Paint Your Wagon (Episode 36) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky
Release Date: 09/16/2016
Dan and Vicky look at the 1969 musical Paint Your Wagon starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg and Ray Walston. To adapt his own Broadway show for the big screen, producer and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner chose writer Paddy Chayefsky and composer Andre Previn. They changed the source material considerably and scored 10 million dollars from Paramount to bring their nearly three hour version to the screen. Fraught with production problems, the film, shot almost entirely on real sets built in the rugged Oregon mountains, went 10 million dollars over budget and ushered in the beginning of the end for the movie musical.
In addition to their thoughts on this bloated, plot heavy epic and it's legacy, Dan and Vicky talk about what they've seen lately. Vicky, of course, outwatches Dan with the Italian series Gomorrah, the horror films The Black Cat, The Sender, Phenomena, The Funhouse and Torso, and the 1969 James Garner starring Marlowe. Dan gives his reflections on Stranger Things and the new film Don't Breathe. They also nearly come to blows over the slasher Humongous -- guess who likes it and who doesn't.
They also touch on the negatives and positives of big box stores (?), the impact of In A Gadda Da Vida and the great songs of October 1969.
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