Operation Kino 109: Resurrecting Clue And Honoring Ebert With It’s A Disaster Director Todd Berger
This week on Operation Kino, we are lucky enough to be joined for the entire show by Todd Berger, the writer and director of the new indie comedy It’s A Disaster, which is currently available on VOD and iTunes and is heading to theaters this weekend. At Todd’s suggestion we discuss the under-appreciated 1985 comedy Clue, spend some time nitpicking Skyfall, remember Roger Ebert, and talk to Todd about making a black comedy about what happens when the apocalypse interrupts the world’s worst brunch. All that plus a lightning round inspired by the biopic 42.
My interview with the director behind this crazy cool scene.
Part 2 of my Bond action extravaganza:
Why the approach to Skyfall resulted in a brilliant one-off but leaves the future of the franchise murky.
Operation Kino 88: Skyfall And More Films Defined By Their Eras
This week on Operation Kino, we let the sky FAAAAAAALLLL, we let it CRUM-BAAAAAAAALLLL, as we review the new James Bond movie Skyfall. From there we talk about the difference between the mid-aughts Casino Royale and the 2012 Skyfall, and how James Bond films and plenty of others are defined by the eras they come out in. But before any of that there’s tidbits, in which David talks intelligently about porn (really!), Patches falls for the Jack Black film Bernie, Da7e fills us in on the strange fate of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, and Katey catches up with the heartbreaking documentary How To Survive A Plague.
(Pic from MachoMachi)
Talking to the legendary cinematographer about everything from action photography philosophy to IMAX conversion to the pros of digital to emotional visual storytelling. AWESOME.
"Skyfall," written and performed by… Randy Newman?
Amazing job by my friend Eric D. Snider. Spot on!
'Skyfall' Star Daniel Craig on Bond Fandom: 'There Are Too Many Voices to Make Any Sense Of'
Javier Bardem on His Quirky ‘Skyfall’ Villain: ‘That’s Me — Because I’m Insane Sometimes’