François Truffaut once said that "Film lovers are sick people." He may have been on to something.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Shot/Reverse Shot: Episode 46 - 2013 Round-up
Well, another year has passed, and like everyone else on the Internet, we at Shot/Reverse Shot have decided to sit down and ask ourselves the question, "2013, what was all that about, then?"
In pursuit of an answer, Joe Gastineau and myself talk about the big news stories of the year, such as the proliferation of non-stories about imaginary Star Wars casting, the "Marvelisation" of cinema, changing modes of distribution, and why everyone hated Zach Braff's Kickstarter. We then get into specifics and talk about the most disappointing films of the year, why The Lone Ranger is secretly pretty good, and which films were so terrible they made us wonder if cinema is all it's cracked up to be. We round out the episode and the year by revealing our Top Ten films of 2013. It's a pretty great list, though that's as much due to 2013 being a pretty great year for films as it was us having amazing taste. So take a bow, 2013!
Thanks to everyone who has listened to the show this year. It's been an experimental time for us as we got to grips with recording on opposite sides of the Atlantic, and we're still trying to do new things with the show and generally make it as good as we possibly can. The feedback we receive from listeners is hugely important to us, as is the idea that anyone would listen to us in the first place. Thanks again, and here's to another good one in 2014.
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By Edwin Davies