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Weeb and Noob Watch Anime Podcast
Episode 104: Ninja Scroll: The Movie

Weeb and Noob Watch Anime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 56:15


With the inspiration of Kurosawa, the progenitor of Akira, and enough gore to fill a slasher flick, this week the guys tackle an inspirational movie that marries edo period samurai with body horror. The 1993 essential film known as Ninja Scroll. This is a movie that came out on MTV right after edgy original Aeon Flux to keep young insomniacs awake at night, does it still hold up? Are the graphics any good? Is there a person with worse luck than Kagero? Why is the Bee ninja the creepiest one? We try to find out all this and more as we cure poison with love making. Follow us on Twitter at weeb_noob Follow us on Instagram @wanwapodcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wanwapodcast/support

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More

On this special Thanksgiving episode, Box Office Pastries treats you to an expertly crafted culinary experience that will leave your earbuds raving! We welcome to our kitchen guest sous-chef Sarah Stubbs of Geeks Who Eat, who has prepared an appetizer of sinful cuisine confessions. Next comes the main course, a delightful desiccation of Mark Mylod's delectable horror debut, The Menu. Our love for this satire of class, pretention, and the disregard for labor is apparent in every savory bite -- and don't you dare ask for ketchup! Next up comes the dessert, as Sarah bakes a love letter to gastro-horror, a subgenre whose entries number in the hundreds, some of them even good! Finally, once you've finished we will provide a take-home box, colloquially known as a "dog's bag," filled with after-dinner discourse on the finer points of fine dining, and the poorer points of poor punmanship. Enjoy, and we implore you, take all you want, but please eat what you take.Take part in this taboo dish by listening now!Get 20% OFF MANSCAPED + Free Shipping with promo code BOXOFFICEPULP at MANSCAPED.com!Follow Sarah @SpookySarahSaysFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

Bulles de BD
"Fleurs de pierre" & "Les amants sacrifiés", la Seconde Guerre mondiale vue par des auteurs japonais

Bulles de BD

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 4:10


durée : 00:04:10 - Bulles de BD - Le premier, "Fleurs de pierre" est une réédition d'un manga paru dans les années 1980. Le second, "Les amants sacrifiés" est l'adaptation du film de Kurosawa. Vu de l'ex-Yougoslavie, ou du Japon, Sakagushi et Kakizaki posent la même question. Qui sommes-nous lorsque le conflit arrive ?

Le fil Pop
"Fleurs de pierre" & "Les amants sacrifiés", la Seconde Guerre mondiale vue par des auteurs japonais

Le fil Pop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 4:10


durée : 00:04:10 - Bulles de BD - Le premier, "Fleurs de pierre" est une réédition d'un manga paru dans les années 1980. Le second, "Les amants sacrifiés" est l'adaptation du film de Kurosawa. Vu de l'ex-Yougoslavie, ou du Japon, Sakagushi et Kakizaki posent la même question. Qui sommes-nous lorsque le conflit arrive ?

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More

Tonight, in front of an audience of millions, the crew of Box Office Pulp will attempt something heretofore unseen on the internet! With nothing but a six-pack and our recording equipment, we are attempting to make content with "Ariel," a Midwestern cryptid known for appearing to strangers in the mist and recommending obscure found footage films. At great personal peril, we will attempt to record her feelings on the changes in technology the sub-genre has seen in recent years, the surprising appearance of found footage franchises, the many layers of reality a mockumentary can play with, why The Last Broadcast is best enjoyed by traveling back to the 2000's, and what is to be made of this "Art The Clown" business sweeping America. If this goes right, the podcasting world will never be the same! If not, we recorded a cool guest episode before being discovered in pieces. Either way, we're trending!DOWNLOAD NOW TO FIND OUR FOOTAGEGet 20% OFF MANSCAPED + Free Shipping with promo code BOXOFFICEPULP at MANSCAPED.com!Follow Ariel @Ari_HellraiserFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

Krewe of Japan
Japanese Independent Film Industry ft. Award Winning Director Eiji Uchida

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 38:01


This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast...the Krewe sits down for an exclusive interview with Eiji Uchida, the director of Netflix's The Naked Director & 2020 Japanese Academy Award Winner for Best Film...  Midnight Swan. In this in chat, Uchida-san discusses his career in the Japanese independent film industry, how diversity is important in movies, how internationalization via streaming platforms changed his approach to directing, Japanese biker gangs, and so much more!(Interpretation provided by Yumi Mano) ------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ More Info on Eiji Uchida ------Eiji Uchida's IMDb PageEiji Uchida on TwitterMidnight Swan on IMDb

2004 A Podcast Odyysey
2004 A Film Club: High and Low

2004 A Podcast Odyysey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 77:05


Our fleeting return to reviewing Kurosawa's filmography includes the 1963 procedural drama.

Life Matters
296: Life Fest Film Festival 2022

Life Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 27:58


In this episode of Life Matters, Brian Johnston gives a brief history of the Life Fest Film Festival which has been held in Hollywood, California for 12 years! This is the first of a special iteration of Life Fest which will be entirely visible from your home. All films and workshops, all breakout sessions will be available to you directly, and a special season pass is available for your viewing in the weeks after Thanksgiving.  The program contains interviews with Vanna White, Kevin Sorbo, Clint Howard and others.  This unique film festival allows aspiring filmmakers and ‘experienced hands' in the industry to present their work to film watchers around the world. In this episode, Brian gives a brief overview of his experience in the entertainment industry, and his teaching experience of both literature and film. This special online film festival is unique in the world and allows many of these international film makers an opportunity to reach an otherwise unreachable audience. Some Iranian filmmakers and those who have been cut off from free-speech rights have submitted films. Perhaps most importantly, the theme of this unique festival is that it honors films that underscore the significance of each individual life and in particular, the seemingly insignificant life.  It has brought a fresh hope to Hollywood and to the industry at large. Go to lifefilmfest.com for season tickets to this extraordinary life affirming entertainment venue.

My Big Score
Yojimbo w/ Julian Mundy

My Big Score

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 59:57


In 1961, Akira Kurosawa reinvented the samurai film with Yojimbo... and Masaru Sato composed one of the most unforgettable scores in history, combining action, theatricality and satire into a bold new sound. Join creator Julian Mundy (StarTripper!!) as we discuss Sato's surprising inspiration for the score, Kurosawa's mastery of sound design, the jagged off-kilter nature of the film, and much, much more.

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More

Looks like the BOP Crew has solved another mystery, and the culprit is... Old Man Zaslav?! Of course, he wanted to scare everyone away so he could look for  those antique coins buried under the old Warner Bros. backlot! Well, with Hollywood saved, let's head on down to Coolsville, throw on our pumpkin suits, and celebrate with a BOP n' A Movie commentary for the hungry dog's latest-- Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! For the second year in a row, a DTV Scooby-Doo movie is shocking high-quality, with jokes that would be at home on Venture Bros, the best animation the long-running series has ever seen, and a historic first in Coco Diablo: Villainess, fashion designer, and... canon love interest for Velma? Did James Gunn write this? All this and awkward shaving talk, just in time for the spookiest month of the year, November! Seriously, read a history book, Thanksgiving is horrifying, kids.Throw on your "Mystery Jams" mixtape and download here!Get 20% OFF MANSCAPED + Free Shipping with promo code BOXOFFICEPULP at MANSCAPED.com!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

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For this quickie review, Mike checks out festival hit, THE RETALIATORS, starring Michael Lombardi, music by STRANGER THINGS duo Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, boasting a lauded script that made it to the Blacklist and out now on VOD. With a different and unique approach to the revenge film, is it worth following the hype train and checking out? Well, listen to Mike reveal all! Just with no spoilers because he's nice like that.Violently click this download now!Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code BOXOFFICEPULP at MANSCAPED.com! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

Japan House SP
05 // Cinema samurai: de Toshiro Mifune até os jedi de George Lucas

Japan House SP

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 32:59


Os samurais, personagens amparados na filosofia da honra e lealdade, são importantes elementos da história do cinema japonês. Essa trajetória passa pelo filme Os Sete Samurais, de Kurosawa, em 54, e avança por outras obras que inspiraram até autores hollywoodianos, como George Lucas, inspirado por A Fortaleza Escondida, também de Kurosawa.

Filling in the Gaps Podcast
FITG Ep. 127 - Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Filling in the Gaps Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 47:51


Darren had been referencing it, so Justin asked it if was just time to watch Kurosawa's Dreams and see if it lived up to Darren's vision of it. A movie composed of scenes from 8 dreams from the writer/director made one of us very happy. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100998/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2

2004 A Podcast Odyysey
2004 A Film Club: Throne of Blood

2004 A Podcast Odyysey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 88:26


Getting back to our regular Film Club list, we watched Akira Kurosawa's 1957 Macbeth adaptation.

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More

Fourty-four years ago, convicted murderer Michael Myers escaped from Smith Grove Sanitarium, and upon returning to his home town of Haddonfield, Illinois, committed five murders that would transform horror cinema forever. But those murders would also transform the town of Haddonfield, scarring its people with every new massacre, while an evil far more sinister than a man with a knife boiled beneath its surface. With Halloween Ends, David Gordon Green and co. wrap up both their sequel trilogy and the story of Laurie Strode with a movie nobody saw coming, and the horror community is having all kinds of feels about it. Join us as we discuss the good, bad, and weird of the most polarizing franchise movie since... the last big franchise movie, whether or not Michael is actually a car, and where the legend of The Shape can go when the corpse of this series is eventually unearthed to terrorize a new generation.Stop your local DJ by downloading here!Get 20% OFF MANSCAPED + Free Shipping with promo code BOXOFFICEPULP at MANSCAPED.com! #manscapedpodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

Horror Movie Survival Guide
Pulse - "The Forbidden Room"

Horror Movie Survival Guide

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 36:50


Pulse - "The Forbidden Room"We continue our watch of some of your favorite horror blockbusters with a trip to Japan and enter into "the forbidden room" with PULSE (2001) written & directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. This meditation on isolation and loneliness in the digital rings even more true in this day and age. We hope you enjoy this fresh episode!Support the show

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More

From the Ki Ki Ki's to the Dance Macabres, scores have been an essential part of the horror landscape since the days of Nosferatu. So why is the composer so often overlooked when we share our love for these classics? On this episode we welcome to the show author and podcast host J. Blake Fichera, here to talk about his new book Scored To Death 2, his second round of interviews with the Masters Of Scorror (We're sorry, Blake). In a lovely chat, we pick his brain on the scores that influenced both him and Hollywood, the role of the score in all genres of filmmaking, and his desire to spotlight composers big and small, with everyone from John Carpenter to Jay Chattaway.Insert your CD of Haunted House sounds and listen here! Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code BOXOFFICEPULP at MANSCAPED.com!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More
Talking IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS Part 3 with Director David A. Weiner

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022


This October brings genre fans the final chapter of one of the most talked-about trilogies in modern horror... the third part in the crowdfunded documentary series, In Search Of Darkness! Director David Weiner joins us to provide a behind-the-scenes look at helming his longest horror retrospective yet,  and closing out what's become a Halloween tradition for many of us. This episode is jam-packed with info on the origins of the dark-search, what it's like getting deep with horror movie legends, the hidden passions of Mark Hamill, and what projects Creator VC might be working on next.So find out how the REAL darkness was inside us all along by downloading here!Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code BOXOFFICEPULP at MANSCAPED.com!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

Let the Movie Speak!
"Throne of Blood" (1957)

Let the Movie Speak!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 73:00


Shakespeare in Edo, or: I'm never listening to that Evil Forest Spirit again - the gang (We've got Annie!) evaluates Kurosawa's take on Macbeth. Show Notes: 10/18/22 Let the Movie Speak! "Throne of Blood" (1957) Season 5, Episode 8 On this episode, Travis and Justin are once again joined by the incomparable Annie on a journey through Kurosawa's vision of a classic Shakespeare tale. After discussing their week of watching, including Atonement (2007), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), and Thor Love and Thunder (2022), they each contribute their varying thoughts, opinions and open-ended questions to the Japanese take on Macbeth. They explore the historical context of post-war audiences, the adaptation process, and Kurosawa's stunning visuals, all while giving the horses in the film their proper due. Everything from the conception of the witch and her prophecy, to the violence onscreen, and Lady Macbeth's unique portrayal are tossed around until the answer to that final question is reached: "Is It Worth Your Time?" Welcome [0:00-0:04] What Did We Watch This Week? [0:04-0:15] Intro [0:15-0:26] What's It Saying? [0:26-1:06] Is It Worth Your Time? [1:06-1:11] Kurosawa Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5MtUiYxBiY&t=50s TCM Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3yAD9b5wP4&t=71s Follow Us On: Twitter Instagram Facebook --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ltmspod/support

The Monster Island Film Vault
Episode 71: ‘Invasion of Astro-Monster' | Ft. The Dapper Man | Godzilla Redux

The Monster Island Film Vault

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 99:27


Hello, kaiju lovers! Godzilla Redux is in full gear with one of Big G's most quintessential films—and Jimmy From NASA's personal favorite, because reasons—Invasion of Astro-Monster (aka Monster Zero and Godzilla vs. Monster Zero). For this occasion, Nate is joined the Dapper Man himself, Kevin Joshua Burnham, who is a YouTuber, the co-host of The Bottom Shelf podcast, and a longtime fan of MIFV. Everyone's favorite angry Irishman dives deep into this film with Nate, discussing its making, its cast, and how it showcases the Japanese's very different sensibilities when it comes to alien invasion stories. Spoiler warning: the Xiliens aren't anti-American symbols. Before the broadcast, Jimmy tells Nate he has something he needs to show in his garage after the show. Afterward, Jimmy shows him the “museum piece” Cameron Winter bribed gifted him with: a Xilien saucer. But the big secret is what—or rather, who—is inside. Check out Kevin's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDapperMan) and The Bottom Shelf (https://geekdevotions.com/category/the-bottom-shelf/). The prologue and epilogue, “Sleeping Seijin,” was written by Nathan Marchand. Guest Cast Jimmy From NASA as himself Kim Lacanilao as the Xilien woman Additional music: “Trouble Abrew” by Akira Ifukube “King Ghidorah Theme” by AlyssaGojiGeek101 (https://youtu.be/hkc3UjBPUfs) “Chant My Name!” by Masaaki Endo “Planet X's Mystique” by Akira Ifukube Sound effects sourced from Freesound.org, including those by InspectorJ. Check out Nathan's spinoff podcasts, The Henshin Men and The Power Trip. We'd like to give a shout-out to our MIFV MAX patrons Travis Alexander; Danny DiManna (author/creator of the Godzilla Novelization Project); Eli Harris (elizilla13); Chris Cooke (host of One Cross Radio); Bex from Redeemed Otaku; Damon Noyes, The Cel Cast, TofuFury, Eric Anderson of Nerd Chapel, Ted Williams, Wynja the Ninja, and Brad “Batman” Eddleman! Thanks for your support! You, too, can join MIFV MAX on Patreon to get this and other perks starting at only $3 a month! (https://www.patreon.com/monsterislandfilmvault) Buy official MIFV merch on TeePublic! (https://www.teepublic.com/user/the-monster-island-gift-shop) This episode is approved by Cameron Winter and the Monster Island Board of Directors. Timestamps: Prologue: 0:00-2:22 Intro: 2:22-15:14 Main Discussion: 15:14-1:20:41 Housekeeping & Outro: 1:20:41-1:32:24 Epilogue: 1:32:24-end Podcast Social Media: Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheMonsterIsla1) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MonsterIslandFilmVault/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/monsterislandfilmvault/) Follow Jimmy on Twitter: @NasaJimmy (https://twitter.com/nasajimmy?lang=en) Follow the Monster Island Board of Directors on Twitter: @MonsterIslaBOD (https://twitter.com/MonsterIslaBOD) Follow the Raymund Martin and the MIFV Legal Team on Twitter: @MIFV_LegalTeam Follow Crystal Lady Jessica on Twitter: @CystalLadyJes1 (https://twitter.com/CrystalLadyJes1) Follow Dr. Dourif on Twitter: @DrDorif (https://twitter.com/DrDoriff) www.MonsterIslandFilmVault.com #JimmyFromNASALives       #MonsterIslandFilmVault      #GodzillaRedux             #Godzilla © 2022 Moonlighting Ninjas Media Bibliography/Further Reading: Barr, Jason. The Kaiju Film: A Critical Study of Cinema's Biggest Monsters. Brothers, Peter H. Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda. Commentary by Stuart Galbraith IV (Classic Media DVD). Galbraith, Stuart IV. Japanese Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films: A Critical Analysis and Filmography of 103 Features Released in the United States 1950-1992. Kaijuvision Radio, Episode 11: Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) (Alien Invasion and International Affairs) (https://youtu.be/W1Lu5zlN7rM) Kalat, David. A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series, 2nd LeMay, John. The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies Volume 1: 1954-1982. Ryfle, Steve, and Ed Godziszewski. Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa.

Jason and the Movienauts
Kurosawa-cast Continues: Red Beard and Kagemusha

Jason and the Movienauts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 70:09


Eric and Dom are back to talk Kurosawa films with Jason. They dig into the excellent medical drama Red Beard, which is as much about humanity as it does about medicine, and Kagemusha, a film with beautiful cinematography but which kind of baffles our guys, with its obscure plot and confusing details. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jason-sacks/message

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More
PUMPKINHOLE Commentary Track (A Big-Ass Pumpkin Day Extravaganza)

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022


Parents, lock up your children! Farmers, lock up your gourds! It's the time of year when mischief is in the air and danger is in Cody's wine glass, Big-Ass (Big-Ass) Pumpkin Day! And what better way to celebrate being halfway-to-Halloween than with our feature commentary for 2022's Pumpkinhole! Rather than a schlocky spookfest, or an October concert film capturing the 90's grunge band Hole, we've instead found a chilling, surreal exploration of guilt and madness. Look, it had a funny name, okay! Grab an age-appropriate beverage as we discuss the breakdown of the sacred Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas truce, the perils of making your film's central motif a spinning pumpkin, and once again wonder why movies just aren't thirsty anymore. Just how desperate can we sound in our own theme song? To find out, grab a big rock from the side of the road, and walk with us into the far depths of the Pumpkinhole...GIVE YOURSELF TO THE WHOLE PUMPKIN BY DOWNLOADING NOW!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More

Just when you thought it was safe to walk the darkened streets of Italy with a bare throat, Dario Argento is BACK! And he's sporting gloved hands and a killer pair of DARK GLASSES. Which, of course, happens to be the name of his new movie in a very, very long time. Even longer if you don't want to count his last movie as a movie. But, thanks to Shudder, we get a chance to see the legend return to his simplistic giallo roots and ring in the month of October the right way. How does this newest tale of murder fare against his many classics? Is it a return to form? Can we all just pretend Dracula 3D didn't happen? All this and more answered by yours Ghoul-y, Mike!Do yourself a favor and protect your bare neck from the King of Horror by downloading this Mini BOP Review!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

Yesteryear Ballyhoo Revue
Ep. 75: Wonders of World Cinema- Tengoku to Jigoku (Heaven & Hell) (High and Low) or ‘King Kurosawa’

Yesteryear Ballyhoo Revue

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


Zach welcomes film aficionado Rashmi Menon to the program for an experience of high drama and methodical detail as theyContinue readingEp. 75: Wonders of World Cinema- Tengoku to Jigoku (Heaven & Hell) (High and Low) or ‘King Kurosawa'

Three Films and a Podcast
'A Fistful of Dollars': Inventing the Spaghetti Western (The Dollars Trilogy) - EPISODE 64

Three Films and a Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 49:35


"When a man's got money in his pocket he begins to appreciate peace." This week we are kicking off our final trilogy round, The Dollars Trilogy, with Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dollars". How does this compare to Kurosawa's "Yojimbo"? Does young Clint Eastwood have the same power that old Clint does? And if we couldn't have Clint, who would we want? (Hint: it's a Tim and Eric character) We talk about all of this, along with drafting our Clint Eastwood Rushmore Mountain, in the episode! Chapters 0:00 Intro 4:05 First Impressions 19:27 Elevator Pitch 24:04 Gran Switcherino 32:37 Clint Eastwood Rushmore Mountain 40:15 Movie Club Submissions 43:06 Final Thoughts 48:33 Outro OUR WEBSITE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA Music: Umbels and StreamBeats Support Us #threefilmspod #indiepodcast #afistfulofdollarsmoviereview #afistfulofdollarsmovieessay #afistfulofdollarsmovie #afistfulofdollarsfilm #afistfulofdollarsfilmreview #afistfulofdollarsfilmessay #filmreviews #moviereviews #filmessays #movieessays #movies #films #videopodcast #subscribe #patreon #youtube #youtubechannel #youtuber #moviereactions #youtubevideos #youtubereactions #afistfulofdollars #clinteastwood #sergioleone #spaghettiwestern #enniomorricone #westerns #patron --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/threefilmspod/message

Scene and Heard
Seven Samurai [1954]

Scene and Heard

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 72:18


Jackie and Greg arrive at the first Kurosawa on the list, the 1954 epic SEVEN SAMURAI. Topics of discussion include the film's pacing and structure, the animalistic performance of Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa's little details, the humor peppered throughout, and how it continues to serve as a blueprint for all subsequent movie epics. #17 on Sight & Sound's "The 100 Greatest Films of All Time" list.https://www.bfi.org.uk/sight-and-sound/greatest-films-all-timeCheck us out at our official website: https://www.sceneandheardpod.comJoin our weekly film club: https://www.instagram.com/arroyofilmclubJP Instagram/Twitter: jacpostajGK Instagram: gkleinschmidtPhotography: Matt AraquistainMusic: Andrew Cox

The Overlook Hour Podcast
#370 - Spin Me Round, The Hunting, The Harbinger

The Overlook Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 85:09


Randy catches up on the decade-old, apocalyptic indie film “Bellflower”. Clark combines his love of college football and film for his weekly pick and Russell serves pay dirt with his review of the the poll winner, “The Harbinger”. Films: Hotel Inferno (2013), Spin Me Round (2022), Bellflower (2011), Canary (TBA), Throne of Blood (1957), The Harbinger (2022), The Evolution of Andrew Andrews (2012), Bakita Byaktigato (aka The Rest is Personal...) (2013), We're All Going to the World's Fair (2021), I Saw the TV Glow (TBA), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008), The Hunting (2021) 00:00:00 - Intro  00:18:03 - Russell apparently auditioned for a film as a child  00:21:15 - David Lynch comes in with hot coffee and popcorn  00:23:26 - (Fe)Mail Bag - We hear from a listener email that Oksana reads  00:28:37 - The TBR Report is back  00:40:41 - Randy talks seeing Kurosawa's Throne of Blood, Bellflower (2011) and Spin Me Round (2022)  00:53:31 - Clarks waxes about his love of college football and movies. He also covers the movie The Hunting, featuring a football player  01:10:57 - Russell talks about The Harbinger and shows his understanding of the English language  01:23:19 - Outro - Join us on Thursday  Hey, we're on YouTube!  Listening on an iPhone? Don't forget to rate us on iTunes!   Fill our fe-mailbag by emailing us at OverlookHour@gmail.com   Reach us on Instagram (@theoverlooktheatre) Facebook (@theoverlookhour) Twitter (@OverlookHour)

Fred English Channel » FRED English Podcast
Oliver Hermanus – Living #Venezia79

Fred English Channel » FRED English Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 4:56


The director of 'Living', out of competition in Venice Film Festival, talks to FRED about adapting Kurosawa's masterpiece.Oliver Hermanus – Living #Venezia79 was first posted on September 3, 2022 at 8:01 am.©2015 "Fred English Channel". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at radio@fred.fm

Fred English Channel » FRED English Podcast
Bill Nighy – Living #Venezia79

Fred English Channel » FRED English Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 7:44


The lead protagonist of Living, out of competition in Venice, talks to FRED about reprising Kurosawa's role.Bill Nighy – Living #Venezia79 was first posted on September 2, 2022 at 3:59 pm.©2015 "Fred English Channel". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at radio@fred.fm

WILDsound: The Film Podcast
September 1, 2022 - Filmmaker Christian Gossett Vila (I LOVE U, KAIJU)

WILDsound: The Film Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022


In this fun monster romcom, a first date is interrupted by the oddest thing - a roaming Kaiju. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1501183/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Director Biography - Christian Gossett Vila From the age of nineteen I have been a professional storyteller. My drawing ability has led me from theater design to graphic novels to film, television and video games. My favorite directors are all illustrators (Kurosawa, Hitchcock, Cameron, Ridley Scott, Joe Johnston) and it wasn't long after learning this that I moved into directing television. I am currently working on the story art team for Zac Snyder's animated series, Army of the Dead - soon to be streaming on Netflix. Film playing on the Film Festival Streaming service later this month. You can sign up for the 7 day free trial at www.wildsound.ca (available on your streaming services and APPS). There is a DAILY film festival to watch, plus a selection of award winning films on the platform. Then it's only $3.99 per month. Subscribe to the podcast: https://twitter.com/wildsoundpod https://www.instagram.com/wildsoundpod/ https://www.facebook.com/wildsoundpod

The 305
The Hidden Fortress

The 305

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 86:06


Episode 11 - The Hidden Fortress (Spine #11, CC1111L) Published 5/27/2021 1958, Dir. Akira Kurosawa Featured Guest: Nick Oberlander "It is a period of civil war"... Despite being a box office hit in Japan, Akira Kurosawa's first widescreen film is perhaps best known now as a direct inspiration on George Lucas as he created Star Wars. My guest today is cinematographer, visual effects artist, and known Star Wars nerd Nick Oberlander of the Bay Area, CA. Join us as we pick apart Kurosawa's big "popcorn flick" and see just how much of an "inspiration" the film was on a young Lucas. Not to mention a mutual admiration of Toshiro Mifune's winning smile.

Jason and the Movienauts
Kurosawa-cast becomes Noirosawa-cast: Stray Dog and The Bad Sleep Well

Jason and the Movienauts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 88:55


Everybody loves Akira Kurosawa's samurai films, but his films set in current day Japan also rank as some of the greatest movies ever made. This time Eric, Dom and Jason discuss two of Kurosawa's darkest, most noir films: Stray Dog and The Bad Sleep Well. The trio find these films to be fascinating, amazing works of cinematic art definitely deserving a 90 minute discussion time. Please enjor, and if you do please rate us on iTunes, subscribe and tell your friends! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jason-sacks/message

RetConversations
Episode 27 - Old Man Logan w Jason Taylor

RetConversations

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 53:45


Josh and Leia are joined by Bear and Jennifer from Graphically Novel and return guest Jason Taylor to explain Old Man Logan! A Kurosawa-esque post-apocalyptic romp with betrayal, tragedy and hillbilly inbred Hulks!

It’s A Smallville After All
Clark vs. The Traveler

It’s A Smallville After All

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 74:41


Mikey & Jeremy watch S3E4 "Slumber". They discuss Lionel's menacing member, Kurosawa collectibles, and R.E.M.'s greatest hits. 

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More

We all consider the possibility our parents are vampires, but do we have the guts to actually go through with the staking? Mike ponders this question, along with pondering the fangerific (sorry) new horror movie from Argentina, A TASTE OF BLOOD, coming at us from writer-director  Santiago Fernandez Calvete and loosely based on A.K. Tolstoy's The Family Of The Vourdalak. With unique alterations on vampire mythology and an intimate story of paranoia and familial breakdowns, how does A TASTE OF BLOOD fit into the long and proud lineage of bloodsucker cinema?Download the episode before sundown and find out!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

The Monster Island Film Vault
Episode 69: ‘Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster' | Ft. Luke and Jason Jaconetti

The Monster Island Film Vault

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 144:01


Hello, kaiju lovers! Today them Jaconetti boys, Luke and Jason, join Nate for the latest entry in “Godzilla Redux”: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster. This was Toho's third kaiju film in the momentous year of 1964 and their second Godzilla film that year. As Luke puts it, it's The Avengers (2012) of Toho kaiju, where several monsters who debuted in solo films come together to face a common alien enemy. It's a momentous turning point for the franchise: Godzilla and Rodan have their “face turns,” and it's the first appearance of Godzilla's archnemesis, the three-headed golden space dragon himself, King Ghidorah. Get ready for a lively, nostalgic discussion riddled with pro-wrestling references! Before the broadcast, Nate is met by Jessica at his new mega-office. During their argument (what'd you expect?), Gary comes in along with a beautiful mystery woman, whom Jessica immediately hates. Later, Nate returns to his office where he argues with Jessica again, only for Gary to come begging for help—just as the mystery woman reveals herself to be a Bug Lady from the Church of Mothrianity! Check out all of Luke and Jason's podcast at Two True Freaks: https://twotruefreaks.com/podcast/. The prologue and epilogue, “Jessica has a Romantic Rival! The Vampiric Strike of Kalyptra!” was written by Nathan Marchand. Guest stars: Sarah Marchand as Jessica Shaw/Crystal Lady Kim Lacanilao as Mina/Kalyptra Damon Noyes as Gary Steward, Mimo, and Motte-Priester Herzog Jerry Nachtfalter Hoshiko as Luna Additional music: “Red Waltz” by djpretzel “King Ghidorah Theme” by Alyssa Charpentier “Chant My Name!” by Masaaki Endo “Transformation (Sailor Moon Remix)” by Vincent Lee “Mothra's Song” (from "Godzilla: King of the Monsters") by FalKKonE “A weird thing” by Chiro Sound effects sourced from Freesound.org, including those by InspectorJ. Crystal Lady sound effects by J.P. Gant. Check out Nathan's spinoff podcasts, The Henshin Men and The Power Trip. We'd like to give a shout-out to our MIFV MAX patrons Travis Alexander; Danny DiManna (author/creator of the Godzilla Novelization Project); Eli Harris (elizilla13); Chris Cooke (host of One Cross Radio); Bex from Redeemed Otaku; Damon Noyes, The Cel Cast, TofuFury, Eric Anderson of Nerd Chapel, and Ted Williams! Thanks for your support! You, too, can join MIFV MAX on Patreon to get this and other perks starting at only $3 a month! (https://www.patreon.com/monsterislandfilmvault) Buy official MIFV merch on TeePublic! (https://www.teepublic.com/user/the-monster-island-gift-shop) This episode is approved by Cameron Winter and the Monster Island Board of Directors. Timestamps: Prologue: 0:00-6:45 Intro: 6:45-21:45 Main Discussion: 21:45-1:56:01 Housekeeping & Outro: 1:56:01-2:14:27 Epilogue: 2:14:27-end Podcast Social Media: Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheMonsterIsla1) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MonsterIslandFilmVault/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/monsterislandfilmvault/) Follow Jimmy on Twitter: @NasaJimmy (https://twitter.com/nasajimmy?lang=en) Follow the Monster Island Board of Directors on Twitter: @MonsterIslaBOD (https://twitter.com/MonsterIslaBOD) Follow the Raymund Martin and the MIFV Legal Team on Twitter: @MIFV_LegalTeam Follow Crystal Lady Jessica on Twitter: @CystalLadyJes1 (https://twitter.com/CrystalLadyJes1) Follow Dr. Dourif on Twitter: @DrDorif (https://twitter.com/DrDoriff) www.MonsterIslandFilmVault.com #JimmyFromNASALives       #MonsterIslandFilmVault      #GodzillaRedux             #Ghidorah © 2022 Moonlighting Ninjas Media Bibliography/Further Reading: Barr, Jason. The Kaiju Film: A Critical Study of Cinema's Biggest Monsters. Brothers, Peter H. Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda. Commentary by David Kalat (Classic Media DVD) Galbraith, Stuart IV. Japanese Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films: A Critical Analysis and Filmography of 103 Features Released in the United States 1950-1992. Kaijuvision Radio, Episode 10: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) (Nuclear China, Japan during the Vietnam War) (https://youtu.be/ScVd3XzKoZg). Kalat, David. A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series, 2nd LeMay, John. The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies Volume 1: 1954-1982. Ryfle, Steve, and Ed Godziszewski. Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa.

Page Turners They Were Not
Kurosawa and Star Wars

Page Turners They Were Not

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 19:44


Star Wars as a whole is built of many pieces borrowed from world mythology and cinema history. One of the most important influences on George Lucas' creation is the filmography of Akira Kurosawa, the famed Japanese director. Join me as I discuss how that galaxy far, far away was influenced by this great man. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Les Nuits de France Culture
Hors champs - Kiyoshi Kurosawa (1ère diffusion : 27/04/2011)

Les Nuits de France Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 49:59


durée : 00:49:59 - Les Nuits de France Culture - Hors champs - Kiyoshi Kurosawa (1ère diffusion : 27/04/2011)

Les Nuits de France Culture
Nuits magnétiques - Autour de Ran avec le cinéaste Akira Kurosawa (1ère diffusion : 08/10/1985)

Les Nuits de France Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 60:00


durée : 01:00:00 - Les Nuits de France Culture - Nuits magnétiques - Autour de Ran avec le cinéaste Akira Kurosawa (1ère diffusion : 08/10/1985)

Not a Bomb
Episode 112 - Throw Down (2004)

Not a Bomb

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022


Hey Bombers! Welcome back to another exciting episode of Not A Bomb. Normally, this is the podcast where we go back reexamine some of the biggest cinematic bombs of all time. This week, though, the guys pull the Hong Kong Clause which states that at any point the gang can discuss a Hong Kong film if they feel the need. The guys really really really wanted to discuss an underappreciated film from an underappreciated director. We are talking about 2004's Throw Down directed by Johnnie To, which is a personal film for To and is dedicated to the late Akira Kurosawa. Throw Down is one of the most challenging films discussed on the show. The film has so many levels and can be enjoyed as pure entertainment or as a zen parable. On top of listing all of their favorite Johnnie To films, Troy and Brad use this as an excuse to discuss Kurosawa and his debut film - Sanshiro Sugata. Timestamps; Intro - (2:26), Release Information - (10:11), Behind the Camera - (13:45), In Front of Camera - (34:40), Throw Down Discussion - (38:30), Is it a Bomb? - (68:16), Sanshiro Sugata Discussion - (69:24), Listener Feedback - (90:46), and Outro - (103:04)Throw Down is directed by Johnnie To and stars Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok, Cherrie Ying, and Tony Leung.If you want to leave feedback or suggest a movie bomb, please drop us a line at NotABombPod@gmail.com. Also, if you like what you hear, leave a review on Apple Podcast.And as always, thanks for listening!Cast: Brad, Troy

Box Office Pulp | Film Analysis, Movie Retrospectives, Commentary Tracks, Comedy, and More

From the ashes of a Raimi-less Doctor Strange sequel from another multiverse comes Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill's exemplary adaptation of Joe Hill's THE BLACK PHONE, which gifts us a new horror icon in Ethan Hawke's THE GRABBER and some of the best child performances since IT! Cody and Mike ring up some ghosts themselves to dive into the 70s trappings, heady themes, the ways Derrickson and Cargill expand and improve the short tale, and for some reason debate whether or not the LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT remake should have included the chainsaw massacre or not.Pick up that damn phone, you naughty boy, and download the episode now!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfficePulpPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoxOfficePulpApple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-office-pulp/id577338641Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7c11ff8b-2875-454d-8770-8b1d36d04b52Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/534ZPRmDoZzNs5GtiAhOEcStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=37192&refid=stpr

Duel of the Ranks: A Star Wars Show
44. The Mandalorian: Chapter 4 - Sanctuary

Duel of the Ranks: A Star Wars Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 56:46


This week we have the privilege of Brown Leader's perspective on The Mandalorian Chapter 4: Sanctuary. We discuss Kurosawa's influence, storytelling with the tool of mystery, and Ludwig paving the future. We missed Amanda not being here this time around, so bear with us on Christian's butchering of the summary and strap in for the big reveal of our rank!To stay up-to-date on all things Duel of the Ranks, and be sure to check out our links below!Website: www.dueloftheranks.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dueloftheranks/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DueloftheRanksTikTok:  https://www.tiktok.com/@duelofther

Arts & Ideas
Touki Bouki

Arts & Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 45:04 Very Popular


A motorbike adorned with a zebu skull is one of the central images of Djibril Diop Mambéty's classic 1973 film, whose title translates as The Journey of the Hyena. Listed as one of the 100 greatest films of all time in the Sight and Sound magazine poll, it mixes West African oral traditions with influences from the French New Wave and Soviet cinema. Mory and Anta are two young people growing up in a newly independent Senegal who fantasise about leaving Dakar for a new life in France, but how can they realise those dreams and do they really want to leave? Matthew Sweet is joined by New Generation Thinker Sarah Jilani, Estrella Sendra Fernandez and Ashley Clark. Touki Bouki is being screened at the BFI London on July 27th as part of the Black Fantastic season of films drawing on science fiction, myth and Afrofuturism. The curator of that season Ekow Eshun joined Shahidha Bari in a recent Free Thinking episode which you can find on BBC Sounds and as the Arts and Ideas podcast. Sarah Jilani is a lecturer in English at City, University of London and has written on neocolonialism in Francophone West African cinema. Estrella Sendra Fernandez lectures in film and screen studies at SOAS, University of London. She directed the award-winning documentary film Témoignages de l'autre côté about migration in Senegal. Ashley Clark is curatorial director at the Criterion Collection. He is the author of the book Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee's “Bamboozled” Producer: Torquil MacLeod In the Free Thinking archives you can find a series of programmes exploring silent film, star actors including Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marlene Dietrich, Dirk Bogarde, and classics of cinema around the world including Kurosawa's Rashomon, Satyajit Ray's films, the films of Jacques Tati and Charlie Chaplin.

NO FLICKS GIVEN
Throne of Blood (1957)

NO FLICKS GIVEN

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 65:34


We're taking Peter to school.... film school. Of the four flickers Peter has missed out on some of the film school classics. Wells, Felini, and KURAOSAWA! In this episode the boys help Peter break down the finer points of Kurosawa's 1957 classic: "Throne of Blood".  The boys talk samurai, Shakespeare, and that weird stain on the floor of the set. Also Frank eats an entire meal, which... is infuriating.  Join us as we talk about Mifune's acting, and getting pin-cushioned by a million arrows! Subscribe and rate us wherever you found us! Questions? Comments? Concerns? Find us on  Instagram @NoFlicksGiven Email noflicksgivenpodcast@gmail.com if you've got a movie you want us to see!

Run the Reel
Ran (1985)

Run the Reel

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 75:18


It's the grand finale of our Kurosawa category! We're talking about Ran. Is this the pinnacle of his work? Does it get too repetitive at times?! Tune in to find out!

Star Wars Music Minute
Solo 21: Shades of Revelation (Minutes 101-105 with Alex Cunningham)

Star Wars Music Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 110:43


The "Secrets" theme can be easy to miss, but not in minutes 101-105 of Solo: A Star Wars Story! The veil of secrecy is lifted as the "Secrets" motif cycles through a progression of revelatory chords leading to Crimson Dawn. This is one of Xanthe's favorite musical moments in the film. Alex Cunningham returns to the show to nerd out about it! Discussion Guide: 00:00 - Hello there! 03:14 - Visual preview of these minutes. 11:33 - What makes the buildup to the Crimson Dawn reveal so interesting? 14:56 - Same pitch collection as Enfys Nest theme. 17:29 - Is the instrumentation gendered? 20:57 - How the harmony contributes to the buildup and reveal (plus some sweet, sweet Major 7th action). 30:12 - Timbral interaction between bass singers and bass flute. 32:06 - Addressing the whole Augie's Municipal Band and Emperor's Theme thingy. 36:26 - Does Frank Lehman have a list of how many variants of a theme are present in each movie? 45:32 - The chords matter in the "Secrets" theme. Otherwise, it's just 3 notes that arguably sound like Jurassic Park. 51:09 - Brief "March of the Resistance" cameo. 54:45 - Enfys Nest's accent, British accents in Star Wars for women, especially women of color. 1:02:01 - Alden Ehrenreich's performance. 1:07:02 - "Secrets" theme 7x: Cycling through the chord progression. (C Major, A half diminished 7, E minor, C minor, A7, Eb Major, C Major) 1:17:00 - Kurosawa-esque sound design on Savareen. 1:27:03 - Qi'ra's intuition about Han + the classic moviemaking time trick. 1:30:24 - Different interpretations of the harp during Beckett's goodbye. 1:33:56 - A critique about the Millennium Falcon takeoff sound. 1:43:05 - SWMM Questionnaire Things to Check Out: SWMM Solo 17: Adagio for L3 (minutes 81-85 with Lacey Gilleran) - https://youtu.be/cV9LHk05w20 All the ways to Power-up the Millennium Falcon (Supercut) (Bruce Kenobi) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQyRLge-_-U Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement (Every Frame a Painting) - https://youtu.be/doaQC-S8de8 Doctor Eleven from STATION ELEVEN (composed by Dan Romer) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj9-hx4Pgzg Theme to GIRLS5EVA - https://youtu.be/baaSjb-Cihs Combat Archery (Wayward Wolf) - https://youtu.be/MkAYRh0tuKc?t=273 Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars (by Frank Lehman): https://franklehman.com/starwars/. Musical Themes: 2. Rebel Fanfare 7a. Enfys Nest 1 48a. March of the Resistance (A Section) 3. Secrets 1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW) 5. The Gang Where are we in the soundtrack(s)?: "Savareen Stand-Off" & "Enfys' Stand-Off (6M35)" "Qi'Ra Knows a Bit More Than Han (6M36-37-38)" --------------- STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE: 1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like? Previous answer: John. Ben. James. New answer: John. Ben. James. 2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about? Previous answer: What other sound designers does Ben Burtt admire? New answer: Who is on the foley team, and how do they think and talk about foley? Do they see themselves as sound designers, how do they approach their creative work? 3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything Star Wars? Previous answer: Akira (composed by Geinoh Yamashirogumi), The Harder They Come (primarily featuring Jimmy Cliff) New answer: Station Eleven (composed by Dan Romer) --------------- Guest: Alex Cunningham Previous SWMM episode: ANH 21: Backstage Jitters (minutes 101-105) - https://youtu.be/95tApsOGqP8 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/muay_tie_fighter/ ------------------ If you want to support the show and join the Discord server, consider becoming a patron!  https://patreon.com/chrysanthetan Leave a voice message, and I might play it on the show...   https://starwarsmusicminute.com/comlink Where else to find SWMM: Twitter: https://twitter.com/StarWarsMusMin Spotify: https://smarturl.it/swmm-spotify Apple Podcasts: https://smarturl.it/swmm-apple YouTube: https://youtube.com/starwarsmusicminute TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@starwarsmusicminute? Instagram: https://instagram.com/starwarsmusicminute Email: podcast@starwarsmusicminute.com Buy Me A Coffee: https://buymeacoffee.com/starwarsmusmin

Trek to the Holodeck
S4E17 - "Rules of Engagement" (DS9 S4 E18)

Trek to the Holodeck

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 63:53


A two-hander again, featuring Marc Cooper, as we watch the backdoor pilot for STARFLEET LEGAL in this LeVar Burton-directed banger. Worf is on trial, but not for all the good reasons (Iike being a bad friend, brother, dad...) but for being bad at captaining a starship (he blew up a civilian transport without hesitation). It's a pretty cool mashup of Kurosawa's Rashomon and Spike Lee's Clockers as various characters give their point of view direct-to-camera, including Dax's from... THE HOLODECK! Hosted by Marc Cooper and Jan Lefrancois-Gijzen Computer Voice provided by Verona Blue Music by "b o d y l i n e" available on Bandcamp

Run the Reel
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Run the Reel

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 77:52


We started with a Kurosawa classic, but now we're jumping ahead to a film much later in his career. We're discussing Akira Kurosawa's Dreams! Does this have as much impact as some of his earlier films? Will the anthology format help or hinder it?! Tune in to find out!

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#389 - Films that Defined Their Decades: The 1960s - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 169:42


A Decade Light and Dark: Defining the 60s On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I continue our dive into the films that define their respective decades. This week we look at the 1960s . . . Racial Unrest, Vietnam, The Hippie Culture, Revolution and Class Uprisings, Male-Female Relations . . . The 1960s were a tumultuous decade that would test the country and the world. The usual names make their appearances (Kurosawa, Anger, Peckinpah, Wilder, etc.), but they are accompanied by new names and a handful of films that may surprise you. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Our Continued Love and Thanks.