Episode 33: The Patriot (2000)

Gordy wanted to bring Mel Gibson into the 3 Man fold. The choice between ‘The Patriot’ and ‘Man Without A Face’ was a choice of subtle Mel versus Mad Mel. With Gordy at the helm and Roland Emmerich whispering sweet nothings in his ear, there was to be only one winner…
Mel stars as Benjamin Martin taking aim at the nasty Brits (and utter bastard Jason Isaacs) with tomahawk in hand.
Cross & Mitchell are of course renowned for their patience with glossy Hollywood crowd-pleasers, what did they make of this epic?
(I should’ve picked Man Without A Face).

 

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Episode 32: A League Of Their Own (1992)

This week Cross takes us to the golden hued days of the American Mid West circa 1944 for the true story of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Starring Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty and a pre Oscar winning Tom Hanks, the film hit screens in the summer of ’92. Cross, Mitch & Gordy take up a seat in the bleachers to investigate….

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Steadicam & Blow Out

Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam, talks about Stanley Kubrick, his experience working on Blow Out (the first time De Palma had access to this revolutionary new technology), and lots more. Loads of technical goodness and behind the scenes anecdotes in this one.

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