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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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3.18 - BABEL and (Mis-)Communication
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The next Ińárritu offering — and the last in a ‘trilogy’ that began with AMORES PERROS — is the 2006 film BABEL. We have fairly similar takes on the movie, and this is followed by broader discussions about language, Westernisation, and the purpose of the film. Next Week Our final Ińárritu film is 2014’s BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VALUE OF IGNORANCE), available on Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Birdman-Michael-Keaton/dp/B00WEMIWN4/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1516530448&sr=1-1&keywords=birdman. This Week’s Media HOW NOT TO BE A BOY (2017): Robert Webb THE BABYSITTER (2017): McG, Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving Recommendations PACIFIC RIM (2013): Guillermo del Toro, Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam THE NEON DEMON (2016): Nicolas Winding Refn, Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks 13 ASSASSINS (2010...not 2013, as confidently asserted): Takashi Miike, Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada UTOPIA (2013-14): Marc Munden, Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins Footnotes First this week, I’ve searched long and hard for the origins of the ‘Trilogy of Death’ label, to no avail; answers on a postcard...This review is broadly positive, at least with respect to the Japanese narrative strand of the movie: http://deep-focus.com/babel. This is a good introduction to the idea of ‘the idiot plot’: