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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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Jun 13, 2022

I'm sorry is the mom's name Moonchild?!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk childhood nostalgia, 1984 again, rewatchability of your favorite movies, the iconic themesong, Falcor the dog dragon, the cruddy puppetry and effects, the 92 minute runtime, watching a horse drown to death, KoRn, the Gmork from Ork, fantasy world building, pick out our favorite weird background creatures, the dads raw egg & OJ breakfast, the duoroboros(sp?), depression and gried, coping with loss, the death of imagination, big ol' swamp turtles and their omnipotent indifference, child actors, Southern Oracle survival strategies, and in the end wishing for revenge instead of bringing your mom back.
So cuddle up in your school attic and press play for an in depth The NeverEnding Story film analysis!

(Special Guest: Ben Horak)
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May 30, 2022

Shakespeare in live, laugh, love!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the career of Gwyneth "Goop" Paltrow, the dissappearance of Ralph Fiennes brother, Dame Judi Dench, a better version of James Woods, brittish Ben Affleck, the 1990's, plagues, romcoms, film depictions of writers, Romeo and Juliet hot takes, address the rumors that Shakespeare wasn't a real person, the revitalization of the title Earl of Wessex, the real pronunciation of Shakespeare, John Madden's involvement, the upsetting stick toothbrush, femenist analysis, the importance of the postal service, the historical accuracy of the teal leather jacket, Harvey Weinstein's backroom shenanigans and the dubious Best Picture Oscar win.
So gather the troupe and raise the curtains for an in depth Shakespeare In Love film analysis!

(Special Guest: Rich Smith)
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May 16, 2022

It stands for Child Of Deaf Adults!
Join the DBFS as we continue a tradition of talking the Best Picture Oscar winner, the Oscars television broadcast and whether people actually watch it, the importance of winning Best Picture, the Will Smith slap (only briefly!), our newly invented "Premiere" award, ASL and sign language in the mainstream, accessibility, coming of age stories, fishing and singing in the same movie(!?), similarities with children of immigrants and the interpreter role they play, deaf people navigating a hearing world, some possible statutory rape(?), the unneeded boyfriend character, similarities to a Hallmark movie, art reacting to the times its made in, and how we need hopeful movies now more than ever.
So put on closed captioning and smash that play button for an in depth Coda film analysis!

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May 2, 2022

We're not happy till you're not happy!
Join the DBFS as we discuss Dustin Hoffman's non traditional leading man, Mike Nichols, surprising Spicoli vibes, cougars, identifying with Ben, revisiting it at Mrs. Robinson's age, cute lil Mr.Feeney, quarterlife crisis, Simpsons references, movies that stress you out, anxiety, awkward sex, MILF, the predator/prey dynamic reinforced through costume and set decoration, a possible gay theory, Simon & Garfunkel, Ben's move from awkward to stalker, the sadness behind the ending, malaise, the terrible sequel 'Home School', the generation divide of the 60's and boomers vs. millenials today, Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, and feeling trapped in life without purpose.
So grab some parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme cuz we're cooking up an in depth The Graduate film analysis!

(Special Guest: Black In The City)
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Apr 18, 2022

It truly was a shawshank redemption!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the number 1 film on IMDb, the Stephen King novella, Morgan Freeman's voice, Tim Robbins, Schindlers List and The Green Mile, the definition of "redemption", jailbreak, Roger Deakins, rehabilitation vs. punishment, the prison industrial complex, Red as the unreliable narrator, the Christ allegory, tax fraud, Andy turning into Red, overthrowing the system, becoming a criminal in prison, the gay subtext, the tragedy of Brooks, no Oscar wins, bombing during its initial theatrical run, watching TNT, and how this is the most American film of all time with an in depth The Shawshank Redemption film analysis!

(Special Guest: Find Me In Seattle)
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Apr 4, 2022

Lemme ask you a question: How long is too long?
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss famous Jewish actor Robert DeNiro, the surprisingly great James Woods, Sergio Leone, capital 'F' film, Jewish gangsters, the unreliable narrator, doing opium, graphic rape scenes, unredeemable anti-heroes, our interpretations, the ambiguous ending, essentials of gangster movies, reckoning with art, watching this on a plane, the end of the gangster movie, the treatment of women, the end of the New Hollywood era, how crazy was prohibition?, the different 2 different edits and why this bombed, whether long films should ever exist, unraveling the timeline, Ennio Morricone and the best and worst film of 1984.
So pour a glass of that illegal hooch and smash play for an in depth Once Upon A Time In America film analysis!

(Special Guest: No Wristbands! podcast)
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Mar 21, 2022

It's time for the Podcastinator!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss James Cameron's attention to detail, Arnold Schwartzenegger vs. Orson Welles, the 100% Rotten Tomatoes score, low budget practical effects, very 80's hair and music, paranoid fear of A.I., the duty of film critics to be objective, Jonathans 8th grade essay, time travel, sentient robots, Arnie impressions, cyberpunk essence, T2 possibly surpassing this movie, the later sequels and why they're bad, no voiceover(!!), Boston Dynamics robot dogs, gritty 80's action flicks, the chicken and the egg plot, our suggestion for a metaverse sequel, evil corporations as stand-ins for evil robots, and ask Are we still scared of technology?
Give me your clothes and hit play for an in depth The Terminator film analysis!

(Special Guest: Jonathan Zwickel)

 

Mar 7, 2022

Double Indemnity? In this economy?!
Join the DBFS as we discuss insurance fraud and how to do it, the origins of noir cinema, the dreaded voiceover and why it's necessary here, smoking, so much smoking, all the time with the smoking, dictaphone, sexy anklets, dames and detectives, venetian blinds, snappy 40's dialogue, the clever plot, dumb dumb Walter Neff, Edward G. Robinson, Billy Wilder (real name Sam?!), Law & Order, common men caught up in a life of crime, neo-noir, WWII America, the Hayes Code, the influence of German Expressionism, drive-in beer joints, bowling alone and why you're a serial killer if you do that, the influence on TV shows, and the femme fatale as a strong female character or mysogenistic device to illustrate the downfall of man with an in depth Double Indemnity film analysis!

(Special Guest: Brad Holden)
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Feb 21, 2022

The birth of twee!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss Hal Ashby, Cat Stevens, Bud Cort as rejected Tiger Beat coverboy, ageism, suicide jokes, the visual style, music, line delivery, and heavy themes that clearly influenced Wes Anderson and started an early 00's indie movement, the connection to Fight Club, our feelings about the ending, setup and breakdown of the manic pixie dream girl,
the Richard Pryor prequel that almost was, the military uncle from a different movie, drinking mushroom tea, whether its possible to gender swap this film, our recast sequel: Harold & Mom, whether Maude is sexually and emotionally manipulative, another crazy theory- Is Maude a figment of Harold's imagination?
Grab another slice of ginger pie and then smash that play button for an in depth Harold and Maude film analysis!

(Special Guest: K from Den tapes)
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Feb 7, 2022

Maybe the 36th chamber was the friends we made along the way!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the Master Killer, the history of Hong Kong kung fu films, the rise and fall of the Shaw Brothers, Gordon Liu, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Wu-Tang Clan, genre films and why we love them, Asian masculinity on screen, comedy sequels, our favorite chambers, fighting oppressive governments, the true story behind the film, the real Shaolin Temple, no Rotten Tomatoes score(!), the martial arts lineage of this film, the famously bad dubbing, and how these movies struck a chord with black America in the 70's and 80's.
So start training now for an in depth The 36th Chamber of Shaolin film analysis!

(Special Guest: Sean Gilman)
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Jan 24, 2022

Apocalypse Now? Like NOW now? Oh come on I just made a plate of nachos!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss a very different type of war film, Francis Ford Coppola, a bloated Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, surfing Robert Duvall, the Vietnam War, the Heart of Darkness novella, actually good voiceover, surreal fever dreams, the weird plantation scene, the even weirder Playboy bunny sex scene, Charlie don't surf!, the differences between the Theatrical Cut, the Redux, and the Final Cut, local grave diggers selling real corpses, the infamous water buffalo sacrifice and draw parallels with Alice in Wonderland.
So grab your board and crank the speakers the chopper leaves in 5 for an in depth Apocalypse Now film analysis!

(Special Guest: Corey J Brewer)
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Jan 10, 2022

Happy New Year! Here's one from the vault!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we unearth a specialty episode recorded originally for the 2021 North Bend Film Fest discussing the mysteries of David Lynch's Mulholland Dr with legendary musician Prom Queen.
Hit play for an in depth Mulholland Dr film analysis!

(Special Guest: Prom Queen)
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