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Talking the Walk 2021: Ranking the Walks is episode 123 of Blank Check: Special Features and their yearly installment of the Talking the Walk feature. Posted December 11, 2021.

Summary[]

J.D. Amato returns for Blank Check's annual Talking the Walk ep! For our 2021 edition, the gang is ranking the best walks in film history. What cinematic walks come to mind? Which characters had the coolest walks? What are the best walking movies? Join this 3 hour marathon and find out what makes the top 10! [1]

Milestones and Ephemera[]

  • New nickname for David: The Spreadmaster
  • A Blankie made a letterboxd list of all the films referenced in this ep.
  • The reddit thread also has a lot of good discussion about walks they missed.

The Walks[]

To make the list, #thetwofriends, Ben, and JD each introduced movies that David (the Spreadmaster) added to a spreadsheet. To advance to the final round and ranking, a film had to get unanimous approval from the group. David read the list and everyone would raise their hands to vote for a walk.

The Top 10 walks
The walks had to be specific walks within a film. If the movie was about walking, those movies often got punted to the top walking movies category.

  1. Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory (1895) - The Whole Movie
  2. Saturday Night Fever (1977) - Opening
  3. Shaft (1971) - Opening
  4. This Is Spinal Tap (1984) - Can't Find Stage
  5. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) - Wonka's Entrance
  6. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) - End Credits
  7. The Dark Knight (2008) - Joker Walking Away From Hospital
  8. Nostalghia (1983) - Ending
  9. Armageddon (1998) - Slow Motion Walk
  10. The Breakfast Club (1985) - Ending / Being There (1979) - Ending

The Top 5 Walking Movies

  1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-3)
  2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  3. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  4. The Before Trilogy (1995, 2004, 2013)
  5. The Warriors (1979)

The Top 5 Movie Walkers

  1. Charlie Chaplin
  2. Jacques Tati
  3. Pam Grier
  4. Bruce Lee
  5. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Merchandise Spotlight[]

Available for a limited time at the Blank Check Store

As with all the Talking the Walk episodes, there is a special piece of tie-in merchandise. This year it is a purple and white spatula called "The Spreadmaster" in honor of David's new nickname and role as purveyor of all Blank Check spreadsheets.

References[]

  1. Talking the Walk 2021: Ranking the Walks on Patreon. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
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