Split Screen Podcast: Episode 00 – The Epic Intro
This is it! This site began as an experiment to overcome my blank page blues, and has evolved into a place where I share my thoughts on the latest Bollywood, TV, Movies and general geek things with the world! (Or, rather, the handful of you guys.) While I’ve beaten down the blank page, and definitely no longer have trouble with writing, (mostly) the evolution of this site has now gone beyond just my written words. I’m proud (and a little nervous) to announce the first episode of the Split Screen Podcast, the official podcast of Blank Page Beatdown!
Here’s a brief description of what this Podcast will be about:
The Split Screen Podcast will compare and analyze movies that are adaptations of other works, directly with the source material that they were inspired by. The goal is to essentially determine how good or bad the adaptations were and, most excitingly, going off on long winded, expletive laced rants when they’re bad. The realm of these films contain adaptions of novels, comic books, other films or TV shows, or any other movies that were directly inspired by another piece of work. Split Screen will also introduce the world to a mother load of Indian, a.k.a., Bollywood movies that were ‘inspired’ by classic and cult films of Hollywood and other film industries, sometimes with hilarious cinematic results!
The first ever episode of the Split Screen Podcast features Kathy Gibson from Access Bollywood joining me to discuss the world of remakes and how they impact films in general today.
Unlike myself, Kathy is an actual, like for real, film critic. Her credentials are so legitimate, that she actually started writing for a print publication before migrating to the interwebs. Paper and Ink people! Her viewpoint on Bollywood movies made even me reflect on aspects of the industry that I grew up watching, an industry that made me want to become a filmmaker, that I otherwise accepted without question. On her website, Access Bollywood, Kathy features Reviews of almost every Bollywood movie released in America every weekend, with a very unique, American perspective.
- Meet Kathy: professional Bollywood film critic who reviews Bollywood films from an American perspective.
- What are remakes and what are they doing to the movie industry?
- The evolution of Bollywood in the foreign market.
- Do remakes signify a loss of original ideas?
- Are remakes simply trying to capitalize on success of the original work?
- What situations justifies remakes?
- Kathy’s Review of ‘Brothers‘.
- My Review of ‘Brothers‘.
- My Review of ‘Warrior‘.
- Kathy’s Review of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do‘.
- My Review of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do‘.
- Kathy’s Review of ‘Agneepath‘.
- My Review of ‘Agneepath‘.
- Kathy’s Review of ‘Bang Bang‘.
- My Review of ‘Bang Bang‘.
A Trilogy Of An Introduction
Originally, this introductory episode was over 1.5 hours. Given that I myself have ADHD, I figured most people wouldn’t want to sit through me talking that long. I barely could myself. Therefore, this is the 1st part of a 3-episode trilogy, and all three are available for download and your listening pleasure right now! Download them all and hear them back to back, or with the appropriate amount of break needed between my rants.
This episode continues directly into the next episode, where we compare the cult classic film ‘Memento‘ which launched the Hollywood career of director Christopher Nolan, with its Bollywood remake ‘Ghajini‘, where the lead actor Aamir Khan basically worked out, a lot!
So download the next episode, available right now here.
Where To Find Kathy
Kathy’s Bollywood movie review website: Access Bollywood
Kathy’s Twitter: @kathyfgibson
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