EFC II #133 – The Conversation (1974)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#133 – The Conversation (1974)
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford

The one hundred and thirty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Francis Ford Coppola’s compelling character study, The Conversation.

Recorded in January 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think so, it’s a brilliant character piece with an excellent central performance from Gene Hackman.

EFC II #81 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#81 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Dir. Tobe Hooper
Starring: Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, Teri McMinn

The eighty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the legendary low budget horror film that is as long talked about as it was controversial when released, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, the acting was too bad for me.

Luke: Yes, it’s not a favourite, but there is something to it as a horror film, it has an iconic place in that genre, and rightfully so.

EFC II #58 – Blazing Saddles (1974)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#58 – Blazing Saddles (1974)
Dir. Mel Brooks
Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, Alex Karras, John Hillerman, George Furth, Jack Starrett, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Carol DeLuise, Richard Collier, Charles McGregor

The fifty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the rip roaring Western send up from Mel Brooks starring the incomparable Gene Wilder, Blazing Saddles.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s a classic.

Luke: Yes, it’s one of the all time great comedies without a doubt, hilarious in a way that I think is lost these days.

EFC II #27 – Young Frankenstein (1974)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#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.