Filmspotting #151: The Lives of Others / Birth of a Nation / Top 5 Movies About Voyeurs
Friday, 09 March 2007 01:00

March 9: When Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck accepted the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for "The Lives of Others," Germans everywhere cheered. The rest of the world scratched their heads wondering why Guillermo del Toro's triple-Oscar winner "Pan's Labyrinth" hadn't won instead. A film about loyalty, betrayal and the transformative power of art, "Lives" manages to recall great surveillance pictures of the past (Coppola's "The Conversation," among others), while also recalling the philosophical filmmaking of Krzysztof Kieslowski. But is it better than del Toro's critically-acclaimed adult fairy tale? Adam and Sam weigh in.

Also on the show: Filmspotting starts its six-week Silent Films Marathon by wrestling with D.W. Griffith's troublesome masterpiece "The Birth of a Nation." Plus, Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre, and the Top 5 Movies About Voyeurs.

Music by Graham Parker courtesy of Bloodshot Records.

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Filmspotting #151
:18-14:07 - Review: The Lives of Others
Music: Graham Parker, "Stick To The Plan"
15:17-28:23 - Listener Feedback (Zodiac, Top 5 Need To See)
Music: Graham Parker, "Stick To Me"
29:27-33:14 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Lindsay McCray)
33:15-38:58 - Poll Questions (Black Snake, 300)
38:59-42:25 - Silents #1: "Birth of a Nation"
Music: Graham Parker, "Bad Chardonnay"
43:27-45:00 - New DVDs/Donations
45:01-51:49 - "Birth of a Nation" cont.
51:50-53:30 - Feedback cont.
53:31-1:02:45 - Top 5: Movies About Voyeurs
1:02:46-1:04:29 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- Only the first Graham Parker track, "Stick To The Plan," is a 'new' song -- from his upcoming album "Don't Tell Columbus." The other two tracks are from previous albums. (Long story)

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