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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 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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