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Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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jackiekashian.com Archive - Pre-September 2010 donate to the dorky effort
Oct 7, 2010

Drew Droege and Shelagh Ratner (that's a link to her IMDB page as well, and I didn't ask her ONE DAMN question about doing video game voice work on Vice City. Not one. Here is her website.  Instead we talked about Halloween, acting, horror films, comedy and, weirdly, the NFL.

Notes:
Gregory Mcdonald wrote Fletch (and Flynn - I've read them all ;)
Audition is a Japanese horror movie by Takashi Miike - came out last year. (corrected:thks Brian)
Michael Vick has had a terrible hobby.

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5 Comments
  • over seven years ago
    Todd Mason
    FLETCH WON and FLETCH, TOO, that is. It must be a Long Day.
  • over seven years ago
    Todd Mason
    FLETCH AND THE MAN WHO...yeah, that one or FLETCH AND THE WIDOW BRADLEY would have to vie for my next-least favored Fletch novel. But the last ones he wrote, FLETCH ONE and FLETCH TWO and SON OF FLETCH struck me as reasonable returns to form.

    A lot of people will suggest either PSYCHO or definitely HALLOWE'EN or FRIDAY THE 13TH are the first "true" slashers, but I'd suggest the HG Lewis gorefests are the first in US film history to really make a name for themselves (BLOOD FEAST [1963] and all that, way overrated by hipsters these days). There were Much better & worse/gorier films being made in Japan earlier (and a few pretty Strong items elsewhere), but Lewis certainly anticipated "torture porn."

    How about genuinely scary and/or strange but all-suggestive/non-explicit horror films, such as the originals of THE HAUNTING (from the Shirley Jackson novel) or CARNIVAL OF SOULS (no-budget wonder from the early '60s)? Dunno if they would please or not...

    Meanwhile, hope you've had a chance to read John D. MacDonald and Ross Macdonald, at least John D.'s THE EXECUTIONERS, which was Seriously dumbed down for both film versions of CAPE FEAR. It's brilliant, far better than either film, even with Robert Mitchum's brilliant performance in the first.
  • over seven years ago
    Todd Mason
    Ach, too many variations of that name in crime fiction, with John D. MacDonald and Ross Macdonald and Philip MacDonald, for me to spell Gregory McDonald correctly even when it's in front of me.

    Yep, burning or otherwise "desecrating" flags is intentionally obnoxious...but putting people in jail for doing so somehow seems to me Moreso. Our current vice president sponsored measures to do that sort of thing when he was still disgracing the Senate.
  • over seven years ago
    Jackie Kashian
    ah... the one i found on IMDB said 2009 - must have been a re-release :) Carioca Fletch was TERRIBLE... as was the one where he gaurded the presidential hopeful. yikes. But I read them all.
  • over seven years ago
    Todd Mason
    Gregory MacDonald's FLETCH novels were at least pretty good...except for CARIOCA FLETCH, which I strongly suspect was a tax dodge for a Brazilian vacation ("research!"). Even that one was readable.
    AUDITION is a little older than that...wow, it's been out since 1999. That, I wouldn't've guessed. I will note that I'm now middle-aged, and let you label for yourself.
    I can't imagine that by now a few thousand people (at least) haven't made the grim joke that Vick, injured in last weekend's game, should now be put to the kind of disposal techniques his less useful fighting dogs suffered...
    Welcome back! Just about to listen.