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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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Now displaying: November, 2020
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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