A quick update about some upcoming changes at Bill and Ted Watch Movies. Hiatus and a big move, plus some technical stuff: if you’re wondering where the film clip is from in the announcement it’s from Alan Metter’s 1988 Richard Pryor comedy “Moving.”
Bill and Ted discuss Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film “Rear Window,” featuring Jimmy Stewart as LB Jefferies a convalescing photo-journalist who can’t recuperate without spying on his neighbours with Grace Kelly as his socialite girlfriend Lisa who gets drawn into a world of intrigue. An intricately crafted claustrophobic mystery thriller about the ethics of surveillance and voyeurism with a plot that hinges on Jefferies’ suspicion that one of neighbours has committed murder. Hitchcock deftly provides tension coming from both inside and outside of Jefferies NYC Greenwich village apartment with the contrasting themes of romance and murder.
Bill (aka Bill Cwirla) and Ted (aka Ted Giese) launch their movie podcast discussing their movie memories and favorite films. The podcast is a conversation between an expert movie watcher (Ted) and a movie novice (Bill). The art of watching movies as well as the role of movies in culture will be the focus. Films both old and new from most every genre, will be discussed, sooner or later. Welcome to Bill and Ted Watch Movies.