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Out of Touchstone

Feb 2021

Episode 33 - Doors and Sardines

A new year of films brings a new format to our podcast, as we kick off 1992 by dissecting only one Touchstone film, the stage adaptation NOISES OFF. Mike and Chad discuss their favorite moments and performances from the ensemble comedy, highlighting the terrific work done by the late Christopher Reeve and John Ritter. In the second half of the show, the hosts briefly look at two other movies released near the same time from Hollywood Pictures - BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY and PASSED AWAY - to see how all three films fit within the Disney development slate as well as the box office charts of the season.

Feb 2021

Episode 32 - 1991: The Year in Review

Another year has come and gone, which gives Mike and Chad a chance to pick their favorite films and performances from the 1991 Touchstone films. The year provided several surprises from the studio - both good and bad - but two gangster films seems to shine the brightest. We say goodbye to Ernest P. Worrell and "The Queen of Touchstone", but also look forward to a new era that sees increased production under the Hollywood Pictures banner. Finally, the hosts also discuss the infamous "Katzenberg Memo" that made an immediate impact on Disney's future plans for success within their film division. 

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