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Reserved Recommendations 21-01-2022 - Episode 40( 0:58:44)       
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In the first episode of Season 3, I talk to Sam Gordon (Pipe Bombs and Headlocks) about the weird, bad, and sometimes wonderful video game movie adaptations of the 1990s. Find PB and H at www.mpr.nz/show/pbandhshow
Published: 21/01/2022 9:00:00 p.m.
Reserved Recommendations 26-11-2021 - Episode 39( 0:59:35)       
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The Goon Show was a long-running, deeply weird, and highly influential British radio comedy series written primarily by Spike Milligan and performed by him and his friends Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. It laid the groundwork for later weird anarchic British comedy (the Monty Python crew in particular cite it as an inspiration) as well as permanently altering the English language by giving us terms like "the dreaded lurgy" and leading to the creation of the BBC Radiophonic workshop (and thus indirectly to the Dr Who theme, and the TARDIS noise). Matthew Jenkin rejoins the pod to talk about our mutual youthful appreciation the show, and the way that that has evolved over time as we've begun to understand its darker and filthier undertones, and discover the ways in which it was the product of significant and unacknowledged trauma. Check out Matthew's wife Fiona's project Stitch Kitchen here: https://www.facebook.com/StitchKitchenDunedin
Published: 26/11/2021 9:00:00 p.m.
Reserved Recommendations 24-09-2021 - Episode 38( 1:1:33)       
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Jacques Tati was a French filmmaker and actor whose career (as a director at least) ran from 1935-1978. He's most famous for the comic character character Monsieur Hulot (a primary inspiration for Mr. Bean) who he played across four films between 1953 and 1971. Tati's comedy is completely unique - highly choreographed, very visual, and often entirely unconcerned with modern considerations like character development or plot. This can make his movies a tough watch for modern audiences used to quicker and more character-driven fare. Derrick Sims (Tararua Cinematheque) rejoins the show to discuss Tati's filmic vision, and the challenges and rewards of watching movies that demand patience from the viewer. Tararua Cinematheque on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TararuaCinema
Published: 24/09/2021 9:00:00 p.m.
Reserved Recommendations 17-09-2021 - Episode 37( 1:4:8)       
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Dune (1984) was a notoriously tortured production, eventually helmed by David Lynch (who was so disgusted with the final product that he insisted on being credited as "Alan Smithee"). The film is gorgeous, weird, and kind of impenetrable if you're not already familiar with the books, but it's developed a cult following, and was hugely influential for many overserious nerds in the 80s and 90s. The books it's based on are simultaneously an attempt to deconstruct heroic sci-fi tropes of the 40s and 50s while embodying many of the biases of the 60s. I talk to John and Ross (aka PostingDad and ThatBikeDad on Twitter and hosts of PostingCast) about their relationships with the movie and the books, and how you go about approaching such a fundamentally problematic fave. Find PostingCast at: https://postingcast.podbean.com
Published: 17/09/2021 9:00:00 p.m.