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GTGC - #173 - Django (1966)

April 25th, 2016

Saddle up, Dear Listener! This week, our wonderful Patrons have had their voice be heard, and Patron Austin Lucari has used his Patreon Reward to force the GTGC gang to watch the 1966 Spaghetti Western, Django.Thank you Austin for your contributions and we hope that you and all of our Dear Listeners enjoy this very special episode. 

This week, we build up an appetite playing our game. In honor of the Spaghetti Western, we talk about what foods we like to pair with our favorite movies. It gets delicious, unless Alex is in the kitchen. We then round up the usual varmints and kick off our analysis. Caleb gets the ball rolling, reading Django through the lens of a social commentary as he looks at the film as an analogy for what was going on during the cold war. He and Dalton connect the film to Dr. Strangelove and Fail Safe. Alex then takes over and leads a discussion of the intertextual influence of Django on other movies, particularly in the works of Quentin Tarantino. Dalton goes next to remind us about the history of the Western genre, and how that shifts by the 60s. He continues his genre reading as he highlights how the Hero moved from white to shades of grey. Dustin wrangles the hosts in to bring this cattle run home. He talks about the ideology present in Django, and how the film highlights misogyny, racism, classicism, and then turns a blinding light on how bad these ideals are. 

And there you have it Dear Listener. We've made it back to the ranch and got the horses up for the night. So now, we prepare for tomorrow's ride. Are you ready for the trail? If not, get your horse fed, grab your saddle, and then hit that play button. 

Django Timestamps

00:38 - Welcome and Intros 
02:46 - Synopsis and Reviews
14;47 - The Game: Food and Movies
21:21 - Analysis
43:29 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
48:28 - Social Media
49:37 - Wrap up and announce next week's film
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GTGC - #172 - Twelve Monkeys

April 18th, 2016

Hello there dear listener! If you're listening to this, you've landed back in 2016 and we are the GoodTrash GenreCast and this week we take a look at Terry Gilliam's time romp Twelve Monkeys. To do so, we've gone outside the Network to find a guest host to join us at the table, Mr. Eric King. Eric King is one of the co-hosts ofCinema Curio and is a member of the OKC Film Club who host live screenings every month in the Plaza District of Oklahoma City. He is also a fan of Terry Gilliam, so we thought we'd phone-a-friend and bring him in. 


This week, we talk our favorite time machines to get the ball rolling. After having some fun talking about time travel, a topic that Caleb could discuss on repeat y'all, we throw Twelve Monkeys on the table for analysis. Alex kicks things off by mixing two parts auteurism to one part reader response theory to put together a comparison reading of Twelve Monkeys which feels like a spiritual sequel or follow up to Brazil which we discussed during our 2016 Anti-Trash marathon. Guest Eric King takes over from here as he discusses the film in formalist terms. He highlights the films fidelity to traditional time travel narratives and specifications, while critiquing the movie's pacing. Caleb keeps the auteurist thread going as he hones in on the themes Twelve Monkeys and how Gilliam addresses many of the same topics here as he did in Brazil. Caleb proposes that Twelve Monkeys takes the commentary on consumerism from Brazil and takes it even further by deconstructing its impact on society. Dustin then takes us home and gets didactic as he talks Gilles Deleuze. In his discussion of Deleuze, Dustin deals with issues of film periodization and the theory of the Time Image... These are the things that Dustin talks about - you know that by now, Dear Listener. 

And there you have it, for the second time in four months, Terry Gilliam rears his cult film head. The first time by choice, the second time thanks to the Randomizer AB1700. We again want to thank Eric King for coming out and sitting with us at the table. Again, if you haven't, you can check him out at Cinema Curio. If you are in OKC and are interested in checking out what the OKC Film Club does, you can keep up with them over here on Facebook. Now, Dear Listener, its time for you to go on your next adventure in time. To activate the machine, just hit that play button below. 

Twelve Monkeys Time Stamps

00:45 - Welcome and Introductions with guest Eric King
04:20 - Synopsis and Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down review
13:13 - The Game: Favorite Time Machines
19:33 - Analysis 
44:07 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
52:29 - Social Media and Wrap Up
54:53 - Special Announcement of Next Week's Film 
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GTGC - #171 - Crocodile Dundee

April 11th, 2016

Crikey mate! We're back this week and Arthur returns to the table with his host pick, Crocodile Dundee. That's right, Arthur decided to torture his fellow casters by taking a look at the 1986 hit that launched Mick Dundee into the American vernacular. That's right, that what you're listening to.. that's not a podcast, this is a podcast. 


The game gets the roundtable going as the gents talk about their favorite "X goes to New York City" movies which feature the fish out of water trope, where that fish is put in New York City. We then move into our analysis of the film and Arthur gets to bring the thunder from down under first as he takes a formalist approach and discusses the structure of the film. He talks about how the film is two films intertwined into one narrative. Dalton then looks at the film's commentary on class portrayal. His sociological side comes out as he unwraps the complex ideal of what exactly class represents, stating that it is much more than just a financial status. Dalton pitches this strand to Dustin and the two draw up a play that they take home for a touchdown. Dustin keeps the class and race idea going as he mentions the magical character aspects of Mick's character. Dustin talks about totems within racial constructs. He builds this foundation to establish his thesis that capitalism uses racial and class constructs to hide what capitalism does. 

And that's it for this week dear listener. A film that seems fairly middling provides insightful conversation and sometimes these are some of the best movies to come to our table. We wrap up the show as we always do, and we once again turn to the randomizer to see what next week's film will be. Curious to find out? Well, put on your best crocodile skin vest, grab your knife, and get set to go walkabout as you hit the play button. 

Crocodile Dundee Time Stamps

00:50 - Welcome and Introductions
03:20 - Synopsis and Reviews
14:17 - The Game: "X Goes to New York City"
25:35 - Analysis 
46:46 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
57:04 - Social Media and Wrap Up
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GTGC - #170 - Cloud Atlas

April 4th, 2016

It is the dawn of a new era, Dear Listener. The era of the Randomizer AB1700 which holds the fate of this show in its hands. On general months, the Randomizer will be used to fill out programming except in the case of Patron or Host picks. Each of the hosts has selected a number of titles to place in the Randomizer. That being said, the Randomizer has given us Cloud Atlas to kick of April.

That's right, we take a look at the underrated Wachowski/Tykwer cross-generational sci-fi film lead by Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in a number of roles. To go along with this weeks movie and the vast amount of Tom Hanks, we decide to highlight our favorite Tom Hanks films. 

As the show continues, we move into analysis and Dalton gets the ball rolling. This week, Dalton brings up the idea of the flexibility of race and gender; discussing how we are all people, and how the Wachowski Sisters deal with those ideas of humanity, soul, and personhood. Caleb tags in and builds off of Dalton's analysis; however, he introduces the idea of stories and they transcend time, space, and culture and can impact generations to come. Alex takes the floor after Caleb and discusses the power of music. This is a very art appreciation heavy show as Alex discusses the power of music, and analyzes how music works both in the diegesis and non-diegesis of the film. Dustin, being Dustin closes out the Analysis section by bringing up questions of philosophy and looking at it through a Nietzschian lens. And there you have it dear listener, hit play and then go forth and tell your children to tell their children about the GoodTrash GenreCast. 

Cloud Atlas time stamps

00:45 - Welcome and Intros
16:30 - The Game - Favorite Tom Hanks Movies
24:51 - Analysis
43:28 - Shelf or Trash: Else or Instead
50:58 - Social Media Contacts 
52:14 - Wrap Up and Announce Next Weeks Film


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