039 L.A. STORY

20th Century Popcast is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past.  Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s.  Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.

UNSOLICITED COMMENTARY: "Century Boulevard?  We hate it!" (1991)  Tim is no fan of the West Coast.  Yet its the source of so many films he's watched,  specifically his favorite film of all time, L.A. Story.  So today he's examining how a travelogue of his least favorite locale managed such a massive impact on his teenage youth.

00:00:00 - A QUICK HOW-TO - synching today's episode up to your DVD
00:00:29 - MORNING HAZE & LAUNDRY DAZE - a post wedding opener / "True Love"
00:04:05 - APPROACHING THE SYNCH-ULARITY - Tim's complete audio commentary for "L.A,. Story."
01:38:45 - CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / “No Secrets”

Watch the original 1991 trailer to the film HERE.

Read A SIDE ORDER OF STEVE MARTIN, a 1991 Los Angeles Times interview between Mr. Martin and journalist Elaine Dutka HERE.  

Go behind the scenes on the making of L.A. STORY  HERE and HERE.

And watch the sequence that most informed how Tim thought life should work HERE.

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“True Love” performed X from their 1983 album MORE FUN IN THE NEW WORLD.

"No Secrets" performed by Missing Persons from their 1986 album COLOR IN YOUR LIFE.

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST! will return next week with BINGE AND PODCAST