Jonathan Troppers’ This is Where I Leave You — Enthusiasticast Episode 3

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album art for the enthusiasticast podcastJon endorses Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You.

We also mention…

  • It is Oscar week so we run down some picks.
  • Picture – Avatar
  • Director – Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
  • Actor in a Leading Role - Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
  • Actress in a Leading Role - Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
  • Actor in a Supporting Role - Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
  • Actress in a Supporting Role - Mo’Nique, Precious
  • Animated Film – Up
  • Original Screenplay – Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
  • Adapted Screenplay – Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up In The Air
  • Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher on KCRW’s The Treatment
  • 11:11 – We talk about The Secret of Kells. Shockingly, Jon is correct. The film had a brief run in December to qualify for an Oscar nomination, and will get a North American release on March 12.  See two trailers here.
  • 14:29 – The Academy defines “adaptation” as “any connection to a previous work”, hence the nom for Disctrict 9 in the Adapted Screenplay category. Did you know all sequels are adapted screenplays by definition?
  • 21:08 – Jon absolves himself, and the podcast, of any liability for the results of wagers made using these recommendations.
  • 21:17 – Endorsement of This Is Where I Leave You
  • Tropper’s The Book of Joe at Amazon.com
  • Wikipedia entry for The Kite Runner
  • Wikipedia entry for Josh Bazell

Jonathan Tropper’s official website http://jonathantropper.com/

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