Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Episode 159 - Tommy (1975)


Brace yourself...it's time for a tale of platform boots, perverted uncles and pinball….teens, beans and Acid Queens.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Stinking Pause podcast is proud to present some very  mixed opinions on Ken Russell's vision of the classic rock opera, Tommy.

Nora Walker is told that her British fighter-pilot husband is missing in action and presumed killed in World War II. On V.E. Day, Nora gives birth to their son and names him Tommy. When Tommy is an adolescent, Nora marries shifty camp-counsellor Frank; shortly thereafter, Tommy suffers an emotionally traumatic experience associated with his father and stepfather which, based on things told to him at that time, results in him becoming deaf, mute, and blind, and several people exploit this situation for their own pleasure. As Nora tries several things to bring Tommy out of his psychosomatic disabilities, he, now a young man, discovers pinball. Playing by intuition he becomes a pinball master, which makes him--and Nora and Frank by association--rich and famous. Nora literally shatters Tommy to his awakening, which ultimately leads to both the family's rise and downfall as people initially try to emulate Tommy's path then rebel against it.

“I often wonder what he is feeling! Has he ever heard a word I've said? Look at him in the mirror dreaming! What is happening in his head?."

 

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Thursday, 5 August 2021

Episode 158 - The Last Waltz (1978)


Stinking Pause – the movie review podcast with Scott, who this week is joined by Paul and Charlie to chat about turkey dinners, Van Morrison’s amazing resemblance to Rick Flair and Neil Young’s airbrushed coke booger.

As lockdown restrictions ease, hopefully this will be our final episode recorded over Skype as, quite frankly, the sound quality is definitely not up to scratch with several drop outs along the way. For this we can only apologise, but rest assured, things sound a little better further in as we review Martin Scorcese’s The Last Waltz from 1978.

Apologies also to Ken Bruce and the legendary Popmaster quiz as we desperately try to recreate this national institution…with, shall we say, mixed results?

Seventeen years after joining forces as the backing band for rockabilly cult hero Ronnie Hawkins, Canadian roots rockers The Band call it quits with a lavish farewell show at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Nov. 25, 1976. Filmed by Martin Scorsese, this documentary features standout performances by rock legends such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell and Muddy Waters, as well as interviews tracing the group's history and discussing road life.

“He called me up, and I said, "Sure I'd like a job. What does it mean? What do I do?" And he said, "Well, son, you won't make much money, but you'll get more pussy than Frank Sinatra."

 

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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Episode 157 - Sabrina (1954)


Stinking Pause – the movie review podcast with Scott, who this week is joined by Paul and Charlie to chat about Gallic gastronomy, fractured champagne flutes and elusive olives.

It’s 1954, it’s Audrey Hepburn, it’s Humphrey Bogart, it’s William Holden….it’s a slice of classic Hollywood. Join us as we take a look at the Billy Wilder directed ‘Sabrina’.

“Chauffeur's daughter Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) returns home from two years in Paris a beautiful young woman, and immediately catches the attention of David (William Holden), the playboy son of her father's rich employers. David woos and wins Sabrina, who has always been in love with him, however their romance is threatened by David's serious older brother, Linus (Humphrey Bogart), who runs the family business and is relying on David to marry an heiress in order for a crucial merger to take place.”

“A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven.”

 

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Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Episode 156 - Trainspotting (1996)


After an absence of over fifty episodes and nearly three years the restraining order has finally been lifted.

Ladies and gentlemen…like a phoenix from the flames…yes he’s back. Join us as we welcome Charlie back into the ample bosom of the Stinking Pause family.

It’s an old school Stinking Pause episode – the original theme tune, all the old jingles, the return of Jim from Swanscombe and Six Degrees of Separation. It’s over two and a half hours long, but to be honest, there’s only about ten minutes of decent chat worth listening to.

First time listeners be warned….this is not the episode to begin your Stinking Pause journey.

Our review this episode (and boy do we make you wait before we get anywhere near it) is Trainspotting (1996), directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller, Ewan Bremner, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald and Kevin McKidd.

‘Danny Boyle's explosive film tracks the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction. Some are successful, while others hopelessly are not. Based on Irvine Walsh's novel, Trainspotting melds grit with poetry, resulting in a film of harsh truths and stunning grace.’

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“Living like this is a full-time business.”

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Episode 155 - To Catch A Thief (1955)


Stinking Pause – the movie review podcast with Scott, who this week is joined by Paul to chat about Cannes, cat burglars and Cary Grant

It’s 1955, it’s Hitchcock, it’s Cary Grant, it’s Grace Kelly, it’s the south of France….a truly great combination for a truly classic movie – To Catch A Thief

For more than a decade, the dashing, retired jewel thief, John Robie, previously known as "The Cat", has been living quietly in his picture-perfect villa on the cosmopolitan, sun-kissed Côte d'Azur. However, someone is prowling the French Riviera, and as a spate of audacious diamond thefts is terrorising the Cannes, John will have no other choice but to spring back into action to clear his name. Indeed, John is caught between a rock and a hard place, and as if that weren't enough, the svelte and sophisticated nouveau-riche heiress, Frances Stevens, is on to him. But, who could be the real culprit? Above all, what will it take to catch a thief?

“Not only did I enjoy that kiss last night, I was awed by its efficiency.”


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Thursday, 11 March 2021

Episode 154 - To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)


Stinking Pause – the movie review podcast with Scott, who this week is joined by Paul to chat about hot, mad rabid dogs, holes in trees and Halloween ham costumes

It’s back to 1962 for a genuine Hollywood classic with an Oscar winning performance from the legendary Gregory Peck in the big screen adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird

Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in the fictional town of Maycomb, a racially divided Alabama town, set in the early 1930s, and modeled after Monroeville where Harper Lee grew up. Finch agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out - and will it effect any changes in racial attitudes in Maycomb?

“... some men in this world are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us... your father is one of them.”

 

 

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Monday, 23 November 2020

Episode 153 - Mutiny On The Bounty (1962)


Stinking Pause – the movie review podcast with Scott who this week is joined by Steven and Anthony

In this episode, Steven from the Reel Britannia podcast and Anthony from the Glass Onion:On John Lennon podcast are with Scott in the Balaban Sound Studio talking about the 1962 version of Mutiny On The Bounty, starring Trevor Howard and Marlon Brando

“You remarkable pig. You can thank whatever pig god you pray to that you haven't turned me into a murderer.”

1787. HMS Bounty, commanded by William Bligh, sets sail from Portsmouth. She is heading for Tahiti, on a mission to introduce breadfruit plants to Jamaica. It is Bligh's first command and it is soon apparent that he is happy to hand out severe punishments for the most minor infraction. The welfare of his men is also not of primary concern to him. All this not only puts him in conflict with the seamen but with his First Lieutenant, Fletcher Christian.

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