This week on the Podcast has Angela Fabbrini, Justin Jagoe and Jason Tucker reviewing the ParaNorman, the sophomore effort from Laika, the animation studio responsible for Coraline. After that review, Jason and Justin help Angela as she starts her journey of discovering the weird and wild world of South Korean cinema, starting with Bong Joon-ho’s Mother. Justin closes up the episode with a Film Confession that, if it doesn’t exactly slaughter a sacred cow, it at least jabs it with a really pointy stick.
FCP Episode 46: ParaNorman, Mother, Angela’s Film Confession
Episode Agenda (total running time 59:51):
- 0:00 - Introductions
- 8:16 - Review: ParaNorman
- 27:55 - Homework Project: Mother (Angela’s Assignment)
- 43:05 - Film Confession: Justin Jagoe
- 52:22 - Film Calendar
- 57:46 - Next Week/Close
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- “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
- “Season of the Witch,” by Donovan
- “Urban Explorer,” by PIA
- Theme to Psycho, by Bernard Hermann
- To be clear about the ParaNorman directors’ previous credits, Chris Butler (who also wrote the screenplay) worked as Art Director for Coraline and Corpse Bride, but this is his debut feature. Sam Fell’s feature filmography as a director is Flushed Away and The Tale of Despereaux.
- According to Box Office Mojo, the American release date for Mother was March 12, 2010.
As a companion to a segment we did several weeks ago talking about movies we feel will stand the test of time, Jason, Angela and Joe Z. plan to discuss screen actors and actresses they feel will might have a chance of being the next Grant or Hepburn or Marlon Brando or Streep (or even if that sort of thing is possible today). Following that discussion, Jason will lead the discussion of his homework assignment, Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. The movie isn’t exactly up Jason’s alley, so will he share Angela and Joe Z.’s enthusiasm for it? Tune in next week to find out!