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Dawn of the Dad podcast

A man obsessed with films becomes a father. He talks to people about this and what movies to show his kids.
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Oct 22, 2017

00:00:00 - 00:18:11 - Gillian's cinematic milesstones 

00:18:12 - 00:29:17 - Talking about live action Disney movies of the 1960's and 1970's with an emphasis on Blackbeard's Ghost

00:29:18 - 00:36:12 - Five live action Disney recommendations

a. Candleshoe

b. The Moon Spinners 

c. The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit

d. Follow Me Boys

e. Freaky Friday

00:36:12 - 00:47:15 - Showing movies (and live action Disney ones specifically) to your kids

00:47:16 - 00:59:52 - final thoughts on Blackbeard's Ghost 

00:59:53 - 01:01:46 - audio clue of next month's episode

Sep 29, 2017

Fan favorite, Ben Stark of Wonder Mill Films, stops by to lead discussion on the Don Bluth influential classic film, The Secret of Nimh.

 

Don Bluth talk - 00:00 - 15:53

Secret of Nimh talk - 15:53 - 37:54

What age to show kids - 37:54 to 44:19

M Neighbor Totoro, Bee Movie, Lilo and Stitch tangent talk - 44:19 - 50.41

Final thoughts on Nimh - 50:41 - 52:47

Teaser for the next episode 52:47 - 54:18

Sep 1, 2017

00:00:00 - 00:40:30 - Patrick's life long journey with movies

00:40:31 - 01:04:00 - O Brother talk

01:04:01 - clue to next month's episode

Jun 29, 2017

00:00 - 24:00 - Rob talks about his relationship with the film (then and now) and also about the subgenre he coined as "artsy macho"

24:01 - 45:37 - Amongst tangents, talk of showing Sorcerer to a young person

45:38 - 54:51 - Spoiler talk

54:52 - musical clue to next month's episode

May 29, 2017

00:00:00 - 00:39:12 - Matt's journey into cinephilia (from child to adult) / a few tangents spearheaded by Franco

00:39:12 - 00:54:39 - Spirited Away talk

00:54:39 - 01:08: 13 - Spirited Away spoiler talk

01:08: 13 - clue to next month's episode

May 1, 2017

00:00:00 - 00:28:04 - Daniel's cinematic journey from child to present day

00:28:05 - 01:05:03 - Field of Dreams talk

01:05:04 - clue to next month's movie

 

 

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Mar 31, 2017

00:00:00 - Intro to Mitch

00:32:02 - Delicatessen talk (assume spoilers)

01:11:19 - clue to next episodes' film

 

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Feb 28, 2017

Topics discussed along the way:

subversive against Disneyfication of family entertainment, WASP elitism, and  anti-establishment in general

Barry Sonnenfeld vs Barry Levinson

The film is truly about familial bonds

 

 

Assume spoilers throughout

 

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Jan 14, 2017

In this episode we discuss the cultural zeitgeist around the film, the impact of the sequels, the new level of merchandising it spawned, pushing our cinematic boundaries when we were 12, and deeper themes in the series.

 

00:00 - 19:26 - The Planet of the Apes talk

19:27 - 1:08:10 - spoilers talk

1:08:10 - clue to next month's episode 

 

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Dec 23, 2016

00:00 - 17:20 Rob discusses his road to being a film lover

17:21 - 1:02:09 - It's a Wonderful Life talk

1:02:10 - 1:06:00 - Clue to next month's episode

 

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Nov 3, 2016

We discuss THE SANDLOT and where it fits in the pantheon of kids' sports movies, what sets it apart from other entries in its subgenre, the problem with the second half, and whether Squintz really is an American hero. 

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Oct 6, 2016

Andrew Garvin guest spots once again to discuss his favorite film of all time, 2007's RATATOUILLE. Aside from discussing its technical marvels, the dudes get into some lofty ideas influenced by their recent viewing. They include but are not limited to: an aggro interpretation of the film, the notion behind paying your dues, contrasting it to Jiro dreams and Chef's Table, and entrepreneurship and barriers to entry.

 

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Sep 13, 2016

Welcome to part II of the Akira Kurosawa + western remake! Look for part I on episode 14 (Seven Samurai + The Magnificent Seven). Dane leads discussion on how to introduce Yojimbo (1961) and A Fistful of Dollars (1967) to a young human without boring or scarring them. It's a fine line to walk but so it playing two warring gangs off of each other. 

 

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Aug 17, 2016

Film Nerds Unlimited co-host Ben Stark drops by to discuss 1982's ET, the Amblin brand and what makes Spielberg films special. 

 

Spoilers for ET throughout the episode.

 

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Jul 19, 2016

Special guest Katie Keers comes on to talk about ALIENS on its 30th anniversary no less!  

 

Spoilers throughout. 

 

 

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Jun 13, 2016

Niraj Patil drops by to discuss 1999's THE MATRIX. Topics discussed include --but not limited to-- cyber punk, one man army films, comic book storytelling and 90's goth culture.    

 

Spoilers throughout. 

 

 

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May 31, 2016

Cem Salur drops by the Den of the Dad to discuss 1959's THE 400 BLOWS. 

 

Spoilers throughout. 

 

 

 

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Apr 18, 2016

Dane Peterson drops by the Den of the Dad to discuss Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven. Is Seven Samurai a good gateway film too foster an appreciation for Kurosawa or older foreign language films in general? Is The Magnificent Seven a necessary stepping stone to get there? Is the John Sturges' film worthy of introduction in its own right? Where does it fall in the pantheon of western films to show young children? All these questions answered and more. 

Spoiler warning at the top of the show.

 

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Mar 30, 2016

Ric Turner drops by the den to talk about the awesomely weird OG TMNT, why Danny is the worst person portrayed in a movie ever, what Shredder's ultimate plan was, the utility of a sai in real life and nontraditional families in films.

 

 

Feb 21, 2016

Cody Lang (of Intercut.net) drops by the den of the dad to discuss his relationship with cinema, John Woo and Face/Off.

 

00:00:00 - 00:12:26 - Intro

00:12:26 - 00:34:45 - John Woo talk

00:34:45 - 01:14:02 - Face/Off talk (spoilers at 45:11)

Feb 1, 2016

An epic saga gets an epic treatment. Franco doesn't know much about Star Wars but luckily he knows a couple huge Star Wars connoisseurs, Tim and Dabeedo from the Missing Reels podcast. This is part 2 of 2 on Star Wars. It is mostly all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens (spoilers)

Jan 25, 2016

An epic saga gets an epic treatment. Franco doesn't know much about Star Wars but luckily he knows a couple huge Star Wars connoisseurs, Tim and Dabeedo from the Missing Reels podcast. This is part 1 of 2 on Star Wars.

 

00:00:00 - 00:44:00 -  intro to Star Wars / personal Star Wars stories

00:44:00 - 01:35:50 - prequel talk

01:35:50 - 01:47:34 - what order to introduce the films to children

01:47:34 - 02:53:14 - original trilogy talk

02:53:14 - 02:54:32 - end of part 1 of 2 Star Wars episodes

Stay tuned for Part 2 where we talk about THE FORCE AWAKENS and give our final rankings.

Dec 24, 2015

Nic Buron drops by the Den of the Dad to discuss the Christmas classic (?) Die Hard 2: Die Harder. Along the way we discuss what to watch in December if you're not into Christmas films, if Renny Harlin's ancestry affected his directorial decisions, and we play a new game called "Equal Sequel or Number 2"

Nov 24, 2015

Kurt Fabisch (of the Fabisch Factor Podcast) drops by the Den of the Dad to discuss Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).

00:00:00 00:15:47 - Intro and mail bag (movies that as kids scared us)

00:15:48 - 01:08:00 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit (spoiler free)

01:08:00 - 02:06:16 - Spoilers

 

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