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Hollywood Casting Directors Lisa Zambetti and Brian Hill are joined by movie and TV buff Dean Laffan to discuss the shows we all love, which feature killer casting. Have a question or comment? Have a suggestion for our next show? Drop us a DM on our Social Media pages and we will get right back to you !

Hollywood Casting Directors Lisa Zambetti and Brian Hill are joined by movie and TV buff Dean Laffan to discuss the shows we all love, which feature killer casting. Have a question or comment? Have a suggestion for our next show? Drop us a DM on our Social Media pages and we will get right back to you !

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Australia

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Hollywood Casting Directors Lisa Zambetti and Brian Hill are joined by movie and TV buff Dean Laffan to discuss the shows we all love, which feature killer casting. Have a question or comment? Have a suggestion for our next show? Drop us a DM on our Social Media pages and we will get right back to you !

Language:

English


Episodes

015: Promising Young Woman with Jim and Laura from RCP !

2/23/2021
Cross over episode!! Lisa and Dean are joined by Real Crime Profile Podcast’s Laura Richards and Jim Clemente to breakdown the incredible film 'Promising Young Woman' written and directed by Emerald Fennell, starring Carey Mulligan in a performance for the ages. Jim and Laura bring a law enforcement perspective to the plot and they have many insights into the behaviour of each character in this ground breaking film. Warning!! This episode (and the film) deals with the trauma associated...

Duration:00:59:26

014 : Bonus episode | The History of (Simulated) Sex on TV and Film

2/14/2021
Dean and Lisa return to talk about some factoids and other stuff that we couldn't fit in to our previous episode on simulated sex in film and TV. Dean goes full nerd on the history of the Hays Code from the Hollywood 1930's, until Lisa pulls him back on track and we chat through the end of the code and the beginning of the ratings system. Also we touch on the double standards of female vs male nudity.

Duration:00:11:47

014: (Simulated) Sex

2/7/2021
Lisa, Brian and Dean are joined by famous Casting Director, and now Intimacy Coordinator, Marci Liroff. Marci's credits are ridiculous. She started out casting 'Indie' films ... you know as in INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM ! ET - The Extra Terrestrial , St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, Footloose, Mean Girls, The Spiderwick Chronicles ... TOO many to mention. Here check it out for yourself. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0513924/ Whilst remaining a Casting Director, she has recently...

Duration:01:05:12

013: Lupin

1/26/2021
Since released in January 8 2020, this French language thriller/action/heist/fantasy has taken the world by storm. 70m households in two weeks ! Bigger than The Queen's Gambit or Bridgerton ? .... Sacre Bleu ! Your regular recappers Lisa, Brian and Dean are on board to step you threw Series 1. Series 2 is 'coming soon' according to Netflix. If this ep whets your appetite, you can dine on these morsels as well. Review at The Guardian ...

Duration:00:49:36

012: Cobra Kai

1/6/2021
When we asked Bob to be on the show, we were stoked to hear his favourite show was Cobra Kai. We sit down with him and also Lisa's dad Bob Zambetti who has more black belts than you have had hot dinners. When Lisa would say at school "Oh yeah ? ... well my dad, could beat up *your* dad ... she wasn't kidding. If this episode fires you up, check out these links The original video tape recorded auditions by Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. The guy talking off-camera is Karate Kid director...

Duration:00:57:04

011: 2020 Wrap Up !

1/1/2021
Yeah yeah .. .we KNOW that technically some of these films have 2019 release dates, but we *saw* them in 2020 and … c’mon give us a break please #2020 Lisa says check out Ma Rainey's Black Bottom … errr .. only she doesn’t. All will be revealed, just listen on … Brian digs up some great, easily-missed gems. Meanwhile Dean puts on his grumpy face and dishes dirt on his nomination for the LEAST deserving Best Picture film of all time … (mainly because it happened in the year his...

Duration:01:06:05

010: Christmas Special !

12/16/2020
Here on Killer Casting we voted that it is INDEED not properly Christmas, until Hans Grüber falls off the Nakatomi Building. Though same say it is a Harry Potter film, after all ... John is sneaking around around a tower at night trying to avoid Alan Rickman, anyhooo ..... Lisa, Brian and Dean share their suggestions of some favourite Christmas/Holiday movies and TV. There are some classics which never date, some naughty ones, some sweet ones ... in short, something for...

Duration:00:43:51

009: Even MORE of our interview with Joe Mantegna, talking House of Games & the art of the con

12/8/2020
Yes it features cards and gambling but its more about human nature and the con. For the last time in this current series, Joe takes us behind the curtain on the film and the process. Ebert called it "The year's best film" Whilst Siskel said " This is like 'The Sting' ... for adults" "The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in heaven and earth...

Duration:00:21:08

008: More of our interview with Joe Mantegna talking Homicide & David Mamet

12/8/2020
We talk all things 'Homicide' David Mamet's 3rd film as Writer/Director and all three featured Joe. The opening scenes set you up for 'seen it before' cop buddy film, but Mamet being Mamet, that snot where we end up, detouring down dark alleyways that include arson, murder, anti-semitism, and neo-nazis. Its a heck of a roller coaster ... and Joe is your guide ! As Roger Ebert wrote upon it's release; "Only David Mamet could write, and perhaps only his favorite actor Joe Mantegna could...

Duration:00:28:37

007: Interview with Joe Mantegna talking Queen's Gambit and Searching for Bobby Fischer

12/8/2020
Dive in with us as we go deep into Joe's career, beginning with his outstanding performance in the classic 'Searching for Bobby Fischer' the 'based a a true story' of a boy genius chess player and how his father struggles to come to terms with his son's gift. Joe stars and is alongside other superstars such as Sir Ben Kingsley, John Allen, Laurence Fishbourne, William H Macy and Laura LInney. Joe reveals some awesome behind-the-scenes aspects of the making of the film, such as the...

Duration:00:38:27

006: Fargo Season 4 Finale "Cue the Oranges"

12/7/2020
The episode is titled 'Storia Americana' which Dean's basic Google Translate efforts, seems to suggest that the literal translation is 'A History of America'. Which makes sense because ut brings us full circle back to Ethelrida's History report ... the one which informed the breathtaking 25 min opening scene from Episode 1. But this could easily have been titled 'As ye sow, so shall ye reap' as chickens come home to roost all over the shop. Check it out !

Duration:00:39:23

005: Fargo Season 4 "We're not in Kansas City anymore"

12/7/2020
Lisa, Brian and Dean recap the penultimate episodes of the bold Fargo Season 4. Things are coming to a head ! Lisa is still in love with it. Brian's patience is starting to wear thin .. and Dean takes a comfortable position on the fence.

Duration:01:36:49

004: Fargo Season 4 Recap with Dr. Douglas Flowe

11/28/2020
On today's episode covering Fargo Season 4 we bring in the big guns! To help provide a better understanding of the landscape surrounding the African-American elements so intrinsic to this season, Lisa, Brian and Dean are joined by Assistant Professor Douglas J. Flowe from Washington University in St. Louis -- and Dr. Flowe bring with him some TRUTHS and helps us see the significance of the many characters and themes in the show. We stick to covering Ep 1 - Ep 5 with only a couple of...

Duration:00:57:37

003: We dive headlong into Kansas City in 1950 for Fargo Season 4

11/23/2020
Lisa goes all-in on Fargo Season 4, waxing rhapsodic about the first episode's incredible prologue, the structure, the casting, the costumes. But Brian is not having it … and he’s a bit grumpy about the do's and don'ts of mafia cannon. Dean as usual, pulls some rabbits out of his hat, with observations neither Lisa nor Brian noticed ! #fargo #chrisrock #noahhawley #hulu #coenbrothers #SBSOnDemand Fargo Season 4 Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4ISTHi45_s Available in the US on...

Duration:00:57:36

002: We conclude our wrap up and review of Mr. Inbetween.

10/29/2020
Hollywood Casting Directors Lisa Zambetti and Brian Hill are joined by crime movie and TV buff Dean Laffan to discuss the shows we all love, which feature killer casting. In this episode the team continue their deep dive into the brilliant Australian crime drama Mr Inbetween which can be found in the US on Hulu, Amazon Prime and FX, in the UK on FOX UK and in Australia on Binge.

Duration:00:37:17

001: We review the top Aussie crime drama Mr Inbetween

10/24/2020
Hollywood Casting Directors Lisa Zambetti and Brian Hill are joined by crime movie and TV buff Dean Laffan to discuss the shows we all love, which feature killer casting. In this episode the team dive into the brilliant Australian crime drama Mr Inbetween which can be found in the US on Hulu, Amazon Prime and FX, in the UK on FOX UK and in Australia on Foxtel and Binge.

Duration:00:43:22