Spling has been reviewing film weekly on his Talking Movies show on Fine Music Radio for over 5 years now. The review segment has been published as a podcast on the splingmovies.com website for listeners who may have missed some of the broadcast. He’s also served as the host on Matthew Kalil’s Three Wells of Screenwriting podcast for writers. Having been involved in broadcast radio and racked up hundreds of Talking Movies shows, it was time to create a new show.
Some years back, Spling conducted an interview series called Top 10 Movies with… in which he interviewed a wide range of South African personalities. This served as part of the inspiration for Must Love Movies, which centres on the special guest’s Top 10 Movies. Instead of a written piece, it’s now spoken and written with a screening, transcript, photos and movie trailers illustrating some of the discussion.
Taking place at the 5-star 12 Apostles Hotel’s cinema in Cape Town, the podcast series is set against the majestic mountains and spectacular sea views. Starting with a screening and an interview, the day’s fun is rounded off by a three course lunch at the Azure restaurant. While the day’s fun is captured by way of photos, it’s all in aid of having as much fun as possible talking everything movies.
Starting with an interview around the guest’s career and upcoming projects, the conversation dives deep into their movie history as their chosen film is screened and discussed, top 10 movie trivia unfurls and nostalgic film memories bubble up. It’s an unusual film interview experience designed to spoil the guest and turn the podcast into an opportunity for fun, upbeat and passionate movie talk.
Film producer, screenwriter and novelist, Stefan Enslin, is the first guest for this show. An inspirational story of following his dream, his love for film is palpable in this entertaining and informative movie podcast. Stay tuned for future podcast shows!