Episode 143: Rob Reiner


Welcome to 2018!   In this episode, the Director's Club gives a look at Rob Reiner, who has one of the most two-sided careers in filmmaking history.  Through the first part, it was like he could do no wrong, putting great polish and attention to romantic comedies, coming-of-age stories, tongue-in-cheek takes on fantasy, and inventing the mockumentary. In the second half, it was like he was trying to make up for the first half (when Roger Ebert makes his negative review the title of one of his books, you know you're doing something anti-right!).   We'll take a look at the good and the bad, exploring how one guy can exist on both ends of the film quality spectrum.

9:55  "This is Spinal Tap" ("Heavy Metal Poisoning", Styx))
32:09  "The Sure Thing" ("Local Girls", Graham Parker)
38:33  "Stand By Me" ("We're Going To Be Friends", The White Stripes)
52:08  "The Princess Bride"  ("Kings and Queens", Aerosmith)
1:05:22  "When Harry Met Sally" ("Ain't Talkin' Bout Love", Van Halen)
1:18:56  "Misery" ("Every Day I Write the Book", Elvis Costello)
1:30:19  "A Few Good Men" ("When The Generals Talk", Midnight Oil)
1:46:46  "North" ("Parents Just Don't Understand", DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)
1:57:57  "The American President" ("Naked and Famous", The Presidents of the United States of America)
2:10:25  "Ghosts of Mississippi" ("We Shall Overcome", Mahalia Jackson
2:19:01  "The Story of Us" ("If You Leave", Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark)
2:26:30  "Rumor Has It" ("Mrs. Robinson", Frank Sinatra)
2:35:27  "The Bucket List" ("The Bucket", Kings of Leon)