PODCAST #103: The Rise and Fall of Brian De Palma (Passion / Blow Out)

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Can a film about a guy who records sound for a living be visually engaging, or even interesting? If the film in question is Brian De Palma’s classic 1981 thriller Blow Out, the answer is of course. Matthew, Alli, and Kati all watch De Palma’s masterpiece for the first time, compare their impressions and their expectations, and weigh in with their thoughts on the film’s themes, messages, acting, character work, and more. Then they zip ahead to De Palma’s latest, the erotic thriller Passion starring Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams, new on VOD. Does De Palma still have it? Find out in our review!

RUNDOWN:

00:00 – 04:00 Intro: Alli is sick

ROUND TABLE
04:00 – 13:00 Kati on Torchwood
13:00 – 23:00 Alli on Stargate (again)

FILMS
23:00 – 49:00 Blow Out (1981) (spoilers)
49:00 – 1:02:30 Passion

1:02:30 – 1:05:00 Next week & outro

NOTES:
In the episode, Alli comments that Stargate SG-1 is not streaming on Netflix. However, the series is streaming on Amazon Prime, and the relevant link is below.

FINAL WEEK: Voting is still open to decide what anime series Matthew watches next! Visit here and vote!

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