The next film in the franchise is the first David Yates vehicle. Rob and Sam talk about why this may be slightly unsatisfactory as a film, but not as a narrative — and how this movie is a great take on the slipperiness of different versions of the truth.
This Week’s Watching
NO LIMIT (2012—): Luc Besson, Vincent Elbaz, Anne Girouard
RIVERDALE (2017): Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, K. J. Apa, Lili Reinhart
ABOUT A BOY (2002): the Weitz brothers, Nick Hornby, Hugh Grant
WAG THE DOG (1997): Barry Levinson, Dustin Hoffman, Robert de Niro
THAT DAY WE SANG (2014): Victoria Wood, Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton
CALVARY (2014): John Michael McDonagh, Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd
This explains the concept of the MacGuffin that Sam briefly mentions: tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MacGuffin.
There are several useful introductions to the central tenets of fascism available online; this is a good place to start: books.google.co.uk/books?id=x_MeR06xqXAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.
This link has some interesting parallels between the film and contemporary ‘quirky quest[s] for social justice’: inthesetimes.com/article/3365/harry_potter_and_the_muggle_activists.
And finally, here’s more on the use of point of view in film, as mentioned by Rob: www.videomaker.com/videonews/2013/01/a-movies-pov-whats-your-point-of-view.