EFC II #171 – She Done Him Wrong (1933)

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#171 – She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Dir. Lowell Sherman
Starring: Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery Sr.

The one hundred and seventy-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the Mae West vehicle and shortest ever Best Picture Oscar nominee, She Done Him Wrong.

Recorded in August 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, even as a Cary Grant fan there wasn’t much to be too entertained by, I think this film certainly had its time, but it hasn’t well for my tastes.

EFC II #159 – American Graffiti (1973)

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#159 – American Graffiti (1973)
Dir. George Lucas
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Mackenzie Phillips, Harrison Ford, Wolfman Jack

The one hundred and fifty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Lucas’ love letter to the cruising teen culture of the early 1960s, American Graffiti.

Recorded in May 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: I honestly don’t know, but I’m glad I watched it.

Luke: Yeah, for its time it feels quite unique and is a highly charming snapshot of a certain era of teen culture.

EFC II #156 – Toy Story (1995)

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#156 – Toy Story (1995)
Dir. John Lasseter
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten, Laurie Metcalf

The one hundred and fifty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Lasseter’s groundbreaking computer animated classic, Toy Story.

Recorded in August 2015 & May 2017.

Oscar Wins: Special Achievement (John Lasseter)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s great and the first of its kind.

Luke: Yes, it started a whole new form of storytelling, and still holds up twenty years on as not just a great animated film, but a great film, period.

EFC II #152 – The King of Comedy (1983)

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#152 – The King of Comedy (1983)
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Tony Randall, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

The one hundred and fifty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Martin Scorsese’s black comedy, starring Robert De Niro as an aspiring comedian, The King of Comedy.

Recorded in April 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I was really surprised by this one, an excellent film.

EFC II #151 – His Girl Friday (1940)

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#151 – His Girl Friday (1940)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Alma Kruger, Gene Lockhart, Clarence Kolb, Abner Biberman, John Qualen, Helen Mack

The one hundred and fifty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Howard Hawks’ rapid fire screwball comedy, His Girl Friday.

Recorded in April 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, if only on the incredible delivery of such rapid fire dialogue, which is unbelievably impressive.

EFC II #144 – Destry Rides Again (1939)

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#144 – Destry Rides Again (1939)
Dir. George Marshall
Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy

The one hundred and forty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Marshall’s highly entertaining Western, Destry Rides Again.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think so, it’s a lot of fun and features two icons of cinema together on screen in Dietrich and Stewart.

EFC II #142 – The Big Chill (1983)

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#142 – The Big Chill (1983)
Dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Starring: Tom Berenger, Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, JoBeth Williams, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, Don Galloway

The one hundred and forty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Lawrence Kasdan’s acclaimed comedy-drama, The Big Chill.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, it wasn’t that memorable to me.

Luke: Yes, I loved this film, a quality comedy drama with a stellar cast.

 

EFC II #141 – Modern Times (1936)

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#141 – Modern Times (1936)
Dir. Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford, Chester Conklin, Al Ernest Garcia

The one hundred and forty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the legendary Charlie Chaplin’s final silent film and a farewell to his “Little Tramp” persona, Modern Times.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Maybe, it’s great, but I’m not sure. If you like Chaplin it’s an obvious yes.

Luke: A yes from me, the last silent appearance from one of the all time great movie icons, and a damn good film on top of it. Paulette Goddard steals the show.

EFC II #140 – Clueless (1995)

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#140 – Clueless (1995)
Dir. Amy Heckerling
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Dan Hedaya, Elisa Donovan, Justin Walker, Wallace Shawn, Breckin Meyer

The one hundred and fortieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Amy Heckerling’s 90s teen movie, Clueless.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, I don’t know why it’s in the book, it was enjoyable though.

Luke: No, I really enjoyed it, and it quite took me aback as I preemptively wrote it off, very likeable but not essential.

EFC II #139 – Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

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#139 – Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Dir. Amy Heckerling
Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Robert Ramonus, Brian Backer, Amanda Wyss, Ray Walston, Forest Whitaker

The one hundred and thirty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Amy Heckerling’s seminal 80s teen flick, from a Cameron Crowe script, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, it was alright but felt like any other teen movie.

Luke: No, but I really, really enjoyed it a lot.