This episode starts a two-part miniseries on an interesting concept in examining genre movies in the 80s, Grounded Genre. Joining us for this miniseries is our very special guest Sarah Bullion, an award-winning director, producer and screenwriter who also spent ten years on sets as a prop master and second assistant director.
This week, we take a look back at the quick rise and even quicker fall of FilmDallas Pictures, which began its life as a Texas-based film investment company in 1983. After helping to produce two Oscar-winning films in 1984, they would take a leap of faith to become a film distribution company, only to be completely gone from the film industry by the end of 1988.
One this episode, we discuss Choose Me (1984, Alan Rudolph), Da (1988, Matt Clark), The Dirt Bike Kid (1985, Hoite Caston), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985, Herbert Babenco), Man Facing Southeast (1986, Elisio Subiela), Night Zoo (1988, Jean-Calude Lauzon), Patti Rocks (1988, David Burton Morris), The Right-Hand Man (1987, Di Drew), Spike of Bensonhurst (1988, Paul Morrissey), Subway to the Stars (1988, Carlos Diegues), and The Trip to Bountiful (1985, Peter Masterson).
This week, we take a look back at a movie shot in 1980, and would sit on the proverbial shelf until it premiered on basic cable in 1984, becoming a cult film and inspiring an early 1990s music revolution. Lou Adler's Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains.