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Are you a one man stud?

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If you answered yes, no, maybe or “outta my way, stupid” to these questions, then See Hear episode 46 is for YOU.

Tim, Maurice, Bernard welcome the hugely enthusiastic Lily Sockmonkey (although she’s Janine to her non-film friends) to her podcasting debut to talk about Walter Hill’s 1984 film, Streets of Fire.

Ellen Aim is a rockstar kidnapped mid-concert by a biker gang in a (might as well be) lawless era that is caught in a time warp between the 1950s and the 1980s. Her ex-boyfriend is joined by a soldier of fortune and Ellen’s current wet (Billy) fish boyfriend to rescue her from the clutches of the gang led by a sociopath.

The See Hear crew discuss the acting, film parallels, Walter Hill, two Beatle connections, bombastic musical excess, Flashdance, and The Blasters.

Speaking of The Blasters, the show also features an interview with their ex-saxophone player, Steve Berlin (currently playing for Los Lobos). He chats about his recollections of working on the film set during one crucial scene. Huge thanks to Steve for his time.

Many thanks also to Lily for joining us and getting into the spirit of the conversation for her requested film.

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from https://seehear.podbean.com

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists on social media or at real life social gatherings so more folks can tune in.

Please join our friendly Facebook discussion group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast

You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.

 

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Welcome to See Hear 45.

We all love movies and we all love music in movies (it’s partly why you listen to this podcast, right?) Film scores can be bold and bombastic or quiet and subtle. Either way it’s a strong part of the film watching experience.

It seems crazy that until 2017, there hasn’t been a major documentary (that we’re aware of) dedicated to the art of film composition and the people who devote their lives to emotionally manipulating you more than what you actually see on-screen via their music.

Matt Schrader is the director of a great new documentary called “Score: A Film Music Documentary” that looks into the process of film score composition, how it’s evolved, interviews with a number of its current practitioners, and the psychology behind how viewers perceive the on-screen action when music is playing (sex, chocolate and music all produce the same rush in your brain, apparently). Bernard, Tim and Maurice were very excited to have Matt come onto the podcast and discuss making the film and his own love of scores.

We all wished this could be a 10 part HBO series, but Matt packs a lot into its 90 minute running time. We at See Hear HQ highly recommend it and thank Matt for giving us his time.

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from https://seehear.podbean.com

Keep an eye out for theatre screenings, get resource material or order the DVD / Blu Ray from https://www.score-movie.com/. You can also get the film from iTunes.

If you want to follow Matt on Twitter you can do so @mattschrader or you can like the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ScoreMovie/

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists on social media or at real life social gatherings so more folks can tune in.

Please join our friendly Facebook discussion group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast

You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.

 

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Hello everybody…….See Hear episode 44 here…..

Every music scene has its local heroes….those musicians who are a well-kept secret from the rest of the world, but gig goers wish more people knew about them. Melbourne film-maker Chris Franklin has made it his mission to document musicians in his local scene. Bernard was absent, but Tim and Maurice invited Chris to talk about his latest short film in adherence to that mission, “Chris Wilson – Live At The Continental”. 

Melbourne musicians Chris Wilson and Shane O’Mara along with pianist Jex Saarelaht released a beloved album in 1994 called “Live At The Continental”. (The Continental Café’ was a favourite haunt for the best local and international songwriters and musicians). Franklin shows Chris and Shane recalling the circumstances behind that album, but ended up putting together something more broad and substantial. Even if you don’t know who they are, their commonality to any musician is the great art that is created when honesty, humour and trust overrides commercial success for its own sake. Every city around the world that celebrates its local musicians has its own Chris and Shane.

Tim and Maurice were extremely grateful to have Chris Franklin take the time to talk about this wonderful short film, and hope you find the conversation enjoyable.

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from https://seehear.podbean.com

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists on social media or at real life social gatherings so more folks can tune in.

Please join our friendly Facebook discussion group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast

You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.

 If you live in Melbourne and listen to the show before the end of September 2017, you can see the film as a support feature to the documentary The Go-Betweens: Right Here.  Check the following website for session times.

http://www.cinemanova.com.au/films/go-betweens-the-right-here

 

 

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We Are The Best! We Are The Best!

No it's not the See Hear theme song. It's the name of this month's film under discussion.

Can you imagine two grown men talking about a film on which the plot revolves around three teenage girls forming a punk band and only one of them has any musical chops? Imagine no further because Maurice is joined by Hank Hellman to do just that. The notions of friendship, being an outsider, sticking it to parents (not always deservedly) and chocolate ice cream are all universal themes, so the gents qualify to discuss Lukas Moodyson's 2013 film based on a graphic novel by his wife Coco.

The film is funny, honest, scattered, and most importantly realistic. This is not a Steven Spielberg tale of growing up and "learning something" in the dying moments. It's about 3 friends having fun, getting jealous, not always doing the right thing by each other, and standing up for themselves in small ordinary ways....you know....real life!!!!

Bernie and Tim were not available since they were practising in their Stiff Little Fingers tribute band. They will return next month to much applause. The crew want to thank Hank for once again coming onto the show and bringing the film discussion thunder. Our door is always open to you, Hank.

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from http://seehear.podbean.com/

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists on social media or at real life social gatherings so more folks can tune in.

Please join our friendly Facebook discussion group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast

You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.

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Time to put your cup of tea to one side, pull up your trousers and return to the wonderful era in an alternate universe when Rutlemania ruled.

The film selection for See Hear episode 42 was requested by Barry Knobel, “The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash” released in 1978. The film is (very probably) the first ever mockumentary about the Pre-Fab Four. Monty Python member Eric Idle along with ex Bonzo Dog member Neil Innes devised a TV show sketch featuring a band from another dimension where the more famous Liverpudlians don’t exist. Gary Weis of Saturday Night Live offered Idle the opportunity to give the characters a fully blown film. Wisely, it was made to look like a documentary rather than a narrative piece.

Tim, Bernard and Maurice are joined by Rutle fan (and story editor for another of our favourite films, Good Vibrations) Colin McKeown. We discuss the art of parody on one band vs parody of a musical culture, American vs British comedy, Pythons, SNL, attention to detail, song parody, and the disgrace that is tea consumption.

We are hugely grateful that Colin took the time to join us. He’s hugely passionate about music and films, so he’s good folks in our books. He also tells us what he’s done in film and what his next very exciting film project is……one that will definitely be of interest to See Hear listeners. We hope this is the first of many appearances on See Hear for Colin.

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from http://seehear.podbean.com/

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists on social media or at real life social gatherings so more folks can tune in.

Please join our friendly Facebook discussion group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast

You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.

 

 

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Settle down, See Hear listeners. Class is now in session.

Tim, Sticky and Maurice take time out from dissecting frogs, picking fights with the jocks and giving lip to the principal to talk about the Roger Corman produced, Alan Arkush directed 1980 film Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Is it just another b-grade drive in movie about teen rebellion or is there something more going on here (umm….yes there is)?

This is the tale of one girl’s devotion to The Ramones, her determination for them to play a song she’s written, and her fight against the school administration who are repulsed by all things rock and roll. Who will win the battle of the wills between Mary Woronov and PJ Soles.

We discuss the tradition of films and TV shows set in schools and the perception of the teacher as inspiration or villain, why the film is an open love letter to music without stylistic division, Corman’s original intentions for the movie (going even earlier than his desire to capitalise on the Saturday Night Fever craze), and how to make sure that mice don’t end up like Spinal Tap drummers. We also agree that it’s just a damn funny film.

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from http://seehear.podbean.com/

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists so more folks can tune in.

Please join our friendly Facebook discussion group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast

You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.

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See Hear is about to get nostalgic for episode 40….or maybe not.

 

There are two sorts of people in the world – those who love the FILMS of Woody Allen and those who can’t stand them.

 

Among those who love his films there are two sorts of people – some prefer his early zany films about relationships, morality the universe and our place in it, and bouncing boobs. However, there are those who prefer his mid-period Fellini / Bergman style dramas / comedies about relationships, morality the universe and our place in it, but with no bouncing boobs. (Does anyone prefer his latter-day films?)

 

Tim, Bernie and Maurice are joined once again by Frank Santopadre of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast to discuss 1984’s Broadway Danny Rose, a film that combines the best elements of the former and latter styles of his filmography. Woody plays Danny Rose, a loyal theatrical agent for acts no one else wants to handle. It looks a has-been singer who he manages (there’s the musical connection, folks) is on the brink of making a successful comeback. He tasks Danny with bringing his mistress to an important show….hi-jinx ensue.

 

Aside from talking about the film itself, we discuss our favourite films from Woody’s back-catalogue, the use of music in his films, whether Woody Allen's films are really about nostalgia, New York as a back-drop for cinema and how it’s changed over the last 30 years…..and Milton Berle’s member.

 

Once again, we owe a huge debt of thanks to Frank for taking the time to come on the show. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of film, and is a super-mentsch to boot. Thanks for helping make this episode extra special.

 

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from http://seehear.podbean.com/

 

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists so more folks can tune in.

 

Please join our friendly Facebook discussion group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast

 

You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.

 

If you’ve not caught up with Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, allow me first to say “Whaaaaaaaa????????” The next thing I say is get yourself over to iTunes to download every episode, or get them directly from http://gilbertpodcast.com

 

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It’s time to dust off the spandex, reglue the spikes onto your high heeled shoes and to find out the flame does indeed still burn for episode 39 of See Hear Podcast.

This month, Tim, Bernard, and Maurice are joined by host of Love That Album: The Compilation Edition (and a gazillion other podcasts), Eric Reanimator to discuss the 1998 film Still Crazy penned by highly regarded English scriptwriters Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais. A once-popular band reform 20 years after their last disastrous show. They have many unresolved issues, and need to know if at middle age, they still have something artistically valid to offer each other and the music listening public. The film boasts an all-star cast including Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly and Jimmy Nail.

The crew discuss 70s songwriters, Live Aid, confidence, getting the horn, Harry Potter, and the so-called physical similarity between a cast member and a See Hear crew member. What did we think? Download and find out.

Many thanks to Eric for requesting the film and for joining us to discuss it.

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from http://seehear.podbean.com/

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists so more folks can tune in.

Please join our friendly Facebook discussion group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast

You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.

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It’s time for See Hear podcast episode 38.

 

What do you get when you have a narcissist keeping everyone in his immediate circle in a powerless state because no one feels they can tell the emperor he’s behaving woefully?

 

Wrong answer… (well….right answer but not in this context). You have the 1972 cinema debut from Daryl Duke called Payday. Rip Torn plays Maury Dann, a regionally popular touring country singer. He’s never hit the Johnny Cash level of popularity, but he’s a king in his own mind and will throw those closest to him under the bus if it satisfies his requirements. The film covers a couple of days in the life….and it ain’t pretty.

 

Bernie, Tim and Maurice discuss this hidden seventies gem. The characters in this film are all three dimensional. Rip Torn brings some serious acting chops as he lays out the charisma and the nastiness in Maury Dann. The film is a downbeat, gritty look at life on the road for this manipulative man-child who is not out for any sort of redemption.

 

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from http://seehear.podbean.com/

 

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists so more folks can tune in.

 

Please join our friendly Facebook discussion group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast

 

You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.

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See Hear podcast begins its fourth year with the discussion of an animated work from a revered observer of counter culture in the seventies, Ralph Bakshi.

 

In 1981 he released American Pop. It’s a film about four generations of a family originally migrated to America to escape Tsarist Russia. The son of each generation finds his own link to music, but at great cost. It’s about parallels to American music and history in the twentieth century. It’s about family lineage and how each generation is distant from the values of the previous one while still finding common ground.

 

On episode 37, Tim, Bernard and Maurice discuss how successfully a 90 minute film can achieve in telling a story scoped over a 60 year period. They discuss the look of the animation compared to other American animation of the period. Does the film successfully achieve what it set out to do? Tune in for their thoughts on the subject.

 

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes or download from http://seehear.podbean.com/

 

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists so more folks can tune in.

 

Please join our friendly Facebook discussion group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast

 

You can send us emails at seehearpodcast@gmail.com to suggest films you'd like us to discuss, give us your thoughts on what we do or anything else music-film related.

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