Podcast – Orange On A Toothpick

Robert, Rachael and Ben take a cinematic trip to 1990s San Francisco,  world of coffee houses and poets – it can only be the Mike Myers classic So I Married An Axe Murderer.

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With Robert JE Simpson, Dr Rachael Kelly, Ben Simpson.
Produced by Ben Simpson

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CinePunked: Orange on a Toothpick

We’ve been spending a lot of time in cinematic San Francisco recently – the original plan had been to schedule a month of programming all based in the city, but circumstances have meant we’ve broken it up a bit. Its a city I’ve fallen in love with, and that has undoubtedly influenced the decision, but in doing so, parallels and connections are made, as you’ll see when you listen to this episode.

It was Rachael who suggested So I Married An Axe Murderer for the show, some months ago, and after watching it last year, I rewatched it for this episode. Ben hadn’t seen it before.  We tease out a little of where it sits for each of us with regards nostalgia in the show, but until this last year it certainly wasn’t a film I was terribly au fait with.

As for the title – well, we debated over quite a few of these, but “orange on a toothpick” is such a silly, funny, and cutting description of a person, we couldn’t not use it.

We did this as part of a double-record, in Ben’s studio, early on a Sunday morning. Honestly its surprising we’re as peppy as we are, for we were without the jumbo cappuccino that Mike Myers gets in the film!

The pod contains several extracts from the film So I Married An Axe Murderer, directed by Thomas Schlamme, distributed by TriStar Pictures, 1993.

Recorded in Comber, Northern Ireland on 2 February 2020.
Engineered and mixed by Ben in studio. Final edit by Robert and first published on 7 February 2020.


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