Episode 8

Published on:

10th Apr 2023

How Does Dina Friedman (Producer of The Media Path Podcast) Remember Seeing The Full Monty (1997) for the 1st Time?

Dina Friedman, producer of The Media Path Podcast, joins Ryan and Nicole to discuss the 1997 Peter Cattaneo film, The Full Monty. It was nominated for 4 Oscars and it ended up winning Best Original Score in a Musical or Comedy for Anne Dudley's "controversial" score.

We discuss:

  • How the movie went from an indie film to a huge hit. (grossed 250 million on a 3.5 million budget)
  • Why Anne Dudley's score is considered controversial
  • How the soundtrack is full of great dance tracks
  • How the film packages a lot of heavy topics in a crowd pleasing film
  • The film's legacy and how it will soon be a TV show

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

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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!