episode 002: Split Second (1992)

In this episode, Tim and Jen are unexpectedly charmed and delighted by sci-fi/horror/thriller/schlock/something-or-other Split Second! We discuss the wrong-headed marketing for the film and the delights of mini-guns and cigars shared by two dear male friends.

Split Second (1992)

Directed by:
Tony Maylam
Ian Sharp

Produced by Laura Gregory
Written by Gary Scott Thompson

Rutger Hauer
Kim Cattrall
Neil Duncan

Music by: Francis Haines
Stephen W. Parsons

Cinematography: Clive Tickner

Edited by: Dan Rae

Production company: Muse Productions
Distributed by Astro Distribution

Release dates:
1 May 1992

The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.

episode 001 – Ishtar

What’s left to say about Ishtar? Even the title of the film has become synonymous with Hollywood failure. But is it fair to brand it a one-star fiasco? For the inaugural episode of Have You Seen This?, Jen and Tim dare to travel to Ishtar.

Jumping off from Peter Biskind’s recounting of the production, Jen and Tim discuss Elaine May’s directing style (and missteps), the performances of Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty, and whether or not Ishtar is actually, you know, funny.

Read Peter Biskind’s post mortem of Ishtar, excerpted from his biography of Warren Beatty.

Ishtar (1987)

Directed by Elaine May
Produced by Warren Beatty
Written by Elaine May

Dustin Hoffman
Warren Beatty
Isabelle Adjani
Charles Grodin
Jack Weston

Music by:
Dave Grusin
Paul Williams

Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro

Edited by:
Richard P. Cirincione
William H. Reynolds
Stephen A. Rotter

Production company: Delphi V Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.