This week our guest John Keogh, who came on to talk about these films:
0:00:00 - 0:16:14 - To start off, both of us watched Sanshiro Sugata (1943), directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Susumu Fujita, Denjiro Okochi, Takashi Shimura, and Yukiko Todoroki.Also discussed in this section: other Kurosawa films, engaging with a major director's filmography, Shonen manga, and The Chronicles of Riddick.
0:16:15 - 0:30:47 - Sean's homework was L'important C'est D'aimer (1975), directed by Andrej Zulawksi, starring Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, and Klaus Kinski. Also discussed here: Polanski close-ups, Mastroianni in 8½, italian dubbing issues, Possession, Klaus Kinski's career, Orson Welles and Romy Schneider in The Trial, and Godard's Contempt.
0:30:48 - 0:48:48 - John's homework was Suspiria (1977), directed by Dario Argento, starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Cassini, Udo Kier, Alida Valli, Joan Bennet, and Rudolf Schundler.Sean also watched North By Northwest, which is briefly but importantly mentioned. There might be a more specific focus on it in an upcoming episode, but until then go listen to Guillermo Del Toro's 2-part masterclass lecture on it here. Also discussed: German expressionism, fascism, duality & mirror symbolism, De Palma's Sisters, Udo Kier's amazing voice, and John Milius' omnipresence.
0:48:49 - 1:13:28 - And finally both of us watched Behind the Candelabra (2013), directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Reiser, Debbie Reynolds, Scott Bakula, Tom Papa, Nicky Katt, and David Koechner. In this section we also discuss: other Soderbergh films, Kristen Wiig in Walk Hard, mirror symbolism, Mariah Carey on MTV Cribs, and Bob Fosse.
Our outro music this week is "Institutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies from Repo Man.
NEXT WEEK: A Hijacking, Children of Men and what you have when you double your guns.