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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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Nov 29, 2021

Podcasters here! We got podcasters here! See nobody cares!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the dinosaur craze of the early 90's, Steven Spielberg (again), Sam Neil, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson holdin' on to our butts, Newman! and the "fat slob" archetype, how boring archeology actually is, the metaphors and great subtext, playing God, capitalism, the great practical effects and how the early 3D effects still holdup, the differences between book and movie (again), how truly great Jeff Goldblum is in this but how he can't really hold a sequel on his own, the reboot Jurassic World movies, lots of Chris Pratt talk, and accepting that at some point this will all become real with an in depth Jurassic Park film analysis!

(Special Guest: Save The D8 Podcast)
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Nov 15, 2021

Lemme ask you a question: Are you team Montague or team Capulet?
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss Shakespeare in high school, Baz Luhrmann, a beautiful young Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, those who are good and bad at the old time language, the unforgettable visual style, the best characters: Tybalt & Mercutio, the iconic soundtrack, the Shakespeare remake boom of the 90's, the queerness of the performances and visuals, the costumes, question the impact of such an overplayed plot, and Roger Ebert vs. punk.
Now draw thine sword for an in depth Romeo + Juliet film analysis!

(Special Guest: Mike Hipple)
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Nov 1, 2021

We're painting the town PURPLE!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss our love for Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah's first film role (and an Oscar nom at that!), the brutal story opening and eventual rise of the main characters, the novel, the music of Seattle legend Quincy Jones, the controversy around a white man (Steven Spielberg) directing, color theory and the meaning of purple in the film, the interplay between religious and secular life in the film, 11 Oscar nominations and no wins, the idea of a new hero's journey, the importance of a black female focused story, and of course offer up 2 great sequel ideas (Steven call us!).
Put on something purple and smash that play button for an in depth The Color Purple film analysis!

(Special Guest: Purpelle Tramble)
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Oct 18, 2021

Corn syrup, red food coloring, and coffee!
Join the DBFS as we celebrate the 40th birthday of Producer Matt as well as a horror classic talking Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi's car, the necronomicon, horror gore in the 80's, the disregard for windows, give some hot takes on the sequels, Ash Williams as the "final girl", the regrettable tree rape scene, a possible female centric reading of the films story and themes, haunted Airbnb's, how it got to the Cannes film festival, Stephen King's involvement, the Coen brother's involvement, the terrible filming conditions, Raimi's scrappy DIY hustle, cult films, and the zooming through the woods.
So rent out a theater and have them play this podcast for an in depth The Evil Dead film analysis!

(Special Guest: Matt the Producer)

 

Oct 4, 2021

This podcast kills fascists!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary talking Woody Guthrie, his singing style, his guitar playing, his speaking cadence, his jokes, his mannerisms and David Carradine's complete inability to act out any of them on screen, along with discussions on folk music history, Bob Dylan and the 1960's folk scene, the Dust Bowl, unions, solidarity with the working class, whether prior knowledge of Guthrie makes this a better film, unstreamablity, the first use of the Steadicam, selling out, This Land Is Your Land, our recasting with Luke Perry, and our proposed sequel.
So grab a guitar and get to gettin' for an in depth Bound For Glory film analysis!

(Special Guest: Greg Vandy)
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Sep 20, 2021

Hello Gorgeous have we got a podcast for you!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss Barbra Streisand in her film debut, our first William Wyler film, Ziegfeld Folies, the life and fame of Fanny Price, Don't Rain On My Parade, Jewish representation (not holocaust related!), the sequel Funny Lady, the amazing costumes, fragile masculinity, the Broadway musical, the length the length oh my god this movie is so long, strong female characters, and Barbra's insecurity about her nose as if she isn't crazy beautiful and talented.
Smash that play button for an in depth Funny Girl film analysis!

(Special Guest: Jane Don't)
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Sep 6, 2021

We're not as think as you drunk we are!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss old Hollywood, whodunnit murder mysteries, drinking like pretty much nonstop, cute little actor dogs, movies that set a precedent, snappy repartee, the famous dinner scene and the films it inspired, feminism on screen, the incredible chemistry between William Powell and Myrna Loy, what deserves to be in the National Film Registry, who the thin man actually is, the Dashiell Hammett book, rotting oysters, pre-code films, rewatchability when you know the killer, the demands of modern audiences, and all the Thin Man sequels.
So lineup 5 more martinis and catchup with an in depth The Thin Man film analysis!

(Special Guest: Sara M Fetters)
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Aug 23, 2021

The Hollwood version of a Goosebumps book!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the rewatchability of movies with twist endings, rate the quality of M. Night Shyamalan films, Bruce Willis with hair, Haley Joel Osment's excellent acting, the $3 million script, kids with old souls, the poster design and spoilers back in 1999, Donnie Wahlberg actually doing good acting in tighty-whiteys, Toni Collette thinking she's in a different movie, our need for fun Hollywood movies nowadays, the symbolism of the color red, turning a 12 year old into a ghostbuster, and accepting our love of cringe movies with an in depth The Sixth Sense film analysis!

(Special Guest: Emalie Soderback)
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Aug 9, 2021

Lemme ask you a question: How can you not be romantic about baseball?
Join the DBFS as we talk sports, argue Brad Pitt's best films, taking Jonah Hill seriously, back when Chris Pratt was good, Phillip Seymour Hoffman's baseball manager body, baseball statistics, math, nerds, the necessity of the Robin Wright and Spike Jonze scene, the depiction of sports in films, a list of the best baseball films of all time (Rookie of the Year), sharing Seattle Mariners stories, the daughters guitar song, other sports that used the moneyball technique, hanging at the movie theater all day while your mom's at work, Billy Beane's career and journey towards billionaire and possible 3rd rich guy in space, and debate who's better: Brad or Leo?
So join us after a 7th inning stretch for an in depth Moneyball film analysis!

(Special Guest: Dae)
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Jul 26, 2021

Dujour means jerkin' is the new fetch!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss pop punk, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Alan Cumming, Parker Posey, how cult films are made, teen sex comedies of the late 90's, Archie comics, Riverdale, Things Only 2000's Kids Will Remember, box office bombs, cartoons made into movies, subliminal messaging, advertising and product placement, the amazing cast of characters that made the soundtrack, the Avril Lavigne conspiracy, how Beyoncé and Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopez were almost cast, the influence on women in punk, and we offer up 2 great ideas for sequels.
Put on your mind controlling cat ears and press play for an in depth Josie and the Pussycats film analysis!

(Special Guest: Jill Morris)
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Jul 12, 2021

It's the night of the living dead beats!
Join the DBFS as we discuss the birth of the zombie, George A. Romero, having a black lead character in the 60's, the meaning of the tragic ending, watching the full movie on Wikipedia, COVID allegory, hiding in the basement vs. boarding up the house, what makes a good horror film, a review of the sequels but especially Dawn of the Dead, the realism of the news footage, the metaphors for racism, a vain search for some feminism in the movie, and share our strategies for surviving the zombie apocalypse.
So smash that play button right between the eyes for an in depth Night of the Living Dead film analysis!

(Special Guest: Jessica Baxter)
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Jun 28, 2021

Lemme ask you a question: Is Nomadland the best picture of 2020?
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we name our vans and talk the Academy Award Best Picture winner, Chloé Zhao and her rise to Marvel movie director, Francis McDormand's alter ego, #vanlife, the great recession, working in an Amazon warehouse, workers rights, unions, poverty, exploitation of the elderly, travelers, using non-actors, the vast beauty of America, living in your car, grief, dealing with death, the gig economy, pooping in a bucket (and the importance of deciding on size), ok being alone, houseless vs. homeless, whether this movie will stand the test of time, and question the motives of this movie and what it's all really about.
Smash that play button for an in depth Nomadland analysis!

(Special Guest: Mechanical Freak Podcast)
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Jun 14, 2021

Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House!
Join the DBFS as we talk the Korean War but like really the Vietnam War, M*A*S*H the tv show, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould's sweet 'stache, local boy Tom Skerritt, Robert Altman and his trademarks, the counter-culture in Hollywood, the start of Vietnam movies, ensemble casts, the misogyny, bro comedy, using humor to cope with the horrors of way, the amazing story of the theme song, adult television shows, whether this film earns its spot on the AFI top 100 list, the weird football game, the racism, the sexism, Hawkeye, Trapper, Radar, Hotlips, and how in god's name they made this into one of the biggest shows in TV history.
So pour another dry martini and smash that play button for an in depth M*A*S*H analysis!

(Special Guest: Watch It Pal)
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May 31, 2021

We want our Asian American film revolution now!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk Amy Tan, turning a book into a movie, Chinese American culture, mother/daughter relationships, the immigrant experience, generational trauma, playing mahjong, respond to the criticism of this film, women finding self worth, family, the meaning of the swan feather, all 8 women's stories, playing chess, playing piano, being stuck in a loveless marriage, splitting the ice cream bill, dumping soy sauce on someone's food, Asian American stories in Hollywood, and the impact of this film on future filmmakers.
So dish up some best quality crab and hit play for an in depth The Joy Luck Club film analysis!

(Special Guest: Vivian Hua)
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May 17, 2021

Yes we are talkin' to you so listen up!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss our first Martin Scorsese film, talking Bobbie D, a 12 year old Jodie Foster, the iconic "You talkin' to me" line, mohawks, the jazz soundtrack, right wing news media, Travis Bickle as Uber driver, Q Anon and breaking up imaginary pedophilia rings, incels, PTSD and veterans of the Vietnam war, voiceover, cheese on apple pie (wtf?), NYC as a character, buying a girl a record she already has and taking her to a porn film, New York in the 70's, the antihero, Taxi the TV show, and debate the ending: real or a dream?
Smash that play button for an in depth Taxi Driver film analysis!

(Special Guest: Allen Almacher)
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May 3, 2021

Momma always says "Listen to the Dead Beat Film Society"!
Join the DBFS as we discuss Robert Zemeckis, debate Tom Hanks's sexiness, the suburban chain Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the use of a neutral main character, racism in film and cancel culture, the soundtrack, Lt. Dan, Jen-nay, the southern accent as shorthand for stupid, Jenny as the villain and the modern meme, 1990's computer effects, the meaning of the feather, the terrible meta sequel, boomer nostalgia, the origin of the down-home wisdom, the changing soundtrack, the novel it's based on and the author's lawsuit, the randomness of a box of chocolates, and dispute the claim that this is one of the most conservative movies ever made.
So crack open about 15 Dr. Pepper's and press play for an in depth Forrest Gump film analysis!

(Special Guest: Eva Walker)
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Apr 19, 2021

There is literally no clues in this movie titled Clue!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we revisit the radio origins of the Dead Beat Film Society, discuss making a board game into a movie, Tim Curry and his cult fanbase, Madeline Kahn and the flames on the side of her face, Lee Ving of the world famous band FEAR, Roseanne's boss, the guy from Taxi and other relatable TV references, how this movie gained a rabid fanbase, the little plastic rope, other favorite family games, the possible remake, renting a VHS tape, cable TV daytime programming, whodunnits, locked room mystery, the murder mystery dinner trend, dry whit and snappy one liners, the french maid, the multiple endings and whether that really caused the downfall.
So grab another bowl of your favorite recipe monkey brain soup and press play for an in depth Clue film analysis!

(Special Guest: Micah)
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Apr 5, 2021

Lemme ask you a question: Do you see what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps?
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk The Dude, the Coen Brothers, the magical casting and whether this movie works without Jeff Bridges, intellectual comedy, the soundtrack, masculinity, the purpose of the narrator, symbolism in the dream sequences, the tropes of noir and the birth of the Stoner Noir genre, the Donny's Not Real theory, the religion of the Dude, Roger Deakins, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the Gen X slacker, what makes the Dude such a popular character, bowling, White Russians, the pointless plot, MacGuffin, lots of hot takes and of course recite our favorite quotes.
So pour another Caucasian and hit play for an in depth The Big Lebowski film analysis!

(Special Guest: Kristen Grote)
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Mar 22, 2021

The hills are alive with the sound of deadbeats!
Join the DBFS as we discuss one of the biggest films of all time, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, our love of the Governess, the real Von Trapp family, Austria in the 1940's, getting married to your boss, making clothes out of curtains, the battle of the bands, the manic pixie dream girl trope, those catchy songs, singing in nature, childhood nostalgia, devious nuns and the possible Sister Act prequel, solving a problem like Maria by getting married, family bands, how to love musicals, and oh yeah we talked about Nazis too.
Grab your guitar and gather round the children for an in depth The Sound of Music film analysis!

(Special Guest: Matt Baume)
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Mar 8, 2021

It's like Anarchist Cookbook the movie!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk the people's liberation, imperialism, terrorists vs. freedom fighters, some history of the French occupation of Algeria, how they achieved a documentary feel, the ethics of torture (spoiler alert: it's bad), the lack of a central focus or character, sympathy towards both sides, violent vs. nonviolent protest, the role of women in the revolution, the power of Ennio Morricone's soundtrack, the city as a character, the incredible impact the film had on revolutions around the world, and why we didn't see the same kind of overtly violent revolution in 1960's America with an in depth The Battle Of Algiers film analysis!

(Special Guest: Mechanical Freak Podcast)
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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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