Reject Radio #86: On Demand

This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we talk with sex symbol and film legend Angie Dickinson, discuss the parasitic relationship between studios and theaters, talk Bellflower‘s marketing strategy, and play a game we’re calling “Co-Directors.”

Former assistant theater manager, massive film fan, and creative director at Rock Sauce Studios John Gholson explains how studios and theaters work together. He also makes a sex comedy featuring Andy Griffith seem just as enticing as it is in real life.

Angie Dickinson has starred in over 50 films, played iconic roles from Rio Bravo to Ocean’s Eleven, and she was kind enough to spend some time talking to us about working with Sam Fuller and Frank Sinatra, creating her characters, and how movie-making has changed.

FSR’s own Culture Warrior (and one of the Talking Heads) Landon Palmer braves a segment where we come up with directors we’d like to see work together, pitch a project for them, and figure out if it has a chance of getting made. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Murder sounds like it could be a massive hit.

Plus, our very own Jeremy Kirk matches movie news wits with Peter Hall from Who will triumph at the sound of the correct answer bell and who will be forced to narfle the garthok?

Loosen up your tie and stay a while.

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On This Week’s Show:

The Reject Radio Movie News Pop Quiz [The Beginning – 16:30]: It’s Kirk v Hall in this meeting of the movie news minds. At stake, as usual, are the too-large-to-mail trophy, all the glory, and the power to make us talk about any topic the winner wants. Of course, we end up talking about Sundance and SXSW favorite Bellflower.

The Flea Markets We Used To Know [16:30 – 36:45]: Just today, 23 directors and producers publicly denounced the studio system’s proposed new video-on-demand model. Theater owners hate it, but why can’t they do anything about it? John Gholson shares some insight on the studio-theater relationship, tells us why the theaters are so weak, and offers one possible solution.

Big Bad Mama [36:45 – 50:00]: She’s held her own against John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, and William Shatner, and now I try to hold my own against Angie Dickinson. The screen legend stops by to share some candid words about being a sex symbol, the pace of cheap movies, and to call Sam Fuller “Sammy.” Yes, she’s completely delightful.

Co-Directors [50:00 – The End]: Landon Palmer and I bring together two directors (like Kurosawa and Kubrick), force them to work together, and pitch the project they’ll be helming. Who casts John Goodman as Babe Ruth? Which directing pair will get into a fist fight? Who will use one hundred pounds of yarn to build the set?

On Next Week’s Show:

Prom screenwriter Katie Wech will talk about selling her first spec, Troll Hunter writer/director André Øvredal will talk about bringing mythical monsters to life, and you, the listener, will be moved to tears.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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