The Protagonist Podcast #138: Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep (Film 1946) “I’m getting cuter every minute.”

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Todd finally gets to talk about film noir! Joe and Todd are talking about Phillip Marlowe from the classic 1946 film The Big Sleep. They wonder if the plot makes any sense, praise the atmosphere of the film, and debate Marlowe’s motivations.

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The Protagonist Podcast #130: Sonny in The Apostle (Film 1997) “You do it your way, I do it mine. But we get it done don’t we?”

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Join us this week as we discuss the astoundingly good 1997 film The Apostle, which was written and directed by, and stars, Robert Duvall. We discuss Duvall’s impressive performance, his character’s poor life decisions, and then dive deep into the theme of redemption. Special thanks to listener Lynell for the request.

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The Protagonist Podcast #129: Special: Movie Pitches “There is a lot of plot in that one. I hope that doesn’t suit your fancy.”

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This week it’s a Special Movie Pitch Episode! Producer Andrew gave Joe and Todd a director, a genre, and lead actor or actress, and they had to write pitch what that movie would look like. Hopefully you enjoy their made-up plots.

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#118: Special: Great Quotes from Great Movies “May the force be with you.”

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Todd and Joe are joined by Nik English from The Fandom Podcast to talk about movie quotes. Why do we use them, what are the most quotable films, and is there really a Princess Bride quote for every occasion?

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#113: Special: Valentines Day 2017 “I’ll never be as bad as my grandpa!”

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In our Valentines Day Special 2017, we are joined by special guest Alana Howlett to play a of Fictional play Fictional Dating Game. What fictional inventor would be the best match for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Donatello? Who is the best match to give Eponine from Les Mis a happily ever after? Listen to find out.

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#112: Beca Mitchell in Pitch Perfect (Film 2012) “You have fat hearts, and that’s what matters.”

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Todd and Joe talk about Beca Mitchell from the 2012 film Pitch Perfect. They talk about how the film aligns with the Hero’s Journey, the meaning in some of the song choices, and debate whether it’s a musical.

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#108: Special: Fantasy Box Office 2017 “I think you may be overestimating its life in the theater.”

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This week, Joe and Todd look back at some of their favorite movies and tv shows from 2016 and then take a look ahead at what Hollywood has in store for us in 2017. They play a game they’re calling Fantasy Box Office, and try to pick the movies that will make the most money AND have the highest Rotten Tomatoes score this year.

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#107: Frodo and Friends in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition) (Film 2001) “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”

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This week we’re joined by special guest Cassandra Fredrickson from the Lord of the Rings Minute Podcast to discuss the 2001 film Fellowship of the Ring. We talk about character motivations, the filmmaking skill on display, and the art of adaptation.

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#103: Judy, Phil, Betty, and Bob in White Christmas (Film 1954) “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”

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This week, Todd and Joe tackle a classic holiday film: White Christmas. Listen as they discuss Irving Berlin’s surprising personal history, speculate about the small-town economics of Pine Tree, Vermont, and heap some deserving praise on the singing and dancing in this movie.

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#078: Special: TV Elevator Pitches “But it’s being played straight!”

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This week, Todd and Joe brainstorm pitches for new shows on the fictional Protagonist TV network. Each show must be a loose adaptation of an existing work (sort of…give it a listen) and Producer Andrew chooses which shows get green lit.

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