Tuesday, June 06, 2006

For Shame

Vince Keenan had never seen The Great Escape? That is indeed a shame-faced admission. But check out the whole podcast about chick flicks and guy movies for a good discussion and some fun.

Shame-Faced: "Guy movies. Chick flicks. Everybody knows what the staples of each type are. And everybody knows which ones they haven’t seen.

In installment two of the Shame-Faced podcast, Rosemarie and I delve into what makes a movie work for each gender. We also finally get around to watching a classic chick flick (Dirty Dancing) and guy movie (The Great Escape) that both of us somehow missed."


Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

"The Great Escape" is one of, if not the, best ensemble war movies ever filmed. The fact that it's based on a true story, and had a pretty decent book written about it only sweetens the experience.

My one abortive stab at writing a screenplay had a riff on the Steve McQueen motorcycle jumping scene in it. Man, I can't believe I don't have this one on DVD yet!

Bill said...

I agree, Jayme, and I wonder if Vince has seen Chicken Run.

Vince said...

Of course I've seen Chicken Run. I'm not crazy, Bill, I'm just slow. I've also seen the Simpsons episode that parodies The Great Escape, right down to Maggie bouncing a ball off the walls of the cooler. Funny how you can know what's being sent up even when you're not familiar with the original.

We're glad you enjoyed the podcast. Turns out the shame in publicly admitting your ignorance of a classic is a great motive to get to it at last.

Bill said...

Thanks for reminding me of that Simpson's episode. That was a great one.

One thing I loved about Chicken Run was the music, which was perfect, as if it had been lifted from The Great Escape.