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A podcast for cinephiles of all stripes. Join Rob & Sam, two life-long friends, one a veteran of the film industry, the other a Cambridge-educated writer on books, movies and graphic novels. Each week they talk about a film and some of the ideas it throws up.
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2.48 - THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) and Openendedness
We’ve done it! It’s the end of the franchise season! Peter Jackson’s fantasy behemoth comes to a close — or does it? We talk about that feeling of ‘what now?’, the way in which the narrative shifts perspectives, and the visual cinematic genius of Jackson. This Week’s Media MR ROBOT S2 (2017): Sam Esmail, Rami Malek, Charly Chalkin HAPPY ENDINGS (2011—13): David Caspe, Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert Recommendations TOY SOLDIERS (1991): Daniel Petrie Jr., Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton AUSTRALIA (2008): Baz Luhrnmann, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman STAR TREK (2009): J.J. Abrams, John Cho, Ben Cross CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011): Joe Johnston, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones Footnotes Once again, our footnotes start with links to the Wikipedia and ‘Tolkien Gateway’ entries for the film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings:_The_Return_of_the_King, http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/The_Return_of_the_King. This is the video of Andy Serkis’s transformation for the new APES film (which really doesn’t look worth watching, except possibly for him): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeZ8BQBl8NA. There’s a sort of introduction to the ‘filmic language’ that Rob briefly mentions, here: ht