Episode 34, May 26, 2017: The Conversation

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Podcast recommendations, we test if whiskey goes bad in a flask over a year, a 1974 history quiz, what's reality and what's perception, and we also discuss the movie at some point.


Warning: Spoilers, adult humor, and harsh language ahead. Listen at your own risk.







Show Notes:


2DudeReview - Episode 34: The Conversation

I. Introduction
- Discuss site, Twitter, etc.

II. Our bet

III. Tidbits/Things to Discuss
- Francis Ford Coppola was influenced by the film Blowup but since the film was release just after Watergate, most film goers attributed the movie to that.
- It was nominated for three Academy Awards but lost best picture to Godfather II which is another Coppola movie.
- The movie uses the same equipment that was used by Nixon to spy on opponents prior to Watergate.
- Our thoughts on the movie?
- The main themes of the film: survellance versus participation. Preception versus reality.
- Did anything actually happen or did Caul just go insane with paranoia/his past (Caul's reality versus what the audience views)?
- Do you think the cinematography is Hitchcok influneced?
- The score's role in the film or as Coppola put it, the piano is a lonely instrument; as lonely as Harry Caul – or an unanswered question.
- Harrison Ford was supposed to be a small cameo. Ford decided to play the part gay. Coppola and Ford discussed it at rehearsal and Coppola expanded the role.
- Did anyone else get the feeling that Teri Garr was more of a prostitute than Caul's girlfriend (which she is supposed to be)?

IV. How rotten is The Conversation? The Conversation was given an % by Rotten Tomatoes. Do the following films fall higher or lower than %?

V. Mention next film, plus reiterate the Web site and social media feeds

VI. Final Grade of A-F

Chad's Grade: A-
Brian's Grade: A
Karina's Grade: A