June 20, 2014 podcastsTop
On this week’s podcast, the release of Clint Eastwood’s version of Broadway’s mega-hit Jersey Boys gets us talking about how fidelity, staginess, and Gerard Butler affect our appreciation, or lack thereof, for stage-to-screen musical adaptations. Crash writer-director Paul Haggis returns to the hyperlink-cinema well for Third Person, which gets us talking about what we call everything-is-connected movies: From Nashville to Short Cuts to Babel, the films that sprawl across a scene or a theme, linking disparate characters in sometimes-hokey ways. Our game this week, Name That Tune Without That Tune, proved unexpectedly rough; we hope you’ll do better, or at least leave the podcast humming along. And we wrap this time out with a record-breaking 30 Seconds To Sell.