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‘Any Time with Vin Forte’ Episode Three: “11,000 Movies Still In My House” [Guest: Drew McWeeny]

This episode I’m truly honored to have gotten to take part in a lengthy conversation with film critic and writer Drew McWeeny (Hitfix.com, Masters of Horror, Jodorowsky’s Dune, Rewind This!). We discussed a ton of rotating topics including 70s film style, Film and VHS preservation and how much is already lost, the myth of Digital Streaming and Film Library Ownership, the rise and bust of the DVD market, the fallacy of high vs low culture in media, wading through the media landscape and advertising, Film Nerds 2.0 and the dialogue we have with children about media, the value of experiencing sensitive topics in context, how Hollywood treats classic directors in old age, and more!

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EPISODE NOTES:

  • Click Here for a great example of Drew’s ‘Film Nerd 2.0’ column.
  • I was hoping to find a clip of the updated “comic book” credits to The Warriors. But I *was* able to find this nifty ABC Friday Night Movie promo for The Warriors from 1983.
  • Speaking of cult classics, here’s Drew’s review of The Last Dragon that he was working on prior to our conversation.
  • Here is the clip Drew is referring to near the end of the episode where he interviews the director of the ‘Raid’ films, Gareth Evans.
  • The biggest thing that was not brought up during the interview was the fact that Drew co-wrote an episode of Masters of Horror that was directed by John Carpenter. The interview ended up simply going in a different direction and I loved our big conversation beats about film ownership and preservation, wading through media advertising, et cetera. For the most part, each beat seemed to dovetail into the next quite nicely and this is simply a topic that I felt could be put on the backburner if there is ever a next-time. With that said, Click Here to check out the trailer for the episode “Cigarette Burns.”
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