Edgar Wright

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Season 06 | Episode 18

Edgar Wright

My Favorite Year: 1999

Writer/Director Edgar Wright discusses movies from his favorite cinematic year (1999) with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

A Fistful Of Fingers (1995)
The Getaway (1972)
On Your Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Run Lola Run (1999)
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer (2006)
Cloud Atlas (2012) 
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Rushmore (1998)
Asteroid City (2023)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Election (1999)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Freeway (1996)
Freeway II: Confessions Of A Trickbaby (1999)
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Forbidden Zone (1980)
Tiptoes (2003)
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Ted Bundy (2002)
Three Kings (1999)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Out Of Sight (1998)
J. Edgar (2011)
Beguiled (1971)
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (1974)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Get Out (2017)
Adaptation (2002)
Matinee (1993)
South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut (1999)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Team America: World Police (2004)
Cannibal: The Musical (1993)
Star Wars (1977)
Spaceballs (1987)
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
Baby Driver (2017)
Last Night In Soho (2021)
Annette (2021)
West Side Story (2021)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Crying Game (1992)
Sisters (1972)
Psycho (1960)
The Visit (2015)
Split (2016)
Old (2021)
A Knock At The Cabin (2023)
American Movie (1999)
Bambi (1942)
Cinderella (1950)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Pinocchio (1940)
The Bank Dick (1940)
It’s A Gift (1934)
Never Give A Sucker An Even Break (1941)
The Conformist (1970)
The Fifth Cord (1971)
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Back To The Future (1985)
Halloween (1978)
Gremlins (1984)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
The Howling (1981)
The Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf (1985)
The Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)
Scream VI (2023)
The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Audition (1999)
Ichi The Killer (2001)
Gozu (2003)
13 Assassins (2010)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Office Space (1999)
The Insider (1999)
The Limey (1999)
The Straight Story (1999)
The Winslow Boy (1999)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Magnolia (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
Bringing Out The Dead (1999)
Ratcatcher (1999)
Summer Of Sam (1999)
A Room For Romeo Brass (1999)
Small Time (1996)
TwentyFourSeven (1997)
Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)
Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai (1999)
Wild Zero (1999)
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)
Go (1999)
Sweet And Lowdown (1999)
The Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Wonderland (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)
American Beauty (1999)
All About My Mother (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Other Notable Items

The Wayne Kramer podcast episode
Spaced TV series (1999-2001)
Simon Pegg
Katy Carmichael
Nick Frost
Eerie, Indiana TV series (1991-92)
Channel 4
Cinema Speculation book by Quentin Tarantino (2022)
Steve McQueen
Ali MacGraw
Sean Connery
George Lazenby
The Music Hall Theatre in Los Angeles
Tom Tykwer
Franka Potente
The Academy Awards
New World Pictures
TFH Guru Roger Corman
The Wachowskis
Wes Anderson
Bill Murray
Jack Davis
Jason Schwartzman
“Making Time” song by The Creation (1965)
Meg White
Reese Witherspoon
Matthew Broderick
Alexander Payne
Tracy Flick Can’t Win novel by Tom Perrotta (2022)
Mark Harelik
Natasha Lyonne
Kim’s Video and Music 
Matthew Bright
Gary Oldman
John Leguizamo
“Fight The Power” song by Public Enemy (1989)
The Daniel Waters 1989 podcast episode
David O. Russell
Michael De Luca
Pamela Abdy
George Clooney
Spike Jonze
Ice Cube
Clint Eastwood
Michael Cimino
The New Beverly Cinema
Charlie Kaufmann
John Malkovich
Our pals at Movies Unlimited!
The Beverly Center in Los Angeles
The Book Of Mormon play by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone (2011- )
Marc Shaiman 
Bear McCreary
Mel Brooks
Krysty Wilson-Cairns
M. Night Shyamalan
Jim Broadbent
Stephen Rea
Bruce Willis
Comic Con
Margot Kidder
Olivia Williams
Toni Colette
Haley Joel Osment
James Newton Howard
“The Twist” song by Chubby Checker (1960)
“Let’s Twist Again” song by Chubby Checker (1961)
Mark Borchardt
Mike Schenk
Les Blank
Walt Disney Pictures
W.C. Fields
Vittorio Storaro
Bill Pope
Keanu Reeves
Joe Pantoliano
Laurence Fishburne
Hugo Weaving
Carrie-Anne Moss
Jason Statham
Michelle Rodriguez
Jamie Lee Curtis
The Scream franchise
The Fast And The Furious franchise
Neve Campbell
Drew Barrymore
Takashi Miike
James Ferman
Masters Of Horror TV series (2005-07)
The Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles
Mike Judge
Michael Mann
Steven Soderbergh 
Terence Stamp
Peter Fonda
Barry Newman 
Joe Dallesandro 
David Lynch
David Mamet
Sofia Coppola
Stanley Kubrick
Rich Fulcher 
Paul Thomas Anderson
Julianne Moore
Martin Scorsese
Lynne Ramsay
Terrence Malick
Ken Loach
Spike Lee
Paddy Considine
Shane Meadows
Mike Leigh
Robert De Niro
Jim Jarmusch
Guitar Wolf 
Doug Liman
Sarah Polley
William Fichtner
Jane Krakowski
Woody Allen
Sean Penn
Samantha Morton
Anthony Minghella
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Michael Winterbottom
Hope Davis
Shirley Henderson
Gina McKee
Molly Parker 
Sam Mendes
Steven Spielberg
Conrad Hall
Dreamworks SKG
Pedro Almodovar
“1999” song by Prince

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