Episode 38: Bridge on the River Kwai

Loren and Scott blow it up with The Bridge on the River Kwai! They also discuss some of the summer’s biggest releases, including The Great Gatsby, The Lone Ranger, and Man of Steel.

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This Week’s Podcast:  The Bridge on the River Kwai

  • 0:00-2:10:  Intro!
  • 2:10-2:57:  Scott explains the delay.
  • 2:57-8:36:  The Great Gatsby – check out the green screen reel!
  • 8:36-22:14: The Lone Ranger sparks Loren’s hatred.
  • 22:14-37:08:  Scott addresses his major issues with Man of Steel. You can hear more from Scott about Man of Steel on Broadcast 11 of The Last Cast
  • 37:08-47:08:  Loren returns to the thrilling days of yesteryear by discussing more of The Lone Ranger, and the guys start discussing characterization, adaptation of existing properties, and how movies are a barometer of popular culture.
  • 47:08-1:01:37  What do fans deserve from new movies?
  • 1:01:37-1:16:28:  The guys get off their soap boxes and begin the discussion of The Bridge on the River Kwai.
  • 1:16:281:22:12:  Other movies in the vein of The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • 1:22:12-1:26:13:  Outro!


About Loren

Loren Small is a podcaster and filmmaker. His work on film and television productions has won more than 25 Telly Awards and has been seen in over 70 million households.


  1. Douglas Ratcliff says:

    Bridge is still on my list to watch. I started watching it on TCM a year or so ago but didn’t have time to finish watching and haven’t been watching too many movies at home of late. Did watch some Sergio Leone classics with Henry Fonda and went out to see the new Woody Allen movie.

    I know Woody Allen is supposed to be a genius but I find most of his movies depressing and annoying. Even movies I used to like, like Zelig or Play It Again Sam I cannot stand to be around anymore.

    We just grew apart, I guess.