Monday, February 29, 2016

It's a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird

Another week means another episode of For Your Consideration from yours truly and my erstwhile co-host, Dustin Friesenhan. This time around we tackle the 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Since the film is on all the lists we decided to do it as a kind of tribute episode in light of Ms. Lee's passing a week and a half ago. It wasn't until after we had chosen to do it that I wondered what kind of a tribute it would be if one of us decided that the film was not, after all, a classic. You'll have to listen to find out what side the two of us landed on but it's always good to remember that it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

For Your Consideration...

It's been a while since I have posted here. A goodly long while now that I look at the date on my last post. A lot of things have kept me away since this time last year and one of them has been the creation of a brand new podcast that I have been doing with my friend Dustin called For Your Consideration.

It was born of a conversation with a coworker who upheld the notion that Pulp Fiction was the best movie of all time. We disagreed, obviously, and I walked away with the question, "how many 'classic' movies are actually worthy of the title Classic?" So, I got my then roomie Dustin to sign on as my co-host-in-waiting and went about putting together what would eventually become the final released version of the show.

It's a modest effort, to be sure, but we enjoy it. It's been a lot of fun revisiting some of these movies and seeing others for the first time. It's also been really fun getting others to come and sit in with us on our discussions and getting a different perspective on the proceedings. We've only recorded one of these so far but we have more on the schedule and we're looking forward to making it a regular thing in the future.

We're also looking forward to maybe getting some people talking about these movies. Creating a conversation about these films and why they are included on these all-time best lists is absolutely our mandate but we also just want to talk with other cinephiles about movies. As the show grows, hopefully so does its audeince and their participation level. We'll see what happens.

Until then, if you're reading this I urge you to check out the show which I'm embedding in the player below. We're available in the iTunes store as well so if you're an Apple user and you get your content from there, search us out and download some episodes. Also, if you're there, leave a comment and review the show. We really want to know what people think of the podcast.

Take care and I hope you enjoy the show.