TMR 003 – Heathers

Total Movie Recall Steve Albertson Ryan Mixson podcast movie nostalgia film cinema Heathers Winona Ryder Christian Slater Michael Lehmann 1988

Heathers (1988)

d. Michael Lehmann

Starring:
Winona Ryder
Christian Slater

This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve takes us back to high school and shows us his lunch table of stoners and skaters, and Ryan shows us his lunch table of… nobody. We watched 1988’s Heathers and talk about the eternal beauty of Winona Ryder, the Jean-Paul Sartre philosophy of Christian Slater, and eskimos. And somebody’s mouth gets swords played in it.

A regular girl, Veronica, tries to survive the social jungle of high school by sticking with the three most popular girls at school who are all called Heather. As she meets a sociopath named JD, her life spirals into a continuous cycle of hate, unintentional murder and indifference, as she exacts revenge on her enemies, also known as her best friends.Written by Marielle via IMDB

Total Movie Recall Steve Albertson Ryan Mixson podcast movie nostalgia film cinema Heathers Winona Ryder Christian Slater Michael Lehmann 1988

Things discussed in the show:

Wet Hot American Summer (TV show)

Bradley Cooper

Lost Soul (documentary)

Ryan’s love of Val Kilmer

Hearts of Darkness

My Best Fiend

Lost in La Mancha (Terry Gilliam)

Jodorowsky’s Dune

H.R. Giger & Dan O’Bannon

Hudson Hawk

Airheads

Demolition Man

Batman Returns

Mean Girls

Stanley Kubrick

Barry Lyndon

Jack Nicholson

Joseph Gordon Levitt

James Dean

“Great pate, mom, but I gotta motor if I wanna be ready for that funeral.”

John Hughes (Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club)

Columbine

Basketball Diaries

“Kids and their Mtv video games.”

Marilyn Manson

“Greetings and salutations.”

Dangle earrings

Again with all the “fags.” Come on ’80s! – “I love my son. I love my dead gay son.”

“Did you eat a brain tumor for breakfast?”

Johnny Depp and “wino forever” tattoo

Pirates of the Caribbean

Norwegians

Moby Dick

High School as microcosm of modern society

Parks & Recreation and The Office

Teacher as smokers (The Simpsons)

Violence on the News & Ferguson, MO

“Whether to kill yourself or not is one of the most important decisions a teenager can make.”

Repo Man

“Teen Suicide, Don’t Do It” by Big Fun

David Newman‘s score & Brian Eno

Jaw Breaker (Rose McGowen)

“I rarely listen to Neanderthals like Kurt Kelly but he said that he and Ram had a nice little sword fight in your mouth last night.”

Date rape

Bullying

SEX BBQ (buy the new album here)

Teenage Clive Barker sex scenarios

Que Sera Sera

“The quarterback, buggering the linebacker… Oh the humanity.”

Next week: White Men Can’t Jump

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