Darren Moser (Ceti Alpha 3) returns to Missing Frames to introduce Shawn to the seminal science fiction classic Forbidden Planet, starring Leslie Nielsen and Robby the Robot, directed by Fred M. Wilcox. This landmark film paved the way for big budget sci-fi, proving that the material, if taken seriously, could result in a high quality effort. But does it still hold up by today's standards?
This week, Richie Pepio returns to Missing Frames for his first viewing of Alfred Hitchcock's seminal classic Vertigo. But what happens when you know a film is widely considered a classic and a masterpiece, but it just doesn't click with you? Despite multiple viewings of the film, Shawn has struggled to embrace Vertigo. Did this viewing serve as a breakthrough for him? And what did Richie think of the film? Did it live up to its heralded status? Tune in to find out!
Carley Cooper returns to Missing Frames for her first viewing of Jonathan Lynn's 1985 comedy Clue. While the film was a box office dud, in the years since its release it has become something of a cult classic, but does its reputation hold up for someone who's never seen it before?
Brad Gullickson returns to Missing Frames to help Shawn celebrate the 80th episode. This time around, they watch one of Shawn's favorite films, The Seventh Seal. Brad has never seen it before. In fact, Brad has never seen a single Ingmar Bergman movie. Will this classic live up to its glowing reputation in Brad's eyes? Shawn and Brad also discuss why Bergman is one of the great horror film directors as well as why The Seventh Seal is way funnier than its reputation would suggest.
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Alex Calleros of the Lessons from the Screenplay team joins Shawn for a viewing of Martin Scorsese's breakthrough classic Taxi Driver. Alex and Shawn discuss their opinions on Scorsese's filmography, why Taxi Driver is Shawn's favorite Scorsese film and whether or not the film still holds up today.