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Extraction / Ep 228


Netflix made another movie.

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The Talented Mr. Ripley / Ep 227

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Jazz may be insolent noise, but Film Tank isn’t.

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Purple Rain / Ep 226

Purple Rain

Dearly beloved, Film Tank is posting episodes again.

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The Shawshank Redemption / Ep. 225

The Shawshank Redemption

Film Tank deals with quarantine by viewing a classic jailhouse picture.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire / Ep. 224

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Film Tank goes to the beach! And catches on fire, because this movie is sizzlin’.

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Contagion / Ep. 223


Our first episode recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our first episode about a pandemic! Enjoy the welcome distraction from the current state of the world.

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The Invisible Man (2020) / Ep. 222

In a way, aren’t all podcasts about invisible people? Just lingering voices in the back of your mind that appear to come from the same room you’re in…

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The Seventh Seal / Ep. 221

The Seventh Seal

Film Tank sits down for a deadly game of chess with an old friend.

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The Fugitive / Ep. 220

The Fugitive

Film Tank goes on the run with The Fugitive.

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1917 / Ep. 219



If you had… one take.

And one cinematographer.

To seize all the Oscars you ever wanted.

Would you make a war film?

Or just let it slip?


His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.

There’s unusable footage on the hard drive already.

He’s nervous, but Sam Mendes is calm and ready.

Camera’s on, and it’s all so upsetting

No cuts allowed. Whole set’s a mushroom cloud.

The ground’s soakin’ now, actors are chokin’ now

A line was missed, reset, start all over now!

Sam pulls me back to reality, shouts “Deakins you’re my O.G.”

Oh, there goes a lighting rig.

I’m so mad, but not giving up that easy, no

“Reset the shot, we need those Oscar votes!”

It don’t matter, he’s dope, one of the D-P GOATS

He’s Roger fuckin’ Deakins, when he goes back to his mansion, that’s when it’s

Back to the film lab ‘gain for color corrections

Better go capture this next take and hope it gives Mendes erections


You better lose yourself in the shot, ride its flow,

You own it, you better never let it go

You only get one take, do not miss your mark on “go!”

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo

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