I would not appreciate being called a Paulie apologist, frankly.
This week we watch one of the biggest underdogs in history. Much like how our podcasts happen to be the biggest underdogs in movie podcasting history. Which is great, because now we know exactly what we need to do to become the biggest podcast in the world. It’s Rocky I-III, written by Sylvester Stallone and released in 1976, 1979 and 1982.
Show-notes: Other stuff:
6:38 Look how in-depth Rocky’s wikipedia page is. If you didn’t know better you might think this was a real person if you just skimmed the page.
19:20 Francis Ford Coppola is of course famous for the Godfather movies, but he also directed the early 90s Dracula with Keanu Reaves.
22:15 This article compiles a few videos that explain how to make your own steadycam for relatively cheap.
28:54 Roger Ebert is probably the most famous “movie critic” of all time. He passed away in 2013. His website still features review and other articles.
Stallone’s instagram post explaining how Clubber Lang was originally going to be played by Smokin Joe Frazier.
Link to Stallone’s instagram post so it doesn’t auto convert
Stallone doing headstands and drinking coffee (unfortunately not at the same time)
Some behind the scenes info for Rocky III
Roger Ebert watches Rocky II with Muhammad Ali
Behind the scenes stuff for Rocky II
Rocky 1 info from Mental Floss
Article about how a bunch of stuff in the first movie was actually based on Chuck Wepner’s real life
“Making of” article from Forbes
Some anecdotes from Rocky III
More behind the scenes info for the entire franchise
More Rocky 1 info
Even more Rocky 1 infoBurt Young’s statement to TMZ about Creed
On Paulie’s death in Creed
On Stallone and Young’s falling out
Chuck Wepner finally gets recognized for inspiring the Rocky franchise
Info on the famous running scene
Some info about Stallone leading up to Rocky
The Rocky 1 story again1976 article about Rocky and an interview with Stallone