311 - The Birdcage (1996)

"You do an eclectic celebration of the dance!" For Episode 311, Thomas and Brandon continue their series on Gene Hackman with THE BIRDCAGE. Listen as they discuss all of the previous versions of the story, who was originally going to play the lead roles, and why it was a different role for Hackman that changed the last few years of his acting career.  Also, don't forget to join our Patreon for more exclusive content:  Get your tickets now for our screening of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - The Director's Cut at the Nuart Theatre:  Opening Banter (00:00:10) Intro to The Birdcage (00:08:47) Recap of Gene Hackman Month (00:09:44) Catching Up on Gene Hackman (00:12:20) Initial Thoughts on The Birdcage (00:16:25) How The Birdcage Got to Production (00:20:13) Favorite Scenes (00:39:55) On Set Life - (01:06:50) Aftermath: Release and Legacy (01:11:51) What Worked and What Didn’t (01:14:24) Film Facts (01:24:13) Awards (01:32:03) Final Questions (01:41:11) Preview for Next Week (01:49:28) Contact Us: Facebook: @cinenation Instagram: @cinenationpodcast Twitter/X: @CineNationPod TikTok: @cinenation Letterboxd: CineNation Podcast E-mail: cinenationpodcast@gmail.com

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