We hope you’re all in the mood to be well bummed out this week here at Spoiler Filled, because Jamie has found the perfect film for it in Sidney Lumet’s Cold War political thriller Fail Safe. Whilst most of the film may be just one-sided phone calls, opening of envelopes and men staring at blinking dots on screens, it is awfully tense and depressing. Although trust the Spoiler Filled crew to pick up on some oddities such as: Walter Matthau’s sex appeal, giant phones to Russia, metaphorical bullfights and probably the most fantastically selfless American President ever portrayed in cinema.
Dir: Sidney Lumet
Wri: Walter Bernstein, Peter George, Eugene Burdick [Novel]
Cine: Gerald Hirschfield
Edi: Ralph Rosenblum
Prod: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Henry Fonda, Dan O’Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Larry Hagman
[Ep. 210, Rec. 06/2018]
There’s no two ways about it (unfortunately for our world famous puns), all of the Spoiler Filled crew fell a little bit in love this week with with the classic 1930’s movie Doctor Jekyll & Mr Hyde. But how can a somewhat-hokey-to-a-modern-audience film elicit such such joy in the somewhat notoriously cynical gang? Tune in now to find out!
Dir: Rouben Mamoulian
Cine: Karl Struss
Edi: William Shea
Mus: Herman Hand, Johann Sebastian Bach
Prod: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert, Halliwell Hobbes, Edgar Poole, Tempe Pigott
Ant had to make up for his previous choice of ‘Xanadu’ and what better way than to contrast a campy, trashy musical with some gritty, violent, British drama. So he did with this weeks choice of ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’, a 2004 effort from cult British filmmaker Shane Meadows. This time, Ant, Rich and Abi try to get to grips with a film that makes for some uncomfortable watching, ponder over just what the genre of this film is (in a good way, for a change), are constantly reminded that people are just awful and discuss whether regional British accents can be a little tricky.