Episode 8: Fifty Shades of Hype [The Dark Knight Rises; The Lorax; Chris Nolan Retrospective]

 



EPISODE 8: Fifty Shades Of Hype

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This week sees a Christopher Nolan special, with disucssion of his new film “The Dark Knight Rises,” as well as an exploration of his filmography thus far. We get into Oscar snubs, groan at literary adaptations, and consider techniques for distracting men from current affairs.

 
Discussed on the podcast: 
 
Opening Segment: Christopher Nolan retrospective, encompassing a discussion of six of his films. [2:00-29:00]
 
Reviews of this week’s theatrical releases, here and across the pond: 
  • “Where Do We Go Now?”
  • “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
  • “The Women on the Sixth Floor”
  • “Nostalgia for the Light”
[29:00-57:00]
 
Closing Segment: A review of “The Dark Knight Rises,” pondering the film’s awards potential, and looking at where Christopher Nolan might go from here. [57:00-1:20:00]
Intro Music: Theopilus London, “Why Even Try”
Outro Music: Louis Armstrong, “What A Wonderful World”
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