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And Now For Something Completely Similar: Doctor Zhivago (2002) (w/Everything I Learned from Movies)

And Now For Something Completely Similar: Doctor Zhivago (2002) (w/Everything I Learned from Movies)

July 15, 2019

For the month of July, Brendan and Jason explore movies that are somehow connected to the ones they've previously covered on the BFI Top 100. And now... for something completely similar...

For this week, Brendan and Jason welcome their first official guests on the show in the form of Steve and Izzy of Everything I Learned from Movies (https://eilfm.podbean.com) to talk about the 2002 miniseries adaptation of Boris Pasternak's novel Doctor Zhivago. The two adaptations are compared and contrasted by way of one of these adaptations retaining a LOT more content from the book, characters being completely written out, the ridiculous use of real footage, the horrible slow-motion and the performances of the actors themselves including a very young Keira Knightley.

Next week: Brendan and Jason continue this July mini-series with the 1979 prequel to Zulu (#31 on the BFI Top 100) known as Zulu Dawn.

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And Now For Something Completely Similar: Henry V (1989)

And Now For Something Completely Similar: Henry V (1989)

July 8, 2019

For the month of July, Brendan and Jason explore movies that are somehow connected to the ones they've previously covered on the BFI Top 100. And now... for something completely similar...

For this flick, the guys cover another Shakespeare adaptation with Kenneth Branagh's 1989 version of Henry V. As you may remember, the Laurence Olivier version is ranked #18 on the BFI Top 100 while this one is nowhere to be found so there is some hot debate on that issue, they discuss the major differences in what this version does NOT omit unlike Olivier's wartime propaganda film, there is a major debate between cultural importance versus quality of a film and much, much more.

Next week: Brendan and Jason continue this July mini-series with the 2002 mini-series version of Doctor Zhivago (the original David Lean film is #27 on the BFI Top 100)

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And Now For Something Completely Similar: The Go-Between (2015)

And Now For Something Completely Similar: The Go-Between (2015)

July 1, 2019

For the month of July, Brendan and Jason explore movies that are somehow connected to the ones they've previously covered on the BFI Top 100. And now... for something completely similar...

First on the docket is the 2015 BBC television remake of The Go-Between (the 1971 original was #57 on the list). The guys discuss the differences and similarities between both works including cutting one character completely out of the remake, removing subtlety for more overt explanations and... why yes, there is something a little bit creepy about Vanessa Redgrave being in this movie.

Next week: Brendan and Jason continue this July mini-series with Kenneth Branagh's 1989 version of Henry V (the 1944 film was #17 on the list).

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Women in Love (#87)

Women in Love (#87)

June 24, 2019

DONGS-OUT FILMMAKING!

Brendan and Jason discuss the existential crises of 1969's Women in Love directed by the infamous and controversial Ken Russell and starring the likes of Oliver Reed and Alan Bates. The guys go deep on this very divisive film and discuss the shocking "wrestling" scene, they discuss how this film isn't really "about" the women despite the title suggesting otherwise, Oliver Reed's life outside of film is touched upon and one of the hosts REALLY hates the second hour of the movie.

Next week: A new 6-part series begins on the show called "And Now For Something Completely Similar" in which our hosts go through some remakes/sequels of some of the films they've covered during the first fifth of the show. It begins with the 2015 TV adaptation of The Go-Between.

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A Taste of Honey (#56)

A Taste of Honey (#56)

June 17, 2019

A feminist spin on the male-dominated kitchen sink drama?

Things get a little refreshing this week as Brendan and Jason head back to the frequently-seen (on this list) kitchen sink drama but this one ends up being... a little different. The guys discuss A Taste of Honey and marvel at all of the touchy matters being explored like abortion, interracial relationships and homosexuality to name just a few. They also discuss the way in which this film even came about, the very popular music group that was heavily influenced by it and much more.

Next week: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week.

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Mini-Episode - For (Small) Screen and Country

Mini-Episode - For (Small) Screen and Country

June 10, 2019
Jason's got "s--t to do" so this week, the guys have a smaller-than-usual episode (not really mini) talking about some of their favourite British television past and present. They discuss all the classics as Jason recollects old memories and Brendan has like two picks.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. What are YOUR favourite British TV shows?
 
 
 
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Mona Lisa (#67)

Mona Lisa (#67)

June 3, 2019
Did you know that Bob Hoskins is in fact a British man?
 
Brendan and Jason talk all about the Bob Hoskins/Cathy Tyson crime caper Mona Lisa. With this being a Neil Jordan film, there are some discussions on how the film handles race and sexuality, how Bob Hoskins does most of his best acting without even using words, the connections between Simone and a much more famous character in a later Neil Jordan film, Michael Caine's terrifying presence and much more.
 
Next week: As a little change of pace, the guys have a discussion on some of their favourite British TV shows.
 
 
 
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Don’t Look Now (#8)

Don’t Look Now (#8)

May 27, 2019
Well, this is definitely a tad different than last week's film...
 
Brendan and Jason explore the world of Italy with a film about a grieving couple dealing with the supernatural (or maybe lack thereof?) and their own shortcomings as they try to move on with their lives. Yes, it's Nicolas Roeg's bizarre arthouse horror film Don't Look Now. The guys talk about everything including the interesting editing choices, the terrifying final frames and one of the most controversial scenes of all-time. 
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. What did you think of Don't Look Now? Did it scare or unnerve you? Do you think Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland's "scene" was... unsimulated?
 
 
 
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Local Hero (#37)

Local Hero (#37)

May 20, 2019
The next fifth of the list begins with a quaint little character study/environmental film in Bill Forsyth's charming opus Local Hero. Brendan and Jason open their hearts to this film's tiny little Scotland locale and its vast array of charming characters, the fairy tale aspect to the story, Burt Lancaster's super bizarre aversion therapy and much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. Were you charmed by Local Hero? Does it capture small-town life pretty well?
 
 
 
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Awards and Official Rankings Episode #1

Awards and Official Rankings Episode #1

May 13, 2019
The first 20 movies are in the bag so Brendan and Jason are dishing out awards for their favourite performances, most uncomfortable scenes and so much more! The guys also provide their individual definitive ranking of the first 20 films covered thus far from Doctor Zhivago to Room at the Top.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week as part of the next crop of 20 movies. Where do YOU stand on the movies so far? How would you rank them on your personal list?
 
 
 
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