Tag Archive: Recordings

Featuring: Peter Haskett, Raymond Huffman & Eddie Lee Sausage
Written and directed by Matthew Bate

Before the days of the Internet, two young friends recorded over 14 hours of their alcoholic neighbors’ high-volume arguments and screaming matches – recordings that would become one of the first “viral” pop-culture sensations.

Even pre-YouTube,
infamy was just a few
expletives away.

Grade: B-

By Daniel J. Hoag
Shut Up, Little Man! An Audio Misadventure is available now on DVD.

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow & Dennis Franz
Written & directed by Brian de Palma

A sound-effects man believes he has accidentally captured a political assassination on tape.

A blown tire, a mic
De Palma tries for his own
The Conversation.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Blow Out is available on Criterion Collection Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow.