Episode 59: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

It plays the episode from iTunes store or else it gets the hose once more as the guys talk Jonathan Demme’s 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs. They talk about what a classic film villain Hannibal Lecter is, and how successful the first installment of the film franchise is where one of the more iconic villains could really be second-billed behind the absolutely terrifying Buffalo Bill. There is some dissension in the ranks as some Bit Players feel the film is fully deserving of the uncanny Oscar sweep of the five major categories, while some find it to be typical horror cheese. One thing can be agreed upon: The Silence of the Lambs is creepy as hell.

Ep 59 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Director
Jonathan Demme
Stars
Anthony Hopkins
Jodie Foster
Lawrence A. Bonney

Curated by: Jarryd

Aired Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It plays the episode from iTunes store or else it gets the hose once more as the guys talk Jonathan Demme's 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs. They talk about what a classic film villain Hannibal Lecter is, and how successful the first installment of the film franchise is where one of the more iconic villains could really be second-billed behind the absolutely terrifying Buffalo Bill. There is some dissension in the ranks as some Bit Players feel the film is fully deserving of the uncanny Oscar sweep of the five major categories, while some find it to be typical horror cheese. One thing can be agreed upon: The Silence of the Lambs is creepy as hell.

Episode 51: The Untouchables (1987)

Listen here, see: the Bit Players are back to talk about Brian De Palma’s 1987 love letter to prohibition, The Untouchables. The guys break down Sean Connery’s Oscar-winning performance and his contractual accent forgiveness clause, how much better this movie could have been if its central character wasn’t its most one-dimensional, and the stunning visual beauty on which De Palma obviously labored very hard, completely forgetting to make an emotionally coherent movie. They also pick their own squad names and missions as well as try to cast the perfect modern-day Eliot Ness.

Ep 51 The Untouchables (1987)
Director
Brian De Palma
Stars
Kevin Costner
Sean Connery
Robert De Niro
Andy Garcia

Curated By: Anders Oster

Aired Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Listen here, see: the Bit Players are back to talk about Brian De Palma's 1987 love letter to prohibition, The Untouchables. The guys break down Sean Connery's Oscar-winning performance and his contractual accent forgiveness clause, how much better this movie could have been if its central character wasn't its most one-dimensional, and the stunning visual beauty on which De Palma obviously labored very hard, completely forgetting to make an emotionally coherent movie. They also pick their own squad names and missions as well as try to cast the perfect modern-day Eliot Ness.