It’s a new podcast! Jonathan might be a little loud in this, despite his best attempts to reign that in in post. Mic placement will change in episode 3.
First, a couple of shout-outs. Thanks to Christina Ellis for beating us to the AFI list with her podcast Watching 100 Movies, and thus forcing us to find new, equally interesting ground to cover.
Thanks also to Back Seat Producers for inspiring me to want to talk about movies, too, and also for giving me a format to steal shamelessly.
This show pulls its movie list from the All-TIME 100 Movies list, as well as the 20 additions made last year, and the 10 Greatest Movies of the Millennium. As it stands, that leaves us with 133 movies to watch (there are two trilogies, and two two-parters on the list), and likely 130 episodes (we’ll each be recommending a movie for inclusion on the list).
If you’d like to keep tabs with us and track your process, as well, we’re tracking the movies we’ve covered with a list on iCheckMovies. (Here’s an iCheckMovies list with the complete list on it.) In case of potential scheduling issues, we’re filling out the list as we go along. We hope you’re ready for the long haul, folks!
Without further ado, then, let us begin!
Sherlock Jr. – April 21, 1924
Directors: Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle (uncredited)
Producers: Joseph M. Schenck, Buster Keaton
Writers: Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez, Joseph A. Mitchell
Actors: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane
Distributor: Metro Pictures Corporation
The course of the conversation:
Why are we doing this?
We’re using the Time All-TIME 100 Movies list (plus some extras).
The Buster Keaton Scale.
Forget Chuck Norris. Buster Keaton is the man!
No clue how to make babies.
Spoilers should be assumed. There will likely be no further warnings.
“For the time” gets discussed.
Buster Keaton is devoted to his work.
Should we discuss acting? Nathaniel says, “Yes!”
Bugs Bunny and Buster Keaton
Devotion to the craft of filmmaking, all for a gag.
And the French arrives.
Other black-and-white, silent movies.
Back Seat Producers mentions: 1
In the weeks to follow, we will rank the movies on the list, but with only one available….
Next week: City of God, a 2002 crime drama.
In future weeks, we’ll want you to leave your own ranked lists in the comments below. For now, let us know what movie you think deserves to be on the list, but isn’t.