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Thursday, June 23, 2022
'THIS IS WHEN HOLLYWOOD WAS REALLY HOLLYWOODING'
'THE REWATCHABLES' PODCAST REWATCHES 'THE UNTOUCHABLES'
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"I don't know where to start with this," says Bill Simmons, co-host of The Rewatchables podcast as Ennio Morricone's "Strength of the Righteous" theme from The Untouchables drives the episode's intro underneath. The Untouchables is the featured film on this June 23rd episode. Simmons profers that "there's a prototype with this movie that resembles football, to me. Where, just a lot of elements have to come into place, but the best thing is... like when the Chiefs had Mahomes on a rookie contract. It's like, wow, this is great. This is the biggest advantage you can have. The Untouchables has Costner on a rookie contract. He is going to be the biggest start in the world two years later, but we don't know that in 1987, when they're filming this in '86. You have him on a rookie deal, and then you can spray the money around. You can get De Palma. You can get De Niro for 18 days. You can get Connery. You can get David Mamet to write the script. But the key is Costner on the rookie deal."

Enthused, co-host Chris Ryan then adds, "And you've still got your scouting department out there finding Andy Garcias in the fifth round! Watching 8 Million Ways To Die tape and being like, 'I love this guy!'"

A bit later, after some brief discussion of the film's budget and how the filmmakers essentially made a hundred-million dollar movie for about 20-million, Ryan continues: "Not only what a bargain, but also it goes across the board, beyond even the big names that we just mentioned, where, when you watch a movie like this, you're seeing like every single part of what goes into making a movie at its absolute best. Like, the cinematography is great, the outfits are amazing, the production design is amazing. I know that stuff isn't that fun to talk about, but it is kind of like, this is when Hollywood was really Hollywooding. Like they REALLY made... and when you watch it, still to this day - there's some slower parts of it - but ... this is a really really really entertaining movie that just delivers, like, every single time."


Posted by Geoff at 11:34 PM CDT
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 2:03 AM CDT

Name: "anonymous"

Movies set in 1920's have little interest in me. I've always hoped DePalma would explore serious sci fi material after the promise of the brilliance of The Fury. Mission To Mars was one of the nadir of this filmmaker. DePalma true tropes belong in sci fi more then any other genre. The only indication of what was promised can be seen in The Fury.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:53 PM CDT

Name: "Tex"

Spielberg's Minority Report is influenced by the directing style of DePalma. One of the reason The Demolished Man never happened was because of the similarities to Minority Report.

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 6:46 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos "

Rewatched The Untouchables on 4K disc and is great experience with the sharpest visuals and audio outside a cinema experience. Immensely rewatchable experience.

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