Lastertime's Behind The Scenes Viewing Listby jrralls | created - 25 May 2017 | updated - 29 Jul 2018 | Public
THIRTY TWENTY TEN is a Lasertime podcast that covers the pop culture landscape of thirty years ago, twenty years ago, and ten years ago and it is my favorite podcast. The hosts are skilled, they know their subject matter, they cover a wide range of pop culture topics and are always interesting, especially the behind the scenes info they give on the movies, games, and music of the time. To make a list of all the movies and media they recommend would be superfluous but if you want to go in more depth to some of their topics here are some great Making-Of-Doc some that they have recommended:
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R | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..
This is the big one. If you listen to Thirty Twenty Ten for any amount of time this film WILL come up and there is a very good reason: it’s amazing! It may be my favorite film about making movies of all time. Covering the Rise and Fall of Cannon films from makers of schlocky cheap movies to makers of schlocky EXPENSIVE movies (they did Superman IV: The Quest For Peace) this film shows you a side of movie-making that isn’t often covered and does so in a really entertaining way. HIGHLY recommended.
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi
When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights... See full summary »
Jedi may have came out in 1983, but Kerner pumped out toys for a long a time after that. I have a lot of fun memories of playing with these and so do a lot of people who were kids in the 1980’s.
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Adventure
A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).
There are some movies about the making of a film that are better than the film itself. This is one of them. The story told here of the making of the infamous 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau is way better than that film itself.
30 for 30 (2009– )
Documentary, Biography, History
Explores the years that Evander Holyfield spent trying to arrange his first fight with Mike Tyson.
The hosts of Thirty Twenty Ten will not hesitate to tell you, repeatedly, that they do not like to watch sports. They will also not hesitate to recommend many episodes of ESPN’s Thirty For Thirty series because they are fantastic stories in and of themselves. The story of Evander Holyfield, a tremendously talented boxer, being completely overshadowed by the utterly dominating media presence of Mike Tyson is fun to watch even if, like me, you’ve never seen a real boxing match in your life.
5. Beyond the Mat (1999)
R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.
Votes: 7,585 | Gross: $2.05M
As Dave said, "Made when pro wrestling was more popular than ever before, Beyond The Mat takes you into the life a three different wrestling stars, and shows the dark roads they travel to do what they love."
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.
Very, extremely, 80's.
7. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)
Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary
Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
10. The Image Revolution (2014)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography
Twenty years ago, seven superstar artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company, Image Comics, a company that continues to influence mainstream comics and pop culture to this day. ... See full summary »
11. Best Worst Movie (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.
Votes: 7,390 | Gross: $0.10M
12. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 239 min | Documentary, Horror
Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!
30 for 30 (2009– )
Jordan Rides the Bus
51 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball. After leading the Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and ... See full summary »
16. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Votes: 60,374 | Gross: $3.97M
17. World 1-1 (2015)
Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary
World 1-1 is the first in a documentary series on the history of video games. This chapter is about Atari and how they created a new industry. It focuses on the business deals, the ... See full summary »
18. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)
TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary
20. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
R | 96 min | Documentary
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Votes: 17,482 | Gross: $1.32M
21. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Votes: 19,775 | Gross: $0.65M
22. Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007 Video)
214 min | Documentary
The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982), culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.
92 min | Documentary
Creators, cast and network executives recount the strange history of the Dana Carvey Show, the irreverent prime time sketch comedy show that aired for eight episodes on ABC, following its star's meteoric run on Saturday Night Live.
24. Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (2002 TV Movie)
93 min | Documentary
The history of the irreverent "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and the content battles it fought with its television network.
27. The Rock-afire Explosion (2008)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary
A cult fan favorite documentary which explores the rise and fall of Showbiz Pizza Place, it's animatronic rock band, and the origins of Chuck E. Cheese's.
The story of the Cuck-E-Cheeze band, more or less.
28. Special When Lit (2009)
G | 97 min | Documentary
What made more money than the entire American movie industry through the 50s and 60s? Pinball. Special When Lit rediscovers the lure of a lost pop icon. A product of the mechanical and ... See full summary »