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Episode 59: On The Waterfront (1954)

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In this episode we talk about On The Waterfront, the Best Picture Oscar winner that got the most votes on our poll! Elia Kazan’s iconic drama about the former prize-fighter Terry Malloy is on pretty much everyone’s all-time best movies list – but did we all like this classic of the 50s? Listen to the episode to find out! 😜

We’ve been having some technical difficulties,
so there’s an echo in the recording, sorry. We’re trying to fix it! 

Structure
00:00 – 02:43 – Chick-chatter and Introductions
02:43 – 03:23 – LPN Trailer
03:24 – 17:44 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
17:45 – 43:35 – Main Discussion: On The Waterfront, 1954 
43:35 – 48:07 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs
Waterfront, by Simple Minds
Across the Universe, by In December

 

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Thank you to everyone who voted on our poll! Have you seen On The Waterfront? What did you think of it?

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Episode 56: Cult Horror Movies

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Once again, we managed to get a horror movie episode of this podcast cursed – from broken and stolen laptops to WiFi that broke down, we experienced a number of scheduling errors and thus didn’t quite get this out before Hallowe’en. But this way, you can continue listening to people talking about scary movies this November! We are joined by special guest Jessica Manzo from www.frenchtoastsunday.com as well and would like to thank her for that 🙂

PS: We deeply apologize for the background noise in this episode, we are not quite sure where it came from, but some of us had to record from our phones so that might be the issue. There are also no songs this time around.

Structure:
00:00 – 02:00 – Chick chatter & Introductions
02:00 – 10:38 – Guest questionnaire
10:38 – 39:57- The chicks and Jess discuss The Evil Dead, Videodrome and Suspiria
39:57 – 47:26 – Plugs and Goodbyes

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Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

What are your thoughts on cult horror movies? What are your favorites?

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Episode 52: College Movies

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Hi guys! Long time, no see. So here’s the thing- we have been trying to record but due to our respective colleges and the work they assign us, we have not been able to make time. Hence, we thought why not do an episode on what’s been keeping us from podcasting, i.e., colleges?! So in this episode, along with Interesting Movie of the Fortnight (or rather last few months), each of us talk about our top 3 college movies. Enjoy 🙂

Structure:
00:00 – 02:38 – Chick chatter
02:38 – 03:36 – Trailer
03:36 – 20:53 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
20:53 – 55:47 – The chicks talk about their favourite College movies
55:47 – 1:00:32 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
College, by Vampire Weekend
College Girl, by Travis Porter
Across The Universe, by Vandana Vishwas

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Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

What are your favourite college movies?

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Episode 50: Nº50- The Anniversary Episode

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AAAA we did it! It took us quite a while but we’re so excited that we reached this half-century mark. It’s been so fun, you guys, and thank you for being such patient and awesome listeners.

In our 50th episode (woo hoo!), the chicks take their own guest questionnaire, talk about three female-directed movies, listen to some other film bloggers list their favourite female-directed films and declare the results of the Banner Voting poll. Also, as dictated by tradition, there are some problems with the recording but let’s face it, it’s part of our charm. 50 episodes in and still getting the hang of it. Enjoy 😉

Structure:
00:00 – 06:51 – Chick-chatter
06:51 – 07:35 – Trailer
07:35 – 25:23 – The chicks answer the guest questionnaire
25:23 – 35:17 – The chicks talk about Across the Universe (2007)
35:17 – 51:00 – The chicks talk about Fish Tank (2009)
51:00 – 1:00:08 – The chicks talk about Dhobi Ghat/Mumbai Diaries (2010)
1:00:08 – 1:07:38 – Feedback on female-directed films
1:07:38 – 1:10:24 – Banner Voting results
1:10:24 – 1:18:09 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
I’m Every Woman, Whitney Houston
Where Are The Female Directors?, All Exchanges Final Pitch Video (watch the full video here)
Across The Universe, The Scorpions

Give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes and Stitcher; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

What did you guys think? Give us any/all of your thoughts!

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Episode 47: Road Trip Movies

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It’s time to pack your suitcase and jump into a cinematic (and – sadly – fictional) car with the chicks and special guest Jay Cluitt (www.lifevsfilm.com). One of the most loyal (and only?) listeners of this podcast, Jay travelled all the way from England to our Skype conversation just to be rudely questioned and told that his opinions on movies are wrong. However, along the road we all found together and raved about the intense pleasure we all derive from the peculiar genre of road movies. This episode also features the T-Rex from Jurassic Park and Britney Spears.

Structure:
00:00 – 04:39 – Chick-chatter
04:39 – 05:38 – Trailer
05:38 – 17:06 – Guest questionnaire
17:07 – 1:07:59 – Our Top 3 road movies + thoughts
1:07:59 – 1:14:18 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Radar Love, Golden Earring
Road Runner, Bo Diddley
Across the Universe, Cindy Lauper

Give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes and Stitcher; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

What are some of your favorite road movies? Or some of the worst?