Skip to main content

#027 Richard Linklater: Before Sunrise vs. Bad News Bears w/ guest Dylan Schuck of "The Watch and Talk"






Download MP3
In today's episode Nate and Austin compare Richard Linklater's best and worst rated films, Before Sunrise (1995) and Bad News Bears (2005), respectively. Austin makes fun of a dead girl, Nate keeps ruining his childhood favorites, and Dylan finally finds a Richard Linklater movie that he doesn't really like. We were joined today by guest Dylan Schuck of The Watch and Talk Podcast. Find him on Twitter at @schuckster. Check back next Sunday at 7pm PST where we will compare Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) and The Colossus of Rhodes (1961), his best and worst rated films.

Also check out this behind the scenes footage from Before Sunrise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBLYiP8tv1E


Bad News Bears Notes
Worst Rated
PLOT: A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.
  • Ratings: IMDb 5.8 | RT 48% C / 46% A
  • Released: 2005
  • Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused)
  • Writer(s): Bill Lancaster and Clenn Ficarra & John Requa (screenplay), Bill Lancaster (1976 screenplay)
  • Cinematographer: Rogier Stoffers (School of Rock, Disturbia)
  • Notable actors: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft
  • Budget: $35 million
  • Box office: $34 million
  • Fun Facts:
    • Despite the remake having a higher MPAA rating than the original (PG-13 verses PG), the ratings board would not allow the remake to feature Coach Morris Buttermaker drinking alcoholic beer in the dugout as he had in the original. Strangely enough the board was fine with him spiking his non-alcoholic beer with hard liquor.
    • When looking for a local business to sponsor the team, Buttermaker tries a business called "Chico's Bail Bonds" which sponsored the team in the original.
    • Real-life baseball pro Sammi Kane Kraft's first and only on-screen performance. She later passed away in a tragic car crash at the young age of 20.


Before Sunrise Notes
Best Rated
PLOT: A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
  • Ratings: IMDb 8.1 | RT 100% C / 93% A
  • Released: 1995
  • Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused)
  • Writer(s): Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan
  • Cinematographer: Lee Daniel (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused)
  • Notable actors: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
  • Budget: $2.5 million
  • Box office: $5.5 million
  • Fun Facts:
    • The idea for the movie came from a night Richard Linklater spent walking around Philadelphia with Amy, a woman he met. Contrary to the movie, they stayed in touch for a while, until contact was lost. Linklater never heard from her again, not even when he became a director and Before Sunrise (1995) was released. It was not for many years later that he found out that Amy had died in a traffic accident a few years after they had met.
    • Most of the script was re-written by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Delpy later expressed frustration that they were uncredited for their work.
    • The screenplay was written in eleven days.
    • Ethan Hawk and Julie Delpy are the only actors in the film whose characters are given names.

  Intro music: Calm The Fuck Down - Broke For Free / CC BY 3.0  


Check out this episode!
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Richard Armitage interview on SLEEPWALKER

SLEEPWALKER is the latest film from director Elliott Lester. Troubled by bouts of sleepwalking and disturbing nightmares, graduate student Sarah Foster goes to her university's sleep research center for help. When she wakes up after her first night of being monitored, the world she lives in seems to have changed in subtle, Twilight-Zone-esque ways. In fact, every time she goes to sleep now, she wakes up in a slightly different version of her world. With the help of sleep researcher Dr. Scott White, she tries to work her way back to the reality she started in. But when they finally succeed, it’s revealed that Sarah’s world is not what she thought at all.

Today my guest is one of the stars SLEEPWALKER, Richard Armitage. Tonight we talk about his work on that film as well as his work as Thorin Oakenshiled in The Hobbit Films, as John Proctor in The Crucible, and his upcoming films Ocens 8 and the Julie Delpy directed film My Zoe.

Sleepwalker is Now Available on Digital HD and On Dem…

LAFF Review AND THEN THERE WAS EVE

2017
Directed By: Savannah Bloch
Starring: Tania Nolan, Rachel Crowl, Mary Holland, Karan Soni, John Kassir, and Anne Gee Byrd



Alyssa (Nolan) wakes up to find her home pillaged and her husband missing. The burglars have taken everything, down to the photos of her husband. The police offer little help so she turns to a friend of the family Eve (Crowl) for assistance. The film is less of a "who done it" and more of a "what happened."

The prolonged second act of the film focuses on the relationship between Eve and Alyssa. The suspense of the film lingers in the background while their relationship grows. In fact, clues of what is to come are clearly laid out in a way that allows the viewer to see where the film is headed before it gets there. I'm not sure if this is by design but the effect of having the stories trajectory clearly laid out gives the audience permission to accept this blossoming relationship.

Nolan and Crowl both give stunning performances that anc…

BFF review SWEET PARENTS

SWEET PARENTS review 2017
Directed By: David Bly
Starring: David Bly and Leah Rudick
Written By: David Bly and Leah Rudick

Moving to New York City with ambitions of making it as an artist is an uphill battle. Hell, moving to New York with ambitions of breaking into fast food is an uphill battle. Exorbitant rent makes it difficult if not impossible to get a temp job while you audition, paint, write, or sculpt. And paying $28 for an artisan PB&J not only has a heavy tax on your pocketbook, over time it can carry a greater burden on your soul. Spending tons of money to only feel like you are barely keeping your head above water is a crushing way to exist.

SWEET PARENTS is the story of a young couple who have been living the artists struggle in NYC for close to 8 years. Will has dreams of making it as a Chef and Gabby wants to become a professional sculptor. Both start side relationships, as last ditch efforts to support their careers, in what becomes a choice between ambition and lo…