For Screen and Country
The Belles of St. Trinian’s (#94)

The Belles of St. Trinian’s (#94)

October 14, 2019

Bad News Bears... kinda.

 

This week, Brendan and Jason go back to the more obscure flicks (at least to these doe-eyed Canucks) with 1954's The Belles of St. Trinian's. Much discussion is had about Alastair Sim and his amazing dual performance, the character of Flash Harry, pushing the boundaries of censorship and much more.

 

Next week: The guys take a break from the list and discuss the Downton Abbey movie as well as other TV shows that later became films.

 

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Elizabeth (#71)

Elizabeth (#71)

October 7, 2019

Bow before your majesty! 

 

This week, Brendan and Jason dive into the second-most-recently released film on the list - 1998's Elizabeth. The guys discuss the large amount of historical inaccuracies and if it takes away from the film's quality or not, they discuss the unique visuals one would not expect in a 'stuffy' costume drama, they break down one of the weirdest awards races ever and of course a whole lot more for you wonderful listeners.

 

The guys also roll the dice to find out what they'll be watching next week. Join us, won't you?

 

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Passport to Pimlico (#63)

Passport to Pimlico (#63)

September 30, 2019

What if you suddenly realized you were a foreigner in your own land?!

 

That's what happens in this week's film as residents of a small town called Pimlico suddenly come in possession of a document that proves that they are indeed betrothed to Burgundy, France in Passport to Pimlico. Brendan and Jason discuss some decidedly lighter fare this week in the form of an Ealing Studios comedy with lots of hijinx, illegal drinking, "inappropriate" clothes to answer the door with and a whole lotta silly romance! Hope you have your identification ready if you plan on checking out this week's show!

 

The guys also roll the dice to find out what they'll be watching next week. Join us, won't you?

 

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Lawrence of Arabia (#3)

Lawrence of Arabia (#3)

September 23, 2019

EPIC.

 

The long wait is over as Brendan and Jason finally tackle the David Lean epic to end all epics - Lawrence of Arabia. The film is dissected inside and out from the slightly problematic casting to the amazing performance by Peter O'Toole, the film's obvious influence on Steven Spielberg (and a wealth of others), the accuracy of the film's representation of T.E. Lawrence's life, the beautiful desert cinematography and much, much more.

 

The guys also roll the dice to find out what they'll be watching next week. Join us, won't you?

 

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I’m All Right Jack (#47)

I’m All Right Jack (#47)

September 16, 2019

Down. With. Unions.

 

This week, Brendan and Jason talk about I'm All Right Jack, an even-handed comedic attack on unions and labour bosses as well as government and corporations. The discussion ranges everywhere from the amazing performance from Peter Sellers to some of the details that don't age particularly well to the massive influence this film had on much more well-known flicks to the origin of the phrase used for the title itself and much more!

 

The guys also roll the dice to find out what they'll be watching next week. Join us, won't you?

 

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The 39 Steps (#4)

The 39 Steps (#4)

September 9, 2019

Finally - the Master of Suspense gets his spot!

 

This week, Brendan and Jason dissect one of the early films of quite possibly the most well-known film director of all-time, Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps. What follows is a discussion about the very modern fast pace of the film, how the film may have inspired every wrongfully-accused man-on-the-run movie ever (or even every piece of escapist fiction in general), the portrayal of Canadians and their accents, Hitchcock's very real fear of police and how it factors into the plot and much, much more.

 

The guys also roll the dice to find out what they'll be watching next week. Join us, won't you?

 

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Blow-Up (#60)

Blow-Up (#60)

September 2, 2019

... Or is this podcast just a figment of your imagination?

 

This week, Brendan and Jason attempt to piece the clues together when discussing Michelangelo Antonioni's arthouse classic Blow-Up. The guys talk about everything including the casual sexism, the theory about the 'lost footage' which would partially explain the 'unfinished' ending, the appearance by the Yardbirds and much more. Plus: several famous people show up during the recap of last week's film.

 

The guys also roll the dice to find out what they'll be watching next week. Join us, won't you?

 

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For Screen and Country Presents: What Were They Thinking? (Part 2)

For Screen and Country Presents: What Were They Thinking? (Part 2)

August 26, 2019

Jason is still out enjoying wedded bliss so we take one more week off and present another episode of What Were They Thinking? where Brendan and Nathan were joined by the soon-to-tie-a-knot co-host to talk all about Wing Commander and how it is probably the worst thing that could have come out of the successful videogame franchise.

 

Next week: Jason returns at the end of this episode just in time for a dice roll to determine the next movie that will be covered from the BFI Top 100 list.

 

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For Screen and Country Presents: What Were They Thinking?

For Screen and Country Presents: What Were They Thinking?

August 19, 2019

Jason is away and getting married this week so we are presenting a very special episode of What Were They Thinking? in which Brendan and Nathan were joined by Jason to discuss the Nicolas Cage/Brian DePalma flick Snake Eyes.

 

Next week: Another episode of What Were They Thinking? featuring Jason as a guest.

 

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Brazil (#54)

Brazil (#54)

August 12, 2019

It's the longest most action-packed fact-filled episode of the show thus far!

 

This week, Brendan and Jason return to the list to discuss Terry Gilliam's bizarre satirical film Brazil. The discussion goes everywhere from everything that was on-screen like Robert Deniro's character perhaps being a figment of someone's imagination, the meaning behind all the hallucinatory dreams and the casting of Michael Palin to the off-screen stuff like the titanic struggle to get this movie made to Gilliam's specifics in the first place.

 

Jason is getting married so please enjoy the next two weeks of episodes of What Were They Thinking (a podcast about bad movies hosted by Brendan and Nathan) featuring Jason as a guest.

 

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