The Great Escape Breakout
The Great Escape Breakout
The Great Escape
Discussions about the latest trends in film, fiction and comics from The Great Escape.
Breakout Ep. 202 – Christmas Lists 2017
Christmas is coming! To celebrate, join Mark, Chrissey and Rich as they chat about what they'd put on their indie Christmas lists, chat about their favourite traditions and what they're looking forward to in the Winter break. Thanks for listening to our Christmas podcast! Tell us all about what you're looking forward to on our Facebook page,
Dec 22, 2017
33 min
Breakout Ep. 201 – What have we done?
We’re back! And what better way to start this new season of the Breakout podcast with a chat about what we’ve been up to... which veers wildly into the realm of why comic book films struggle with story and the concept of the ‘poop sandwich’. Oh well. Thanks for listening! Got a topic you think we should cover in a future episode of Breakout? Drop us a line on our Facebook page, Also, check out our pages on iTunes ( ) , TuneIn ( ) and Stitcher ( )! Mentioned in the podcast: • Carnival of Sorrows • Clownface • Bristol Festival of Literature • Baby Driver • The Lego Batman Movie • IT (2017) • The Fast & Furious Franchise • Liverpool Horror Con • Bristol Horror Con • Birmingham Horror Con
Oct 2, 2017
30 min
Breakout Ep. 10 – Halloween Horror Special
It's Halloween! And what better way to celebrate than to get together, chat about our favourite things about the festival, our favourite horrific media, and much more! Thanks for listening! Want to share your own thoughts on your memories of VHS? Drop us a line on our Facebook page, Mentioned in the podcast: --- Shudder - Horror Streaming Service ( Insidious Final Destination The Terminator Tremors Jaws Dog Soldiers Cabin Fever Saw 2 Misery Universal Monsters Hammer Studios Films "Sick City Syndrome" by Peter Sutton Ian Millsted North Bristol Writing Group James Herbert Clive Barker NESS Threefold Terror of the Killer Carnivorous Coat
Oct 31, 2016
51 min
Breakout Ep. 9: RIP VHS
As the last video recorder rolls off the production line, we get all sentimental about the humble VHS videotape - sharing our memories, our histories and, for some people, distaste towards the 40-year old format. Thanks for listening! Want to share your memories of VHS? Drop us a line on our Facebook page, Mentioned in the podcast: === BBC News: Japan 'to stop making VCR machines' ( ) EngineerGuy: How Sony's Betamax lost to JVC's VHS Cassette Recorder ( ) A Drop To Drink & The Stop-Motion Adventures of Pony Techmoan - Retro-Tech: When HD Movies came out on VHS ( ) BBC Academy - Digitizing the BBC Archive ( ) Doctor Who Missing Episodes ( ) IMDb: Masters of Menace ( ) Stan VHS: The modern movies and series adapted on good old VHS Tapes ( ) Dude Bro Party Massacre III ( ) 'Trashing' the Academy : Jeffery Scourse ( ) The Amstrad Double Decker VHS Recorder ( )
Oct 8, 2016
54 min
Breakout Ep. 8: What the heck is Science Fantasy?
The TGE crew get chatting on the mashing together of science fiction and fantasy. What is it? Why do people do it? Does it more palatable for the general public? And why isn't Terminator 2 an example of it? Thanks for listening! Want to share your own thoughts on Science Fantasy? Drop us a line on our Facebook page, Mentioned in this podcast: --- The Disease by Paul Kane (Hellbound Media) ( ) The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell ( ) TV Tropes: Punkpunk ( ) Vox: "We've hit peak lens flare, here's how it started" (A history of the lens flare)( ) Squishy Animals Mentioned: --- Squishy, the Giant Squid: Films & TV Shows Mentioned: --- Star Wars, Krull, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clash of the Titans, Solaris, Sunshine, Moon, Gravity, Interstellar, "I, Robot", The Abyss, Avatar (aka: Fern Gully in Space), The Terminator & Terminator 2, Guardians of the Galaxy & The Marvel Universe, Star Trek: Generations, First Contact and Insurrection, Star Trek The (Slow) Motion Picture & The Wrath of Khan, Doctor Who, Lord of The Rings, Babylon 5, Stargate SG-1, Firefly, Avengers Assemble, Neil Blomkamp, JJ Abrams Films (inc. Star Trek), Game of Thrones
Aug 12, 2016
42 min
Breakout Episode 7: The Cinema Experience
The TGE crew get nostalgic for 90s cinema as they discuss their earliest memories of going to the cinema, and remember their favourite cinema experiences. Nowadays the cinema experience is very different to how it was twenty years ago, but is it better? Do cinemas have the right idea with the new fad for multi element pricing, or should they just be focusing on keeping the screens clean? Links Quentin Tarantino gets pissed off at Disney (Hateful 8 bumped from Cinerama Dome, LA) [] The Prince Charles Cinema, London (possibly the best cinema in the UK) [] The Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon (the cinema of our childhood) [] Theatre market statistics (the average person only sees 6 films a year!) [] Thanks for listening! Want to share your own thoughts on subscription services? Drop us a line on our Facebook page,
Mar 17, 2016
50 min
Breakout Episode 6: Are Subscriptions the future of Entertainment?
From Netflix to Amazon Kindle Unlimited, more and more people are getting their media fix through the ever expanding world of digital content subscription services. But will on-demand services be the end of traditional entertainment? Mentioned in the podcast ===  God Bomb by Kit Power ( )  Desert Bus For Hope ( )   Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon ( )  LoveFilm ( )  Apple Music ( )  Big Finish ( )  Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief ( )  Evernote ( ) Thanks for listening! Want to share your own thoughts on subscription services? Drop us a line on our Facebook page,
Jan 27, 2016
1 hr 4 min
Breakout: Christmas Special 2015
It's Christmas! And to celebrate, Rich, Chrissey, Ben and Felek talk about what they are looking forward to over Christmas, their favourite festive films (especially low-budget, straight to DVD ones) and their geeky Christmas traditions. Mentioned in the podcast == Watching Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis in Order ( ) Star Wars: Despecialized ( The Star Wars Saga: Introducing Machete Order ( Krampus ( Thanksgiving Turkey Cooking Fails ( 'David Hoff' ( Bone Alone ( Arthur Christmas ( ) Thanks for listening to our Christmas podcast! Tell us all about your Christmas traditions on our Facebook page, Also, check out our pages on TuneIn and Stitcher!
Dec 25, 2015
33 min
Breakout Episode 5: Should you ‘Fix It In Post’?
In this episode of Breakout, we discuss the benefits and pitfalls of 'fixing it in post', or vowing to correct an issue during the production of a film in the post-production phase. Is it a phrase that should always be avoided, or are there some merits to it? Mentioned in podcast === Terror of the Killer Carnivorous Coat ( ) Gabriel Cushing vs. The Zombie Vampires ( ) about ADR or Looping ( ) 'Australia' - Behind the Scenes - Location Sound ( ) Patton Oswalt on Blade: Trinity ( ) About the lost Hellraiser 2 Surgeon scene ( ) Since recording this podcast, it has been revealed that the scene, which previously was thought never filmed, has turned up on a VHS workprint copy of the film, and will be released as part of Arrow Film's new Hellraiser boxset. Find out more at Rue Morgue:!Exclusive-Take-a-look-at-the-lost-Surgeon-Scene-from-HELLRAISER-II-HELLBOUND/cjds/560eb5580cf2a7bb74c35dbb
Oct 19, 2015
47 min
Breakout Episode 4: The Ups and Downs of Unpaid Work
In this episode of Breakout, actress Marley Hamilton joins us for a chat about the pros and cons of unpaid work. We share experiences and observations from the world of indie film, about the attitudes to free work from both sides of the fence; production company and freelancer. Should we all be refusing to work for free? Mentioned in podcast: The Freelancer Club: #NOFREEWORK ( ) "It's Terrible Being Nice" from the play Goodbye Charles by Gabriel Davis ( ) Great Escapes Fiction Submissions ( ) Indie Red Hire ( ) Melksham Comic Con ( ) StarNow ( ) DuoTrope ( ) Unpaid Crew vs. Underpaid Crew ( ) Andy Weir ( ) Gabriel Cushing Versus The Zombie Vampires ( ) We hope you enjoy our latest episode of Breakout. Please give us your comments, topics you'd like us to discuss in the future and more. Also, If you'd like to receive alerts for future episodes, like and/or subscribe!
Sep 17, 2015
1 hr 3 min
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