Episode 12

Published on:

28th Jun 2021

Annie (1982) w/ Austin from I Hate Your Taste In Movies

Austin, from the podcast, I Hate Your Taste In Movies, is our guest to talk about the 1982 John Huston musical, Annie, which boasted hit songs such as "Tomorrow" and "A Hard Knock Life" as well as a loaded cast including Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, and Tim Curry. We talk about the negative critical reception that film initially received, including a Golden Raspberry nomination for star Aileen Quinn as worst actress.

We touch on many of the different iterations of Annie over the years, including the Broadway musical that preceded the film, and we trace Jay-Z's sample of "A Hard Knock Life" to his role as a producer of the 2014 version of Annie. Austin talks about how the 1999 film seemed to be the version of choice amongst her peers in school and I share about an educational film I watched in school starring Aileen Quinn.

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Ryan Pak takes a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, he discusses personal connections to the soundtrack, either with a guest and/or co-hosts, Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow. Each month, one episode is with Ryan, Brandice and Nicole, and one episode is with a guest.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!