The Pestle


Ep 283: “Stand By Me”

July 09, 2024

We sincerely reminisce about Stephen King’s “Stand By Me” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, rule of thirds;
  • Story & Writing, coming of age stories, friendship, facing your own mortality;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear. – from Stephen King’s novella “The Body”

Notes & References:
River Phoenix had a lot of films before Stand By Me (iMDB)
Nick Drake “Pink Moon” on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music
Labor Day (wiki)
Film Distribution in the 80s: “a movie was first released through movie theaters (theatrical window), then released to pay television for a short run before being re-released in theaters. It then returned to pay television before being made available for free-to-air television.” (wiki)
1960s political unrest (, bombings in the 70s (

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