The Next Picture Show
About This Show
A biweekly roundtable by the former editorial team of The Dissolve examining how classic films inspire and inform modern movies. Episodes take a deep dive into a classic film and its legacy in the first half, then compare and contrast that film with a modern successor in the second. Hosted and produced by Keith Phipps, Tasha Robinson, Scott Tobias and Genevieve Koski. Part of the Filmspotting family of podcasts and the Panoply Network.
Most Recent Episode
#044: (Pt. 2) Kubo and the Two Strings / The Dark Crystal
We turn our discussion of puppet-driven fairy-tale adventure stories to Laika Studios' new stop-motion wonder, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, to see how it extends THE DARK CRYSTAL's tradition of deep personal investment on the part of committed craftspeople. We discuss the two films' shared strengths and weakness, and how they're reflected in how each utilize puppetry, villains, and mythology. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent film-related experiences in hopes of putting something new on your radar. Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about THE DARK CRYSTAL, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, or both by sending an email to email@example.com, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. Time CodesIntro: 00:00-01:59Main Discussion: 02:00-37:08Your Next Picture Show: 37:09-49:46 *Keith: THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION *Tasha: "How the father of Claymation lost his company" (via Priceonomics.com); Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal; Mark Osborne's THE LITTLE PRINCE (Netflix) *Genevieve: Jim Henson's Creature Show Challenge, "Return of the Skekses"; Journey; WEINEROutro: 49:47-52:50