Film A Week Episode 14: “On the Waterfront” [Criterion of the Month] (Greatest Films…Month)

“You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”

Film A Week covers their Criterion of the Month with a look at the Elia Kazan masterpiece “On the Waterfront” starring Marlon Brando in his Academy Award winning performance as part of the “Greatest Films…Serg Has Never Seen Month.”

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi discuss Brando’s performance (complete with hilarious impression by Raissi), what it means to do the right thing, the morality of good versus evil and Sergio’s confusion of this film with “All Quiet on the Western Front.”

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Recorded January 19, 2017
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Film A Week Podcast Episode 13: “The Maltese Falcon” (Greatest Films…Serg Has Never Seen Month)

“The stuff that dreams are made of.”

Host Serg Beret joins Sam Spade on the hunt for “The Maltese Falcon” as part as “Greatest Films..Serg Has Never Seen Month” but not without help from friend and periodic host Matthew Reveles.

Listen and follow these two as they discuss the mystery of the Falcon, the wicked acting of Humphrey Bogart, the constant beating of Joel Cairo and pay tribute to Colin Mochrie of “Whose Line is It Anyway?” fame throughout.

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Film A Week Podcast Episode 12: “The Searchers” (Greatest Films…Serg Has Never Seen Month)

“That’ll be the day!”

Film a Week Podcast takes hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi to the Old West with 1956’s “The Searchers” as part of “Greatest Films…Serg Has Never Seen” month.

Listen as hosts converse about the acting of “The Duke” John Wayne complete with bad John Wayne impressions, the direction of John Ford (along with his old curmudgeon self), cinematography only hipsters would envy, and the constant and frequent tonal shift throughout the film’s run time. They also discuss the film’s treatment of Native Americans and racism as well as the nature of the film’s greatness.

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Recorded January 3, 2017
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Poem: “Man Under the Stars”

I am the man under the stars
A persona I myself have given
For the stars were my comfort
Before the warrior queen stepped in

Here I see diamonds light years away
Goals displayed and wishes young ones have made
These stars are mine in the clear sky
A boundless galaxy above us to see
If only with the naked eye

Here is where I will stay to set up my path
A path of life, exploration and rebuilding
This path nearly rained by the wrath of
The warrior queen’s regime

The green-eyed girl assured me this life
Is a reality stemming from a dream
Chasing is over and ambition declared
I am the man under the stars
And this is my home and I’ll always
Be there

Yet there is still an emptiness
In this home where I chart stars
Line book for knowledge along the study walls
Cooking for myself in the nightly wilderness

It comes and goes, but there is still
A door and to whoever wishes to come

Come up and find me, wherever you are
Let’s embrace for one days
This sky shall be ours
But mostly yours

I save the view for you
This house is yours to call home
It may take days, months or years
But these stars will never fall

The armor reminds me of the past
When I never let it down
A burden I carried everywhere around

I am the man under the stars
A former knight and romantic hopeless at large
Hope you come as soon as you can
I’ll be waiting under the covers of stars

Poem: “Transition from Knight to Man”

I ported to a mountainous region
I remained still as I saw the light
Which shone high above the ridge
I began to climb

Nearly toppling on jagged rocks
Sharper than blades, harder than brick
The climb became a challenge
Thoughts of the warrior queen came
To play in nightmares during my rest

She smiled at me ready for closure
Yet an adviser warned her not to bother
The door and exile swept in
This time behind me and next to me
Besides the one in front of me

The room began to grow dark
I sat waiting for an open door
Till the green-eyed girl returned

I dreamed her thousands times before while solo
She winked and smile letting me know I was fine
I awoke halfway up my climb
Nearing the top, I let out a sigh
Brought down my armor to let the man come outside

Poem: “Shining Knight Out at Sea”

I drifted to sea
Looking for a place to port
To battle some more

“You are not welcomed
As you are damaged goods”
The people have said

A knight in the sea
Kindness and humility
Starting to leave me

Met a dame drifting
Our paths felt destined to cross
Was all but too brief

Soothsayers, nymphos
Those not ready to let go
All came for comfort

My armor still cracked
A shining knight going mad
I must carry on

Poem: “Exile of the Kind Knight”

I was attracted to her madness
Her rapier wit and her gleaming smile
I, but a kind humble knight, served her
She was my warrior queen

We fought treacherous battles; extinguished flames
Made romance in private; seductive dances in a haze
Kept her mind together; sorrow was mended
I was almost her idiot king

The empire under her rule I protected
Gallantly I strolled praising her declarations
Every solo battle I warred, she mended the scrapes
She kept my armor clean, my mentality calm
And prepared me for the next battle on the horizon

Until other knights sought her being and vied for her
Her mental being became pressured
Thus she isolated me and locked me from her kingdom
No words spoken, no glances shared
Our romance, our couplet of years
Gone in an instant

I was exiled with armor now bent
Scrapes untended, sorrow returning, mentality broken

Poem: “Island > World”

She wants an island over the world she deserves
A small piece of Earth to claim as her own
To escape what harbors her mind
It makes her dread owning the Earth at times

She survives on her island ready to go on
With her resources, her own life and her own ideas
Simply perfect, yet the world is still out there
For her thoughts to conquer and her life to take hold
But it is the island she is on where she reigns in her home

Thought it’s nice to be in one’s thoughts lone
I ponder greatly if she is doing fine on what she owns
Maybe I’ll escape my stars and visit her
But I’ll make sure it is not my home

She deserves to the see the world
Yet her island is too great of a home

Poem: “Footnote”

I’m just a footnote
A stepping stone in many a story
A lover, a companion or a great friend
These countless roles I have played
All fair and great, but a footnote I remain

Minds I never cross nor the highlight of any day
These terms are never used to describe me
So a footnote I will stay

To be a header would be grand
To be the first thought in the brain
Or the goal at the end of a journey’s path
This footnote life I hope to break free of one day

Yet it never happens, and when it does,
I’ll simply slip away to be forgotten
I’m just a footnote
A memory that will constantly fade away

Film A Week Podcast Episode 11: “Dr. Strangelove” (Greatest Films…Serg Has Never Seen Month)

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the War Room.”

Film A Week kicks off its 2017 run of 52 films for the next 12 months with 12 different themes with its first theme “The Greatest Films…Serg Has Never Seen” Month with Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi take on Kubrick as Raissi dives into why this film stands out as one of his favorites and Serg tries to make some points, if he could stop tripping over his words. Podcast Editor Guillermo Morales stops by to give his thoughts on the film as well. Listen as the boys talk about the wonderful mania of George C. Scott, the humorous side of Kubrick, the greatness of Peter Sellers and the very real threat of nuclear war.

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“The Bomb Run (From ”Dr. Strangelove“)” by Laurie Johnson ©1964 Hawk Films

Recorded on December 20, 2016
Uploaded January 6, 2017