winnebago Man, the 1950's, distrust of the government, finding your people, why nerds like cheezy stuff, connections to the baptist church, cult movies and fandom, aliens, zombies, and vampires.
Skip the first 8 plans and hit play for an in depth Plan 9 From Outer Space film analysis!

(Special Guest: NW Nerd)
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May 11, 2020

You can erase us from your memory but not from your heart!
Join the DBFS as we discuss erasing people from our memories, Jim Carrey's serious roles, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood as a total creep, the tragedy of Kirsten Dunst and Mark Ruffalo, how opposites attract and can achieve balance in a relationship, no CGI, how memories work, using our past to help our future, some art talk, how this movie confused us when we were young, the undefinable magnetism of true love, heartache, that creepy baby Jim Carrey scene, how we're all really manic pixie dream girls, and debate whether they end up happily ever after or not.
Smash that play button for an in depth Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind film analysis!

(Special Guest: Neon Saltwater)
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Apr 27, 2020

We are the podcasters who say "Ni!"!
Join the DBFS as we discuss the Monty Python comedy troupe, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam's hand made animation, Flenderson's Poverty Barrels, The Dunder Mifflin-verse, American comedy vs. British comedy, Monty Python vs. Mel Brooks, Simpsons vs. Family Guy, Tyson vs. Holyfield (not really but dang what a fight!), how comedy makes us better people, silliness and absurdity, anti-humor, intellectual jokes, Andy Kaufman, Kristen Schaal is a horse, a taste of our future Napoleon Dynamite episode, and what comedy even really is.
Smash that play button for an in depth Monty Python and the Holy Grail film analysis!

(Special Guest: KylePlantEmoji)
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Apr 13, 2020

The DBFS vs. the World!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss video games, comics, Edgar Wright, the whole cast, manic pixie dream girl, dying our hair, accepting your past or fighting it, special effects and how to use them, a wee bit of racism, our love of Macaulay Culkin's brother, the Knives sequel the people need (seriously someone make this), the indie music scene, whatever happened to Michael Cera (you know what actually I think we're good), and how no one can really make a movie like this again.
So insert 2 tokens for an in depth Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film analysis!

(Special Guest: The Glow Up Podcast)
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Mar 30, 2020

The Coronavirus special!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society stuck in quarantine talking the COVID-19 Coronavirus, social distancing, isolation, loneliness, Tom Hanks's sexiness, the origins of Lost, a lot of free publicity for FedEx, capitalism as the only reason for survival, devotion to work, that sweet sweet crab slime, the emotional weight of losing imaginary friends, Wilson the volley ball, what might be inside that final package, what's really motivating his survival, braving the open ocean, anger over the ending, and discuss how long we would survive.
Keep 6 feet away from other people and press play for an in depth Cast Away film analysis!

(Special Guest: Matt the Producer)


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