Pat and Scott discuss Escape from New York. Directed by John Carpenter and staring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isac Hayes, Hary Dean Stanton and Adrienne Barbeau.
This episode Pat and Scott talk about Thelma and Louise.
Warning spoilers ahead. Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri tells the story of two women (Thelma and Louise) who try to go on a fishing trip only to be forced to run from the law when Thelma is almost raped and Louise shoots (and kills) the would-be rapist. The two have various misadventures while attempting to avoid the police with the goal of sneaking into Mexico. Eventually the two find themselves being chased by local police as well as the FBI. Rather than surrender the two decide to drive off a cliff to their deaths.
What we watched
Thelma and Louise
What we drank
Michters US1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
The review mentioned in the podcast http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/2016/5/22/thelma-louise-part-1-girls-trip-interrupted.html
Josey Wales, a Missouri farmer, is driven to revenge by the destruction of his home and the murder of his wife and young son by a band of plundering Union militants from Kansas known as the Redlegs, led by the despicable and sadistic Captain Terrill.
He winds up joinjng a band of confederate Missouri guerrilla fighters and forges a reputation as a legendarily fast and fearless gunfighter. At the end of the war, Josey’s friend and superior, Captain Fletcher, persuades his men to surrender, having been promised by Union Senator James Lane that they will be granted amnesty. Wales refuses to surrender, and as a result, he and a wounded young recruit named Jamie are the only surviving witnesses to the betrayal and massacre of the surrendering men by Senator Lane and the Union army. In retaliation, Josie manages to use a gatling gun to kill many of the soldiers and redlegs in the camp before they escape.
Lane convinces Fletcher to assist Capt. Terrill and his men in catching and killing Wales and puts a $5,000 bounty on his head. Now officially an outlaw, Josey is doggedly pursued by the Union Army and bounty hunters as he tries to flee to Texas. Despite his desire to never get too close to anyone ever again, he winds up saving and reluctantly adopting a new family of ragtag outcasts and underdogs along the way. They include an old Cherokee man named Lone Watie, a young Navajo woman named Little Moonlight, a mangy redbone hound; a cantankerous old woman from Kansas named Grannie Sarah, and her granddaughter Laura Lee. In the films finale, The Redlegs launch a surprise attack on the ranch left to Grannie Sarah by her deceased son that the outcasts have made their new home and Wales has a final bloody showdown with their leader, Captain Terrill, to avenge his family.
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Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a superhero film very loosely based on the comic series Birds of Prey. It is the 8th film considered to be part of the DC Extended Universe that started with Man of Steel, and in someways is a sequel to 2016’s Suicde Squad. The film was directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hodson, and it stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong, and Ewan McGregor.
The film follows Harley Quinn, after she gets dumped by the Joker. Since she is no longer the Jokers girlfriend; pretty much all of the Gotham underworld tries to get revenge on her for various misdeeds of the past. Harley Quinn also runs afoul of crime boss Roman Sionis and goes on a series of adventures with a teenage pickpocket in an attempt to return a diamond Sionis had stolen which was then stolen from him. Eventually the various players come together to fight Roman Sionis’s gang and save the teenage pickpocket from Sionis’s wrath.
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Terry Gilliam’s 12 monkeys written by David Webb, Peoples and Janet Peoples. As the opening credit spell out 5 billion people will die from a deadly virus. In 1997, the survivors will abandon the surface of the planet. Once again, the animals who ruled the world, James Cole is a prisoner in a post-apocalyptic future of 2035, where humanity lives underground. James Cole is haunted by recurring dreams of his childhood memory, of being in an airport with his family and witnessing a traumatic scene of a very upset and beautiful blonde woman chasing after men who’s ultimately shot. He is offered the chance at a pardon. If he would go back in time to find the army of the 12 monkeys who they believe are responsible for a man-made virus, so that they can get a sample of the pure virus to find a cure for humanity in the future. Chris marker’s La Jetee is a short French film that inspired the 12 monkeys. It is a story of a prisoner in an underground society in the aftermath of world war three, because of his strong recurrent childhood memory of witnessing a traumatizing incident involving a beautiful woman and a man at airport, he’s offered a chance of a pardon if he will be the subject of a series of time-travel experiments into the past, which he has a strong connection to and the future in an effort to reach food, medicine, and energy.
What we watchedLa Jetée
What we drankMonkey Shoulder
The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old
LinksThe Oral History Of 12 Monkeys
The director and screenwriters of ’12 Monkeys’ look back on the film 25 years later
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