Baconsale Episode 65: Steven Spielberg and the Raters of the Lost Art

Hold on to your butts, The Listener! Since Steven Spielberg is, without a doubt, one of the top ten film directors of all time, Kent and Joel have decided to each make a list of their top ten Spielberg movies. This means something. This is important.

And lest you think we’re gonna need a bigger podcast, we actually manage to get through both of our lists during one episode. Plus, we even throw in some random Spielberg trivia along the way, and discuss if the world famous director, producer, screenwriter and editor still has what it takes to reel in the crowds or not.

Either way, by listening to this podcast you have chosen…wisely.

15 comments

  1. chidwick1 · July 13

    I know this is getting repetitive, but great job on this one guys. I hope the lack of comments from people doesn’t make you think this isn’t a fantastic episode. I didn’t realize until now how many movies Spielberg has made! I’d give my favorite three as:

    3) Hook- It brings back a lot of memories of being a kid for me. Peter Pan was my favorite Disney story at the time, which made me love it then, and Robin Williams was one of my top 3 favorite actors, which makes me love it now.

    2) Indiana Jones (if I had to pick one it would be Last Crusade)- I didn’t care for the Raiders of the Lost Ark, but I loved the Last Crusade and the Temple of Doom (I don’t get what people don’t like about it… mind enlightening me?).

    1) Saving. Private. Ryan.- BEST WAR MOVIE OF ALL TIME. I’m a WWII buff, and this movie is the greatest. It’s one of my top 5 favorite movies.. which is kind of sad because I’ve only seen a couple of times and my wife isn’t too keen on rated R films. I loved that it didn’t just have a single person narrative like most war movies and that it focused more on the unit. More high budget war movies should do this.

    Steven Spielberg is amazing. I wish more directors took his approaches to films, mainly leaning more on practical effects rather than CG and good stories that have been treated with a lot of care.

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    • Joel · July 14

      That’s a good list! I think people were bugged by Temple of Doom because it was very dark and very violent compared to the first one. Plus, they ate monkey brains.

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      • crewdutler · July 14

        I didn’t like the darkness and violence of it. The monkey brains were fine, the pulling a still-beating heart form the chest of a man was not. Mostly because it didn’t make sense anatomically – sure you can pierce the skin of the chest with abnormally sharp fingernails, but there is no way you’re getting through the rib cage. Try as I might, I have not been able to successfully pull a heart out using this method, let alone a still beating heart.

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      • crewdutler · July 14

        I do think Indiana Jones is better when they deal with Judeo-Christian mythology. Both of those were great! I did really like the Young Indiana Jones series too, but I can’t remember what sort of artifacts they dealt with in those episodes.

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      • Joel · July 19

        It was mostly Pogs.

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  2. chidwick1 · July 13

    How about a top 10 Michael Bay list?… haha..ha.. no one should subject themselves to watching that many Bay films..

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    • Joel · July 14

      I like The Rock, 13 Hours. . .and that’s it. . .

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    • crewdutler · July 14

      First of all, to classify the movies Michael Bay makes as “films” is extremely generous of you. At best they are “flicks.” My top 3 of his are Transformers, The Rock and Armageddon. I have heard great things about 13 Hours, but have not yet seen it. I am sure it will go to #1 on my list bumping off Armageddon.

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  3. crewdutler · July 14

    I have been on a military installation for the last week, and baconsale.com is blocked, so I have not been able to comment here. Instead, I directed my comments to facebook. But even so, there’s not much to argue about with this episode. Good job guys!

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  4. crewdutler · July 14

    So, speaking of Raider’s of the Lost Ark, have you ever noticed that the movie would have ended the same way whether Indiana Jones was involved or not?

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  5. Larry Ganz · July 18

    Ummn. Love listening to you guys..But….pretty sure Debra winger voiced et.. .didn’t she?

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  6. Larry Ganz · July 18

    Firstly- what an entertaining listen..I concur with your choices, mostly..great chemistry, intelligent banter and fanboy enthusiasm..I will most definitely be catching up on past podcasts and looking out for those to come..great stuff..and I’m not saying this just because I think Joel is one of the best improvisational actors I’ve ever worked with, either. One thing, why is it that I remember Debra winger was the voice of ET? Am I wrong here?

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    • Joel · July 19

      Thanks, Larry! That’s very kind of you to say.
      I did some research, and it seems like Debra Winger did the voice for the rough cut of the film, but Pat Welsh was the voice for the final cut.

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  7. Larry ganz · July 19

    Aaaahhhh. Ok. We were both right.

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