The Summer Movie Sum-Up

Clive and Rob are joined again by film-makers Maria Thomas and Simon Aitken as we revisit our May Summer Movie preview. Did we see the films we said we’d watch? Did we like the films we said we’d watch? Did we watch films we didn’t say we’d watch? Did we film watches we didn’t have the time for?

From the game-changing Guardians Of The Galaxy to the tender, insightful Frank, we’ve got the whole gamut of the summer movie experience–summed up.

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Ooh, yes. We mentioned the music video that Simon directed, starring Maria. Check it out!

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The August Soundtrack Special!

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This month on The Speakeasy, Rob and Clive are joined by actual honest-to-heck film composer Neil Myers. Along with adagio and strings from the mighty Keith Eyles, we highlight composers we think are unfairly overlooked, and pick out a soundtrack each that’s a bit of a hidden gem.

First movement and opening titles, everyone…

Here’s a Spotify playlist with a lot of what we’re talking about…

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and a few that Spotify couldn’t help us out with.

Cobra by Sylvester Levay

The Haunting Of Julia by Colin Towns

Perfume by Johnny Klimek, Tom Twyker, Reinhold Hell

To find out more about our very special guest, check out http://www.neilmyers.com.

Excuses And Half Truths Presents: Rob & Clive’s Speakeasy!

All new, kind of different: Excuses And Half Truths Presents Rob & Clive’s Speakeasy!

Live from our new studio in London’s trendy Clerkenwell, The Speakeasy hits its first anniversary with a fresh coat of paint and a shoeshine.

Joining our intrepid podcastanauts on this new and exciting stage in our sonic journey are long time friend of the Speakeasy Simon Aitken, and first-timer Maria Thomas. Together, they share their hopes on the upcoming summer season at the movies, and give us their picks of the films to look out for over the next few months.

 

Hope you enjoy our new direction.

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The November Film Speakeasy

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(if you want a permanent copy, click the link by the player to download the podcast to your computer).

November. Cold, damp, and once you’re past the Halloween/Bonfire Night twofer, there’s nothing to look forward to until Christmas. Oh well, let’s go to the pictures.

Clive and Rob are joined by film-maker Simon Aitken, who braves the 50 Second Flash Film Challenge. We consider the vexed question of remakes, reboots and *shudder* re-imaginings, and the Dice Of Fate is pointing us at music blogs.

Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte and snuggle in!

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The August Speakeasy: Let’s Talk Film!

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In the August Speakeasy, Rob and Clive are talking film. A lot. It’s our longest podcast ever and it’s jampacked full of goodness!

In our Fifty Second Flash Film Fest, we cram nine film reviews into under 8 minutes.

Clive gives us the lowdown on no-budget film-making, and shares some behind the scenes stories on his latest short, Acceptance.

Of course, we have all the recommendations for movies to see this month, and a heads-up for the greatest horror film festival on the planet: Frightfest!

 

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As ever, if you have any comments or suggestions, let us know. Let’s keep the love flowing in both directions. Rivers of love. Tidal in nature.