And follow it up with a three to one more perfect. Hello, everyone, welcome to the Golden Talkies. We're back once again. I'm joined by my delightful co-host, Duncan. Hi, Jamie. That's what the people call me.
So we normally don't introduce herself. So it was. No, we don't.
And you know what? That's probably an oversight on this broadcast. We talk about films that came out 50 years ago this week.
We're not doing that today because January No was releasing films and we thought it would be fun and good and algorithm friendly to do a top five list of films from last year, which in the Golden Talkies timeline was 1970. Yeah, I'm already thinking about what hilarious titles you can give this episode where we say it's the best films of Twenty Twenty, but that means Best Films 1970 and it's going to be really hilarious. So I'm very I'm prepared for this, Jamie, and possibly us discussing this many days ago.
And I've only just opened up a YouTube channel to look at the films you watched.
So you don't even written a bloody list, you know? No, it's five minutes. I've got no Dockett because we haven't we haven't done an episode for a while. So I'm going to talk about what happened in actual history. Yeah. In the last two weeks. OK, during that time, I want you to write your fucking list. OK, stay right now.
OK, just for talking to The Voice on December 24, 1970, where we left our story of the seven thousand five hundred eleven performance of Agatha Christie's, The Mousetrap happened in London's West End. That is the longest running play of all time. And this was the performance where I achieved that record.
I believe French all four Reggi debris was freed in Bolivia.
And as always, the US is from the nuclear test. And nothing else interesting happened that day. On the 24th, nine Jews were convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane. And as we've discussed before, Walt Disney's Aristocats was released whiteboarding film.
Other than that, nothing that interesting happens on the 24th other than the death of Gideon Khumalo, a South African jazz pianist.
So you're just going to go through every event that happened?
No, I'm being selective. Nothing ever happens on the 25th. So just just keep right, boy. I'm gemara in cages, check cages, confirm we're doing the five best ones and one honorable mention for the worst one. So correct. Yes.
I have mentioned as well you don't have to be gay.
I'm really struggling here to remember anything we watched. But it's fine you keep doing that.
Maybe you just take a little bit of time. Maybe this thing happened on Boxing Day either on December Stabat validly closed at some feature New York City after two thousand eight hundred forty four from Hello Dolly, which I assume will be turned into a film fairly soon. That we will watch a couple of years was responsible for the death of the big budget Hollywood musical. You might know Duncan great. It's a degree of failure. So that's a little bit of history happening in real time.
On the twenty eight, the North Yamen adopted its constitution.
Other than that, nothing is of interest or something.
I just felt we couldn't even really cool. Yeah, it done like like uh, specific awards, like the best war movie and the best Western and the best film about family. That would have been I. I've got two specific awards. The award you come with a couple of your own categories if you want to write. We're very prepared.
I need specifically I am very yes, I am actually incredibly well prepared as anyone listening will realize. Right. The Shah was passed in December 29, 1970. I didn't know that. Very interesting. Richard Nixon signed into law Lucia coup. I don't know what that is. But, um, during that last year, the Costa disturbances and riots and more of an island was estimated to be five point five million pounds. It says today that might come in today's money.
That sounds, but not a lot of our, uh, Sonny Liston died foul play, suspected he was a world boxing champion. Some first nineteen seventy.
Eisenhower was put on dollar coin and Paul McCartney formally dissolved the Beatles with the lawsuit, which, you know, that is very much the end of an era. If you're ever going to find an end of the 60s, I wouldn't be the main event, but certainly an interesting, unusual one, although not too important. January 1st.
Oh, cigarette advertisements and on TV and on January 31, I assume that means in the US, but that's pretty interesting.
And now how curial because Lord knows people have been smoking these fucking films and, you know, looking at looking at the films you watch, I've actually watched them some pretty good ones we have.
That's going to be the subject of today's episode. So I OK, I'm just I think I've got my list. I've got the five best ones. I've got two honorable mentions and I've got the worst one. OK, so up there. OK, well January 2nd right now and I'm seventy one. There was a spectator that I should know how it's pronounced Ibrox Park and Glasgow Rangers.
There's, there's a lot that there's a lot better on telly. I see that in the news. I don't watch because everyone, everyone remembers Hillsborough and whatever the other one was.
But actually the Ibrox on the first huge ones and it was said quite bad yet. Sixty deaths. Two hundred injuries.
Um, well, warming of the third or blah blah, blah. That's my opinion. On January 4th, 1971, shit. A sunny Liston's body was found on January 5th, having died about a week earlier. And Year six, Neil Young returned to Canada for his first concert since Free Stardom Days, which is very interesting, I suppose. First, synthetic growth hormones announced, um, that the seventh it was a very cold day. Oh, and Stephen King got married to Tom Bruce.
Uh, good for him for second day.
Got Stephen King reviews of Stephen Fry and I was like married in the 1970s, and it doesn't sound quite right from Stephen King's that although I guess it would be.
Yeah. OK, and to Roger Waters. It coming for you, mate. Yeah, they are. Can you hear that? Delightful. Yeah, lovely. Ladies and gentlemen, closed on the 9th after opening about after 19 performances. Something like three weeks of flamers seems to be quite terrible.
Light, lively and Yiddish closed on the 10th, which I believe top four men were tarred and feathered by the IRA as well. And that brings us to the end. Oh, and Coco Chanel died on the 10th, I suspect an eventful day. OK, I think I've got I've got my list. OK, so I was thinking we could do it Siskel and Ebert style. We could just bounce back and forth, going from bottom to the top, doing one at a time, and then we can talk.
And if we happen to share an entry that moment. OK, ok, so shall I.
So I think, I think we should do. How many honorable mentions have you got. I want to do my honorable mentions at the end.
I've only got one which I'm going to actually reformat, OK, because I was thinking we could do like the bottom three of our top five. So then the worst one then. Then second of our top five zehner. Honorable mention then the top one.
Uh yeah. Actually you know the format doesn't it. Yeah.
OK, so what's, what's your fifth one. I number five one is a little film called The Circle Ruso or Circle, which for people who weren't there and we were talking about that one was a heist film. Uh, was it Jean-Pierre Melville maybe. I don't know.
And just quickly before you go, and if we have one, if someone says one of their top fives and we also have that in our top five, we should just discuss it all in one, right? Yeah. And no, this one is not my top five. But yeah, this was a novel. Yeah, that's that's right. Yeah.
So, yeah, as I mentioned at the time, was quite hard to discuss the appeal of the Red Circle Awards. It's a heist film. But what really impressed me about that was the attention to detail. It's very it's a very elegant film. A lot of subtlety. Yeah. Lots of ocean's beauty of movement even. I think it's probably one of the most standard films that we watched the entire time. Yeah. I should mention by before anyone, this is the first episode.
I mean, Duncan started doing this over a lockdown, so we didn't do a lot of films in the first half of the year just to give some context, although we we be in a couple and. Yeah, so I think it's I don't think we missed really any big films in 1970.
You said your airport is there in the massive one. Yeah.
But we definitely will have missed a lot of small ones. It came out around this time and into the goodnews. Jamie, by the way, is in Lockdown's bank. So so we have plenty of time to do the podcast. Who knows? It might be we might go back to our regular schedule of one week. Yeah, we'll try. Well, we promise we'll try yet. But, uh, but yeah, I just thought it was a really pleasant watch.
I didn't think it would revolutionize the world.
I think if you're just in the mood for some type of closure on the and this is the absolute top tier, yet I'd love to have anything to add.
I would have to agree it's not my top five, but I had forgotten about how good the heist scene was and because they just kind of let it play out in real time and stuff, it was a good scene, is a good film.
And yeah, it's nice to have a film where, like, the heist just sort of goes on off the and. All right. Yeah, very smooth.
And there's no, like, dumb planning sequences particularly. It just just runs for us. It was nice. It was good.
And yeah, that was not my right. But it's also a very good film. But like compared to the flash of Ocean's Eleven, which is a very energetic and attention grabbing. So a lot more gentle yet. It's quite interesting, quite a comparison. But yeah, that is my number five take over received Duncan.
My number five pick is catch 22 because I just think the story of Catch 22 is so great.
And as I mentioned many times during the the, uh, episode. I do think that the book of catching two is better, and I think that the recent TV show he made is also better than this film. However, I think just looking at the film on its own, it deserves to be in the top five because it's a really well-made film. It's a really good story and it's got cool characters and sets and all that stuff. So, yeah, it's definitely for me.
No, No. Five where you're from, I like catch 22. Like for me, watching as someone who hadn't read the book or watch the TV show. I did. I did. Watching it. See it was definitely an imperfect adaptation. Like you could tell, there was a really good source material that wasn't quite being done. Justice to. Yeah, that was the format of a film. But like that skeletal structure was really strong, was just the stuff on top of it didn't put me off so much.
I just left me short of being able to love it. Yeah. I feel in times to read the book and I've got a lot of, uh, I've got a lot of respect for the fact that they stuck to the structure because, as I said, the TV show I loved, but it did it in a much more chronological. But there's still a lot of jumping back and forward. It was much more chronological, whereas I think I have a lot of respect for this film for really trying to stay faithful to the book, which is obviously quite difficult given how much it jumps about and how many characters are in all that stuff.
But yeah, for me and yeah, that's my number five. All right.
My number four pick then is only very recently El Topo that's on mine is over higher up are they.
Yeah. As I mentioned during the episode, although I was pretty sure I was going to grow on me as the time passes, I watched. It is true. It has grown on me. I really, really am happy I watched it. And there's a lot of really interesting imagery. It's an acid Western, I suppose, like the plots of these songs. And it's about a man who seeks a certain spiritual enlightenment in a very surreal Western landscape.
It's a film that's more felt, I suppose, than total. But you know what? It's got interesting ideas. It's got interesting stuff to see. I really found it quite fulfilling experience. Listen to the episode, if you're curious, I suppose.
Yeah, definitely. And so, yeah, it's hard to talk about. Yeah. And so I will I will talk about it, but I don't really have much to add to that, but I'll talk about that when I get to it on my one. My number four is getting straight. Oh interesting. I think a lot of that is probably nostalgia for our first episode and I also think it really captures the 70s feel very well. I think it was a perfect film for us to start on because you've got the student protests, you've got the big mustache, you got the, you know, the backdrop of the Vietnam War, all this stuff.
And yeah, it was a good film. It was an entertaining film. And it really captured the period and goes off to a good start, I think, on the podium. So, yeah, that's for me. That's number four. Yeah, I really I, I think we were sort of down on that street at the time. But as time has passed, I have grown to love a lot more. I think of all the films that we've talked about, it's definitely the most emblematic of the period.
Yeah. And I think what's really helpful for framing discussions with a lot of the common themes we see, as I've talked about on the podcast, the feel a really common theme for all the films we've done. There's been this idea of being torn between two identities. Yeah, getting straight is the one that really started that often most explicitly linked it to the time and know perhaps I wouldn't have noticed that so much. Not started there yet. So, yeah.
Good for them indeed. All right, I number three, which I'm going to bet quite a lot of money you have on your list is Passant not on my list.
Disgraceful Pattern is a big epic film about a general in World War Two. I can't remember who directed it, but it's a big budget thing. Francis Ford Coppola did some work on it, which is sort of tells the story of the rise. And of course, as he things to sort of fall from glory. Um, yeah.
It's just it's a very it's the template of a good film, I suppose, quote unquote. It's not the most unusual thing in the world, but it's really shockingly complex and it's just fiercely a good film. It's what you'd expect. It's got a lot of action. It's got some really memorable moments. The main character's got that's he's explored interesting ways, chancel interesting ways. It has a certain reverence for him, but holds an arm's length due to also being quite wary of what the film believes makes him great.
I think it was a good line between being revelling in the sort of glory of his victories without condoning his behavior. Yeah, it was just a good watch.
So the reason that Patton is not in my top three, Jamie, is it my no Freestore Tortora. And I like to do very similar things. And as one of my honorable mentions is a war movie, Catch 22 is a war movie and territories war movie. And I felt that pattern of all the war movies, movies we watched was not the best one. And although I do agree it was very good, it was a good character study, but for me, just didn't quite meet it.
So yeah, tortora for me is no free. And I really liked the I thought it was a good length, it was a nice long film, but it didn't feel too long. I really liked the way it showed both sides. I know it wasn't perfect, but it was a lot better than some of the other films we watched in terms of and actually trying to have characters on both sides of the battle and that kind of stuff. So, yeah, for me to Watertower was a really, really strong no.
And it's just such a such an epic, uh, thing.
Yeah. I think of all the films we did today or tomorrow is the one that you and I disagreed on the most. I thought it was boring as shit. Yeah. And I'm going to hold to that opinion. I think it's a little too divorced from the actors involved, a little too sterile. But I realized that as a matter of personal taste. Yeah, but I know more about the event rather than the people.
Yeah. Whereas Peyton's the opposite. And for me I preferred the Turtur tourist style.
And so, yeah, it's interesting that our number three spot sort of show duality between our approaches is so now are we doing our worst one.
Yeah, let's do our no actually let's do you are stupid toward things that I've up at the very least and I will finish off with Wash before we return to the property.
OK, well I was I was going to say I've got two honorable mentions and you do your honorable mentions first and then OK, so I went to see the clones because I think obviously Fellini has this obsession with clones and the clones by Federico Fellini for anyone who didn't watch the episode. And and it's really nice to see a filmmaker like go all in, because obviously, I mean, he's quite and he's sort of one of these directors. It does has celebrities do what he wants anyway in his films.
But to really see him, like, make a documentary film about claims, about this being really interesting and to learn all about this, can a European clone movement and how much has changed in, you know, between when it started in 1917, all that stuff, I suppose, really interesting. And it was a really nice example of a filmmaker exploring something that they're really interested in and do something they really want. So it's definitely not my top five because as a film, I didn't find it that strong necessarily, although the closing sequence is pretty incredible.
But and I definitely think it deserved deserves an honorable mention for sure.
Yeah, I think Fellini's but it was I think the film more than any other this year. I was too dumb for. Yeah you're right. It's you can call it intelligent. You could also perhaps call it self-indulgent. I think both are true. Yeah. It's definitely very much something Fellini wants to make. It's very personal and it deserves to exist for that. And I do really like it because of that. I think that's the reason why I'm a personal connection with it.
I think would be able. Make it work. Yeah, but it's hard to get into the spirit of it. I don't know. I think the other thing was that that was my first really. And yeah, to date, which put me in a pretty weird position, is I've actually seen two of them.
So, you know, you have a little bit of a leading expert, but, you know, you know, a real Fellini had I do like well, to be fair, I liked I liked the Dolce Vita a lot.
I did not like it and a half that much. But, um, yeah. The clients honorable mention. So say to my other honorable mention or do you want to do your. Yeah you do your other honorable man. My, my other one is Masche and ah because as a film as we discussed I seem to remember you didn't like that much either, but certainly I was not a huge fan of it, but I think I've not seen the TV series.
But given how popular TV series was and I think the fact that the film started that movement, because it really is like it's one of these TV shows that people talk about as if it's like a religion or something, you know, of just like, oh, have you seen matches like you've not seen match? And what is this thing especially for for that era? It's kind of like the sitcom of its Deira ever. So I think the film itself isn't great, but it's not a bad film.
And the fact that it created characters and ideas and settings and stuff that then went on to be a very successful TV series is deserving of a mention for its importance to culture 50 years ago in the seventies, sir.
Yeah, I think as you watch as a film, you can very clearly see like they could make a sitcom out of this. I don't personally. There are bits of Bachelor I think are fantastic bits, but I think really on mean.
Yeah, I mean, I think that I did quite like the film. It's not my top five, but it's definitely up there with the ones who watched as they go along.
But they said humor as well. Yeah. For me and the show is definitely a well-made film and I can see why so many critics at the time liked it. But, you know, more enlightened ones. OK, my two awards, I will do these. Now, if we do this award show next year, I will add more. OK, my first award is the award for film, most emblematic of the time which, as we discussed earlier, I can only go to getting straight high.
And I thought very clever. Important that if we're doing a podcast about watching films 50 years ago, we should talk about the film, which was most of that. And yeah, it's going straight. It's really involved with the spirit of the sort of countercultural as in the emerging conservatism, which, you know, by the end of this decade. One. Yeah, you know, so just with that in mind, what what for you is better about going straight then beyond the Valley of the Dolls or performance or I think those are the other two that are really good for this category.
Well, beyond the Valley of the Dolls is sort of a satire of what's the sort of white conservatives at the time would think of the counterculture, I suppose. Yeah. And in that way it's sort of scuppers itself. Sure. It's it's an exaggeration. And I think you kind of need to be in the end to appreciate that performance. I think when we're talking about, like the dual identity scene performance, with the exception of maybe one other film I will talk about later, is one of the strongest articulations of that film and certainly most strongly ties it into music with Mick Jagger's role.
Yeah, I think the issue with performance and I mean this very nicely is that quite a lot of it is a bit shit. Yeah. But the issue is about performance. So those are my reasons.
That's that's those are good reasons. I quite liked performance actually. I think we did, yeah.
This performance also just having distanced from it helps. But at the end of the day, like the performances, but it's just there are just bits of it are really weak, particularly before Mick Jagger shows up. It's really there's an hour of it that's fantastic. And the rest of the films just kind of a pain and a bit of an exaggeration. But, you know, it's fair that look cool. Which network and award is the James Carson Award for best opening credit sequence?
Can you guess what to hold it to?
Is of course, it called the man called Sledge.
No, Michael Sledge. The word we run does have a good song, but the award goes to The Crooked Man, which not only has a fantastic song, but also has good animations to get the most similar openings. But yeah, you're right, they are very similar. They are both songs for cowboy film.
There was I just called The Sledge. There was a Crooked Man. Mean that there was a crooked man?
Yeah, well, perfect smile was a singer, anything crooked smile and a ding and then sledges.
So I just told you about gold a lot. Sludges very happy. Well, don't take another man's gold. What will happen when you take another man's gold? Don't take no man's sludges. Opening credit sequence. Slightly harder to find on YouTube. So I listen to it less often. Right. But they're not a bunch.
No other massive, I think, competition for that award. I guess Aristocats is the only one who puts in all that. Oh, and Loving, which has a lot of stupid gags. Yeah. But not really in the same, not the same league.
OK, shall we go for worst films. I think I know you're second best.
No. And then worse than best.
OK, let's do that. Yeah. OK. My second best film which might shock people is because it was the most highly rated film I think I did all the time. All in is the Conformist or you'll come for Mr. Shocking, which is about a gay Nazi who is French pressured, I suppose, to conform to the regime and various moral crises. That result is directed by Bertolucci, I think, because it's really, really well done, very visually interesting, clockwise, I think less strong.
And what I've realised the distances, Thomas, that whilst it'll come from, is absolutely fantastic. And like I say, easily the best film we looked at visually this year, I think and I suppose the fact that I was able to connect the characters quite as much was what left it my number one pick. But I think it is certainly on a technical level. Also, the easily the best told me that the entire it's genuinely incredible just how good it looks.
I emphasize that enough. And, you know, it's got a really good story as well. It's genuinely sensitive. It's got the characters, again, tested in interesting ways, has a lot to say about how fascism takes grip and the personal misery it causes. Those who are caught in this swirl. It's just it's got it's fantastic.
Me, I find it quite boring. Yeah. But on the topic of films that are visually great, my number two is El Topo and. Oh, yeah, of course, because I thought it was a really cool film. It's one of those very like arthouse and sort of arty films, but it's one of the ones is really good and very watchable despite that or alongside them. And we've already talked about it. So I won't go won't go too much into it.
But I just felt it was a really good film and it's one where I was a little bit bored watching at points. But then it's really grown on me. I mean, even during the day. Absolutely the day after and had grown on me. And then the more I've digested it is it's growing more. So yeah. I'll Topo's my number too because. Yeah. I cannot say enough. Watch out Oprah. It's really good. Yeah. I think I read Criterion.
Did I know you did. Yeah I think that I did. I, yeah I did. I think, I think I might watch it. I kind of wish I'd recorded on my ratings to see if I'm in tune but we didn't do that and maybe we'll start doing that this year, but we should probably try and go back and do it. But that's a great point. You should have done it before this episode, before this episode, which did on it.
And we didn't. Maybe we'll do it next week and we'll open with a reminder of how we rated so you can listen to about 20 hours of podcasts.
I mean, you could just I think we probably just skip through to the ratings. I don't think I'm dumb enough to sit and I to listen for.
Well, oh, I guess you could wait until we start talking about.
Yeah, it's pretty close to the end, isn't it? I mean, we've kept pretty well on the topic of the film and then talk about other stuff.
Um, anyway. OK, worst. Worst I shall go first. Yeah I think so. My I thought a bit about this, I thought what is the criteria for. What's the what is the absolute worst thing we can do. Is it be really racist like the games. Is it the aggressively bad like Trog. But then I thought to myself perhaps. The worst thing or could it be politically irresponsible, like Bromwell, the last one, I thought perhaps the worst thing I can do, really, at least from a perspective of what your ability is, just be a massive fucking waste of time.
And so with that perspective, the film, the I but I most regret having spent an hour and a half watching, I felt the not enrich my life in any way. Is the other half of the WTO the red circle? The private life of Sherlock Holmes was just massive missed opportunity.
And we go out of a really interesting story, sadly destroyed by the club story that manages to be both generic and inane about the Loch Ness Monster. Just a colossal waste of the time of everyone involved. I have only grown in anger since watching. It is the missed opportunities that hurt the most, and that is what private life is its hence towards. It's almost becomes a story about homosexual restriction and the Victorian age in an interesting way, particularly amongst pop culture characters who are so closely associated with that in popular culture consciousness.
And it shies away. It is a coward's film and that is why it gets my award for why.
That is a shock to me because, as you know, I quite like that film and that is amazing. You think that's the worst one? So actually, I've sort of realised that I've picked the worst one, but I've picked the worst one that I would still want to watch. So, all right, so maybe I should so do another worse one. I'm not really sure why my voice and I said was Trog, but I was going to say I'm almost certainly picture because I remember how aggressively I hated that.
I did hate it.
But also it's very watchable and and it's as you said, it's aggressively back.
So the thing about trolling is that you think they'll be watching over us, say. No, you're right. I remember that night.
It's one of those ones where it's it goes past so bad. It's good. Right? So you've got you've got like a way of doing it. Right. There's there's those films are just bad. Right. And then you go down to so bad it's good. And I feel like Trog is below that where it's just so bad. It's bad. You know what I mean. You go I mean it's just it's beyond anything, but at the same time at points is entertainingly bad.
So it's got a mix of because some of the films he watches I find very boring, like the vampire lovers I think was just very forgettable and boring, whereas Trog had a certain charm truck is stuck in my mind.
But but not for being good, bad film for being a bad, bad film, but it has still stuck in my mind. So that's why I'm giving it this, this worst film, because I don't know if it is actually the worst when we watch. I mean, in terms of the ones I don't think it's the one I regret watching the most necessarily because there were moments of fuck, this is awful and getting some kind of sadistic entertainment that.
So, yeah, I've sort of come for a slightly different rating. Wavering the worst one. Yeah. Trog is it for me.
Yeah. And I think it's like I said, my brother is up for what were the games. I just want to clarify that. Was that from a racially biased. Well this is not a full on racist film. I wasn't, you know, unlike the Great White Hope.
OK, well Great White hope is also really bad, although in fairness, you know, it's not really racist, but it is the group I hope is definitely on my list for the really boring ones that I.
Yeah, Cromwell. I thought it was really boring. Yes. So utterly nonsensical. Yeah. Yeah. I don't think other than trolled, which sort of gets a pass for being a bit for being wacky or having a bad customer. I don't think there are any truly awful. Yeah.
I feel like the reason I'm picking Trog is because it deserves the time of day to be able to be read. Like I feel like some of the ones you've just mentioned, the ones I mentioned, I just find really boring. I could easily say the worst ones, but I don't really have anything to say about them. You know, I'm sort of like, yeah, yeah. I sat for Cromwell. It was all right. It was pretty boring.
It was a bit weird at points, but I had some good costumes and stuff, whereas Trog is like aggressively bad, as you said, but not in an entertaining way, but still in a way that's more of a conversation. So yeah, yeah. I'm becoming more sure of my choice as we as we repeat yourself by choice. Yeah. All right. Do you want to do a quick drum roll for my number one pick? Yeah. De de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de.
Being my number one pick for the year of nineteen seventy, there's a little known as five easy pieces starting as an oil worker from a middle class home. This is the film I was talking about when I said there was maybe one stronger. That was the theme of Jewish identity. But this is for a class framework. And as you may know, Duncan, as anyone who's lost his podcast for any time will note, that is my bag, baby.
And I deeply enjoyed this film. It's grown on me since we've watched it, although I was a big fan of it at the time, and I think it's a really personal story in a way.
I really I really like it sensitivity. I really like its theme of sort of not having a place to belong. I not that more than anything is what these films are about.
We've done, I think is in many ways one more direct. I really enjoy the best scene, but we did the entire year by far is the one where Jack. As character confesses to his mute father, how deeply lonely here. It's just genuinely fantastic. Nothing I don't think I could have been anything else thinking about. I mean, yeah, it was pretty good, that one, yeah, for sure. So something I've just remembered, by the way, while we're talking about the worst ones, it's the fucking.
Not the worst one, but if I if I had to pick the most anxiety inducing, horrible feeling Filmworks, I would have to pick the.
What about watermelon man? You haven't mentioned that anxiety inducing. I don't know, I thought it was it was anxiety inducing in terms of, wow, this is really dodgy, but I don't know if it was aware of it. I don't know. And I finish off your number one pick, which, again, I can have a good idea.
Do you what do you think is OK? I my guess is that I will be I never saw my father because your son will be fine. That's right.
You got it. I think bing, bing, bing. That's my number one pick. I thought it was a really good exploration of father son relationships. And it I remember how I felt watching it. And I always I always think you can judge a film by how you how much you feel, you know, and that one really had some fieldman and it had relatable moments from, you know, other people, from me, from anything. It was good.
It was really great. And yeah. That's my number one. Yeah. Bing, bing, bing, bing.
So there we get the and I just count the twenty nine films with the total throughout the year. If we include Watermelon Man, which I mean Dunkin's topics are five easy pieces and I never sang for my father in respect of which are quite similar films actually.
Yeah. They are very similar in many ways. The father son relationship. Yeah. I really which you know perhaps is more or less than them. So nonetheless they were a good film. Yeah.
Maybe there's some deep, deep rooted, uh, I don't know, psychological issues about Jimmy and I share, uh, fatherhood.
Interesting that neither of Pete love story despite a love story. Because it's shit. Because it's shit.
But it just it's interesting how a film can have very similar themes and just not be as good.
That's true. But yeah, there's no no it's not it's not in the same ballpark there. Yep. Uh, so usually we talk a bit more after this, but I want to keep this episode neat. I feel it will be a good. You don't want to talk. We're just not here. That's okay. We'll talk next week.
Next week we are doing Vanishing Point. And I'm I mean, I know we never live up to these things when I say what film we're doing next week. This everything I do is I promise we will do Vanishing Point next week.
All right. Unless we do a different film or we don't record next week. No, it's fine. All right. But it'll never happen. And watch other episodes. It's your first one. Yeah.
Watch our license. That is. Fifty eight views, Jimmy. So so everyone watch that one and listen to this one. Now, you know what the good episodes are? All the juicy stuff is if you want more of this, we've got a huge back catalog now and we're only going to keep marching forward go talkies overnight.