Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Episode 24: Hearts of Burden, Dreams of Darkness

Chaotic Filmmaking Docs!

This week, Faults in the Vaults heads deep into the jungles and the depths of the human psyche in order to analyze a pair of documentaries on the chaotic nature of filmmaking. Specifically, we're taking a look at Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (a 1991 document of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now) and Burden of Dreams (a 1982 document of Werner Herzog's Fitzcaraldo).

Elsewhere in the episode, Mitch shakes open The Mailbag once more to read aloud some fan follow-ups to a previous episode (Ep.22: Heavy Rock & Rule). In This Week in Torrents, Josh picks a PBS broadcast of American Masters featuring George Lucas and his associates discussing his work in the field of filmmaking.

Title CardIt's Josh's turn to go Slipping Through the Tracks as he tells the story behind the great Bernard Herrmann's unused score for Alfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain (1966). Also, Josh explains the show's absence and recaps this month's SDCC while Mitch explains his fear of coyotes. Plus, Herzog impressions!!!

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