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La battaglia dei sessi (Jonathan Dayton e Valerie Faris, 2017)

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Benvenuti nella raccolta in formato Podcast delle puntate di #CloseUp, a cura di Matteo Righi, aka Houssy. #CloseUp è la rubrica di recensioni cinematografiche in onda su Radio Italia Anni 60 Emilia-Romagna.


21 Jun 2022

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123 | "Little Miss Sunshine" de Jonathan Dayton y Valerie Faris

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En este episodio conversamos sobre "Little Miss Sunshine" de Jonathan Dayton y Valerie Faris, protagonizada por Toni Collette, Steve Carell y Greg Kinnear.


19 Jun 2022

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Little Miss Sunshine (directed by Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton) - More Than a Mediocre Indie?

Show Me The Meaning! – A Wisecrack Movie Podcast

Little Miss Sunshine, directed by Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton. Is this a mediocre indie? You know, the one that ends in dance sequences, and sells for an absurd amount at Sundance, and spawns a hundred remakes? OR is it a poignant philosophical study? We get into some Proust, some Neitzsche, some God, the "system" - and more! Enjoy!If you've been tuning into the livestream on YouTube - first off, we love ya for the support!! Second off, we're going to stop the livestream for a bit. We'll still be publishing regular episodes on the podcast feeds, so be sure to subscribe there!Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to https://storyblocks.com/wisecrackHave thoughts? Let us know - we may play it on air!Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807Leave us an email: movies@wisecrack.coWe got bonus content! Become a patron today to check out that episode and more bonus content! https://wscrk.com/32Q7huuFollow us on Twitter for more deep dives on discussions from the show!@SMTM_pod@austin_hayden (Austin)@creamatoria (Raymond)@ryansgameshow (Ryan)SUBSCRIBE TO SHOW ME THE MEANING!:Apple Podcasts ► https://wscrk.com/3jCDFbJAmazon Music ► https://wscrk.com/3l12tv1Spotify ► https://wscrk.com/3AXla8hStitcher ► https://wscrk.com/39NI3zkYouTube ► https://wscrk.com/3meO1yFOther Wisecrack Podcasts!Culture Binge: https://wscrk.com/culturebingeRespect Our Authoritah!: https://wscrk.com/respectThe Squanch: https://wscrk.com/squanchHuge thanks to RØDE Microphones for decking out our studio!© 2021 Wisecrack / Omnia Media / Enthusiast Gaming Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


11 Feb 2022

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Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' Ruby Sparks (2012)

Is Paul Dano OK?

We start off the second half of season 2 with our second Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris film, Ruby Sparks. This time around we were lucky enough to be joined by author and podcaster, Caroline O'Donoghue. Ruby Sparks stars Paul Dano and Zoë Kazan (who also wrote the film), with great, supporting turns from Steve Coogan, Annette Bening, Alia Shawkat, Elliott Gould, Chris Messina and Antonio Banderas. You can find Caroline on Twitter (@Czaroline) and via her website www.czaroline.com. Please drop us a Five Star Review us at Apple Podcasts. Find us on Twitter and Instagram (@ispauldanook), and drop us an email at ispauldanook@gmail.com

1hr 16mins

9 Aug 2021

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Ruby Sparks (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)


Ruby Sparks is a treasured movie in my collection, one that I'm sure I'll revisit at least once a year. Man, I love Paul Dano. Contact me at movielovershow@gmail.com for questions, comments, or even movie requests.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/movielover22/message


28 Jun 2021

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Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' Little Miss Sunshine (with Eleanor Parker)

Is Paul Dano OK?

Our final episode of Season 1 is the awards darling, Little Miss Sunshine, which we are covering with Eleanor Parker, host of Bygones: The Ally McBeal Podcast. Little Miss Sunshine stars Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carrell, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston and Beth Grant. Our boy PFD won Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards for his role as Dwayne Hoover. You can find Eleanor on Twitter (@EleanorParker24). Her podcast, Bygones (@BygonesPodcast) should be your next, best, new podcast discovery. Please drop us a Five Star Review us at Apple Podcasts. Find us on Twitter and Instagram (@ispauldanook), and drop us an email at ispauldanook@gmail.com

1hr 36mins

26 Apr 2021

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#13 YouClip Movies: Miss Little Sunshine (2006) di Jonathan Dayton e Valerie Faris. A cura di Elisa Billi - Attrice.

DRIVE IN - Intrattenimento in viaggio

Little Miss Sunshine (2006) regia di Jonathan Dayton e Valerie Faris, con Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Alan Arkin. Genere Commedia - USA, 2006.Una famiglia decide di portare la figlia alle finali di un concorso di bellezza, dovrà, però, attraversare il paese a bordo di un vecchio pulmino. Il film ha vinto 2 Premi Oscar, 4 Critics Choice Award, un premio ai SAG Awards e AFI Awards.


28 Feb 2021

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#31 - Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris - Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

You Never Forget Your First

We’ve started 2021 strong with a blinding ray of indie film goodness, so strong we could barely see each other as we recorded this very episode, in the form of Little Miss Sunshine (2006) directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris.  The history of how this film was conceived, written, produced, and the 5 years it spent in development hell, including firing and re-hiring writer Micheal Arndt, is anything less than a sunny experience. Throw Jonathon and Valerie in for being responsible in bringing Red Hot Chilli Peppers to the masses, essentially directing all their hit music videos you grew up on, and you start to build a picture of why this film is a knockout debut film.  Featuring a stellar cast such as Steve Carrell before he was Steve Carrell, Paul Dano before he was Paul Dano, and Bryan Cranston before he was Bryan Cranston (yes, he makes a cameo, hence why you should rewatch it). With Greg Kinnear nailing the comedic timing and Toni Collette always bringing a solid performance, and you wonder how an indie film managed to get such a great cast (hint: write a damn good script and grab people before they come unfairly famous). We had our own recasting for this episode in the form of Doms oldest friend, Will! No, Will is not 90 years old, he is in fact a very knowledgable filmmaker who is the very reason we’re doing this film, and he came on the pod to throw down some serious knowledge bombs, so big we actually had to take cover a few times. He also helped drive the VW mini van that is YNFYF. Turns out his parking is as great as his film knowledge. Happy listening, enjoy.

1hr 8mins

20 Jan 2021

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Netflix's 'Living With Yourself:' Cold Brews and Cool Guests Paul Rudd, Jonathan Dayton, and Valerie Faris

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On this week's episode, Libby, Ben, and Leo invite the star and directors of Netflix's 'Living With Yourself' Paul Rudd, Jonathan Dayton, and Valerie Faris onto the pod as their inaugural guests. During their conversation, which took place over various sparkling waters, Rudd revealed using 'Celery Man' as an inspiration for his take on playing multiple versions of the same person, Dayton and Faris outlined some of the technical issues they encountered in trying to capture two Paul Rudds in a single frame, and everyone agreed that the stark contrast of comedy and tragedy within the original scripts is what attracted them to the project. Additionally, we chat about Netflix's upcoming David Fincher-helmed 'Chinatown' prequel, ask why Damon Lindelof hates dogs, and issue our first correction (kinda). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


20 Nov 2019

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Episode 66: Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton On Battle Of The Sexes, Little Miss Sunshine & Music Videos

Soundtracking with Edith Bowman

For the first time in 66 episodes, disaster struck as Edith's original interview with Val and Jon was corrupted. Thankfully, this delightful wife & husband team agreed to do it all over again 24 hours later and boy are we glad they did - so fantastic was their company on both occasions. Val and Jon cut their teeth making music videos, working with the likes of Jane's Addiction, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins. They moved into feature films with the wonderful Little Miss Sunshine, which was scored by Davotchka and Mychael Danna and showcased tunes by Sufjan Stevens and Rick James. Their latest offering is Battle Of The Sexes. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, the plot is loosely based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. As well as including tracks from Elton John, Tommy James & The Shondells and a Sarah Bareilles original - the movie is scored by our old friend Nicholas Britell. You'll hear examples of all of these artists during the conversation.


24 Nov 2017