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Oct292014

Podcast: Gone Girl, Whiplash, and Kathleen Turner Sightings

The Podcast is back! 
And just in time for awards season to heat up. Please welcome back Nick Davis, Joe Reid, Katey Rich and your host Nathaniel R, as they discuss Gone Girl's conversational staying power, agnosticism about the very popular Whiplash, and fun anecdotes from Nick's jury duty at the Chicago Film Festival.

The discussion goes like so:

  • 00:01 Wild Anecdote & Podcast Reunion
  • 01:20 Kathleen Turner & Chicago Film Festival
  • 03:50 Gone Girl
  • 25:52 Wide Open Supporting Races
  • 27:31 The Selma Plan? 
  • 29:20 The Gotham Awards
  • 32:00 Whiplash
  • 41:25 Goodbyes

Articles Referenced in This Discussion
Gone Girl's "Psycho Bitch" |  Vulture Gone Girl's Woman ProblemKatey on Supporting ActressNathaniel on Supporting ActorThe Gotham Award Nominations 

You can listen at the bottom of the post or download on iTunes tomorrow (it generally takes 24 hours to show up there). Continue the conversation in the comments! 

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Reader Comments (12)

New podcast! Yasssss! Can't wait to listen to it later today :)

October 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

YES. Another podcast. Love these - you guys are awesome. Keep it up!

October 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterT-Bone

The idea of Kathleen Turner and Nick Davis sharing the same room is more than I can take.
I'm goind to need a minute.

October 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Peggy -- right? especially multiple times! It's too much. I'm green with envy.

October 30, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Love your podcasts, I think this foursome deserve a nomination for "best ensemble" in a podcast award. Seriously you guys have such great chemistry together.
Very envious of the Kathleen Turner sightings - no such thing as too many.

October 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Yesss!!!! I've been waiting for a podcast reunion.

October 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

I'm surprised by your reactions to Whiplash (especially with that A- review here at The Film Experience). I went to an Arts University, so the movie rang true for me. I met people who are willing to take the abuse because they want to be the best at what they're doing, and that's exactly what I saw in Andrew Neyman. The film could not be a battle of wills throughout, because it starts out being about this kid who wants to be the next Charlie Parker and is willing to put up with this abuse because he thinks it's what he needs to do. I think the battle of wills came about at just the right time; the third act, the place where the character has changed and is finally ready to tell this bully to go fuck himself. It's a perfectly sound structure for a movie and it works. I d agree that the girlfriend plot was kind of exhausting, but I get why it was there. Basically it tells us that this kid is destined to be alone if he wants to be the best. It's a movie that asks the question of whether it's worth it to lose parts of yourself in order to become a legend. As for Fletcher, my guess is he sees in Andrew the potential he's been looking for and is constantly testing him so he can become the best. My guess is, he pretends to care about these cmpetitions, but what he's really looking for is his next legend and he'll sacrifice whatever he has to for that next legend to prove himself as the next legend, and that's what the climax is all about. That's what I got from the movie anyway...

October 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRichter Scale

I was also surprised by the apathy for Whiplash. There were some ludicrous parts (the car crash supremely among them), but I didn't question the ending (wasn't there a second chair sitting next to Andrew?). But mostly what I loved about the film was the direction of the music scenes. They had such energy! If you ask me, this is how a movie about jazz should be filmed.

October 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

Richter -- yeah. I didn't feel passionately so I let Michael review it since he didn't. The reviews don't always reflect my own opinion ;)

October 30, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Great podcast. I'm finally seeing Whiplash later this week, but I'm so dreading it for all the reasons you all stated. It just seems so...male, for lack of a better word. My expectations were already fairly cool for how I'm going to react to it and now I have Joe to thank for dunking those expectations into a tank of liquid nitrogen.

And...I didn't mishear, you all are bullish on the film and the director getting into the race? It seems like director is fairly crowded. I'm curious about your reasoning. Maybe this will be made clearer once I see it.

So funny, I liked Gone Girl the second viewing more as well. I wonder what that's about -- probably because there's a lot there to see.

I liked the way the cool girl speech was cut with her repeating "Cool Girl is this", "Cool Girl is that"

My fantasy casting for this film was Gwyneth Paltrow once I'd heard that Ben was cast, but Rosamund def. had a star-making performance.

October 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBia

I'm so jealous of Nick. The closest I got to La Turner was third row when she talked about her career at her tribute. What a dame! I wish I could have been close to her musings. From what she said that night, I'm sure they were quite memorable.

October 31, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

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