Foibles Episode 10 Our Best, Worst Films

December 22, 2018

A full version of the shownotes coming soon

Best Worst Movies:
1. Laser Mission (1989)
2. Road House (1989)
3. Ninja III: The Domination (1984)- with Sho Kusugi and Linda Dickey. A sexy aeorobic instrocutor/linewoman is possesed by the spirit of a vengeful ninja.
4. Blind (2017)
5. Doppelganger (1993)
6. The Instructor (1981)- Bob Cheney, martial arts instructor and second-rate Burt Reynolds mixes a hallmark card with exploitation elements and chain saw battles in Akron, Ohio.
7. Hard Target (1993)
8. The Visitor (1979)- John Huston, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen among others in this odd mashup of The Exorcist, The Birds, and Starwars set in the Guggenheim
9. Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
10. Flashdance (1983)
11. The Naked Jungle (1954)
12. Signs (2002)
13. Pompeii (2014)

Music- Future Mind by Powerbleeder

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A Quick Update on our new Email

December 15, 2018

Our next full episode "Top Ten Worst Movies" will be out soon. In the meantime, send us any questions or requests via email. We're accepting suggestions for future topics!

foiblespodcast@gmail.com 

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Episode 9 Part 2: The Scandal- Dorothy L Sayer’s Lord Peter Wimsey Novels

November 3, 2018

Episode 9 "Lord Peter Wimsey Novels" Shownotes

Links to Pictures of Dorothy's Crushes and Flames:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cournos
http://www.writeopinions.com/eric-whelpton
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Allen_(conductor)

Music:

Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E minor Op. 44/2- 3. Andante

Wimsey novels in chronological order:

Whose Body? (1923)
Clouds of Witness (1926)
Unnatural Death (1927)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928)
Strong Poison (1931)- Xoe's Fav
The Five Red Herrings (1931)
Have His Carcase (1932) - Rita's favorite
Murder Must Advertise (1933) - Rita and Xoe's favorite
The Nine Tailors (1934)- Xoe's favorite
Gaudy Night (1935)
Busman's Honeymoon (1937)

Bibliography:

Brabazon, James. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Biography, 1981.
Coomes, David. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life, 1992.
Dale, Alzina Stone. The Story of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1978.
Hitchman, Janet. Such a Strange Lady, 1975.
Kenney, Catherine McGehee. The Remarkable Case of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1990. (A scholarly look at the themes of social criticism in Sayers' work.)
Reynolds, Barbara. Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul, 1993. (The best one in my opinion. It is writen in an open, modern style and contain many more pictures than than the others.)

Video:

The best series - A Dorothy L Sayers Mystery. BBC, 1987. This cover 3 out 4 of the Wimsey/Vane books -
Strong Poison (in which they meet and Peter saves Harriet from the gallows),
Have His Carcase (in which Harriet finds a body, which subsequently disappears, and partners with Peter in investigating and solving the murder),
Gaudy Night (in which Harriet goes back Oxford for a reunion and runs into a mystery about a vicious vandal; while the plots thickens, so does their romance).
Best Wimsey is Edward Petherbridge and best Vane is Harriet Walter, both of whom are in this series.

The other series was made by the BBC in 1970. It starred Ian Carmichel as Wimsey. Carmichel looks nothing like Wimsey and, to my mind, does not act like Wimsey either. This series includes:
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
The Nine Tailors
Murder Must Advertise
Five Red Herrings
Clouds of Witness

There were also a couple films made, both of which Sayers absolutely hated. They are:
The Silent Passenger, 1935, British, starring John Loden and Peter Haddon.
Busman's Honeymoon (US: The Haunted Honeymoon), starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings, 1940.

A short Interview with Edward Petherbridge on playing Lord Peter Wimsey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsMOMbCpBFU

Link to an article illustration about Sayer's advertisment for Guiness:

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-guinness-toucan-ads/

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Episode 9 Part 1: “As My Wimsey Takes Me”- The Mystery Novels of Dorothy L. Sayers

September 8, 2018

Music:
Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E minor Op. 44/2- 3. Andante

Wimsey novels in chronological order:
Whose Body? (1923)
Clouds of Witness (1926)
Unnatural Death (1927)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928)
Strong Poison (1931)- Xoe's Fav
The Five Red Herrings (1931)
Have His Carcase (1932) - Rita's favorite
Murder Must Advertise (1933) - Rita and Xoe's favorite
The Nine Tailors (1934)- Xoe's favorite
Gaudy Night (1935)
Busman's Honeymoon (1937)

Bibliography:
Brabazon, James. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Biography, 1981.
Coomes, David. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life, 1992.
Dale, Alzina Stone. The Story of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1978.
Hitchman, Janet. Such a Strange Lady, 1975.
Kenney, Catherine McGehee. The Remarkable Case of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1990. (A scholarly look at the themes of social criticism in Sayers' work.)
Reynolds, Barbara. Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul, 1993. (The best one in my opinion. It is writen in an open, modern style and contain many more pictures than than the others.)

Video:
The best series - A Dorothy L Sayers Mystery. BBC, 1987. This cover 3 out 4 of the Wimsey/Vane books -
Strong Poison (in which they meet and Peter saves Harriet from the gallows),
Have His Carcase (in which Harriet finds a body, which subsequently disappears, and partners with Peter in investigating and solving the murder),
Gaudy Night (in which Harriet goes back Oxford for a reunion and runs into a mystery about a vicious vandal; while the plots thickens, so does their romance).
Best Wimsey is Edward Petherbridge and best Vane is Harriet Walter, both of whom are in this series.
The other series was made by the BBC in 1970. It starred Ian Carmichel as Wimsey. Carmichel looks nothing like Wimsey and, to my mind, does not act like Wimsey either.

This series includes:
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
The Nine Tailors
Murder Must Advertise
Five Red Herrings
Clouds of Witness

There were also a couple films made, both of which Sayers absolutely hated. They are:
The Silent Passenger, 1935, British, starring John Loden and Peter Haddon.
Busman's Honeymoon (US: The Haunted Honeymoon), starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings, 1940.

A short Interview with Edward Patherbridge on playing Lord Peter Wimsey:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsMOMbCpBFU

Link to an article illustration about Sayer's advertisment for Guiness:

https://vinepair.com/articles/history-guinness-toucan-ads/

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Rita’s Mini Reviews: Pheonix (2014) (film)

April 7, 2018

Pheonix, a 2014 German film.

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Episode 8: Perry Mason Reprise (the drinking game)

March 24, 2018

The Perry Mason Drinking Game

Drink when:

-Someone says the title of the episode
-There’s a very famous actor e.g. Robert Redford
-when someone pours an alcoholic drink
-There’s a Dabbs Greer sighting
-Della demonstrates sisterhood solidarity
-Anytime Paul Drake says “Hi, beautiful.”
-A secretary has an affair with her boss
-Anyone sniffs a piece of evidence (drink twice if Perry sniffs a gun)
-Perry holds a woman’s elbow
-Someone flings themselves onto Perry’s chest- drink twice
-Paul loses someone he’s tailing
-Someone checks a car’s registration
-You first see a shot of Peaches “Boom-Boom” Burger (Hamilton Burger’s mother, usually an extra in courtroom scenes)

-A lawyer claims a question is “Immaterial, incompetent, and irrelevant.” (All or any)
- Burger whines something like “Your honor, Mason is up to his old tricks!”
-A motion is ruled against Perry
-when there’s a woman judge
-Someone breaks down dramatically on the stand/in court
-If Perry loses a case, finish the bottle
-Finish your drink for any change in Perry’s office decor
-Finish your drink if any dates that are mentioned fall on your birthday
-Everyone takes bets on the murderer by the 35 minute mark, if you’re right, finish your drink

Other Prompts:

-Call out when you see a familiar secondary actor or prop
-William Hopper first appears, yell his name in falsetto
-When Della wears a nice outfit tell her how cute she looks
-When a judge calls a recess for lunch, or because it is “getting late,” ring a bell

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Foibles Episode 7 Our Trip to South Korea

February 18, 2018

EPISODE 7 Trip to S. Korea Notes

-On our trip we stayed in the Seoul neighborhood Hyehwa, netdoor to Sungkyunkwan University. The name of the Palcae/garden complex we describe in the episode is Changgyeonggung Palace. From here you can easily walk to Bukcheon and Insadong, the neighborhoods where the tradition architecture of houses and shops has been preserved.

-Nami Island: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264244

-Other fun things to do in S. Korea: watch street performers, drink beer in the park, visit a jimjilbang- a nude spa where you can spend the night, eat street food, visit street markets (fish markets highly recommended), go hiking.

"Hallyu Wave" is the name of the S. Korean pop culture movement that encompasses t.v. dramas to k-pop music. Check out 'trot' music if you're intrigued by the kinds of old-school ballads that influenced pop music in the 70s and 80s.

Our Top Dramas:
-Coffee Prince (2007)
-Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)
-Secret Garden (2010)
-My Beautiful Sam-Soon (2005)
-My Love From Another Star (2013)

- Females stars we love:
Ha Ji-Wan (Secret Garden)
Yoon Yoo-Sun (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho)
Kim Sun-A (My Beautiful Sam Soon)
Jun Ji-hyun (My Love from Another Star)
Yoon Eun-hye (Coffee Prince)

Male stars we love:
Hyun Bin (Binny) (Several dramas)
Sung Dong-Il (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho)
Song Joong-Ki (Fan Boy) (Several dramas)
Park Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)
Kim Soo-hyun (My Love from Another Star)
Gong Yoo (Coffee Prince)

Music in this Episode:
-"Let's Get Out of this Country" by Camera Obscura
-"Devil" by SUPER JUNIOR (K-pop group)
-"Curtain Call" by Taeyeon

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Foibles Episode 6 Hollywood Icon Marlene Dietrich Pt.3.5 (Final Part)

January 9, 2018

The final part in our Marlene series, some hilarious anecdotes.

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Foibles Episode 6 Hollywood Icon Marlene Dietrich Pt.3

January 4, 2018

The almost-final episode in the life of of Marlene Dietrich. We discuss her entire filmography, the best and worst.

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Foibles Episode 6 Hollywood Icon Marlene Dietrich Pt.2

November 3, 2017

Pt. 2 in the life of Marlene Dietrich, her middle career and affairs.

Songs: 

You Will Always Bring Me Flowers- Shannon and the Clams

Auf Der Mundharmonika- Marlene Dietrich

Where Have All the Flowers Gone- Marlene Dietrich

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