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Sep 26, 2018

I invited some friends to come on the Cinema Shame Podcast to celebrate the life and work of Burt Reynolds. In the first of two episodes dedicated to the Bandit, my guests and I talk about White LightningGatorSmokey and the BanditSemi-Tough and Starting Over and just about everything in between. The river of Burt love runs deep.

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Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) - never misses an opportunity to champion underappreciated Burt Reynolds. Owns Burt's album, Ask Me What I Am, on vinyl.

Kerry Fristoe (@echidnabot) - Movie blogger ( and fabulous Twitter personality.

Christian Devine (@chris_divine) - screenwriter and award winning video game writer. Trucker movie aficionado. Credits Smokey and the Bandit with his writing career. 

Carrie Rickey (@CarrieRickey) - Film critic and columnist. Village Voice, Film Comment, Mademoiselle, Philadelphia Enquirer. Frequent contributor to NPR, MSNBC and CNN. 


Clips Contained in this Podcast:

Burt Reynolds laughter from Hooper.

The Dueling Banjos from Deliverance.

Burt Reynolds on The Tonight Show - October 2nd, 1973

White Lightning trailer 

Gator trailer

Archer episode, "The Man from Jupiter"

Jerry Reed performs "Eastbound and Down" at the Burt Reynolds Variety Club Dinner

Smokey and the Bandit NBC TV spot

Clip from Smokey and the Bandit II

Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton sing "Sneakin' Around with You" from Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Clip from Smokey and the Bandit

100 Rifles trailer

Jerry Reed - "Eastbound and Down"

Burt Reynolds on The Tonight Show - March 2nd, 1977

Semi-Tough trailer

Clip from Semi-Tough

Clip from Starting Over

Candice Bergen sings "Better Than Ever" from Starting Over


Recorded in September 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.