Tag Archive: Ben Kingsley

Aug 15 2018

Episode 118 – Schindler’s List

Schindler's ListFor a podcast that tries to blend movie education with comedy – this episode creates a bit of a puzzler. We are watching Schindler’s List. Steven Spielberg’s undisputed masterpiece about the holocaust as seen through the eyes of a man who tried to prevent a tiny part of it is a sobering cinematic work. And yet it is certainly one of the best films made by him or any other director. Kelvin Hatle joins us to see the film for the first time and we spend quite a bit of time discussing the impact afterward.

Next up, we are going to see how another famous director takes a look at Nazis when we watch Mel Brooks’ The Producers!

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Dec 21 2015

Episode 60 – Hugo

HugoNote: We apologize for the late posting of this episode.  This episode, we return to the works of director Martin Scorsese to watch the film Hugo.  Jena was unable to join us so we appointed stunt Jena Sean O’Laughlin to watch the film with us.  Hugo is notable for being a film almost completely unlike any other film by Martin Scorsese.  It starts out as a children’s movie and morphs into a love letter about film preservation.  It is also visually amazing.  We dissect all of this in our conversation after watching the film.

A few things to watch if you have the time:

This video showing a breakdown of the final shot in the film.

A full length, color version of George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans la Lune.

Our next episode will be about Horror of Dracula!

Hugo (2011)
Hugo poster Rating: 7.5/10 (277,784 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: John Logan (screenplay by), Brian Selznick (based on the book entitled "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by)
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz
Runtime: 126 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Released: 23 Nov 2011
Plot: In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.