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Author: Earwolf, Paul Scheer & Amy Nicholson

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Paul Scheer is a lifelong movie buff, but he's never seen many of the all time greats. On Unspooled, his team-up with film critic Amy Nicholson, he's remedying that by watching the AFI's top 100 movies of all time, to find out what makes classics like Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver so special. Paul & Amy will dissect iconic scenes, talk to artists and industry experts, and discover just how these films got made.

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Mike Whiskey

Also how are you going to call the "Ark of the Covenant" in Raiders of the Lost Ark "Evil" again so out of context and it makes me sad since you make an interesting podcast but when you touch on anything that is common knowledge or basic context for the film... it's like you didn't watch the movie?? I mean were talking about the Ark of the Covenant the object the Nazis (In the Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark) were trying to weaponize and take control of, but Indy was like "That belongs in a museum" and basically fights against them getting it not just because he's an archeologist, but to also keep the power of the relic from falling into the Nazis hands. It's literally the premise of every... single... movie. Except "Temple of Doom" which is still impressive in many other ways not to mention the heart gripping tension (Yes I said it) that you feel watching the movie.

Mar 27th
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Mike Whiskey

品茶识书香 I've got nothing to do with the show lol

Mar 27th
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品茶识书香

Mike Whiskey your comment made me interested in thisnshwo!

Mar 27th
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Mike Whiskey

how do you get "eye of the tiger" the song originally created for Rocky 3 confused with Rocky 4... They are completely two different sides of the spectrum for Rocky! Did you even watch the movies or did you just google them?? I mean a song that was literally created to show the complacency Rocky was developing and how he needed to get back the "eye of the tiger" by the end of the movie training with Apollo, and it also showed the "hunger/eye of the tiger" of his new and upcoming rival Clubber Lang (Mr. T) and you dont even cover the fact that it's Mr. Ts first ever role in Film??? AND the origin of "I pity the fool'??? when did you actually watch the film?

Mar 27th
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Heidi Hocking

the instrument in the intro is actually someone playing a saw with a bow, not a theremin : )

Mar 26th
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Heidi Hocking

the graduate is definitely in my personal top 5

Mar 26th
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Cheng Zhang-Stoddard

I'd be very grateful if the show didn't have to start with 2 entire minutes of sheer advertisements.

Feb 28th
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Martin Riggs

10 of thousands crap podcasts, this is one of them.

Feb 26th
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Jill Lloyd Flanagan

Amy is great! followed her here from The Canon. I think her and Paul play off each other well. I'm excited about them covering newer films bc sometimes I'm not as interested in a lot of the classics they cover

Jan 31st
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Timothy J. Byrd

I can't believe great cinephiles as yourselves hadn't seen the film...

Dec 31st
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Jessica Fisher

I think there is so much that could be done with the topic/aim of this podcast. But when I listen to these two, I am underwhelmed. They also don't seem to understand the historical context, including not knowing the year of the stock market crash of 1929 before watching Citizen Kane. I expect more from them, I guess. Also, they spend a lot of time discussing the techniques used in the films and less about the scenes, the overall impact of the film.

Dec 19th
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Ari Christine

Jessica Fisher yes, yes, yes! totally agree.

Jan 30th
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Ari Christine

Paul is straightforward and firm.. unlike his Co-host. good podcast ...

Dec 14th
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Ari Christine

irony ! irony !

Dec 3rd
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Idont Likeripoffs

uhhh why so racist? watching american movies while complaining about white people?

Oct 14th
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Billy Toffingham

"What do you think is in the warehouse at the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark" ......presumably Rosebud ...

Oct 13th
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Maria Romero Rojo

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Oct 12th
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Maria Romero Rojo

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Oct 12th
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Secret lover

cc tormented by torn a do's

Oct 11th
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Sharon Burnette Kern

Jimmy Swaggart

Oct 6th
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Sharon Burnette Kern

Inspirationating quotes and music

Oct 6th
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