FS #201: Chicago 10 / Flower of My Secret / Top 5 '60s Movies
Thursday, 13 March 2008 19:00

March 14: The boys are back after a week off and ready to blow off some steam, fight the man, and storm the old Chicago Amphitheatre alongside Abbie Hoffman, Rennie Davis and David Dellinger in director Brett Morgen's latest kaleidoscopic gonzo-documentary "Chicago 10." Featuring the vocal talents of Hank Azaria, Mark Ruffalo and Jeffrey Wright, the film chronicles the 1968 Democratic National Convention riots and subsequent trial of its alleged instigators -- inspiring Matty and Adam to share their Top 5 '60s Movies (movies set in the '60s, not from the '60s).

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and Filmspotting's Pedro Almodóvar Marathon launches with a review of 1996's "The Flower of My Secret."

Music by Wilder Embry from his new album "Squander."

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Filmspotting #201
:35-17:34 - Review: "Chicago 10"
Music: Wilder Embry, "Karaoke"
18:23-24:25 - Voicemail, Polls, Notes
24:26-25:25 - Matty's Movie Minute: "Semi-Pro"
25:26-34:39 - Feedback (Actors We Wouldn't Cast)
Music: Wilder Embry, "Answers"
36:10-39:36 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: John Damer)
39:37-47:00 - Almodóvar #1: "The Flower of My Secret"
Music: Wilder Embry, "Two Hearts Beat"
47:27-52:36 - New DVDs, Donations
52:37-1:03:50 - Top 5: '60s Movies
1:03:51-1:06:34 - Close/Next Show/Outtakes

- Brett Morgen was kind enough to respond to my follow-up query about the use of music in "Chicago 10." Here is what he had to say about the use of music: "There was no music added or cut since Sundance and all the cues are the same." So there you have it. Frustrating indeed to not be able to account for the difference in my perception of the music from then to now. That said, I'm starting to realize that your festival experience can often be very different from your non-festival one.

- Turns out we were right the first time... Josh Brolin is playing Dubya in Oliver Stone's upcoming "Bush," not Bush 41. Apparently IMDb has the credit incorrect.

- 'IKEA' Knightley and Orlando 'Bland' are names popularized by the BBC's Mark Kermode.

- During our Almodóvar discussion, we pronounced Leo's name (short for Leocadia) as LEE-oh. It should have been LAY-oh. We are Midwestern hicks, after all; but in our defense, watch the movie and you barely hear the distinction when the characters pronounce the main characters name.

- My apologies to Zach in Atlanta. I misspoke when saying that he left a voicemail thanking Matty for introducing him to "After the Wedding" and "This Is England." It was actually "England" and "The Wind That Shakes the Barley."
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