EFC II #34 – Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

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#34 – Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Dir. Martin Brest
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Elibacher, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff, James Russo, Jonathan Banks, Stephen Elliott

The thirty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, one of Eddie Murphy’s more iconic starring vehicles of the 1980s, the action comedy, Beverly Hills Cop.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s a classic 80s film, and I’m glad I watched it before I die.

Luke: No, I loved it, it’s a fun film, but not a must see.

EFC II #33 – Fantastic Planet {La Planète Sauvage} (1973)

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#33 – Fantastic Planet (1973)
Dir. Rène Laloux
Starring: Jean Valmont, Eric Baugin, Jennifer Drake, Jean Topart

The thirty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Rène Laloux’s surreal, psychedelic sci-fi film, told through a striking form of animation, Fantastic Planet.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s unlike any animated film I’ve ever seen, and feels strikingly original, in a good way.

EFC II #32 – The Untouchables (1987)

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#32 – The Untouchables (1987)
Dir. Brian DePalma
Starring: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert DeNiro, Andy Garcia, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Bradford, Jack Kehoe, Brad Sullivan

The thirty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Brian DePalma’s Al Capone era set gangster film, based on a true story, The Untouchables.

Recorded in June 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Supporting Actor (Sean Connery)

Is it a film you should see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a great gangster film, I really loved it.

EFC II #31 – Rope (1948)

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#31 – Rope (1948)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Joan Chandler, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Constance Collier, Douglas Dick, Edith Evanson

The thirty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, another Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece of suspense, Rope.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: Yes, it’s brilliant.

EFC II #30 – The Sting (1973)

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#30 – The Sting (1973)
Dir. George Roy Hill
Starring: Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould

The thirtieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Roy Hill’s incredibly fun, 30s set caper, The Sting.

Recorded in July 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips), Best Director (George Roy Hill), Best Screenplay (David S. Ward), Best Art Direction (Henry Bumstead, James Payne), Best Costume Design (Edith Head), Best Film Editing (William Reynolds), Best Score (Marvin Hamisch)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s great.

Luke: Yes, it’s unbelievably fun, and so well done.

EFC II #29 – Andrei Rublev (1966)

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#29 – Andrei Rublev (1966)
Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Anatoli Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Burlyayev, Nikolai Sergeyev, Irma Raush, Nikolai Grinko

The twenty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Andrei Tarkovksy’s grand portrait of the fifteenth century painter, Andrei Rublev.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, but you probably should anyway, a stunning film but I’m on the fence. My gut says you can live without seeing it.

EFC II #28 – Gone with the Wind (1939)

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#28 – Gone with the Wind (1939)
Dir. Victor Fleming
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O’Neil, Evelyn Keyes, Hattie McDaniel

The twenty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the classic, grand sweeping epic, one of the most popular and successful movies of all time: Gone with the Wind.

Recorded in June 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (David O. Selznick), Best Director (Victor Fleming), Best Screenplay (Sidney Howard), Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel), Best Art Direction (Lyle R. Wheeler), Best Cinematography (Ernest Haller Ray Rennehan), Technical Achievement Award (Don Musgrave), Honourary Award for Use of Colour (William Cameron Menzies)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s one of those films you need to say that you’ve seen, it’s a classic.

Luke: Yes, it’s a bonafide, all time classic.

EFC II #27 – Young Frankenstein (1974)

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#27 – Young Frankenstein (1974)
Dir. Mel Brooks
Starring: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Richard Haydn, Gene Hackman

The twenty-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a love letter to and send up of the classic Universal monster movies from Mel Brooks: Young Frankenstein.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes.

Luke: Yes, it’s hysterical, a great comedy and love letter to old horror movies.

EFC II #26 – Rear Window (1954)

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#26 – Rear Window (1954)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn

The twenty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the thrilling and tense mystery from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock: Rear Window.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, you have to watch it.

Luke: Yes, absolutely, it’s a must see film.

EFC II #25 – Tootsie (1982)

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#25 – Tootsie (1982)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Sydney Pollack

The twenty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the satirical yet heartfelt comedy, Tootsie.

Recorded in June 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Lange)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s great.

Luke: Yes, it’s more than just a comedy.