Episode 15: The Burt Reynolds Special Vol. 2

In case you missed it: The Burt Reynolds Special Vol. 1

I invited some more friends to come on the Cinema Shame Podcast to celebrate the life and work of Burt Reynolds. In the second of two episodes dedicated to the Bandit, my guests and I talk about The End, Stick, Heat, Switching Channels, Breaking In, and Boogie Nights and just about everything in between. Despite the 80’s being a tough decade both personally and professionally, Burt delivered a number of interesting performances in movies that are largely forgotten or just underappreciated.

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – never misses an opportunity to champion underappreciated Burt Reynolds. Owns Burt’s album, Ask Me What I Am, on vinyl.

Brian Saur (@bobfreelander) – Documentary filmmaker, movie blogger (rupertpupkinspeaks.com), podcaster extraordinaire on the Pure Cinema Pod and Just the Discs Pod.

Grant the Carey Troweller (@mentorscamper) – Twitter personality, Movie Obsessive and a blasphemous individual who denies Carey Lowell’s status of Bond goddess.

Kerry Fristoe (@echidnabot) – Movie blogger (prowlerneedsajump.wordpress.com/) and fabulous Twitter personality.

Clips Contained in this Podcast:

Burt Reynolds laughter from Hooper.

Kristy McNichol, Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds on The Mike Douglas Show (1978)

The End trailer

The End clip

Burt Reynolds on Late Night with David Letterman (December 11, 1984)

Stick trailer

Heat trailer

Heat clip

Malone TV spot

Switching Channels promo

Ruby Wax Meets… Burt Reynolds (March 3, 1996)

Breaking In trailer

Burt Reynolds on Conan (March 19, 2018)

Boogie Nights trailer

Boogie nights clip

Burt Reynolds Golden Globe acceptance speech (January 18, 1998)

Apollo 100 – “Joy”

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Recorded in September 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

Episode 14: The Burt Reynolds Special Vol. 1

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 LightningGatorSmokey and the BanditSemi-Tough and Starting Over and just about everything in between. The river of Burt love runs deep.

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

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

Gator 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

Semi-Tough trailer

Clip from Semi-Tough

Clip from Starting Over

Candice Bergen sings “Better Than Ever” from Starting Over

 

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Recorded in September 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

 

September Prompt: Burt Reynolds

Our delinquency has been noted. However, we here at Cinema Shame have been grappling with some strong emotions regarding the passing of Burt Reynolds on September 4th. As a result, we’ve scrapped our planned prompt for September — instead we’re going to celebrate Burt.

As one of the great movie stars in the history of Cinema Reynolds’ on-screen career spanned 60 years. Reynolds made his first TV appearance in 1958 on two episodes of a series called Flight.

James wrote a short piece on Burt Reynolds for the Action a Go Go website.

Instead of rehashing a summary of all that text here, we’ll give you the opportunity to link on over and read the piece in its entirely.

The takeaway, in case you don’t feel like a click, is that Burt made a lot of great movies that many movie fans overlook as a result of a populist, good ol’ boy beer swilling, car driving, mustache grinning late 70’s persona. Burt Reynolds made musicals and comedies and action films and detective thrillers, many of which settle into the shadows behind his “Bandit” persona.

Before we turn to horror in the month of October, we’re going to ask you to toss in a few of those Burt Reynolds movies you might have overlooked. Like Smokey and the Bandit? Try Hooper. Did you think that Burt’s career peaked with Deliverance and The Longest Yard? Take a chance on Sharky’s Machine, Hustle or Breaking In. Maybe you prefer the lighter side? He sings and dances (at least better than Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia!) in Peter Bogdanovich’s At Long Last Love and makes for a fascinating comic duo with Ryan O’Neal in Nickelodeon. His surprising pairings with Jill Clayburgh in Semi-Tough and Starting Over will make you wonder why they didn’t make a dozen movies together.

We’re asking you, during these last few weeks of September, to set aside some time for Burt. If you need any recommendations for deep cuts, James (@007hertzrumble), as our resident Burt aficionado, will be happy to supply you with a lengthy list of worthy choices.

Rest in Peace, Burt Reynolds. May your movies continue to endure and entertain for generations to come.

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Remember to post your thoughts on your blog or on the pages of the CinemaShame website. We’ll post a roundup at the end of the month featuring the thoughts of all of our grieving moviewatchers. Submit your Shame by tweeting your post to @CinemaShame or emailing us at cinemashame@gmail.com. Look forward to an upcoming episode of the Cinema Shame Podcast featuring a collection of conversations about Burt and his films.

 

–JDP