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 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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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 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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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

Mar 16, 2020

This podcast has a dent in it. And another one here. Another one here.
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the meticulous world of Wes Anderson, the flat acting style, the symmetrical modern retro look and feel, the incredible soundtrack, redemption, family, processing pain, Owen Wilson's contribution, the pain of divorce, daddy issues, casual racism, Wes Anderson's insistence on killing animals, Elliott Smith, sticking to your artistic vision even when no one else understands it, hiding the Statue of Liberty, pissing off Gene Hackman, and having a really hard year.
Hide in your tent and press play for an in depth The Royal Tenenbaums film analysis!

(Special Guest: After These Messages)
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Feb 17, 2020

G'day valentines we're headed to the land down under!
Join the DBFS as we talk mysterious disappearances, the Australian outback, having a picnic at your fav hangin' spot, wallabees, boomerangs, Peter Weir, the Australian New Wave cinema, the Australian bigfoot Yowie, alien abduction, gauze on the camera lens, pan flutes, man vs. nature, knifey spoony, a 1970's version of history, evil Mrs. Applebottom, Valentine's Day, unrequited love, didgeridoos, koala bears, the X-Files and the magical places on Earth.
Make yourself a vegemite sandwich and smash that play button for an in depth Picnic At Hanging Rock film analysis!

(Special Guest: Ashley of Cosmic Bigfoot)
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Jan 20, 2020

Taking it to the streets!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the daily lives of street kids, homelessness causes and cures, Tiny, Rat, Shadow, Dewayne, Lulu and the gang, the photographs of Mary Ellen Mark, cinema verite, different types of documentaries, downtown Seattle, the 1980's, dealing with parents, living poor, the fine line between exposure and exploitation, and Kevin goes on another rant about taxing the rich with an in depth Streetwise film analysis!

(Special Guest: SeattleThen)
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Dec 23, 2019

Ho, Ho, Ho Dead Beats!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society for a very special holiday episode discussing our old nemesis Jimmy Stewart, Frank Capra's Jimmy the crow, angels, suicide, the racist caricatures, drunk driving, how great Pottersville looks, Make Bedford Falls Great Again, poisoning kids, robbing the Library of Congress, Papa John, Joe Biden, how unrelatable the 1940's is, and we calculate the actual amount of Christmas in popular Christmas movies.
Don your nightcap and pour another mug of mulled wine for an in depth It's A Wonderful Life film analysis!
(Special Guest: Matt the Producer)


Oct 14, 2019

Dead Beats Forever, Forever Dead Beats!
Join the DBFS as we talk motorcycles, Peter Fonda is a poser, Dennis Hopper is the real deal, Jack Nicholson chewing up the scenery, indie film, New Hollywood, what a chopper actually is, bad acid trips in graveyards, Sons Of Anarchy, connecting with middle america, authenticity, outlaws, how to wave to another rider, the way men connect emotionally, the brotherhood of motorcycle riders, code of the road, finding freedom, hippies, the 60's, antiheroes, Toni Basil, and of course Wild Hogs.
Get your motor runnin' for an in depth Easy Rider film analysis!

(Special Guest: Duffyleg)
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Sep 16, 2019

Yee- and I cannot stress this enough -Haw!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we continue to celebrate our 3rd anniversary discussing Kevin's favorite film diving into topics like Paul Newman's beautiful blue eyes and affable demeanor, Robert Redford's perfect hair and mustache, the strength of Katherine Ross's Etta, riding a bicycle with your best friends gal, Burt Bacharach, the state of the world in 1969, our love of antiheroes, the rare onscreen tenderness of male friendship, western movies as a religious experience, the legacy of buddy movies, and other cowboy stuff with an in depth Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid film analysis!

(Special Guest: Mike Giacolino/HYWAYS)
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Sep 2, 2019

It's our Leather Anniversary (Happy 3rd Birthday Dead Beat Film Society)!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we celebrate our 3rd anniversary discussing Emily's favorite film covering topics like those awkward teenage years, hating your mom, loving your mom, private school uniforms, Saoirse Ronan's american accent, the filmmaking genius of Greta Gerwig, Sacramento pretty much sucks, upper vs. lower class, that swoop front haircut boys had, the connection to Frances Ha, the sad musical teacher, teenage angst, high school drama, and choose new names for ourselves.
So hit that play button for an in depth Lady Bird film analysis!

(Special Guest: Feminists Without Mystique)
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Aug 5, 2019

Podcast me like one of your french girls!
Join the DBFS as we talk all things 1997 including, teen heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron's ability to do all the jobs, the classic 2 tape VHS box, sniffing cigars, the age old debate on whether the door could've held Jack and Rose, the various reactions to imminent death, the practical effects vs. the CGI effects, old timey car sex, why so many Irish people, the Titanic's Seattle connection, a possible sequel (to the actual ship not the movie!) and discuss just how safe modern cruise ships really are.
So listen now (women and children first) for an in depth Titanic film analysis!
(Special Guest: The Suspense Is Killing Us Podcast)
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