I’m currently (re)watching a couple of tv pilots from the 1970s and 1980s to discuss on Friday’s episode of Retro Smash with my buddy Jacarrino. We’ll be discussing pilots of Battlestar Galactica (the original of course), Knight Rider, The Bionic Man (Or The Six Million Dollar Man if you want to put a price-tag on him), The Incredible Hulk, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Airwolf.

Today I saw the pilot of Airwolf and frankly I have a bone to pick with the writer of this one. Let’s just say for now the pilot doesn’t hold up well, unlike some of the others, which are still great to watch. The helicopter itself looks cool though.

Anyway, check out Retro Smash on YouTube or on any of the podcast platforms. We go live Friday January the 8th at 20:00. Audience participation in the chat is encouraged. The show is in Dutch by the way.

Jason Bourne

I rewatched the first Bourne film with Matt Damon. Well crafted action flick with Franka Potente as sidekick. It has a nice European flavor to it, and old skool mobile phones. The second one was more of the same.

What puzzled me about that one is that Michelle Monaghan is part of the cast, but her role is very small. It’s like when you cast Julia Roberts and all you see her do in the movie is pouring somebody’s coffee somewhere in the background. Once. This world needs more movies with Michelle Monaghan as the lead.

Vroeger zag je vaak maar de helft van een filmbeeld | Vlog 95

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Ook raakte ik in gesprek met René over de pan en scantechniek waarop films op televisie en videotape te zien waren. Als een film in cinemascope gedraaid was, bleef daar op televisie en op video vaak maar de helft van het beeld van over. In deze vlog vertel ik daar meer over aan de hand van het prachtige boek Film Art: An Introduction van David Bordwell en Kristen Thompson.