Episode 66: Chinatown (1974)

Forget it, Bit Players. It’s Chinatown. The guys dig into Roman Polanski’s 1974 film starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway on this week’s podcast. They break down their feelings going into a film that carries such a critical weight – making it feel must-see – and palpable dread that comes with sitting through a 131-minute classic, and how those feelings played out and potentially changed as the film unfolded. They compare the film to other crime noir films of its ilk, trying to place it in the ranks of the film canon.

Chinatown (1974)
Director
Roman Polanski
Stars
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Selected By
Clark

3.6

Aired Thursday, September 1, 2016

Forget it, Bit Players. It's Chinatown. The guys dig into Roman Polanski's 1974 film starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway on this week's podcast. They break down their feelings going into a film that carries such a critical weight - making it feel must-see - and palpable dread that comes with sitting through a 131-minute classic, and how those feelings played out and potentially changed as the film unfolded. They compare the film to other crime noir films of its ilk, trying to place it in the ranks of the film canon.

Episode 62: The Shining (1980)

All work and no play makes the Bit Players dull boys as they return from hiatus to cover Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror flick, The Shining. Join the guys for a lovely hour getaway in the lovely room 237 at the Overlook Hotel, discussing Kubrick’s intensely honed-in vision and the way that vision, combined with having to work everyday alongside Jack Nicholson, just about destroyed Shelley Duvall, the allure of the scare in film, and all of the ridiculous theories that have spawned from the film due to its rather ambiguous nature.

The Shining (1980)
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Stars
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Selected By
Anders

4.6

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Aired Wednesday, July 27, 2016

All work and no play makes the Bit Players dull boys as they return from hiatus to cover Stanley Kubrick's classic horror flick, The Shining. Join the guys for a lovely hour getaway in the lovely room 237 at the Overlook Hotel, discussing Kubrick's intensely honed-in vision and the way that vision, combined with having to work everyday alongside Jack Nicholson, just about destroyed Shelley Duvall, the allure of the scare in film, and all of the ridiculous theories that have spawned from the film due to its rather ambiguous nature.