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Literate Cinephiles
By Jeff Rosenbaugh, Michael Perkins, & Kyle Smith
About this podcast
Three guys who love books and movies, talking about... books and movies.
Episodes (Total: 65)
Sept. 14, 2017 · 00:50:20
If you'd like to support the Texas Gulf region after Hurricane Harvey, please check out the Rebuild Texas Fund, our honorary sponsor of this week's episode. In their triumphant return in a post-Harvey world, the Literate Cinephiles catch up on Summer Movies, their Most Anticipated Films of 2017, and determine who won the 2017 Summer Movie Bet! -- If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, support us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock
Aug. 17, 2017 · 00:50:05
Rather than continue discussing super happy, light hearted, and comedic novels/films, we decided to go in the complete opposite direction and embrace the sadness. Show Notes Lessons From the Screenplay: Game of Thrones - How to Evoke Emotion CineFix: 3 Brilliant Moments in Battle of the Bastards Collider has a great interview with Viggo Mortensen on The Road and his preparation. If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, support us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock  
Aug. 3, 2017 · 00:43:28
Rather than put another dumb joke about ALL THE TITLES here, we'll say, "the episode is great and it covers really kick @$$ material. You will not be disappointed." Also, trailer talk re: Ready Player One, Thor: Ragnarok, and someone finished reading a GIANT Brandon Sanderson book... Show Notes Yes, the movie has had multiple names mostly because the marketing was so poorly handled Doug Liman also has a pretty ridiculous story regarding the many names, which is worth reading Proof that the sequel will indeed be named Live Die Repeat and Repeat along w/ promises that the ending of Edge will make more sense?!?! If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, support us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock  
July 20, 2017 · 00:52:52
It seems like we talked about this movie only yesterday (see our 25 Top Films of the 21st Century Episode), but it's time we do a FORMAL Literate Cinephiles review of The Social Network, and it's source material by Ben Mezrich. Show Notes The Director's Series: David Fincher One of our favs, Lessons from the Screenplay, has a great video essay on Sorkin, Structure, and Collaboration that is definitely worth checking out to use how non-linear structure is used to tell a story. If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, support us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock  
July 13, 2017 · 00:52:34
We've been talking about it incessantly since our Most Anticipated Films of 2017 episode, and now that it's here it gets an episode for itself. That's right, woodchuck chuckers, it's BABY DRIVER! Show Notes As mentioned multiple times, Nerdwriter did an excellent job of discussing how Edgar Wright makes transitions count, using Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as an amazing example. We've shared this before, but Every Frame's a Painting's video on Edgar Wright and visual comedy is definitely worth checking out. Michael mentioned an interview where Edgar Wright clues us in to Griff's fate - you can find that on The Empire Film Podcast released on 7/4/2017 ("Baby Driver Spoiler Special with Edgar Wright") If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, support us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock  
June 29, 2017 · 01:12:24
We are 17 years into the 21st century, so why not make a list of the top 25 movies of the century so far? Everyone else is doing it! Michael, Kyle and Jeff provide their opinions on which movies should be on the list and why. Show Notes Here's the New York Times list that started it all. Cinefix did a pretty rad video essay on the anatomy of the highway scene in Sicario If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, support us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock
June 15, 2017 · 01:02:19
The Prestige is mind-bending as both a book and a film and author Chris Priest joins Jeff, Kyle and Michael to delve into all the juicy details. Chris pulls no punches when it comes to his novel and the process of adapting it to film. Show Notes Chris Priest's website The Nerdwriter did an amazing video essay on The Prestige - check it out! If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, support us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com  
June 8, 2017 · 00:59:29
The guys tackle the gloriously Boston crime novel gone baby gone by Dennis Lehane, adapted and directed by one affleck starring the other affleck. Michael learns what it means to walk a mile in Kyle shoes as he gets attacked from all sides about his love for this gem of a movie. Show Notes Michael mentions philosopher Immanuel Kant We didn't get the pleasure of interviewing Dennis Lehane, but "NPR did back in 2003!" Ben Affleck on the Reality of Gone Baby Gone If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, consider supporting us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com  
June 1, 2017 · 01:09:38
Big Fish! The epic tale of myths and legends that may be just a smidge too grandiose to believe. Here's something you CAN believe - author Daniel Wallace joins us to discuss the glory of his novel, background on his work, how the book was adapted, and to dish on his new novel (released THIS WEEK), "Extraordinary Adventures". Show Notes Follow Daniel on Instagram: danielwallace1 Check out Daniel's BRAND NEW book "Extraordinary Adventures" and order your copy today! annnnd Daniel Wallace has a website: DanielWallace.org Here is the transcript of John August's meeting w/ Daniel Wallace as John was preparing the screenplay If you hear adorable baby sounds, those are courtesy of Kyle's new baby -  HOORAY BABIES! If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, consider supporting us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com   Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock
May 25, 2017 · 00:54:16
It's the greatest Con story of the 20th Century - Catch Me If You Can! Show Notes Frank Abagnale's disclaimer on his story RIP Joe Shea, the real-life FBI agent who tracked and captured Frank If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, consider supporting us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com  
May 11, 2017 · 01:05:59
**WARNING** This episode contains spoilers from beginning to end - go watch the movie and come back... And the book too, if you insist... But seriously, if you haven't seen the movie, go repent and come back. **WARNING** And now for a normal episode description: WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN OF MEN AND IT IS GREAT AND YOU SHOULD LOVE IT AND YESSSSS!!!! The guys discuss PD James' dystopian novel, a trenchant analysis of politics and power that speaks urgently to this social moment and deserves to be rediscovered. And they mention the movie that PD James was "fine to be associated with", directed by the masterful Alfonso Cuarón. The discussion is passionate, combative, and filled with terrible pronunciations. Show Notes Housekeeping links! Want to support the podcast? Consider becoming a patron and visit our Patreon page for information on membership rewards and some pretty awesome goals! Reminder - Michael has a new podcast! I Make My Wife Watch Movies At least one person agrees with Kyle Our favorite Nerd Writer also points out you should never ignore the background in The Children of Men. This is required viewing if you're a fan of the film. Character Cheat Sheet! Clive Owen as Theo Michael Cane as Jasper Julianne Moore as Julian If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, consider supporting us on Patreon and subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock
May 4, 2017 · 01:00:52
Kyle finally saw La La Land which means JP finally gets to talk about it on the show. Krystle and Michael join the debate about the cost of pursuing passion vs. settling for a mediocre family life (guilty!) Show Notes Check out Michael & Krystle's new podcast, I Make My Wife Watch Movies Kyle sympathizes with David Chen about the ending of La La Land If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, subscribe to the feed wherever you get your podcasts or rate us on iTunes! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock
April 27, 2017 · 00:37:34
Our very own Literate CineKyle sits down with the Norman Maclean's son to talk about the adaptation of his father's work and the impact that it has had on readers and viewers everywhere. Show Notes Check out John's website for more information on his books If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, subscribe to the feed wherever you get your podcasts or rate us on iTunes! Facebook | GoodReads | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock  
April 27, 2017 · 00:57:34
The guys try to add some variety by given Kyle the opportunity to pick the next adaptation - no questions asked. What did he pick? Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It - the family friendly, Brad Pitt saturated, 90's movie! Perfect Kyle, right? But what did Michael and Jeff think about the "Great American Novel" and its adaptation? Character Cheat Sheet! Craig Sheffer as Norman Maclean Brad Pitt as Paul Maclean Tom Skerrit as Rev. Maclean Show Notes While correlation is not causation, it can't be a coincidence that the fly fishing industry grew 60% the year after the film came out. After the film was released in 1992, the book sold more than a million more copies. Don't miss our Bonus Episode: An interview with John Maclean where our very own Literate CineKyle sits down with the author's son to talk about the adaptation of his father's work and the impact that it has had on readers and viewers everywhere. If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, subscribe to the feed wherever you get your podcasts or rate us on iTunes! Facebook | GoodReads | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock  
April 20, 2017 · 01:00:12
The guys catch up on Rogue One (KYLE FINALLY SAW IT) and other quality films before jumping into some bets on this year's summer film slate. What will win big?! What will bomb?! And what will make Michael cry?! [0:00:00] Trailer Talk...sorta... [0:07:45] What We've Been Watching/Reading (Rogue One: a Star Wars Story; S-Town Podcast; Jackie; Moonlight; Jo Nesbo) [0:30:25] Summer Movie Bets! [0:56:56] Recommendations If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, subscribe to the show and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts! Facebook | GoodReads | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock #everyoneseevalerianplease  
April 13, 2017 · 01:13:34
The Literate Cinephiles are joined by Me and Earl and the Dying Girl author/screenwriter Jesse Andrews to talk about the story, how Jesse translated his novel into a screenplay, and whether or not Jeff is a danger to society... Character Cheat Sheet! Thomas Mann as Greg (Me) RJ Cyler as Earl Olivia Cook as Rachel (Dying Girl) [0:03:15] Interview w/ Jesse Andrews [0:07:40] Jesse rants on the Oscars [0:57:30] What's next for Mr. Andrews [1:02:30] Literate Cinephile Ratings for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl [1:10:35] After Show: Jesse's opinions on Social Media If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, subscribe to the feed wherever you get your podcasts or rate us on iTunes! Facebook | GoodReads | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock
April 6, 2017 · 00:05:38
Another crazy week for the Literate Cinephiles family (overseas travel and babies!) but we've got some updates, our 1 year anniversary, and some hints at really cool stuff happening in upcoming episodes. Check it! If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, subscribe to the feed wherever you get your podcasts or rate us on iTunes! Facebook | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock  
March 30, 2017 · 01:09:46
It's Hugh Jackman's final feature as the Wolverine! Is it cinema magic? And how does it compare with the material that inspired it? it's LOGAN! Character Cheat Sheet! Hugh Jackman as Logan/James Howlett/Wolverine Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier Dafne Keen as Laura Show Notes Today's musical deviation from tradition comes from the first Logan trailer - song is by Johnny Cash If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, subscribe to the feed wherever you get your podcasts or rate us on iTunes! Facebook | GoodReads | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock
March 23, 2017 · 01:04:26
We hear ya... "Literate Cinephiles, eh? Where's the proof of LITERACY?!" Well, aside from Michael's insane literary consumption, it's a fair criticism - so HERE WE ARE bringing you our 2016 favs and setting you up w/ some 2017 deliciousness. Let's do it! [0:00:00] Catch up! (Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, Logan, Nocturnal Animals, and more! [0:22:40] Top 3 Reads of 2016 [0:49:15] 3 Most Anticipated Reads of 2017 [1:02:00] Recommendations (just WATCH ones this time) If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, subscribe to the feed wherever you get your podcasts or rate us on iTunes! Facebook | GoodReads | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock
March 16, 2017 · 00:47:37
Is it a modern Princess Bride? A bastardization of a classing Neil Gaiman novel? The quintessential "Kyle Movie"? Listen in and find out! Character Cheat Sheet! Charlie Cox as Tristan Thorn Claire Danes as Yvaine Michelle Pfeiffer as Lamia Robert De Niro as Captain Shakespear Mark Strong as Septimus If you'd like to support Literate Cinephiles, subscribe to the feed or rate us on iTunes! Facebook | GoodReads | Instagram (@literatecinephiles) | Twitter (@litcinephiles) | literatecinephiles@gmail.com Opening and Closing theme by Aesop Rock  
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