This week we discuss the landmark historical film BONNIE AND CLYDE. Our reviews are followed by discussions about how this film was a cultural jumping-off point, and how it’s filled with examples of iconoclastically pushing back against society. Next Time The next in our heist mini-series is the original THE ITALIAN JOB, from 1969. Recent Media BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015): Stephen Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance STAGED (2020): Simon Evans, Michael Sheen, David Tennant GOOD OMENS (2019): Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Sheen Recommendations CHINATOWN (1974): Roman Polanski, Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969): George Roy Hill, Paul Newman, Robert Redford EASY RIDER (1969): Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson UNFORGIVEN (1992): Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman Footnotes The Wiki entries on the historical figures Bonnie and Clyde and the Barrow Gang are interesting, especially when compared with the description of the film — if only to see the discrepancies involved. Rob mentions the ‘Tommy Gun’; in case you’re unsure about this (so ‘Bugsy Malone Gun’ isn’t enough of a description), here’s more. Towards the end of the episode, we talk about the use of some surprisingly modern editing techniques in the film; this is a good article on ‘MTV editing’. Finally, here’s a reminder about another technique mentioned by Rob (‘Russian’ or ‘Soviet Montage’) in our discussion of this. Find Us On Podchaser - Follow Us - Follow Sam - Follow Rob - Find Our Complete Archive on Kaiju.FM -
This week we tackle the original OCEAN’S ELEVEN — over 40 years before the Soderbergh re-make, and set in a very different time. After…mixed reviews, we talk about this film’s military roots, why the focus on friendship is a poignant one, and how this is a heist film that’s probably not about the heist. Next Time Our next heist film is the genre-defining 1967 film BONNIE AND CLYDE. Recent Media SCANDAL (2012–18):Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick ANT-MAN (2015): Peyton Reed, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly THE EQUALIZER 1, 2 (2014, 2018): Antoine Fuqua, Richard Wenk, Denzel Washington Recommendations THE APARTMENT (1960): Billy Wilder, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine HARVEY (1950): Henry Koster, James Stewart, Wallace Ford ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS (1964): Gordon Douglas, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin RIO BRAVO (1959): Howard Hawks, John Wayne, Dean Martin Footnotes Firstly, the wikipedia page of the film is an interesting read, as is IMDB (especially the ’Trivia’):'s_11 and In light of our discussion of the changing face of Vegas, this is a good set of pictures: And this [if the link works, Rob!] is a really [interesting essay] ( Finally, the story of Peter Lawford and Frank Sinatra’s falling-out is explored in this biography of Lawford: Find Us On Podchaser - Follow Us - Follow Sam - Follow Rob - Find Our Complete Archive on Kaiju.FM -
This week, we begin our heist movies mini-season with the 1955 French film noir RIFIFI. After our usual reviews, we get into what this film is really about — including a bit of a history lesson from Rob — as well as discussing how this film is less ‘shiny’ than many of the films it spawned, and is all the better for it. Next Time The next heist movie on our list is the original OCEAN’S ELEVEN (1960). Recent Media PARASITE (2020): Bong Joon-ho, Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-Kyun THE SPANISH MAIN (1945): Frank Borzage, Maureen O’Hara, Paul Henreid Recommendations THE LADYKILLERS (1955): Alexander Mackendrick, Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker BRIGHTON ROCK (1947): John Boulting, Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley LA DOLCE VITA (1960): Federico Fellini, Marcello Masttoianni, Anita Ekburg THE CONVERSATION (1974): Francis Ford Coppola, Gene Hackman, John Cazale Footnotes Firstly, here’s more on THE SPANISH MAIN (Sam wasn’t testing Rob; he was genuinely interested!): Here’s a useful introduction to film noir: For more on the blacklisting of Jules Dassin, see here: This is an interesting article on the film, particularly in light of the idea of Dassin’s feeling betrayed: Finally, the IMDB trivia page on the film is a good read: Find Us On Podchaser - Follow Us - Follow Sam - Follow Rob - Find Our Complete Archive on Kaiju.FM -
In this episode, Rob and Karin dive into the 2019 release, Aniara. We recorded this back earlier in the year, but given the state of the world soon after, we held off on releasing it. Some time has passed and whilst the world isn't much better, we felt we could release it without inducing too much anxiety. But please, go into this episode knowing that this film is not a fun time... Karin is a voice actor, podcaster and drama teacher. She creates and produces Y2K, an audio drama in 54 parts about love, identity and long-distance friendship set in two timelines on opposite sides of the world. She also produces and co-hosts Det nya svarta, a pop culture podcast in Swedish. Audio drama acting credits include Mirrors, Vampires of White Chapel, Copperheart, The White Vault and Hit the Bricks. Karin lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. You can find her on Twitter @karinheim and her shows @Y2Kpod and @nyasvarta Recommendations Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål), film Girl in Space, audio drama podcast Find Us On Podchaser - Follow Us - Follow Sam - Follow Rob - Find Our Complete Archive on Kaiju.FM -
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