Elitist Bastards Go To The Movies: Of Robin Hood and Frankenstein

This week, the Elitist Bastards discuss their thoughts on newly released films Robin Hood, Just Wright, Letters to Juliet, opine on Ken Rusell’s Gothic, and share their anticipation and concerns about this weekend’s slate of flicks. Theme music: “Line Of Flight” by Revolution Void. Podcast produced by Steve Shanafelt. Recorded at the Critics’ Lounge at the Fine Arts Theatre in downtown Asheville.

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35 thoughts on “Elitist Bastards Go To The Movies: Of Robin Hood and Frankenstein

  1. Ken Hanke

    Definitely want to mention here that the picture shown above was sent to us by constant reader (and now constant listener) Jeremy Dylan. He also sent us some questions for next week’s episode.

  2. Justin Souther

    For anyone curious, Ken’s the gorilla who looks like he’s pantomiming playing the piano.

  3. Ken Hanke

    For anyone curious, Ken’s the gorilla who looks like he’s pantomiming playing the piano.

    Really? The other one looked tubbier, so I thought it was me. Those gorilla suits are slimming.

  4. Dread P. Roberts

    Definitely want to mention here that the picture shown above was sent to us by constant reader (and now constant listener) Jeremy Dylan.

    Nice design work. He sure does seem to be one cool Aussie – it’s too bad about the whole distance thing.

    For anyone curious, Ken’s the gorilla who looks like he’s pantomiming playing the piano.

    Well, he does appear to be a little more cranky. The other one seems just a little too happy about the whole gorilla suit thing. (Not that I can really blame him.)

  5. Ken Hanke

    And thank you, Mr. Shanafelt, for making us appear marginally coherent.

  6. brebro

    Hey, the Blues Brothers was a great movie based on an SNL skit!

  7. Ken Hanke

    Hey, the Blues Brothers was a great movie based on an SNL skit!

    Forgot about that one — maybe because I don’t think of them as a skit. Anyway, any movie with Cab Calloway in it is okay by me.

  8. Dread P. Roberts

    Hey, the Blues Brothers was a great movie based on an SNL skit!

    Forgot about that one—maybe because I don’t think of them as a skit. Anyway, any movie with Cab Calloway in it is okay by me.

    Damn skippy (whatever that really means?) – I love The Blues Brothers.

  9. Ken Hanke

    Damn skippy (whatever that really means?)

    I don’t know. It’s something I used to say around 1970 whenever that Australian children’s TV show about the “boosh kangaroo” came on.

  10. Dread P. Roberts

    It’s something I used to say around 1970 whenever that Australian children’s TV show about the “boosh kangaroo” came on.

    Touché

  11. Ken Hanke

    Touché

    It was impossible to resist. Have you ever heard the “Skippy the Boosh Kangaroo” song? Where is Jeremy when you need him?

  12. Me

    I like the image with the two Gorillas! Is it just audio the last one had video?

  13. Anyway, any movie with Cab Calloway in it is okay by me.
    I was convinced that Minnie the Moocher number was the coolest thing I’d ever seen, which it pretty much was (I was thirteen when I watched the film).

    Where is Jeremy when you need him?
    I was in the city all yesterday, with my laptop but no internet access. On the way in, I listened to the podcast and the reissue of Exile on Main St, then on the way back, I watched THE PHILADELPHIA STORY.

    Have you ever heard the “Skippy the Boosh Kangaroo” song?
    A little before my time, I’m afraid.

    Nice design work. He sure does seem to be one cool Aussie – it’s too bad about the whole distance thing.
    Why thank you, Mr Roberts. And yes, it is indeed a shame. But I’m training up for that 15,916 mile walk from my place to the Carolina Asheville.

    Once again, wonderful work on the podcast gentlemen. A little snappier than the first episode and wonderful banter throughout.

  14. Ken Hanke

    On the way in, I listened to the podcast and the reissue of Exile on Main St, then on the way back, I watched THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

    That puts us in pretty illustrious company.

    A little before my time, I’m afraid.

    So are Exile on Main Street and The Philadelphia Story, come to that. Some kind soul pointed out that Skippy is on YouTube in some capacity.

    Once again, wonderful work on the podcast gentlemen. A little snappier than the first episode and wonderful banter throughout

    Just envision Justin in a nice summery dress with a big floppy hat like Hepburn at the end of The Philadelphia Story.

    I don’t suppose when can expect any more monkey business illustrations this week.

  15. I don’t suppose when can expect any more monkey business illustrations this week.
    I’ll see what I can do.

    That puts us in pretty illustrious company.
    I’m trying to work out whether you’re Cary Grant and Justin is Jimmy Stewart – or the other way round. I’m not sure who’s Katharine Hepburn in this analogy though.

  16. Ken Hanke

    I’m trying to work out whether you’re Cary Grant and Justin is Jimmy Stewart – or the other way round.

    Definitely I’m Cary Grant (or maybe Roland Young).

    I’m not sure who’s Katharine Hepburn in this analogy though

    I think I’m more the Ruth Hussey type.

  17. Ken Hanke

    Ken is more like a late-era brando

    That is truer than you know.

  18. Ken Hanke

    Ken plans on dying with a ham hock lodged in his throat

    You’ve been reading the special Nikita Kruschev edition of How to Win Friends and Influence People again, I see.

  19. Piffy!

    no, no, it was The Jason Bugg edition.

    Are you saying that [i]isnt[/i] what you meant by being like a late-era brando?

  20. Ken Hanke

    Perhaps Steve Shanafelt is Hepburn? or Henry Daniell?

    I think Daniell, definitely.

  21. Ken Hanke

    it was The Jason Bugg edition

    Possibly, but after a rocky start, Mr. Bugg and I put aside our differences and he never used the approach on me.

    Are you saying that isnt what you meant by being like a late-era brando?

    Let us say, not entirely. And certainly nothing involving a ham hock.

  22. Piffy!

    oh, no, i would just assume you would want the whole thing. but pace yourself this time.

  23. Ken Hanke

    I’m thinking of a word, but the Xpress censorship mechanism turns it into #### whenever it gets anywhere near it.

  24. Piffy!

    Besides, you should just be happy i never unleashed the Ham Hawks.

  25. Me

    You’re right there was no video was there, i must have been thinking of the picture of you guys i was looking at while i was listening.

  26. Ken Hanke

    You’re right there was no video was there, i must have been thinking of the picture of you guys i was looking at while i was listening.

    Well, since in theory there will one day be a video, you may have merely had a glimpse into the future.

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