Top 5 Character Introductions

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Anderson and Bryan introduce the TOP 5 CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS.  Whether or not the characters are memorable, their entrances will not be forgotten.

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Featured Artist: Annie Corbett


Click here for a list of films discussed in this episode.




28 thoughts on “Top 5 Character Introductions

  1. Late edition top character intros. Orson Welles: The Third Man. Harry Lyme.


    Posted by James | July 23, 2013, 6:51 AM
  2. You guys mentioned “Snatch” in this episode.
    R.I.P. Dennis Farina.
    Damn. We’ve lost so many cool guys lately.


    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | July 22, 2013, 11:42 PM
  3. I’m really saddened that you guys didn’t like Pacific Rim that much. I thought it was great silly fun, and a really nice change of pace from the dark and grim blockbusters that have been plaguing movie theaters lately. How can you not like a movie where a giant robot pulls out a sword and uses it to slice a monster that is carrying it into space while the Japanese co-pilot says ‘For my family!’?

    I unabashedly love Pacific Rim, it radiated a sense of fun I haven’t felt in a long time.


    Posted by Franklin M. | July 22, 2013, 6:16 PM
  4. Anderson you are so right on about Steve Martin – not funny – and The Alienist – great book that should be made into a movie by PTA.

    It’s good to have lucid Bryan back.


    Posted by Jac | July 22, 2013, 6:49 AM
  5. top 5 character introductions

    Hit girl – kick ass
    John doe – se7en
    The joker – dark knight
    Darth Vader – a new hope
    Frank N Furter – Rocky Horror


    Posted by Harold Crick | July 22, 2013, 2:18 AM
  6. I just watched “Only God Forgives.”
    If I were an executive producer and someone presented that script to me there is no way in hell I would have greenlit that project– even if I knew that Gosling was attached to it.
    The film is not *totally* horrible in itself despite the shortcomings of the script, though.
    Main problem: there is absolutely no character who you can invest yourself in as a viewer. Even as you think that Gosling’s character is probably less fucked up than his other family members you’re going to rethink that opinion midway through the movie. The “bad guy” is in the right, but no one can relate to him.


    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | July 21, 2013, 6:07 PM
  7. Bryan, I love you buddy, but I have a nomination for egregious error of the week. James Bond plays baccarat, yes. But not as you have described it. You described it as strictly a game of chance, with no skill, like spinning a roulette wheel. That is North American Baccarat, or Punto banco. Which is not what James Bond plays. He plays the original version, which is still popular in France. Much more skill is involved and players have to make decisions about what cards to take, similar in a way to Blackjack.

    From wikipedia: Baccarat chemin-de-fer is the favoured game of Ian Fleming’s secret agent creation, James Bond.[12] He is found playing the game in numerous novels—most notably 007’s 1953 debut, Casino Royale, in which the entire plot revolves around a game between Bond and SMERSH operative Le Chiffre (the unabridged version of the novel includes a primer to the game for readers who are unfamiliar with it). It is also featured in several filmed versions of the novels, including Dr. No, where Bond is first introduced playing the game; Thunderball; the 1967 version of Casino Royale (which is the most detailed treatment of a baccarat game in any Bond film); On Her Majesty’s Secret Service; For Your Eyes Only; and GoldenEye.


    Posted by Pat Lane (@Planeis) | July 21, 2013, 7:15 AM
  8. Not sure why everyone hates Anderson this week, but I do find it hilarious.

    Inglourious Basterds is definitely Tarrantino’s ” masterpiece (as referenced by Brad Pitt’s character).” It might have been the best theater experience I’ve ever had (though I’ve missed a lot of big ones). One couple walked out whilst SPOILER ALERT they were machine gunning Hitler. I was filled with glee during that whole sequence and I still think about those idiots (though maybe they really had to pee, eh Bryan?). Til Schweiger is the shit. In Germany, supposedly, he has to have multiple body guards because he is about as famous as Brad Pitt. Only flaw for the film was Mike Myers; distracting.

    I nominate Human Centipede 2 for the next sniff trax. I think Bryan needs a few more notches in his skull-crushing belt.


    Posted by Hashmeer | July 20, 2013, 6:03 PM
  9. You guys missed one of the greatest character introductions – Trip Fontane (Josh Hartnett) in The Virgin Suicides. I’m surprised because I know Anderson really likes that movie.


    Posted by JEH2398 | July 20, 2013, 12:43 PM
  10. Five titles expiring from the Netflix Instant playlist of Anderson and guests Top 5s:


    Available until:
    — 2-Aug: Shoeshine (1946) from: 2013-06-14 – Coming of Age Films
    — 2-Aug: Bowling for Columbine (2002) from: 2013-04-12 – Movies You Love By Directors You Hate
    — 1-Aug: Deadgirl (2008) from: 2013-02-08 – Worst Date Movies
    — 1-Aug: The Machinist (2004) from: 2012-11-16 – Mentally Ill Characters
    — 1-Aug: Rollerball (2002) from: 2011-01-14 – Worst Remakes (Guest: Paul Scheer)



    Posted by Ben Cacace (@NYCbirder) | July 19, 2013, 9:56 PM
  11. Hey guys, and Bryan specifically (because he says he reads these comments and he hates subtitles), have you seen Cold Souls with Paul Giamatti? Half of the movie is in another language and I don’t believe there is a single subtitle. It’s fantastic seeing these characters interact without really knowing what half of the conversation is and I think you’d enjoy it.


    Posted by CucumberJones | July 19, 2013, 6:23 PM
  12. Nominee for Bryan’s Egregious Error of the Week: Repeatedly insisting that the iconic opening long take in Boogie Nights isn’t actually the first scene in the movie when it definitely is.

    Other than that, keep up the good work guys. I was buying stuff on Amazon today and I almost bought a vibrator or condoms so Bryan would have something to read but I don’t have the disposable income for sex toys with funny names. Maybe next time.


    Posted by eliotdolson (@leftcoastsuit) | July 19, 2013, 5:44 PM
  13. Darlene Love on Letterman is the official start of the holidays. That is all.


    Posted by Tom | July 19, 2013, 5:44 PM
  14. Mr. Fifteen Percent – Tsunami are cause by HUGE displacements of water. Despite the size of the robots in Pacific Rim, they do not displace enough water to cause a tidal wave. They aren’t larger than a huge ship and ships can cause waves but not full on tsunami.

    I mean really, this movie was COMPLETELY well thought out and very scientifically accurate…based on my limited knowledge of undersea inter dimensional portals, giant alien creatures and huge mind meld robots.


    Posted by jtimes3 | July 19, 2013, 3:55 PM
  15. Great episode – particularly enjoyed Anderson this week. His obdurate refusal to pander to popular taste is one of the reasons I listen, and I agree with all my soul about Steve Martin, Mel Brooks and Pacific Rim. Egregious error of the week: Man Bites Dog is not a French film. It is Belgian.


    Posted by Giblet | July 19, 2013, 12:49 PM
  16. Anderson has become unbearable recently. The guy is just a mound of sadness rolled up into a ball of toothless aggression. I don’t listen to a podcast to hear someone complain about every little tiny thing that doesn’t fit into his narrow-minded viewpoint. He has devolved into a pathetic child who has to show how cool and unmainstream he is. It is literally tiring listening to his dribble and incoherent ramblings.


    Posted by Shawn | July 19, 2013, 12:36 PM
  17. You guys should do a Snifftrax of Drive. It’s not a bad film and it’s hard to make fun of, but I think there is a lot of great commentary that can come from just how damn good it is. Plus, it’s streaming on Fuckflix.


    Posted by Drew | July 19, 2013, 12:28 PM
  18. If you don’t find anything funny about Steve Martin or Mel Brooks, Anderson, you aren’t missing a part of your ear, you are missing a part of your soul.


    Posted by Kid D-Brock | July 19, 2013, 11:53 AM
  19. God Damn! Enough with Alien and Aliens already from BOTH of you!


    Posted by Scott in NC | July 19, 2013, 10:41 AM
  20. The new Anderson: now with 150% Elitist Hipster Douchbaggery!!


    Posted by JMR | July 19, 2013, 9:01 AM
  21. What is funnier than Anderson pointing out and noting down the number of times Bryan makes that smacking sound with Bryan getting genuinely annoyed by this each and every time.

    Good times!


    Posted by Ben Cacace (@NYCbirder) | July 19, 2013, 8:18 AM
  22. Everytime Bryan is photo shopped on someone with hair, it’s so distressing.


    Posted by LFC | July 19, 2013, 5:01 AM

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