Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 016: Jaws (1975)

In Episode 016, William welcomes Mac Wilson, to discuss movie moments from Jaws (1975).

There are moments in a film that seem to stay with us long after we have seen the movie? It’s like the moment becomes a part of us in some way and helps us better understand our own personal story. That’s what the Movie Moments Podcast is all about. Join us!


Meet Mac Wilson

Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese

Mac did his doctoral work at Rutgers University where He specialized in ecopoetry from spanish America. Having published on globalization, urbanization, and the anti-pastoral mode, His scholarly interests include ecocriticism, visual culture, poetry, and southern cone culture and literature.

Originally from Eden, Utah, Mac graduated from BYU with a BA in Latin American studies with a double major in horticulture. He later graduated with an MA in Spanish from BYU, and a PHD in Spanish from Rutgers.

Formally a professional arborist, Mac worked as an rborist at Temple Square in Salt Lake City and still enjoys looking at and occasionally climbing up trees. Currently, Mac lives with His wife, Priscilla, and their five children in Provo Utah.


Mac Wilson’s Photography

Back to school on a foggy morning. At least Mount Timpanogos was awake.
Somewhere in someplace close to a place in La Mancha that no one forgets, rests the Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance’s basin-helmet (aka Mambrino’s enchanted helmet) on a barber chair.
Moment of concentration / Momento de concentración

Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 015: Happy Face (2019 Slamdance Coverage)

In Episode 015, William talks to Alexandre Franchi, the director of Happy Face, which was showcased at the 2019 Slamdance film festival. Alex is also with two of the cast members ( David Roche (“Otis”) and Cindy Nicholsen (“Buck”), and the writer JOËLLE BOURJOLLY.

There are moments in a film that seem to stay with us long after we have seen the movie? It’s like the moment becomes a part of us in some way and helps us better understand our own personal story. That’s what the Movie Moments Podcast is all about. Join us!


ALEXANDRE FRANCHI

(Director, Writer, Producer)


A PERSONAL STORY BY FILMMAKER ALEXANDRE FRANCHI

I grew up with a single mother who struggled with breast cancer for many years. When she was younger, she had been a beautiful woman working in the cosmetics industry — basing her self-image on her beauty and
good looks. In my teens, I remember my mother looking at herself in the mirror and touching the large scar that had replaced her left breast. Her hair had grown back, but her breast was gone. She used to cry,
lamenting that she was not a woman anymore, that no man would want her, and that she had lost her femininity. She had a few friends, read a lot, but never went out on dates and never found love again.


In my late teens, the cancer came back, this time in her brain and lungs. After an operation and aggressive treatments, my mother was able to come back home and go out into the world. But she was changed. She was bald, gaunt, emaciated. She no longer cared about dressing up properly and putting on makeup. She no longer cared about the gaze of others. She just wanted to survive. Going out for groceries with her in the last few months of her life, it was I who noticed how people looked at her, pointing, talking about her. I was in my late teens and hated the fact that she was disgusting to others. But I would hurry back home, using lame excuses to hide my discomfort. Even though I took care of my mother’s medical needs, I found every reason to get out of the house. I did not invite friends at home anymore. In short, I was ashamed of her looks, of what people thought. She was “ugly,” and it bothered me. It is this autobiographical episode, which is at the origin of this project.


I was diagnosed with bone cancer 8 years ago and it nearly took out my leg on top of having a 50/50 chance of survival. It was also the stay in the hospital that brought back all the memories of my mother’s cancer, the loss of body image, not being whole etc… After I slowly recovered, making the film became my first priority. Initially, HAPPY FACE was a way for me to come to terms with my guilt and to become less shallow. But by the time we finished shooting, the film had become much more than that. Cast and crew had become a family. No topic was taboo, no question was forbidden. We had discovered something about humanity. About ourselves.


HAPPY FACE CAST AND CREW

David Roche (“Otis”)

David is a pioneer of disability culture, an inspirational humorist who has transformed the challenges and gifts of living with facial difference into a compelling message that has won standing ovations from New Zealand to Moscow, across Canada and the USA including at the White House, the Kennedy Center and the Sydney and Vancouver Olympics Arts Festivals.

Cindy Nicholsen (“Buck”)

Cindy was hit by a car when she was 6 years old resulting in severe seizures. The doctors gave her Epilepsy medication which stopped the seizures but had severe side effects. Having no money for private school, Cindy’s mother sent her and her sister to a convent, but Cindy was too drugged up to function adequately. At 14, and under the advice of a naturopath who declared she was not epileptic, Cindy stopped taking her medication. The seizures did not come back, but warts and tumors started to appear on her skin. By the time she was 16, her body was covered with tumors and she was diagnosed with Neufibromatosis.

JOËLLE BOURJOLLY (Writer)

Joelle is an award-winning Haitian-American writer and producer whose career highlights include the Grand Prix for Best Children’s Film for Soother at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Canadian Film Centre Dramatic Short Terminal Venus, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Urban Artist Initiative Fellowship. Joëlle is a past Honoree of IFP NY’s Project Involve Narrative Workshops. She is currently writing Cinnamon, a very personal story about Haitian émigrés caught up in New York’s Bicentennial celebration.


The Host

William Rowan Jr: Director, Writer, Producer, Podcaster.


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Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 014: The Karate Kid (1984)

In Episode 014, William welcomes Joel G. Robertson of the Retro Movie Geek podcast, the Forgotten Flix podcast, and the producer of his wife’s podcast Half Size Me , to discuss movie moments from The Karate Kid (1984).

There are moments in a film that seem to stay with us long after we have seen the movie? It’s like the moment becomes a part of us in some way and helps us better understand our own personal story. That’s what the Movie Moments Podcast is all about. Join us!


Meet Joel G. Robertson:

You can hear more from Joel by checking out his other podcasts listed below:

Retro Movie Geek: A podcast dedicated the glory days of retro movies when video stores were everywhere and VHS was king!

Forgotten Flix is podcast talking all about the movies YOU grew up with.

The Half Size Me™ Show is a weekly podcast focused on helping you lose weight and get healthy in a real, sustainable, and maintainable way.


This is Joel and his wife (Heather) before they started their weight loss journey.



This is Joel and his wife (Heather) now as they live a healthy daily life together.



This is me in the late 80’s, around the time I was repeatedly bullied and attacked at school.

This is me (on the left) at the San Juan Capistrano Mission, giving the pigeons something to perch on.


You can hear more from me, William Rowan Jr. by checking out my other podcast listed below:

The Sci-Fi Podcast: Focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no podcast has gone before!


MUSIC for this podcast is brought to you by The Bad Spellers. They are an indie-pop band from Tokyo, Japan consisting of husband/wife duo Tony Parmenter and Yasuko Ichinomiya Parmenter.


Graphic design by Sharon Rowan.


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Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 013: Jurassic Park (1993)

In Episode 013, William welcomes Maddy Triggs of ComedySportz, and The Villa, to discuss movie moments from Jurassic Park (1993).

There are moments in a film that seem to stay with us long after we have seen the movie? It’s like the moment becomes a part of us in some way and helps us better understand our own personal story. That’s what the Movie Moments Podcast is all about. Join us!

Also, this 13th episode of MMP is being released on July, Friday the 13th 2018… It’s Kismet!


This is Maddy Triggs:

You can see more from Maddy Triggs by checking out her other works listed below:

ComedySportz: in historic downtown Provo Utah, has been open for 19 years and counting. They promise you a live, fun, interactive experience that’s fun for the whole family.

 

Maddy with some of her Improv teammates.

Maddy performing standup at Comedysportz.


Random Pics of Maddy:

Maddy played “Secretary” in this corporate training video. I’m curious about what is being taught in this shot.

This is her current screensaver on her computer. This is what she sent me when I asked her for some photos.


The Villa: Complimentary Mints, Starring Maddy.

The Villa follows the day-to-day happenings of Remi, who is the front desk manager at a hotel in Seattle, Washington. After she and her two trusted co-workers find a dead man in a room, they are forced to desperately try to conceive a plan to relocate the body in hopes to save their jobs.

The Villa Cast and Crew

Maddy and William filming The Villa on location.

Maddy, Richard, and I at a film festival for The Villa.


You can hear more from me, William Rowan Jr. by checking out my other podcasts listed below:

William Rowan Jr (aka Solo, aka Kill Bill Kill, aka Rowan the Des… oh, never mind)

The Sci-Fi Podcast: A bi-monthly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no podcast has gone before!

 


MUSIC for this podcast is brought to you by The Bad Spellers.


Graphic design by Sharon Rowan.


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Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 012: 127 Hours (2010)

In Episode 012, William welcomes A Guy Named Andy of Movie Podcast Weekly, which is part of the Movie Podcast Network, to discuss movie moments from 127 Hours (2010).

There are moments in a film that seem to stay with us long after we have seen the movie? It’s like the moment becomes a part of us in some way and helps us better understand our own personal story. That’s what the Movie Moments Podcast is all about. Join us!


A Guy Named Andy:

I asked Andy for a photo of himself for the website… this is what he sent me.

You can hear more from Andy by checking out his other podcasts listed below:

Movie Podcast Weekly: A weekly movie review podcast where a Film Critic, an Actor, a Geek, and a guy named Andy… review at least one new release that’s currently in theaters.

 


The photo below is at Everest Base Camp. Andy told me he is in one of these tents.

Andy said you can see him in this photo at this concert. I don’t know if he is messing with me or not.


You can hear more from me, William Rowan Jr. by checking out my other podcasts listed below:

William Rowan Jr (aka Solo, aka Kill Bill Kill, aka Rowan the Des… oh, never mind)

The Sci-Fi Podcast: A bi-monthly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no podcast has gone before!

 


MUSIC for this podcast is brought to you by The Bad Spellers.


Graphic design by Sharon Rowan.


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Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 011: Interstellar (2014)

In Episode 011, William welcomes Karl Huddleston of Movie Podcast Weekly, which is part of the Movie Podcast Network, to discuss movie moments from Interstellar (2014).

There are moments in a film that seem to stay with us long after we have seen the movie? It’s like the moment becomes a part of us in some way and helps us better understand our own personal story. That’s what the Movie Moments Podcast is all about. Join us!


Karl Huddleston:

Check out Karl on Twitter@slickgit

You can hear more from Karl Huddleston by checking out his other podcasts listed below:

Movie Podcast Weekly: A weekly movie review podcast where a Film Critic, an Actor, a Geek, and a guy named Andy… review at least one new release that’s currently in theaters.

 

Here are some old photos from Karl’s past:

This is Karl and his sister the year he moved to the States. He was 10 years old.

Karl (on the right) as part of a B-52’s lip sync band that won a contest in the early 80’s!

This is Karl working behind the bar at the nu-wave nightclub (called Phases) in the early 80’s


Sound Clips used in this episode:

“Hey, Karl… GOOD TO SEE YOU!”

Billy Madison is a 1995 American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam Sandler, Bradley Whitford, Bridgette Wilson, Norm Macdonald, in his feature film debut and Darren McGavin.

 

 

 

 

“KAAAARL!!”

“Llamas with Hats” is a dark comedy, animated video series produced by FilmCow, an independent company created by Jason Steele.

 

 


You can hear more from me, William Rowan Jr. by checking out my other podcasts listed below:

William Rowan Jr (aka Solo, aka Kill Bill Kill, aka Rowan the Des… oh, never mind)

The Sci-Fi Podcast: A bi-monthly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no podcast has gone before!

 


MUSIC for this podcast is brought to you by The Bad Spellers.


Graphic design by Sharon Rowan.


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Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 010: The Fifth Element (1997)

In Episode 010, William welcomes Liz (aka “Station!”) of The Sci-Fi Podcast and the Universal Monsters Cast, which is part of the Movie Podcast Network, to discuss movie moments from The Fifth Element (1997).

There are moments in a film that seem to stay with us long after we have seen the movie? It’s like the moment becomes a part of us in some way and helps us better understand our own personal story. That’s what the Movie Moments Podcast is all about. Join us!


You can hear more from Liz (aka “Station!”) by checking out her other podcasts listed below:

Follow Liz on Twitter @lizreadscomics.

The Sci-Fi Podcast: A bi-monthly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no podcast has gone before!

Liz rocking out at the 2017 Movie Podcast Network Meetup Event.

Universal Monsters Cast: Is about all the monster movies from the various films made by Universal Studios.

 

 


You can hear more from me, William Rowan Jr. by checking out my other podcasts listed below:

William Rowan Jr (aka Solo, aka Kill Bill Kill, aka Rowan the Des… oh, never mind)

The Sci-Fi Podcast: A bi-monthly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no podcast has gone before!

 


MUSIC for this podcast is brought to you by The Bad Spellers.


Graphic design by Sharon Rowan.


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Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 009: Godzilla (1954)

In Episode 009, William welcomes Joseph Degolyer of the Godzilla Podcast, which is part of the Geekdom Entertainment Podcast Network, to discuss movie moments from the original Japanese masterpiece Godzilla (1954).

There are moments in a film that seem to stay with us long after we have seen the movie? It’s like the moment becomes a part of us in some way and helps us better understand our own personal story. That’s what the Movie Moments Podcast is all about. Join us!

At the end of this episode, you will hear my wife (Sharon Rowan) and I go through the prosses of me trying to get her to record an audio insert for this podcast. She doesn’t like doing it, but because she is a good person and loves me, she does it anyway. On a SIDENOTE, she has no idea that I kept the whole audio clip of us recording all of the takes in this episode. I’m not sure if she listens to this podcast, but I will find out very soon.


You can hear more from Joseph Degolyer by checking out his other works listed below:

Follow Joe on Twitter @JosephDeGolyer.

Geekdom Entertainment Podcast Network Links:

Godzillapodcast.comOne by one Drew and Joe are gonna go through the Godzilla Movies and talk about them. The King of the Monsters is back!

 

 

Ultimafinalfantasy.comFrom Final Fantasy 1 to Final Fantasy 7 to Final Fantasy 15: we discuss all aspects of the Final Fantasy universe.

 

 

Nudeclan.net: is the ultimate video game podcast! News, reviews, and discussions about everything in the video game world.

 


The photo below is of Joe and William Rowan Jr working on a short film together at film school.

William Rowan Jr, Joe, and Nick Ricci.


You can hear more from me, William Rowan Jr. by checking out my other podcasts listed below:

William Rowan Jr (aka Solo, aka Kill Bill Kill, aka Rowan the Des… oh, never mind)

The Sci-Fi Podcast: A bi-monthly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no podcast has gone before!

 


MUSIC for this podcast is brought to you by The Bad Spellers.


Graphic design by Sharon Rowan.

 

 

 

 


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Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 008: Poltergeist (1982)

In Episode 008, William welcomes Dave Becker (aka “Dr. Shock”) to discuss movie moments from Poltergeist (1982). Join us!

Have you ever noticed how there can be very specific moments in a film that seem to stay with you long after you have seen the movie? It’s like the moment becomes a part of you in some way and helps you better understand your own personal story. That’s what the Movie Moments Podcast is all about. Join us!


You can hear more from Dave Becker (aka “Dr. Shock”, aka “Mad Doc Dave”) by checking out his other works listed below:

This is Daves profile picture on Twitter and is the only photo I could find of him.

Dr. Shock’s links:
– Dave writes a daily movie review on DVDinfatuation.com
– Follow Dave on Twitter @DVDinfatuation
– Like Dave’s DVD Infatuation, now on Facebook
– Follow @MonstersCast on Twitter
– Dave covers Western movies on the We Deal in Lead podcast
– Dave appears on another horror podcast: Land of the Creeps
– He covers all things UniversalMonsters on UniversalMonstersCast


You can hear more from me, William Rowan Jr. by checking out my other podcasts listed below:

William Rowan Jr (aka Solo, aka Kill Bill Kill, aka Rowan the Des… oh, never mind)

The Sci-Fi Podcast: A bi-monthly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no podcast has gone before!

 


MUSIC for this podcast is brought to you by The Bad Spellers.


Graphic design by Sharon Rowan.


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Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 007: I, Tonya (2017)

In Episode 007, William welcomes Brooke Heym (his stepsister) to discuss movie moments from I, Tonya (2017). Join us!

Have you ever noticed how there can be very specific moments in a film that seem to stay with you long after you have seen the movie? It’s like the moment becomes a part of you in some way and helps you better understand your own personal story. That’s what the Movie Moments Podcast is all about. Join us!


Where to find Brooke Heym:

You can learn more about Brooke Heym at Meditation Yoga Salt Lake City


You can hear more from me, William Rowan Jr. by checking out my other podcasts listed below:

William Rowan Jr (aka Solo, aka Kill Bill Kill, aka Rowan the Des… oh, never mind)

The Sci-Fi Podcast: A bi-monthly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no podcast has gone before!

 

MOVIE STREAM CAST: A weekly film podcast covering streaming content that helps you manage your queues by telling you to “stream it,” “queue it,” or “skip it.”

 

 


MUSIC for this podcast is brought to you by The Bad Spellers.


Graphic design by Sharon Rowan.


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