Wednesday, July 17, 2019

FTM 500 - BACK TO THE FUTURE (LIVE)

Our 500th show, recorded live on July 15, 2019, at the Elk Grove Cinema in Elk Grove Village, IL.



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17 comments:

  1. I so wish I could have been there! What a fun listen, and it’s great to hear from The Pope of Film again (please don’t tell my rabbi). I’m so glad the 500th show went well, looking forward to the 1,000th!

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  2. Ah man, this was such a fun listen! I really wish I could have been there live. I’m so happy for the whole F this movie crew for 500 episodes and thankful for all that you guys do! Here’s to 500 more!

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  3. Congratulations on what is now, officially, 500 EPISODES! And it was a great one - you pulled off the live show! I bought a symbolic/memento ticket online thinking you might need some help with the sales (:P) but now I just hope someone didn't get turned away because of it! If there was one empty seat in the house I guess it was my spirit-butt sitting in it. I'll try to get my real butt there for Ep 1000! I hope the Pope will be in attendance for that one - be honest, JB - that costume was originally paired with an ass-less nun's habit, amiright?

    I watched Back to the Future alone in MY creepy basement along with you guys Monday and listening to the podcast made me reflect on my own experience with it, and I think it's interesting enough to be worth sharing. It was probably my second Movie Love after Jaws - I was 8 or 9 (circa 1988-89) - had heard about it, but hadn't seen it and saw that it was coming on TV late at night and asked my Dad to tape it for me. When I hit play the next morning it started in media res with Marty waking up to go see Doc. Dad assured me he had only started it a few minutes late and I hadn't missed anything important. I believed him. I then watched the movie at least 20 times over the next few years, just assuming we were sort of meant to figure out ourselves stuff like, "Oh, I bet that Goldie guy really does become mayor in the future," and "Ah, I guess Marty's uncle is some kind of criminal in the future." At some point, as my understanding of movies matured a bit, I started figuring out that I probably had missed a lot more than Dad had let on, and that the little "hints" about the future were actually pay-offs to things that had been set up earlier in the movie. Like I said, probably saw it 20 times this way before I finally rented it and watched it in its entirety and obviously it changed the whole experience - even today, that first half-hour or so feels kinda new to me. But I think it really speaks to the strength of the screenplay that even as a child I was so easily able to reverse-engineer almost all of the pay-offs (and there are a LOT) and get the gags without the set-ups. It really is perfect.

    Thanks again for all your hard work guys - it really is appreciated and I'm glad you got to feel a bit of that in person!

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  4. Congrats on 500! I discovered this show in 2015 and am so glad new ones are still coming out, you’re doing great work, and I’m dedicated to listening and reading until you guys hang it up. Thank you for everything.

    And recasting Doc Brown, I love Weird Al but the ideal for me is Nic Cage.

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    1. That is a fantastic casting choice! I think he could do it, too. Please, NOBODY TELL NIC THAT TIME TRAVEL ISN'T REAL.

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  5. Patrick, you said getting to 500 episodes was a miracle. There's nothing miraculous about it, you made it happen with your dedication, insight, and sincerity. Thank you for the past 500 and here's to at least 500 more!

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  6. Congratulations on 500 episodes, you fine folks were my entry point into the weird often wonderful world of podcasts and even though I've only interacted with a lot of you just a little over the past five years I've listened it always feels like family and brought some real joy through some troubling times and added more joy to my happy times and for that I am eternally grateful!

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  7. Been listening since ~2012 and continue to look forward to my commute to work on Wednesdays so I can laugh with you all. Great event and I wish I could have been there! Here's to another 500!

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  8. I'm glad & happy to have been there it was an incredible movie, however the chance to watch Patrick's fav movie w/Patrick was and be a part of the 500th ep. an honor, thanks...………{so for the 1000 ep.maybe we can show "Blow Out" and do an ep....

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  9. Congrats on 500 episodes! I only just started listening last year and immediately started digging into the archives, just eating it up! I was surprised that Back to the Future had not been touched on. Just curious, were you always keeping it in your back pocket for a "special" episode like this one? Or perhaps, like you said, it is close to perfect so doesn't lend well to criticism? Ahh at any rate, thanks for doing what you do!

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    1. Patrick Bromley always said this movie was his absolute favorite (look at his shoes on the picture, they're the same as Marty McFly), so my guess is he kept it for something special, such as this milestone

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  10. I rarely comment but always listen, so congrats on 500! It must be so much effort, but it's so much fun to hear the show every week.

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  11. Great job everyone on 500 episodes. Been listening since 2014.

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  12. Congrats on the 500 episodes! It's really an accomplishment to have been around this long in the world of 1 million podcasts. All the effort to produce what has brought movie love to myself and others, is greatly appreciated.

    I really liked what JB said about what a perfect movie is...paraphrasing: "It's a movie that you love just as much even as you change as a person and move through the various phases of your life." In other words, it's not just good acting, a compelling story, etc., but also something else that touches you on a deeper more personal level. It speaks to that bit of you that is always there, even as you change jobs, have kids, etc.

    The perfect movie for me is Master and Commander, btw (or maybe Das Boot...or maybe Aguirre...but we must pick one, apparently). I laughed when someone said Nacho Libre. Not because that's a silly pick, but because I love that it's someone's perfect movie! I also love it as a weirdly sweet and funny movie.

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  13. Just caught up with this episode. Congrats on the 500! Been following since the Avatar podcast, and it’s been great to have your presence in my ears on a regular basis. Love the movie love in this episode! Hearing the FTM crew talk about their favourite movies and their time travel movie desires was great fun. Love your work, Patrick & Co.

    (And Doug - never stop the sperm talk...)

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  14. Happy 500th episode! thanks to all the contributors for accompanying me on long drives and runs. best moment of this episode: Patricks lesson than sometimes doing something you know you are not hitting it, but then even more than normally : you have to commit!

    my perfect movie is Evil Dead 2... I think my parents dropped me once as a baby.
    If I could time travel to a movie moment: it would be to the early 80ies when I first saw Star Wars in the theatre. my Dad took me and my sister, and a world of amazement openend for me. 2 years ago my dad died unexpected. I would sit a few rows behind my dad and my younger me and be happy to relive the moment.

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