Fri, 22 July 2022
The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are staring into the madness of 2017's "The Evil Within," a self-financed horror movie from a wealthy Getty scion before he died of a drug overdose, and then going back to Orson Welles with his last movie, completed near 30 years after his death and available on Netflix. Both are artistic visions that consumed their artists, finished after their demise, and both present an interesting discussion.
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Episode 352 includes:
-R.I.P. James Caan, who we forgot to mention last episode.
-More "Halloween" and "Jeepers Creepers" we don't care about.
-"The Black Phone" is an enjoyable survival horror thriller with too many other kinds of movies competing for time.
-Switch the Pitch -- "The Evil Within" / "The Other Side of the Wind"
-The guys discuss at length (like 45+ minutes) about the final films for two artists finished years after their deaths. "The Evil Within" is a horror movie by Andrew Getty, and it's nightmarish and impressive and campy and crazy but works. "The Other Side of the Wind" was the movie Orson Welles tried completing for the last 15 years of his life, and it took an additional few decades to finally be completed by Netflix. The guys go into both movies problems, ambitions, artistic merits, and then combine into a new project sharing both of their key creative elements.