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My Four Favorite Filmmakers

Verge of the Dude

Release Date: 06/27/2021

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Hey Dude, I answer your question about my four favorite filmmakers by listing their four best films. I also include plenty of tangents and a short list of honorable mentions.

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Hey Dude, I answer your question about my four favorite filmmakers by listing their four best films. I also include plenty of tangents and a short list of honorable mentions.

QUOTE: "That movie was freakin' awesome."

FILMMAKERS: Francis Ford Coppola, Eleanor Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen (DQ), Jim Jarmusch, Francois Truffaut, Stanley Kubrick, Sidney Lumet, Paddy Chayefsky, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch

ACTORS/PERFORMERS: Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Harvey Keitel, Martin Sheen, Gene Hackman, Robert De Niro, Bob Hope, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, David Letterman, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty, Peter Finch, Paul Newman, Matt "Money" Smith, Diane Keaton

FILMS: The Godfather & Part II (Part III), Apocalypse Now, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse, The Conversation, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, One from the Heart, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Life Lessons, New York Stories, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law, Shoot The Piano Player, 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Network, The Verdict, Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Inland Empire, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks: The Return

PLACES: Hollywood Burbank Airport, Humboldt State University

THINGS:  Lucha Libre, KCBS-TV, HBO

SOUNDS: footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplanes, helicopter, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Podcast Show Notes Book"

RECORDED: June 25, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in BurbankCalifornia

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwrecked and host of Create Art Podcast)

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