Silver Screen Happy Hour

Lawrence Lozier Films

Chris & Jerome Wiegand compare two movies that have similar themes while enjoying a drink. Listeners will benefit from Jerome's cinematic expertise and Chris's insight into human nature. Join them for their Silver Screen Happy Hour! read less
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Holdovers of the Flower Moon: A Breakdown of The Holdovers(2023) and Killers of the Flower Moon(2023)
5d ago
Holdovers of the Flower Moon: A Breakdown of The Holdovers(2023) and Killers of the Flower Moon(2023)
This episode offers an in-depth analysis of two films: 'Killers of the Flower Moon' and 'The Holdovers. A Happy Hour for screenwriters and movie lovers! Chris provides an update on his move and delays in publishing recordings due to technical difficulties. They then dive into a detailed discussion and analysis of two Oscar-nominated films, 'Killers of the Flower Moon' directed by Martin Scorsese, and 'The Holdovers' directed by Alexander Payne. Chris and Jerome review the film's themes, plots, character arcs, and critical elements, blending their critiques with related trivia and behind-the-scenes information. The episode also features humor and personal anecdotes, wrapping up with their unique 'Six Degrees' game linking actors from the discussed films.00:00 Introduction and Updates00:42 Technical Difficulties and Episode Setup01:27 Discussing the Oscar Series02:21 Killers of the Flower Moon Overview04:13 Plot Breakdown and Analysis07:36 Character Arcs and Themes10:47 Midpoint and Turning Points14:23 Investigations and Unraveling the Mystery22:46 Climax and Resolution26:50 Exploring Catholic Guilt in Scorsese's Films27:21 Closing Image and Ernest's Goals27:43 Trivia: The Osage Murders and the FBI28:30 Budget and Collaborations of 'Killers of the Flower Moon'28:59 Final Thoughts on 'Killers of the Flower Moon'30:09 Introduction to 'The Holdovers'31:34 Plot and Character Dynamics in 'The Holdovers'32:59 Paul's Journey and Emotional Struggles38:31 Midpoint and False Victory41:39 Climax and Resolution49:06 Final Thoughts and TriviaKillers Of The Flower Moon The HoldoversFollow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/
Barbenheimer: Barbie(2023) & Oppenheimer(2023)
Mar 28 2024
Barbenheimer: Barbie(2023) & Oppenheimer(2023)
Exploring the Silver Screen's Titans of 2023: Barbie and OppenheimerIn this episode, hosts Chris and Jerome Wiegand take a deep dive into 'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer,' two contrasting films that share $100 million budgets and release dates, highlighting their significant Oscar buzz. 'Barbie,' led by Greta Gerwig, staring Margot Robbie, captivates with its visual allure and strong narrative, despite Oscar oversights. 'Oppenheimer,' under Christopher Nolan's helm and starring Cillian Murphy, intricately portrays the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the ethical quandaries surrounding the atomic bomb. This episode explores the storytelling prowess, thematic exploration, and cinematic techniques of both films, including 'Oppenheimer’s' use of symbolism and character development likened to historical figures and fictional characters like Breaking Bad’s Walter White, revealing the complexities of ambition, innovation, and legacy. This rich analysis celebrates the films' distinct contributions to cinema and their reflection on historical and personal achievement.00:00 A Hilarious Start: Ken's "Beach Off" Challenge00:22 Welcome to the Silver Screen Happy Hour Podcast01:07 Delving into Oscar Nominations re: Barbie vs. Oppenheimer02:47 Barbie's Big Screen Adventure: A Deep Dive06:47 The Box Office Battle: Barbie vs. Oppenheimer08:58 First Impressions and the Impact of Barbie14:16 Breaking Down Barbie: A Detailed Analysis14:48 The Real World Meets Barbieland: A Turning Point27:35 The Climactic Resolution: Barbie's Transformation33:37 Exploring Barbie's World: Funny Moments and Tangible Goals35:20 A Dive into Movie Trivia: Behind-the-Scenes Insights35:38 Oscar Nominations Controversy: Original vs. Adapted Screenplay38:12 Analyzing Performances: The Impact of Actors on Film41:54 Oscar Predictions and the Politics of Award Shows46:35 Transitioning to Oppenheimer: A Deep Dive into Nolan's Latest Epic55:15 The Competitive World of Physicists: Oppenheimer's Journey58:17 Breaking Down Oppenheimer: Scene Analysis and Themes01:06:39 A Turning Point in the War: The False Victory01:07:48 The Tragic Twist: Jean's Death and Its Implications01:08:21 Conspiracy and Controversy: The Mystery of Jean's Death01:09:19 Oppenheimer's Despair and Kitty's Support01:10:14 Bad Guys Closing In: Teller's Departure and Borden's Arrival01:10:32 The Anti-Bomb Movement and Oppenheimer's Stance01:11:18 A Glimmer of Hope: The Test Bomb Ignition01:12:08 The Aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki01:13:19 Oppenheimer's Legacy Under Threat01:15:42 The Fight for Oppenheimer's Legacy01:18:01 The Climactic Resolution: Oppenheimer's Legacy Restored01:19:08 Reflections on Oppenheimer's Legacy and the Moral Quandaries of His Work01:29:12 Behind the Scenes: The Making of a MasterpieceFollow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/
Post Oscar Recap 2024
Mar 14 2024
Post Oscar Recap 2024
Oscars Recap and Talking Points: Emotions, Predictions, and Changes We'd MakeIn this episode, hosts Chris Wiegand and his brother Jerome recap the Oscars, discussing their reactions and predictions. They share their personal highs and lows, including being stunned by certain wins and losses. The brothers discuss various Oscar categories, celebrating wins they agreed with and lamenting those they found disappointing. They also delve into specific movies and performances, offering insights and personal anecdotes. Additionally, they suggest improvements for future Oscars, notably around the presentation of awards and the importance of showing movie clips to highlight nominees' performances. Throughout, they weave in personal stories, including Chris's house sale and Jerome's new recording studio, to add a personal touch to the Oscars discussion.00:00 The Unexpected Oscar Moment: Emma Stone vs. Lily Gladstone00:34 Introducing Silver Screen Happy Hour: Oscars Recap Edition00:42 The Oscars Season Continues: Upcoming Episodes Tease01:52 Oscar Predictions: Hits and Misses02:29 What's in Our Glasses? A Toast to the Oscars03:36 Personal Milestones: Celebrations and Changes05:15 Navigating Oscar Night Without Cable: A Viewer's Dilemma07:55 Oscar Night Highlights: Surprises and Snubs11:34 Diving Deep into the Oscars: Technical Categories and More27:38 The Big Wins: Analyzing the Top Oscar Categories30:31 Oscar Night Recap: The Unexpected and the Unforgettable31:08 Defending Robert Downey Jr.'s Oscar Moment31:21 The Emotional Rollercoaster of Winning an Oscar32:18 Best Actor Debate: The Controversy and the Winner35:57 Best Actress Shock: Emma Stone's Win41:02 Best Picture Drama: Oppenheimer's Triumph49:16 Reflecting on the Oscars: Changes, Highlights, and Next Year's PlansFollow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/
Anatomy Of A Past: Anatomy Of A Fall(2023) and Past Lives(2023)
Mar 1 2024
Anatomy Of A Past: Anatomy Of A Fall(2023) and Past Lives(2023)
Oscars Deep Dive: 'Past Lives' and 'Anatomy of a Fall': A Detailed AnalysisJoin Chris Wiegand and his brother Jerome as they deeply analyze the Oscar-nominated foreign films 'Past Lives' and 'Anatomy of a Fall'. They explore storytelling techniques, analyze key scenes, and discuss themes in an engaging conversation. Discover their personal interpretations of ambiguous endings and understand the connections between the young actors. Tune in to appreciate why these films are contenders for the Oscars.00:02 Introduction and Initial Impressions00:53 The Silver Screen Happy Hour Begins01:12 Discussing the Oscar Nominated Movies01:34 The Anatomy of a Past: A Deep Dive01:59 Podcast Episode Details and Corrections02:34 What's in the Glass? Drinks of the Episode04:12 The Struggles of Last Minute Preparations07:35 The Start of Movie Analysis: Anatomy of a Fall09:45 The Courtroom Drama Unfolds12:48 The Verdict and Final Thoughts43:58 Post-Game Analysis and Reflections44:41 Transitioning to 'Past Lives' Discussion45:11 Deep Dive into 'Past Lives'46:07 Box Office Performance and Comparisons47:30 Plot Summary and Logline Critique48:56 Dissecting the Story Structure53:39 Reflecting on the Characters and Themes01:03:38 Final Thoughts and ConclusionsThe Wiegand brothers love movies, and they are fascinated by human nature and the art of great storytelling. Have you ever wondered how great stories connect? Listen to the Silver Screen Happy Hour - a podcast for movie lovers!Website: Silver Screen Happy HourFollow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/
About Time, Somewhere:  'About Time' (2013) and 'Somewhere in Time' (1980) Dissected
Feb 11 2024
About Time, Somewhere: 'About Time' (2013) and 'Somewhere in Time' (1980) Dissected
In-depth Film Analysis: 'About Time' (2013) and 'Somewhere in Time' (1980) DissectedJoin hosts Chris Wiegand and Jerome Wiegand as they dissect and analyze the romantic time-travel films 'Somewhere in Time' and 'About Time'. This discussion dives deep into the films' structures, characters, and plot holes, with perspectives drawn from their personal lives. Themes of love, manipulation, and the ethics of time travel are explored in detail. The hosts also critique the character development and plot, discussing the films' cultural impact, box office performance, and enduring legacies. As an added bonus, enjoy a fun 'Six Degrees' film trivia segment. Discretion is advised due to explicit language and alcohol consumption.00:01 Introduction and Super Bowl Predictions00:36 Valentine's Day Time Travel Special Announcement00:54 Debate on Movie Preferences01:26 Introduction to the Valentine's Day Special Movies01:40 Discussion on Movie Casts02:42 Beer Talk and Tasting06:01 Super Bowl and Time Travel Discussion08:12 Introduction to 'Somewhere in Time'09:06 Detailed Analysis of 'Somewhere in Time'29:03 Discussion on Plot Holes and Trivia33:55 Christopher Reeve's Hilarious Movie Trivia34:16 The Impact of Actors' Strike on Box Office Performance34:36 Closing the Book on 'Somewhere in Time'35:34 Discovering 'About Time' and Initial Impressions36:10 Plot Holes and Continuity Errors in 'About Time'36:49 The Art of Choosing the Perfect Beer38:26 Diving into the Details of 'About Time'40:49 The Intricacies of Time Travel in 'About Time'43:03 The Emotional Impact of 'About Time'54:41 The Controversial Ending of 'About Time'01:08:24 Reviewing the Characters and Soundtrack01:08:55 Unveiling the Actors' Background01:09:20 Analyzing the Script Structure01:10:42 Discussing the Emotional Impact01:11:08 Debating the Movie's Message01:12:45 Exploring the Soundtrack01:13:46 Reflecting on the Movie's Impact01:14:15 Comparing with Other Movies01:16:01 Discussing the Movie's Ending01:18:00 Reflecting on the Movie's Characters01:27:54 Six Degrees of Separation Game01:35:33 Wrapping Up the DiscussionThe Wiegand brothers, Jerome & Chris, love movies, and they are fascinated by human nature and the art of great storytelling. Have you ever wondered how great stories connect? Listen to the Silver Screen Happy Hour - a podcast for movie lovers!Buy or Rent Somewhere in Time (1980)Buy or Rent About Time (2013)Our Website: Silver Screen Happy HourFollow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/
Not So Happy Hour for LIONS Fans & More OSCAR Talk
Jan 31 2024
Not So Happy Hour for LIONS Fans & More OSCAR Talk
Oscar Nominees, Detroit Lions, and Upcoming Valentine's SpecialIn this episode, the Wiegand brothers discuss the Best Picture Oscar nominees, express sentiments about the Detroit Lions' NFC title game loss, and preview their upcoming Valentine's Day special. They share a passionate rant about what went wrong in the Lions' crucial game against the San Francisco 49ers. They also share exciting news about their team retaining their offensive coordinator. Moving toward film, they reflect on the Oscar Best Picture nominees they've watched and share plans for their upcoming Valentine's special podcast featuring 'Somewhere in Time' and 'About Time'.00:07 Introduction to the Silver Screen Happy Hour00:29 A Passionate Rant about the Detroit Lions00:56 The Fall of a Football Team: A Detailed Analysis03:27 The Turning Point: A 3-Minute Game Changer06:04 The Aftermath: Dealing with the Loss12:45 The Silver Lining: Retaining the Offensive Coordinator13:39 Reflections on the Coach's Honesty13:57 Understanding NFL Scheduling15:20 The Impact of Retaining the Offensive Coordinator15:52 Dreaming of a Perfect Season16:22 Transitioning to Film Discussion17:52 The Struggles of Watching Barbie18:48 Deep Dive into Anatomy of a Fall20:37 Anticipating Past Lives20:54 Valentine's Special Announcement24:55 Looking Forward to the Oscars26:33 Signing OffFollow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/
2024 Oscar Nominations & Lions Update!
Jan 25 2024
2024 Oscar Nominations & Lions Update!
Oscar Nominations 2024: Discussing Snubs, Predictions, and Unexpected SurprisesIn this lively episode, the hosts discuss the much-anticipated 2024 Oscar nominations. They delve deep into the surprising snubs, particularly the absence of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie from 'Barbie' in the nominations list. The hosts express their disagreement with these oversights, and theorize that political factors and lack of popularity might have put their chances on the backfoot. They also speculate about the potential winners in various categories. In a surprising twist, the hosts end the episode with a heartfelt conversation about their favorite sports team - the Detroit Lions. The episode is a mixed bag of film, culture, and sports commentary with a dash of humor.00:00 Introduction and Casual Banter00:00 Discussion on Oscar Nominations 202400:23 Preparation for the Show00:35 Family Visits and Personal Stories00:56 The Barbie Drink and Oscar Predictions02:07 Oscar Nominations: The Process and History04:54 The Barbie Movie: Nominations and Controversies05:21 The Academy's Love for Ryan Gosling10:07 The Snubbing of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie21:14 The Best Actor Race and the Absence of Leonardo DiCaprio24:48 The Importance of the Writing Categories26:31 Discussing Oscar Nominations and Predictions26:49 Deep Dive into Spotlight's Oscar Win28:04 A Light-hearted Interlude: Drinks and Banter28:23 Analyzing the Politics of Oscar Wins29:32 Debating the Merits of Barbie Movie30:46 Planning Future Movie Reviews31:02 Discussing Potential Movie Pairings for Reviews41:31 A Tangent into Sports: Detroit Lions Discussion48:32 Wrapping Up: Final Thoughts and Sign-OffFollow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/
LEGALLY LIAR: Legally Blonde (2001) & Liar Liar (1997)
Jan 20 2024
LEGALLY LIAR: Legally Blonde (2001) & Liar Liar (1997)
Diving Deep into Legal Comedies: Legally Blonde and Liar LiarThis comprehensive behind-the-scenes analysis covers comedic legal classics: Legally Blonde and Liar Liar. It includes plot dissection, inspection of pivotal character arcs, and exploration of the impressive blend of humor and riveting narratives. It features the transformation of Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods from a stereotyped sorority queen to a formidable law graduate, and Jim Carrey's struggle in a reality where he is forced to tell the truth in Liar Liar. The discussion extends to the analysis of plot twists, comical moments, trivia, deleted scenes, alternate castings, and iconic lines in Liar Liar. The discourse concludes with thoughts on rules for linking actors within six degrees and future discussions on time-bending romance films.00:01 Introduction and Kickoff of the New Season00:32 Choosing the Movies: Legally Blonde and Liar Liar01:43 Preparation and Initial Thoughts on Legally Blonde01:45 The Drinks: A Discussion on Bourbon and Margaritas04:50 Breaking Down Legally Blonde: The Arc and Structure05:22 Reflections on Reese Witherspoon's Career08:32 Deep Dive into Legally Blonde's Script Structure10:50 Analyzing Character Arcs and Key Scenes in Legally Blonde31:23 Wrapping Up Legally Blonde: Final Thoughts and Trivia37:13 Bend and Snap39:18 Transition to Liar Liar 45:26 Liar Liar Logline46:12 Discussion on the Film's “Magic” Rules46:27 Breaking Down the Beats: Analyzing the Film's Structure47:12 The Power of Honesty: Exploring the Film's Theme48:33 The B Story: Introducing the Confidant49:04 The Turning Point: The Inciting Incident53:10 Fun and Games and Midpoint Scene01:04:14 The Climax: The Courtroom Scene01:04:22 Bad Guys Closing In and All is Lost01:06:01 Break into Act Three and Five Point Finale01:09:10 The Resolution: A Reunited Family01:12:06 Trivia and Final ThoughtsSilver Screen Happy HourFollow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/
Behind the Scenes: 2023 Review
Jan 1 2024
Behind the Scenes: 2023 Review
Year-End Podcast Episode: Reflecting on Film Analysis in 2023 and Looking Ahead to 2024In this sprawling year-end episode of the Silver Screen Happy Hour podcast, Chris and Jerome review their past shows, exploring the cinematic analysis they've undertaken throughout 2023. They acknowledge a learning curve in learning to edit video and audio, citing the progression from experimenting with video to being able to release a monthly episode. They reminisce about some of their favorite episodes such as Ethan Hawke Day, Union Solidarity, and the episode featuring Walk the Line & Elvis, and Silence of the Midsommar. They also speak candidly about personal triumphs and challenges experienced during the year, including welcoming a new grandchild! In terms of future plans, the hosts look forward to producing more content in 2024, with a focus on films relating to events and holidays, and intend to cover potential Oscar-winning films during the awards season. They also encourage listener interaction and feedback.00:06 Introduction and Welcome00:19 Looking Back at 2023 and Ahead to 202400:28 Thanking Supporters and Reflecting on the Journey00:46 Reminiscing About the First Episodes01:28 The Star Wars Era02:02 Reflecting on 2023 and the Growth of the Show02:54 Celebrating Personal Milestones03:16 Looking Ahead to Future Episodes04:40 Deep Dive into Ethan Hawke Day07:54 Exploring the Themes of Walk the Elvis10:33 Discussing Union Solidarity in Norma Rae and Hoffa18:01 Analyzing Silence of the Midsommar23:06 Listener Response and Interaction24:18 Veterans Day Special: All Quiet on the Thin Red Line26:23 Creating AI Art for Veterans Day26:59 Instagram's Content Moderation Dilemma28:13 The Impact of AI on Content Creation and Distribution28:23 Guest Appearance on 'Lights, Camera, Rant' Podcast33:59 Reflections on Personal Challenges and the Future of the Podcast45:42 Appreciation for Listener Engagement and Future Plans47:15 Fun Behind-the-Scenes Stories from Past EpisodesLights, Camera, RantWriters/Blockbusters Screenwriting PodcastSilver Screen Happy HourFollow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/
FatHARD: A Christmas Special - Die Hard (1988) vs. Fat Man (2020)
Dec 21 2023
FatHARD: A Christmas Special - Die Hard (1988) vs. Fat Man (2020)
FatHARD: A Christmas Special - Die Hard (1988) vs. Fat Man (2020)In this engaging and light-hearted episode, Chris and Jerome thoroughly analyze and compare two Christmas films, Die Hard (1988) and Fat Man (2020). They defend 'Die Hard' as a Christmas movie using nine strong points, appreciating its meticulously developed narrative structure and character arcs. On the other hand, they criticize 'Fat Man' for its lack of depth, coherence, and resolution in its narrative, pointing out its flaws even amid humor and fun-filled beverage indulgence.00:01 Introduction and Christmas Movie Debate00:44 Year in Review and Future Plans01:23 Podcast Introduction and Hosts01:33 Christmas Drinks and Banter06:21 Movie Selection: Die Hard and Fatman06:50 Die Hard: First Impressions and Memories09:46 Fatman: A Deep Dive into the Script12:32 Fatman: Critique and Analysis36:54 Fatman: Final Thoughts and Listener Reviews41:16 Breaking Arms and Making Jokes41:35 The Humor in 'Fat Man'41:53 The Confusion of Multiple Storylines42:11 Government Funding and Weapon Production42:37 Trivia Time: Casting Choices and Santa Portrayals42:44 The Character of Billy and His Unexpected Casting Reason43:10 The Politics of Casting Choices43:30 Academy Award Winners Who Played Santa45:45 The Art of Crocheting vs. Knitting46:57 Moving on to 'Die Hard'47:46 The Debate: Is 'Die Hard' a Christmas Movie?48:22 The Structure and Beats of 'Die Hard'58:06 The Climax and Resolution of 'Die Hard'01:13:08 The Trivia and Behind-the-Scenes of 'Die Hard'01:18:21 The Unexpected Hero: Deputy Chief of Police01:18:44 The Second Act: Making Contact with McClain01:19:04 The Midpoint Scene: Powell's False Victory01:19:42 The FBI's Arrival: A New Challenge for Powell01:21:23 The Climax: Powell's Redemption01:22:45 The Power of a Solid 3 Act Structure01:24:07 The Symbolism of the Gold Watch01:24:34 The Importance of Character Arcs in Storytelling01:27:16 The Final Verdict: Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?01:43:00 The Art of Connecting Actors: Six DegreesFollow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:Silver Screen Happy Hour
All Quiet on the Thin Red Line
Nov 9 2023
All Quiet on the Thin Red Line
Veterans Day Special: A Thin Red Line & All Quiet on the Western FrontHonoring Veterans Day, Chris and Jerome dedicate this episode to discussing two renowned war films - 'All Quiet on the Western Front' (2022) and 'The Thin Red Line' (1998). They offer an in-depth study of the plotlines, character arcs, and cinematography, highlighting each movie's symbolic messages about the horrors and futility of war. Notable topics discuss include the impact of 'Thin Red Line' on Jim Caviezel's career, Scorsese's appreciation for the film, Felix Kammerer's outstanding debut in 'All Quiet on the Western Front', and the profound visual effects of the films. Drawing comparisons with other noteworthy war movies, like Saving Private Ryan, they also discuss the emotional performances in both films. Toward the end, around the 1:13:00 mark, they go off the rails and talk about Tropic Thunder and the edited video short of when the Avengers started doing background checks. You can watch that video here: https://youtube.com/shorts/mc7KddvGef8?si=skQ5SmsT9Qs--VF3They finish with a friendly “Six Degrees” actor-linking game. Add a dash of banter, with a side discussion on different drinks, and you've got a unique blend of film analysis, war history, and casual conversation. So, grab a drink and dive into the world of war cinema!If you enjoyed listening, please leave us a review on iTunes or Spotify, or email us at cheers@silverscreenhappyhour.com 🍻We would love to hear your feedback and comments!🍻WEBSITE: SILVER SCREEN HAPPY HOUREMAIL: cheers@silverscreenhappyhour.comFollow us on Instagram: SILVER SCREEN HAPPY HOUR
Silence of the Midsommar Part 2
Oct 31 2023
Silence of the Midsommar Part 2
-EXPLICIT CONTENT-Jerome and Chris discuss two of their favorite horror movies: Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Midsommar (2019). In Silence of the Midsommar - Part One, Midsommar was mainly covered. In this episode, Silence of the Lambs takes the front seat. They explore the similarities and differences between these films, and how they both deal with themes of trauma, identity, and transformation. They also analyze the characters, the plot, the cinematography, the music, and the symbolism of these films, and share their personal stories and opinions about them.They also play a game of six degrees of separation, where they try to connect two actors from these films through other movies they have been in. They challenge each other with Isabel Grill, who played Maja in Midsommar, and Charles Napier, who played Lt. Boyle in Silence of the Lambs. They manage to find a connection between them in five degrees, using some obscure and recent movies. Can you connect them in less? Remember, they can't use either movie from the show!This episode is full of spoilers, insights, trivia, humor, and passion for these films. It's a must-listen for any horror fan or movie lover. It's also a very long episode, so it's split into two parts. The first part covers Silence of the Lambs, and the second part covers Midsommar. You can listen to them separately or together, depending on your preference.If you enjoyed listening, please leave us a review on iTunes or Spotify, or email us at cheers@silverscreenhappyhour.com We would love to hear your feedback and comments.WEBSITE: SILVER SCREEN HAPPY HOUREMAIL: cheers@silverscreenhappyhour.comFollow us on Instagram: SILVER SCREEN HAPPY HOUR
UNION SOLIDARITY: Norma Rae & Hoffa Script Analysis
Sep 1 2023
UNION SOLIDARITY: Norma Rae & Hoffa Script Analysis
UNION SOLIDARITY: Norma Rae & Hoffa Script AnalysisIn this Labor Day episode, we dive into the world of unions, labor, and the intriguing figure of Jimmy Hoffa. We discuss two films with strong union themes: "Norma Rae" and "Hoffa," both shedding light on the struggles and triumphs of the labor movement. Amidst sips of our drinks, we analyze the writing, performances, and themes of these films."Norma Rae" takes center stage as the hosts explore its portrayal of a young woman's journey from a regular textile worker to a labor activist. Sally Field's passionate performance captures the spirit of the working class and their fight for better conditions. We also discuss the film's portrayal of unions and their significance in history.Switching gears, we delve into "Hoffa," a biopic that delves into the life of the enigmatic Teamsters leader, Jimmy Hoffa. Jack Nicholson's performance shines as he embodies the charismatic yet complex figure, whose relationships with the mob and his pursuit of power shape the narrative. We dissect the writing, direction, and historical accuracy of the film, and reflect on Hoffa's legacy in the labor movement.As the conversation evolves, we explore Hoffa's disappearance and the film's ending, contemplating the possibility of a different outcome that could have been more satisfying. We also touch on the fascinating connections between these films and other works, offering insights into the interconnected world of cinema.Stay tuned for our upcoming Halloween special episode, where we'll compare and contrast the disturbing films "Silence of the Lambs" and "Midsommar," promising a mix of horror, analysis, and, of course, laughter. With Clubhouse as a new platform to engage with our audience, we look forward to interacting with listeners, discussing movies, sharing thoughts, and perhaps even letting loose with a drink or two (or three)!The Wiegand brothers, Jerome & Chris, love movies, and they are fascinated by human nature and the art of great storytelling. Jerome is a screenwriter and graduate of Columbia College, Chicago. He lives in northern California with his wife and two daughters. Chris has been with Stellantis (Chrysler) since 1999 and lives with his wife, Jessie in Port Huron, Michigan. They have five adult children and 2 grandchildren (with another on the way!).Follow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/
Ethan Hawke Day: Dead Poets Society (1989) & Training Day (2001)
May 17 2023
Ethan Hawke Day: Dead Poets Society (1989) & Training Day (2001)
What do these two movies have in common? Where are they different? Join us for a drink and discussion about DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989) and TRAINING DAY (2001). In honor of the expensive whiskey that Denzel's character drinks in a scene in Training Day, Jerome enjoys some Johnny Walker Blue. Chris went with a nice stout from New Holland Brewing called THE POET as a hat tip to DPS.In the first part of the podcast, the hosts engage in a thorough analysis of the film "Training Day." They begin by providing background information on the movie's director, Antoine Fuqua, and its main actors, Denzel Washington, and Ethan Hawke. The hosts delve into the gritty and intense atmosphere of the story, set in the morally ambiguous world of law enforcement. They discuss the characters of Alonzo Harris and Jake Hoyt, highlighting the complex dynamic between the seasoned, corrupt detective and the idealistic rookie cop. The hosts examine the film's exploration of themes such as power, corruption, and loyalty, as well as its depiction of the dark underbelly of the Los Angeles Police Department. They praise Denzel Washington's exceptional performance, which earned him an Academy Award, and commend the film for its captivating storytelling and gripping action sequences...In spite of the studio snubbing Ethan Hawke AS THE LEAD! In the second part of this episode, they introduce the film "Dead Poets Society" and set the stage by describing the setting of Welton Academy, a prestigious college preparatory school. They highlight the clash between traditional values and the unconventional ideologies of John Keating, the English professor portrayed by Robin Williams. The hosts analyze the opening scene and discuss the school's motto and the expectations placed on the protagonist, Todd, who seeks acceptance within a group. They emphasize the significance of the discovery of the secret club, the Dead Poets Society, as a turning point in the story. The hosts provide insights into the characters of Todd, Neil, and Dalton, representing different facets of Todd's personality - as Todd (Ethan Hawke) IS THE LEAD of the film too!The Wiegand brothers, Jerome & Chris, love movies, and they are fascinated by human nature and the art of great storytelling. Have you ever wondered how great stories connect? Listen to the Silver Screen Happy Hour - a podcast for movie lovers!Follow Silver Screen Happy Hour on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/silverscreenhappyhour/