FS #171: The Bourne Ultimatum / The Simpsons Movie / Werner Herzog / Top 5 Movies About Memory
Friday, 03 August 2007 01:00

August 3: As charter members of the Bourne "Supremity" fan club, Adam and Sam were in a perfect position to be let down by the third film in the spy franchise, Paul Greengrass's "The Bourne Ultimatum." Would the movie pull a Streisand and fail to meet expectations? Or would Matt Damon and company "rock the sh*t" a third time around?

Between the two of them, Adam and Sam figured they'd probably seen 20 or so episodes of "The Simpsons." That averages out to just over one episode for each of the long-running series' 18 seasons. So what do a couple of non-devotees think of "The Simpsons Movie"? Well, it depends who you ask.


Plus, part one of Sam's interview with the man, the myth, the legend... Werner Herzog.

Also on the show: Massacre Theatre, the sixth and final movie in Filmspotting's Film Noir Marathon, "Kiss Me Deadly," and the Top 5 Movies About Memory.

Music by Ashton Allen courtesy of Livewire Recordings.

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Filmspotting #171
:30-13:53 - Review: "The Bourne Ultimatum"
13:54-19:46 - Review: "The Simpsons Movie"
Music: Ashton Allen, "Better Than I Know"
20:24-36:48 - Interview: Werner Herzog
Music: Ashton Allen, "Pretty Pink Rose"
37:13-40:40 - New DVDs, OFC Top 100, Donations
40:41-43:37 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Keith Geiger)
43:38-45:59 - Poll Questions
46:51-58:01 - Noir #6: "Kiss Me Deadly"
Music: Ashton Allen, "Prodigal Son"
58:49-1:04:50 - Muhe, Bergman, Antonioni
58:49-1:01:51 - Top 5: Movies About Memory
1:01:52-1:15:00 - Close/Next Show/Outtake + Bonus Outtake

CORRECTIONS/NOTES
- Vote DAILY for Filmspotting (Movies/Films, Best Produced) between now and August 11 at podcastawards.com.

- Online Film Community's Top 100 Films of All-Time

- Sam and I (and a good number of critics, probably) need to stop giving ALL the credit for technical aspects to directors like Paul Greengrass. Props to "Ultimatum" cinematographer Oliver Wood and editor Christopher Rouse.

- Coincidencespotting in this episode: Both "Bourne" and "The Simpsons" have surveillance scenes where someone in a government agency overhears a character saying something they shouldn't. Also, in "Kiss Me Deadly," Mike Hammer breaks an opera record from Caruso -- Klaus Kinski's hero in Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo."

- I didn't name it, so I thought I'd clarify... "I Think I Love My Wife" is an update of Rohmer's "Love In The Afternoon."

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