I invited some friends to come on the Cinema Shame Podcast to celebrate the life and work of Burt Reynolds. In the first of two episodes dedicated to the Bandit, my guests and I talk about White Lightning, Gator, Smokey and the Bandit, Semi-Tough and Starting Over and just about everything in between. The river of Burt love runs deep.
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James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – Never misses an opportunity to champion underappreciated Burt Reynolds. Owns Burt’s album, Ask Me What I Am, on vinyl.
Kerry Fristoe (@echidnabot) – Movie blogger (prowlerneedsajump.wordpress.com/) and fabulous Twitter personality, co-host of B-Movie Maniacs.
Christian Devine (@chris_divine) – Screenwriter and award winning video game writer. Trucker movie aficionado. Credits Smokey and the Bandit with his writing career.
Carrie Rickey (@CarrieRickey) – Film critic and columnist. Village Voice, Film Comment, Mademoiselle, Philadelphia Enquirer. Frequent contributor to NPR, MSNBC and CNN.
Clips Contained in this Podcast:
Burt Reynolds laughter from Hooper.
The Dueling Banjos from Deliverance.
Burt Reynolds on The Tonight Show – October 2nd, 1973
White Lightning trailer
Archer episode, “The Man from Jupiter”
Jerry Reed performs “Eastbound and Down” at the Burt Reynolds Variety Club Dinner
Smokey and the Bandit NBC TV spot
Clip from Smokey and the Bandit II
Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton sing “Sneakin’ Around with You” from Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Clip from Smokey and the Bandit
100 Rifles trailer
Jerry Reed – “Eastbound and Down”
Burt Reynolds on The Tonight Show – March 2nd, 1977
Clip from Semi-Tough
Clip from Starting Over
Candice Bergen sings “Better Than Ever” from Starting Over
Recorded in September 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.