This Is Hollywood

Yes, it’s Halloween and the guys do weigh in on their favorite Halloween candy and scary movie (Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments) but they also (sort of) eulogize legendary Hollywood studio chief, raconteur, ladies man, author/narrator of one of the greatest audio books of all time, and all around shady dude Robert Evans. Speaking of legendary, the New York Times pans a New York steak house that could claim that status, and Rob Long is happy about it. Also, where do you come down in the Marty (Scorsese) vs. Marvel contretemps? The GLoP-heads discuss and you may be surprised on where they come down on it.

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  1. Henry Castaigne Member

     

     

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    • October 31, 2019, at 8:40 AM PST
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  2. Henry Castaigne Member

    Lawrence of Arabia, and Captain and Commander barely have any women in it. Charles Krauthammer wrote a nice essay about it. 

    https://townhall.com/columnists/charleskrauthammer/2003/11/14/master-and-commander-n999278

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    • October 31, 2019, at 8:49 AM PST
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  3. Miffed White Male Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Lawrence of Arabia, and Captain and Commander barely have any women in it. Charles Krauthammer wrote a nice essay about it.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/charleskrauthammer/2003/11/14/master-and-commander-n999278

    Haven’t listened yet, but if the topic is movies without any/many women, my two nominees would be:

     

    Gettysburg (one girl on the street early in the film has a single line, otherwise that’s pretty much it)

    Hunt For Red October – Jack Ryan’s wife appears in an early scene, and maybe at the end. (it;’s been a while since I’ve watched it).

     

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    • October 31, 2019, at 9:13 AM PST
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  4. Arahant Member

    Great ending music.

    @jonahgoldberg, I believe what you were looking for is called Sturgeon’s Revelation.

    Rob, nice show. Loved your anecdotes and clips.

    Jon, well…you can do better.

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    • October 31, 2019, at 9:20 AM PST
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  5. JackButler Podcaster

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

     

     

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    The second one works too well. Snoopy in this scene looks pretty much just like Rosemary in the original. 

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    • October 31, 2019, at 9:48 AM PST
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  6. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Another challenge for Sorcerer was that title. It was directed by William Friedkin whose previous film was The Exorcist. With that title, people were not expecting a film about guys driving trucks with explosives in South America. And it is incredibly glum, not usually the ticket to big box office.

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    • October 31, 2019, at 10:09 AM PST
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  7. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Until you actually stop and think about it – or google it – there are quite a few movies with no women.

    Glengarry Glen Ross and First Blood are the 2 that have had the most impact on movie viewership.

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    • October 31, 2019, at 12:53 PM PST
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  8. JackButler Podcaster

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
     

     

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    The second one works too well. Snoopy in this scene looks pretty much just like Rosemary in the original.

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    • November 1, 2019, at 6:59 AM PST
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  9. JackButler Podcaster

    Lord of the Rings does too have women in it! Galadriel and Eowyn are two of the most important characters! 

    But yes, Arwen’s role was built up a bit. In the book version of Fellowship, what Arwen does to keep Frodo safe just before Rivendell is done by the male elf Glorfindel. 

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    • November 1, 2019, at 7:28 AM PST
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  10. Henry Castaigne Member

    Why did the guy with the jar of foreskins need the jar if he was able to cheat on his wife?

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    • November 1, 2019, at 9:10 AM PST
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  11. LibertyDefender Member

    What an awesome podcast. Twenty minutes of analysis of how Game of Thrones reflects development of minor characters in Lord of the Rings, as prelude to a half hour discussion about the life of a producer who didn’t even make mov-

    zzzzzzzzzZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz….

    Snrkkk-snort, I’M AWAKE, don’t turn it off, I’m watching that! 

    Hunt for Red October should have been an easy call for all-male movie cast. 

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    • November 1, 2019, at 2:21 PM PST
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  12. kedavis Member

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    What an awesome podcast. Twenty minutes of analysis of how Game of Thrones reflects development of minor characters in Lord of the Rings, as prelude to a half hour discussion about the life of a producer who didn’t even make mov-

    zzzzzzzzzZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz….

    Snrkkk-snort, I’M AWAKE, don’t turn it off, I’m watching that!

    Hunt for Red October should have been an easy call for all-male movie cast.

    Also The Thing, 1982 version. (No on-screen female cast, anyway.)

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    • November 1, 2019, at 4:32 PM PST
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  13. WilliamDean Coolidge

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Why did the guy with the jar of foreskins need the jar if he was able to cheat on his wife?

    Count me as not wanting to know anything more about this. Ever.

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    • November 1, 2019, at 11:14 PM PST
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  14. WilliamDean Coolidge

    Can we count wildlife movies that don’t even have any people in them?

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    • November 1, 2019, at 11:17 PM PST
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  15. kylez Member

    Does Sleuth (the original) have any women? 

    Also coming to mind is Hell in the Pacific, with Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. 

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    • November 2, 2019, at 12:23 AM PST
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  16. kylez Member

    Tempted to change my name to “moper and degenerate”, as I really like Three Musketeers

    Same for candy corn.

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    • November 2, 2019, at 12:25 AM PST
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  17. kedavis Member

    By the way, John, priapism is NOT the INability to perform. It’s more like what you’re supposed to seek medical help for after 4 hours if you took Viagra…

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    • November 3, 2019, at 1:20 AM PST
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  18. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    By the way, John, priapism is NOT the INability to perform. It’s more like what you’re supposed to seek medical help for after 4 hours if you took Viagra…

    Ooh, do we need a picture of the old Roman god Priapus?

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    • November 3, 2019, at 2:21 AM PST
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  19. Fynxbell Member

    Who’s the girl in the left side of this picture?

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    • November 3, 2019, at 4:20 AM PST
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  20. Arahant Member

    Fynxbell (View Comment):

    Who’s the girl in the left side of this picture?

    Ali McGraw

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    • November 3, 2019, at 4:31 AM PST
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  21. Daniel Sterman Listener

    WilliamDean (View Comment):

    Can we count wildlife movies that don’t even have any people in them?

    Only if the wildlife is all male too.

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    • November 3, 2019, at 8:24 AM PST
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  22. Blue Yeti Admin

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Fynxbell (View Comment):

    Who’s the girl in the left side of this picture?

    Ali McGraw

    Who was married to Evans at the time and is the subject of Evan’s monologue (from the legendary audio book of The Kid Stays In The Picture) at the top of the show. 

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    • November 3, 2019, at 10:34 AM PST
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  23. Fynxbell Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Fynxbell (View Comment):

    Who’s the girl in the left side of this picture?

    Ali McGraw

    Thanks. Didn’t recognize her, but was never a big fan anyway.

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    • November 3, 2019, at 2:34 PM PST
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  24. Blue Yeti Admin

    Fynxbell (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Fynxbell (View Comment):

    Who’s the girl in the left side of this picture?

    Ali McGraw

    Thanks. Didn’t recognize her, but was never a big fan anyway.

    Not recognizing Ali McGraw means never having to say you’re sorry. 

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    • November 3, 2019, at 6:59 PM PST
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  25. Al Sparks Thatcher

    My mom liked candy corn, and I grew up with it as an occasional staple in the home. I don’t eat a lot of candy anymore, and I haven’t had it in years.

    I liked the ending song, and was able to google the lyrics. It’s by the Reverend Horton Heat, which I never heard of before. I went to my Amazon music app and listened to more of his tunes. His music is a mixture of rockabilly and punk that’s called psychobilly. I learned something new.

    Of course the whole song wasn’t played at the end, but here’s some lyrics that were missed:

    Look at all the cows in the slaughterhouse yard

    Gotta hit’em in the head, gotta hit’em real hard.

    First you gotta clean’em then the butcher cuts’em up,

    Throws it on a scale, throws an eyeball in a cup.

    That doesn’t stop me from enjoying a steak, but it’s not bad to point out the cost.

    Anyway, thanks for introducing me to them.

    It might be good, btw, to include credits for the music in the show notes.

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    • November 3, 2019, at 9:16 PM PST
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  26. kedavis Member

    Rob comments that movies are better when they’re made on a tight budget. But that might be a case of the “post hoc, ergo propter hoc” logical fallacy.

    It may be true – I suspect it actually IS true – that many of the best movies were made with penny-pinching budgets. But it’s probably a mistake to say that they turned out better BECAUSE they were made with penny-pinching budgets. It may have worked out that way in some cases because they couldn’t afford to get some big-name actor(s) – or director, etc – and wound up using someone who was cheap but turned out to be a better performance than a big name. But there is a huge number of cheaply-made movies that are just awful, and probably largely that WAS because they had a small budget.

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    • November 11, 2019, at 4:07 PM PST
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