Episode 9: Rants of a Summer Night [Olympics; Bergman; Antonioni]



EPISODE 9: Rants of a Summer Night

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Boy are the pickings slim in week 9 of In the Mood for Podcast, a British-based film podcast hosted by Calum Reed of Ultimate Addict and Pete Sheppard of In the Mood for Blog. Nolan’s Batman finale is still scaring off the cinematic competitors, prompting us to revisit the work of two of the world’s most famous arthouse directors. We talk some Olympics, with a review of Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony, and ponder whether China can be beaten at anything. Then there’s the big questions of the week: how long would you stay in a vat of shit to survive? And is Miley Cyrus’s curious use for raw chicken a blessing or a curse?

 
Discussed on the podcast: 
 
Opening Segment: Thoughts on the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, directed by Danny Boyle [2:30-14:30]
 
Reviews of: 
  • “Headhunters”
  • “LOL”
  • “Red Desert”
[14:30-42:40]
 
Closing Segment: Commemorating the careers of Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman, on the fifth anniversary of their deaths. [42:40-1:14:00]
Intro Music: Dire Straits, “Money For Nothing”
Outro Music: Kylie Minogue, “Confide In Me”
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