In music writer Steven Hyden's provocatively titled new book "Your Favorite Band is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life," he writes about The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones as a prototype of a certain kind of rivalry - the ubiquitous cultural behemoth vs the reactionary alternative. It's true that few movie rivalries can compete with a rivalry as epic as Beatles/Stones, but Adam and Josh have come up with five memorable cinematic battles - and they've invited Hyden to go into the trenches with them. That Top 5, plus a review of Terence Davies's SUNSET SONG, and Alison Willmore's Cannes Film Festival recap.
Filmspotting #588 - Click here or the podcast icon to listen
0:00-3:14 - Billboard
3:14-59:18 - Top 5: Movie Rivalries
59:18-1:11:28 - Notes / Polls
1:11:28-1:22:35 - Cannes Recap
1:22:35-1:40:24 - Review: "Sunset Song"
1:40:24-1:43:12 - Close / Outtake
Music used in this episode:
Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Neil Young, "Alabama"
- No Country vs. Blood Trailer
- Emerson on Coens, PTA and violence
- Emerson on Kael v Sarris
- Time Out New York on Chaplin v Keaton
- Cahiers du Cinema's 100 Greatest Films