We embark on another franchise, kicking off with one of Rob’s favourite directors. We get geeky about comics history, talk about why fairy-tales make parts of this film unsatisfying, and say just why the visuals and audio are brilliant.
This Week’s Media
MR ROBOT (SEASON 1; 2015): Sam Esmail, Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin
JUNK FOOD CINEMA (2014): Brian Salisbury, C. Robert Carsgill
CHINATOWN (1974): Roman Polanski, Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
BIG EYES (2014): Tim Burton, Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz
GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM (1987): Barry Levinson, Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker
BRAZIL (1985): Terry Gilliam, Jonathan Pryce, Robert de Niro
If you want more comics geekery, about the 1954 Comics Code, the ‘Golden Age’ v. ‘Killing Joke’/‘Dark Knight’, etc., then these are some good links: http://cbldf.org/
comics-code-history-the-seal- of-approval, http://www.pbs. org/opb/historydetectives/ feature/the-golden-age-of- comics, https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Batman:_The_Killing_ Joke, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Batman:_The_Dark_Knight, https ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_ Dark_Knight_Returns. This is an interesting article about the links between horror and comedy that Rob mentions: http://splitsider. com/2014/11/what-horror-and- comedy-have-in-common. Here’s a re-cap on what we mean by ‘the fourth wall’ (and ‘breaking’ it) https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Fourth_wall, and you can read more about a prominent theatrical tradition Rob talks about, here: http://www.metmuseum. org/toah/hd/comm/hd_comm.htm. Finally, Sam talks about why ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ is such a good theme in the film; you can get more on this, here: https://www.loc.gov/ creativity/hampson/about_ dreamer.html.