A radio interview with the person who wrote this sentence, Part IV: Comfort and Joy and Dream Lover

By Adam Lippe

Here is a podcast/radio interview from my appearance on Morning Feed with Ed Feldman from October of 2011, when I was promoting the Medium Rare Cinema screenings of Dream Lover and Comfort and JoyLike my other appearances on Morning Feed, the topics are wide ranging starting with Harry Dean Stanton and Death Watch and concluding 2 hours later with a brief reference to Ilsa star Dyanne Thorne. In between there are discussions of Emilio Estevez’s magnum opus Wisdom, what a wonderful blowhard Oliver Stone is, how death is always the most efficient way to win an Oscar, what really happened to Orson Welles during the editing of The Magnificent Ambersons, and a slew of other free floating randomness.

Some quick corrections for facts I could not remember at the time: Barry Scheck is the lawyer that Peter Gallagher played in Conviction, Robert De Niro has 4 children, and Dyanne Thorne was not in the 1982 version of She.

 

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By Adam Lippe

Whenever there’s a genre parody or ode to a specific era of films, such as Black Dynamite’s mocking of Blaxploitation films or Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, the second half of Grindhouse, the danger is that the film might fall into the trap of either being condescending without any particular insight, or so faithful that it becomes the very flawed thing it is emulating.

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On Cold Fish:

Though the 16 year old me described the 1994 weepie Angie, starring Geena Davis as a Brooklyn mother raising her new baby alone, as “maudlin and melodramatic,” Roger Ebert, during his TV review, referring to the multitude of soap-operaish problems piling up on the titular character, suggested that it was only in Hollywood where Angie would get a happy ending. “If they made this movie in France, Angie would have shot herself.”

Well Cold Fish was made in Japan, where Angie would have shot herself and that would have been the happy ending.