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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: March, 2022
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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