EFC II #118 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#118 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Dir. Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Charles Fleischer, Christopher Lloyd, Stubby Kaye, Joanna Cassidy, Kathleen Turner, Alan Tilvern, Lou Hirsch, Mel Blanc, Mae Questel

The one hundred and eighteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the wacky tale set in 1940s Hollywood where animated cartoon characters are real, living actors, Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Recorded in November 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Visual Effects (Ken Ralston, Richard Williams, Ed Jones, George Gibbs), Best Editing (Arthur Schmidt), Best Sound Effects Editing (Charles L. Campbell, Louis Edemann)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s great and probably the best live action/animation hybrid film.

Luke: Yeah, it’s incredibly fun, historic for the characters it brings into one film, and really works as a film alongside its (at the time) pioneering effects.

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EFC II #117 – The Social Network (2010)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#117 – The Social Network (2010)
Dir. David Fincher
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara

The one hundred and seventeenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the true story that follows Mark Zuckerberg as he created Facebook, The Social Network.

Recorded in November 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Best Film Editing (Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter), Best Original Score (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s impeccably made all across the board.

EFC II #116 – Network (1976)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#116 – Network (1976)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Starring: Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Beatrice Straight, Ned Beatty

The one hundred and sixteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Sidney Lumet’s incredible look at a TV network exploiting a mentally vulnerable broadcaster, appropriately titled: Network.

Recorded in November 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Actor (Peter Finch), Best Actress (Faye Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Beatrice Straight), Best Original Screenplay (Paddy Cheyefsky)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Definitely, a great commentary on society’s relationship with mass media that is still relevant today, with powerhouse performances to really send that message home.

EFC II #115 – Kes (1969)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#115 – Kes (1969)
Dir. Ken Loach
Starring: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes

The one hundred and fifteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Ken Loach’s authentic and intimate drama about a young teenager growing up in 60s Britain, Kes.

Recorded in November 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Absolutely, a heart wrenching yet wonderful film.

EFC II #114 – Diner (1982)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#114 – Diner (1982)
Dir. Barry Levinson
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Kevin Bacon, Paul Reiser, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin

The one hundred and fourteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Barry Levinson’s directorial debut, following a group of friends in the late 50s, Diner.

Recorded in November 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, but I loved it.

Luke: No, but I also loved it, it doesn’t have that extra element that makes it must see for me, but still immensely enjoyable!