Film & Water #157 – Real Life


Episode 157 - REAL LIFE

Rob and Max Romero continue their trip through the filmography of Albert Brooks, this time discussing Brooks' first film as director, 1979's REAL LIFE! Lights!

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7 responses to “Film & Water #157 – Real Life

  1. I’ve never seen this film before, but just imagining the scenes, as you guys described them, had me laughing out loud. This one is definitely going on my “must watch” list. Great job, gentlemen.

  2. Rob- It’s a tribute to you and the F&W Network at large that, even though I’ve never seen this film, I eagerly listened to this installment of Film and Water, just because I enjoy spending time with you and the various guests and Network contributors. I’m happy to say that after listening to the episode, I’ll be seeking out this film, along with the other Albert Brooks films I haven’t seen. You’ve helped me take my first step into a larger world! Thank you all for ALL of the great shows and the time you put into producing them!

  3. Haven’t had an opportunity to listen yet. Folks should check out the PBS series An American Family (episodes on dvd) on which inspired the movie

  4. I personally appreciate the film coverage that causes you and Max to just laugh nonstop and quote lines to each other. Although I didn’t post on it, I absolutely adored your episode of THE OTHER CINDERELLA and now want to watch every film brought up in that episode (except for FAIRY TALES, I already have that on blu-ray) but I find episodes like this one to be just as fun and enjoyable to listen to. When I saw that it was another Brooks film, I actually got really excited because you have so much fun talking about these films, I can’t help but to love the episode.

  5. An interesting companion film to Brooks’ Real Life would be Woody Allen’s Celebrity (1998). It’s not as lauded as a number of his other films, but I’ve always had a certain affection for it. The black and white photography is beautiful and it serves as a nice counterpoint as to just how media savvy the culture became. One minor flaw in the film is that Trump makes a brief appearance.

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