This week we embark on a new franchise. Is Doug Liman’s 2002 film a cultural game-changer, a weirdly paced mish-mash, a refreshing dose of reality, or all three?
This Week’s Watching
MR ROBOT, Season 2 (2016): Sam Esmail, Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin
SHERLOCK, Season 1 (2010): Mark Gatiss, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
THOR (2011): Kenneth Branagh, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (1996): Brian De Palma, Tom Cruise, Jon Voigt
BEFORE SUNRISE (1995): Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
RUN LOLA RUN (1998): Tom Tykwer, Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu
SWINGERS (1996): Doug Liman, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn
We talked a lot about the James Bond/Austin Powers link, which is a fairly obvious one; this link, though, has a comprehensive list of just how many pastiches there were in the AP films: http://ift.tt/1PpB4vJ.
Sam mentioned PTSD briefly when talking about SHERLOCK, and it also appears in BOURNE (towards the end, and in the later films); read more here: http://ift.tt/2aIkFnJ and here: http://ift.tt/2aIkFnJ.
Finally, if you’re interested in soundscapes and film, then this is a good resource: http://ift.tt/2bauHlw.