Episode 76: Noirvember – 2018 Edition!

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We know Noirvember is over, but this movie event is one of our absolute favorites, so we couldn’t miss it. For this year’s edition, Nik and Sofia chose their all-time favorite noir films, and had our noir newbie chick, Getter, watch them for the first time! Did she love them? Hate them? Are we still friends with her??

Listen to one of our last episodes of 2018 to find out, as the chicks discuss the noir classics Sweet Smell of Success (1957), and Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Structure
00:00 – 01:56  Introductions + Featured LAMB Podcast: First Time Watchers Podcast
01:57 – 18:09 Interesting Movie of The Fortnight: Burn the Stage – The Movie (2018), Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), Bodyguard (2018 BBC Show)
18:10 – 38:39  Main Discussion Part I: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
38:40 – 56:00 Main Discussion Part II: Sunset Boulevard (1950)
56:01 – 01:03:23 Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs
Prelude, by Franz Waxman (from the soundtrack of Sunset Boulevard)
The Street, by Elmer Bernstein (from the soundtrack of Sweet Smell of Success)
Scenes from Sunset Boulevard and Sweet Smell of Success

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On the next episode: the chicks talk about Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma (2018).

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Episode 64: Foreign Noirvember

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Put on your fedoras, turn down your key light and grab your femme fatales because it’s that time of the year again! Yes, Noirvember is here and so is our annual episode celebrating the phenomenon. This time, inspired by our international routes, we take a look at foreign noirs and neo-noirs. Also, we Flick the News and this time gush about our favourite current TV shows. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy fun ride!

Structure:
00:00 – 31:59 Flicking the News: Netflix TV Shows We’ve Been Watching!
32:00 – 01:34:00 Main Discussion on Foreign Noirs and Neo-Noirs: Los Abrazos Rotos (or Broken Embraces) from Spain, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, from India, and Rififi from France
01:34:01 – 01:39:31 Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Rififi, by Magali Noël
Los Abrazos Rotos Soundtrack, by Alberto Iglesias
Across the Universe, by Scorpions

Feel free to give us your feedback on our facebook page or via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast@gmail.com). You can also find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @RVTblog and @MettelRay.

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


Share your thoughts on your favourite TV shows at the moment and obviously your favourite foreign noirs in the comments!

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Episode 36: Neo-Noirvember

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It’s Noirvember, and the chicks once again celebrate this unique movie genre with an episode dedicated to the winner from our neo-noir movie poll – Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight. Thank you for voting, and for all your enthusiasm!

Structure:
00:00 – 03:10- Chick-chatter
03:10 – 03:48- Trailer
03:48 – 14:43- Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
14:43 – 36:19- The chicks discuss Out of Sight (1998)
36:19 – 49:30- F*ck-Mary-Kill: Film Noir characters
49:30 – 52:57- Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Out of SightBuddy Guy
Tub Scene, Out of Sight soundtrack
Across the UniverseDavid Bowie

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Episode 14: Noirvember

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As the days grow darker and the leaves start falling, the Chicks take part in the celebration of Noirvember. Join us on a low-key lit journey to find The Maltese Falcon, scent the Sweet Smell of Success and promenade along Sunset Blvd.

Structure
0:19 – Chick-chatter
2:57 – Trailer
3:19 – Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
22:05 – The Chicks discuss The Maltese Falcon (1941)
35:53 – The Chicks discuss Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
48:07 – The Chicks discuss Sunset Blvd. (1950)
1:16:28 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Music
Artie Shaw – Nightmare
The Velvet Underground – Femme Fatale
Jim Sturgess – Across The Universe