This week’s ‘palate cleanser’, post-Batman, is the iconic Mike Myers vehicle (iconic, but unwatched for one of us!). We talk about the conventions with which the film is fairly obviously playing, touch on its meta-filmic nature, and think about the extent to which this is a genuinely funny comic film with very few jokes.
This Week’s Media
TAMPOPO (1985): Juzo Itami, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (2014): Matthew Vaughn, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson
PARKS AND RECREATION (2009—2015): Greg Daniels, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones
BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989): Stephen Herek, Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter
THE CLASS OF 1999 (1990): Mark L. Lester, Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind
JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK (2001): Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck
Firstly, here’s more on the concept around which we’ve based this episode: https://alwaysactingup.wordpress.com/what-is-the-4th-wall. Rob spends some time talking about Myers and camera angles; this gives more info on the details of this: http://www.mediaknowall.com/camangles.html. This is the American TV series that required some Googling from us(!): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074016. And this is a good piece on some of the stories behind WW that we may not have had time to explore: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/waynes-world-10-things-you-didnt-know-w466704.