Thursday, July 12, 2012
Shot/Reverse Shot: Episode 9 - Blockbusters
'Tis the season! Blockbuster season, that is, and to commemorate this auspicious occasion, Joe and I decided to discuss the pros and cons (mainly cons) of modern blockbusters, discussing the ways in which modern films prize spectacle over storytelling, and don't even bother to make the spectacle all that interesting to begin with. Along the way, we imagine a Tom Bombadil film starring Bradley Cooper, use Jaws as a massive shark-shaped stick to beat the work of Michael Bay with, and I try my hand at a Tom Waits impression, with mixed results. It's a pretty strong episode, but also a pretty long one, even by our standards. So sit back, relax and enjoy nearly two hours of spirited negativity.
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