EPISODE 297: ACTORS WHO DIRECT

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  1. Jake says:

    Tyler, I’ve got your back on “Dick Tracy.” Loved it when I was a kid and I’d say it still holds up as a well crafted entertainment. Totally agree with the praise regarding visuals and Pacino.

    • Ambrosia says:

      The world wasn’t ready for Dick Tracy. I venture to say that most if not all the criticisms of it could be leveled against contemporary comic book movies, and yet they maintain relatively higher esteem because they’re just status quo now, not something exciting and out of left field like DT was.

  2. Davide Perretta says:

    Download doesn’t work 🙁

  3. Miguel says:

    To put it in the words of Fadem, “long time listener, first time commenter”.

    And Tyler – I LOVE Dick Tracy too! I saw it in the theatre a few times when I was a kid and I stand by it. And regarding Siskel and his Oscar predictions, the film won three Oscars (Make-Up, Art Direction, and Best Original Song – won by Stephen Sondheim no less!). The film was also nominated for Sound Design, Cinematography, Costume Design, and Pacino was nominated for Supporting Actor. And it is still the comic book film with the most Oscar wins. Not that Oscars equal quality, but still not bad for 64% on RT!

  4. Davide Perretta says:

    Guys, Vittorio De Sica! He’s great right?

    I really liked this episode. It’s great to hear David in a good mood 🙂

    ..Haven’t seen Dick Tracy..

  5. Ambrosia says:

    re: Kevin Costner

    He is a graduate of my high school, a decade or two before my time, of course. Anyway, I don’t have enough school spirit for that alone to serve as evidence that he’s down-to-earth, but for one thing, Ventura, CA is not a very oddball place to grow up.

    Furthermore, for whatever reason, he remained a fan of Buena High’s girls’ basketball team… friends with the coach perhaps?… and he would now and then come to games or show up on campus. I didn’t take AP Government my senior year, but my best friend did, the 5’1″ 94 pound Jen (names changed to protect the topless), with a voice as loud and gruff as a football coach’s and a penchant for taking her top off at after-cast parties. Energetic, in a hamsterlike way. Anyway, the ramrod Government teacher loooooved Kevin Costner in that middle-aged lady specific way, and had joked that if anybody got Kevin into her class, they’d get an automatic A.

    One day he came to campus, and Jen saw him, and literally grabbed his arm wrapping both hers around it and dragged him shouting PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE to room 130 to collect her A.

    The teacher didn’t keep her word, that slaggy so and so. But everyone said he was really nice about it. I think down to earth is just about right.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      This comment made me like your friend more than Kevin Costner but I hope you’re right. I want him to be a good guy.

      – David

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