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Othersode #13: Nerd Porn Auteur / Ready Player One
Put on your haptic suits and join the Book Squad in Halliday’s OASIS as we discuss the new Steven Spielberg movie, "Ready Player One." We’ve got lots of thoughts and feelings about Parzival, Aech and Art3mis in the movie, as well as in Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel on which the film was based. Plus, the squad gets into some questionable poetry by Cline and dives into how Gamergate affects some feminist readings of the book and the movie. Also, hear what’s up on our next fullpisode and what’s on the #BookSquadBlog!
1:00 – Summary and intro
3:55 – What’s your favorite 80s movie?
9:10 – Let’s jump into it—what is everyone saying about this movie?
(Science Fiction by women, for reference: https://bookriot.com/2018/02/20/read-harder-sci-fi-novel-female-protagonist-by-a-female-author/)
1:06 – Funny responses to the book/film
Jenny Nicholson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWPMJwHrWFU
14:36 – Mary and Susan can overlook things; also, Artemis is cooler in the book!
16:28 – Kelli’s big moment: the poem. Read along here: https://www.reddit.com/r/justneckbeardthings/comments/6pfmim/this_incredible_poem_by_ready_player_one_author/
25:40 – How the poem relates to the movie
32:20 – Gamergate and RP1
Vox article: https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/3/26/17148350/ready-player-one-book-backlash-controversy-gamergate-explained
38:40 – Ok, let’s talk about the movie though
46:25 – The first challenge and why Mary is mad it was changed
49:09 – But "The Shining" though!
56:00 – Aech
1:05:50 – Ratings!
1:14:53 – Giveaway!!
1:18:04 – What’s on the blog?
Next time on #BSG: A review of "The Mothers" by Brit Bennett, and our BIRTHDAY!
Rated 5 out of
I loved a lot of things about this film (and hated quite a few things as well), so this was excellent to listen to!
Date published: 2017-05-15