The first episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1977 features the top-grossing film at the box office, George Lucas’ Star Wars. Written and directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and the voice of James Earl Jones, Star Wars grossed $410 million worldwide in its initial release and became the highest-grossing movie of all time. The contemporary reviews quoted in this episode come from Roger Ebert (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/star-wars-1977), A.D. Murphy in Variety (https://variety.com/1977/film/reviews/star-wars-3-1200424073/), and Pauline Kael in The New Yorker (https://web.archive.org/web/20061217122529). Visit https://www.awesomemovieyear.com for more info about the show. Make sure to like Awesome Movie Year on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/awesomemovieyear and follow us on Twitter @Awesomemoviepod You can find Jason online at http://goforjason.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHarrisComedy/, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jasonharriscomedy/ and on Twitter @JHarrisComedy You can find Josh online at http://joshbellhateseverything.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joshbellhateseverything/ and on Twitter @signalbleed You can find our producer David Rosen’s Piecing It Together Podcast at https://www.piecingpod.com, on Twitter at @piecingpod and the Popcorn & Puzzle Pieces Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/piecingpod.You can also sign up for the Produced by David Rosen Patreon where our bonus content will be available at https://www.patreon.com/bydavidrosen All of the music in the episode is by David Rosen. Find more of his music at https://www.bydavidrosen.com Please like, share, rate and comment on the show and this episode, and tune in for the next 1977 installment featuring our pick for a notable filmmaking debut, David Lynch’s Eraserhead. The post Star Wars (1977 Box Office Champ) appeared first on Awesome Movie Year.
In this epilogue to our season on the awesome movie year of 1996, we talk about alternate movies we considered including in all of our different categories this season, and read suggestions from some listeners about which movies they hoped we would cover. Visit https://www.awesomemovieyear.com for more info about the show. Make sure to like Awesome Movie Year on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/awesomemovieyear and follow us on Twitter @Awesomemoviepod You can find Jason online at http://goforjason.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHarrisComedy/, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jasonharriscomedy/ and on Twitter @JHarrisComedy You can find Josh online at http://joshbellhateseverything.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joshbellhateseverything/ and on Twitter @signalbleed You can find our producer David Rosen’s Piecing It Together Podcast at https://www.piecingpod.com, on Twitter at @piecingpod and the Popcorn & Puzzle Pieces Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/piecingpod.You can also sign up for the Produced by David Rosen Patreon where our bonus content will be available at https://www.patreon.com/bydavidrosen All of the music in the episode is by David Rosen. Find more of his music at https://www.bydavidrosen.com Please like, share, rate and comment on the show and this episode, and tune in next time for the premiere of our fifth season, covering the awesome movie year of 1977, starting with box-office champion Star Wars. The post 1996 Epilogue appeared first on Awesome Movie Year.
In the finale of our season on the awesome movie year of 1996, we’re talking about this season’s audience choice pick, Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do! Written and directed by Tom Hanks and starring Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry and Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do! beat out Billy Bob Thornton’s Sling Blade and Steve Buscemi’s Trees Lounge in our audience choice poll of 1996 directorial debuts by actors. The contemporary reviews quoted in this episode come from Roger Ebert (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/that-thing-you-do-1996), Duane Byrge in TheHollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/thing-you-do-1996-review-934918), and Janet Maslin in the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/04/movies/a-band-s-beatle-ish-rise-in-hanks-s-directing-debut.html). Visit https://www.awesomemovieyear.com for more info about the show. Make sure to like Awesome Movie Year on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/awesomemovieyear and follow us on Twitter @Awesomemoviepod You can find Jason online at http://goforjason.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHarrisComedy/, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jasonharriscomedy/ and on Twitter @JHarrisComedy You can find Josh online at http://joshbellhateseverything.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joshbellhateseverything/ and on Twitter @signalbleed You can find our producer David Rosen’s Piecing It Together Podcast at https://www.piecingpod.com, on Twitter at @piecingpod and the Popcorn & Puzzle Pieces Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/piecingpod.You can also sign up for the Produced by David Rosen Patreon where our bonus content will be available at https://www.patreon.com/bydavidrosen All of the music in the episode is by David Rosen. Find more of his music at https://www.bydavidrosen.com Please like, share, rate and comment on the show and this episode, and tune in next time for our 1996 season epilogue. The post That Thing You Do! (1996 Audience Choice) appeared first on Awesome Movie Year.
The twelfth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1996 features our future cult classic pick, David Cronenberg’s Crash. Written and directed by David Cronenberg (based on J.G. Ballard’s novel) and starring James Spader, Holly Hunter, Deborah Kara Unger, Elias Koteas and Rosanna Arquette, Crash was awarded a Special Jury Prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. The contemporary reviews quoted in this episode come from Roger Ebert (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/crash-1997), Janet Maslin in the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/21/movies/an-orgy-of-bent-fenders-and-bent-love.html), and Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment Weekly (https://ew.com/article/1997/03/28/crash-8/). Visit https://www.awesomemovieyear.com for more info about the show. Make sure to like Awesome Movie Year on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/awesomemovieyear and follow us on Twitter @Awesomemoviepod You can find Jason online at http://goforjason.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHarrisComedy/, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jasonharriscomedy/ and on Twitter @JHarrisComedy You can find Josh online at http://joshbellhateseverything.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joshbellhateseverything/ and on Twitter @signalbleed You can find our producer David Rosen’s Piecing It Together Podcast at https://www.piecingpod.com, on Twitter at @piecingpod and the Popcorn & Puzzle Pieces Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/piecingpod. All of the music in the episode is by David Rosen. Find more of his music at https://www.bydavidrosen.com Please like, share, rate and comment on the show and this episode, and tune in for the next 1996 installment featuring our audience choice winner, Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do! The post Crash (1996 Future Cult Classic) appeared first on Awesome Movie Year.
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