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Episode 10 · 5 days ago

Contemporary Silent Cinema

In this episode we will talk through all of the major contemporary silent films, or rather, the few there are:

  • Silent Movie
  • Juha
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • Brand Upon the Brain
  • Dr Plonk 
  • La Antena
  • The Artist
  • Blanchieves

And ask the following questions:  

1. Are silent films simply the result of [b]unfortunate technical limitations[/b], which the medium luckily overcame - or are they a [b]unique style with its own merits[/b].

2. Why did it take such a long time from the decline of silents to any kind of larger silent film project.

3. What do we wish to see from silent cinema in the future.

Timestamps:

Intro: 00.00

Is it valid to make silents today: 3.09

Why did it take 30-40 years for the first post-silent era silent: 4.45

Early Films With Silent Elements: 8.03

Experimental Cinema, Warhol and At Sea:10.01

Silent Movie: 13.32

Juha: 22.05

The Call of Cthulhu: 26.58

Brand Upon the Brain: 31.36

Dr Plonk: 39.38

La Antena: 50.51

The Artist: 57.07

Blanchieves: 1.03.57

Conclusion and the future of contemporary silent cinema: 1.09.55

Episode 9 · 2 weeks ago

Mainstream Cinema: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

In this episode Tom, Sol and Matthieu attempts to figure out what "Mainstream Cinema" even is.

Episode 8 · 3 weeks ago

Eric Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs Cycle, Part 1

SPOILER WARNING:

Our discussions are in two sets - one based on the basic plot and early development of the story - and then a dissection of the ending and the films as a whole. There will be a clear spoiler warning at the halfway point.

If you have not seen the films in question you can then skip to the next film, the starting times are:

Introduction to the Cycle: 00:00

The Aviator's Wife: 10:00

A Good Marriage: 35: 25

Pauline at the Beach: 55:00

Episode 7 · 1 month ago

They Spoil Pictures, Don't They: Do Spoilers Actually Hurt Films?

How do you feel about spoilers?

Can they actually hurt your viewing experience?

Does even knowing a film has something "spoilable" about them have the potential to affect you?

What lengths (if any) do you go to in order to avoid spoilers?

Should you even avoid reading up on films before watching them, or can films also be hurt by going into them them "blind"?


In this episode we will cover these topics, and much, much more.


Spoiler Warning:


In this episode we will spoil: The Sixth Sense, Psycho, Scream and Titanic. Many other films will be mentioned in passing, but the spoiler(s) will not be revealed.


We will also end the episode on an indepth, spoiler-ridden discussion of The Crying Game, which 3 of the co-hosts just watched, two for the first time.