The podcast where we look at the world of film from a variety of different angles
BP233 The Iron Giant
Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
Episode 233: The Iron Giant
Released 16 November 2022
For this episode, we watched 1999’s The Iron Giant based on Ted Hughes’s book The Iron Man. The screenplay was by Tim McCanlies and Brad Bird, who also directed. The voice cast includes Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr, Vin Diesel and John Mahoney. The film combines a hand-drawn look with computer animation for the Iron Giant himself and it cost $50 million to make, taking only around $30 million at the box office. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96%.
- Pete Townsend’s The Iron Man https://petetownshend.net/musicals/iron-man-musical
- Leaked copy reviewed http://legacy.aintitcool.com/node/3793
- Del Toro on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80209229
BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…
- From the publisher https://tinyurl.com/best-pick-book-rowman
- UK Amazon https://amzn.to/3zFNATI
- US Amazon https://www.amzn.com/1538163101
- UK bookstore https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781538163108
- US bookstore https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/best-pick-john-dorney/1139956434
- Audio book https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Best-Pick-Audiobook/B09SBMX1V4
To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.
If you enjoy this podcast and you’d like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Joerschke, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Cathal McGuire, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Gillespie, Della, Drew Milloy, Drogo Danderfluff, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Jane Coulson, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Mike Evans, Pat O'Shea, Peter, Rebecca O'Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.