Film Disquisition
An Exhaustive Filmography Examination

Toben and Vanessa

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben on a quest that began with one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what's the best movie Blake Lively's ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch - in chronological order - every major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined. Subsequent volumes of this podcast will examine a different actor's filmography using a similarly serious and objective process. Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com ... This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

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Film Disquisition Vol 1 Ep 4: Elvis & Anabelle

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Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 4 – Elvis & Anabelle (2007) 

Anabelle Leigh, Miss Cameron County, is an up and coming beauty queen in Texas with an overbearing manager mom and a step dad full of good old boy wisdom and also alcohol.
At the Miss Texas Rose pageant, she aces the Opera singing portion of the show on her way to being crowned Miss Texas Rose. Moments after receiving her crown, she dies from issues related to her eating disorder.
Later, at the morgue in her hometown funeral home, the funeral director/embalmer kisses her back to life? She’s fine apparently, but has a new hunger for life and is less than enthused to be the center of attention. She’s haunted by macabre dreams of being buried alive. She decides to run away from home and the pressures of her family.
One night, she breaks into the funeral home she came back to life in, seeking to remember what happened the night she was resurrected. After connecting with the young hot funeral director, she decides to stay with him and his father. Soon, she’s helping out around the funeral home that’s also a home – painting, planting crops, and hosing things down.
Days go by and she grows closer to Elvis, but on the night they share a kiss she suffers a bout of smooching PTSD. The moment is cut short by the police, who are out looking for Anabelle.
Elvis and Anabelle skip town in a hearse, leading to a romantic road trip and shoplifting spree. Disaster strikes when a gas station clerk recognizes Anabelle from a newspaper story accusing Elvis of necrophilia. Having never been told by Elvis of the magic kiss, Anabelle doesn’t know what to think and returns heartbroken to her family.
Anabelle visits Elvis in jail, telling him she won’t press charges, but demanding that he tell her the truth of what happened that fateful night.
After hearing the truth, she leaves Elvis… disappointed that he won’t embrace the miracles of life.
Depressed, Anabelle doesn’t last long in her life before finding herself tempted by thoughts of taking her own life. But after a grand gesture by Elvis, Annabelle shakes off her depression and reunites with Elvis in a sunflower field.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. Accepted
3. Simon Says

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Vol 1 Ep 3: Simon Says

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Film Disquisition Vol 1 Ep 3: Simon Says
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Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 3 – Simon Says (2006) 

Jenny, the lovable ironic stoner, is traveling with friends for a camping trip on a long holiday weekend. They stop at a gas station and general store for provisions and directions to a campsite. The store owner, Stanley, is a real weirdo who disarms Jenny of her ironic self defense – despite her “love is blonde” t shirt. It’s strongly implied that Stanley is suffering from a mental disorder that causes him to associate with the personality of his murdered brother Simon. Furthermore, it seems likely that Stanley/Simon will target Jenny and hey friends for some sort of homicidal weekend killing spree… the likes of which he’s engaged in before. As credits roll, Jenny’s fate remains ambiguous.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. Accepted

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Vol 1 Ep 2: Accepted

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Film Disquisition Vol 1 Ep 2: Accepted
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Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 2 – Accepted (2006) 

Monica Moreland is an ambitious 1st year student at Harmon College with a passion for photography. Her life is thrown into chaos when her older boyfriend – the head of the campus fraternity at Harmon – is revealed to be cheating on her.

Fortunately, her next door neighbor, Bartlelby, from high school – now attending South Harmon Institute of Technology (SHIT) – is there to support her interests and individual agency. Soon a new romance has blossomed.
She transfers to SHIT, which appeals to her more free spirited and progressive nature, to pursue her aspirations in photography.
But Monica’s trusting nature is once again exploited and her spirit wounded when it’s revealed that SHIT is not a real school, but a fiction created by Bartlelby after he was rejected by all the colleges to which he applied.
Monica learns to trust again once Bartlelby commits to making SHIT a legitimate college during a 1 year accreditation probationary period. As the film ends, Monica is beginning a new chapter at South Harmon as her romance with Bartleby moves to the next level.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

 

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

 

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Film Disquisition Vol 1 Ep 1: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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Film Disquisition Vol 1 Ep 1: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
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Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 1 – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly. (IMDb)

Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/ (Creative Commons – Attribution)
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/ (Creative Commons – Attribution)

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast