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 continue their two-part discussion of director Wes Anderson. The focus of this episode is themes and characters in Anderson’s films Bottle Rocket (1996), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdome (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Looking for other films with offbeat ensemble casts? Here are Ted’s Picks: The Princess Bride (1987), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Midnight in Paris (2011)
Bill and Ted launch a two-part discussion about auteur director Wes Anderson. The focus of this episode is Anderson’s direction, style and technique. This conversation includes but is not limited to Bottle Rocket (1996), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdome (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Looking for other deeply quirky auteur directors? Here are Ted’s Picks: Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Bill and Ted discuss Ted’s 2019 visit to California. They cover everything from Ted attending screenings at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, visiting Disneyland and Universal Studios to checking out the Max Factor Hollywood Museum, Hollywood Boulevard, stars on the walk of fame and some of the legacy theaters on the strip. Bill even took Ted to a filming location used in Blade Runner (1982). The only film related omission was Ted’s failure to mention that he’d watched Mary Poppins Returns (2018) with his second cousins. So buckle up and come along on an excellent Californian adventure.
In a departure from their usual format, Bill and Ted engage in a game of “Name That Musical” with show tunes from twenty-one musical films. See if you can outscore Bill in identifying the movie and the singer. It won’t be difficult. How well do you know your musical cinema?
A little something extra from our first 16 episodes. Deleted dialogues, bonus segments, and a few notorious outtakes from Bill & Ted Watch Movies. Enjoy.
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.