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GoodTrash Live! - The Fable of Shannon Cable

June 8th, 2016

Hello Dear Listener, and welcome! This bonus episode is the audio from our recent live show (6/3/2016) in which we discuss Planet Thunder Productions' The Fable of Shannon Cable that we hosted at the Parish in the Plaza District of Oklahoma City. If you made it out, thank you so much! We hope to continue hosting these types of events, so again, thank you! 

This week Dalton, Caleb, and Alex took the supernatural, mystery musical to the analysis table before hosting a Q&A with producers, Zachary and Jacob - The Burns Bros. The panel kicks off with the three amigos giving their quick reviews of the film to which there is a unanimous response. The analysis then starts up with Dalton kicking things off. Dalton mentions cycles of violence and the portrayal of rape in the media. This is his one major issue with the film - a tonal shift in relation to a rapey moment in the film. Caleb takes over from here as he discusses the role of fables in storytelling. Going all the way back to Aesop, Caleb highlights the role and evolution of fables and their place in culture and the impact theirin on ideology. Alexandra takes us all home as she gives a genre reading. Shannon Cable is a mashup of several genres and Alex takes on the task of identifying how these multiple genres works together to reinforce the themes and narrative at play. 

After all of this, The Burns Bros and Clint Kubat all make appearances on stage to answer a few questions about the making of the film. Zach and Jacob both served as producers while Jacob is also credited as the cinematographer. Clint Kubat stars as Spooks, one of the singing, ethereal spirit removers. Its a really fun interview that allows the audience to see some inside baseball about the filmmaking process.

Again, thanks to The Parish, Planet Thunder Productions, and most of all YOU, dear listener. We do this to have a conversation about film, to build up the identity of film and arts culture and to have fun. So thank you so very much for tuning in. 

GTGC - #179 - The Lost Boys

June 6th, 2016

You know what we can't stomach, Dear Listener? All of those podcasts about vampires. That's right, the Randomizer AB1700 sends us back to 1987 to take a look at Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys. It's a bloody good time this week as we talk about one of the most beloved vampire films of all time. Or is it?

This week we take off the nostalgia goggles to dissect the story of two boys who have to take on a pack of sexy vampires led by Keifer Sutherland. We thought it only right then that we discuss our favorite sexy vampires for our game. There's also some discussion about whether sexy vampires are an accurate vampire portrayal. What do you have to say about that, dear listener? We would love to hear from you! We then get down to business to discuss what is really going on in Santa Carla. Alex swoops in first to discuss the family dynamics within the film, specifically focusing on the portrayal of the divorcee mother and her function within the narrative. She integrates this into a larger framework discussing how society views the family unit. Caleb reads the film as an allegory for gang violence that was taking place within the 80s. He acknowledges the factions within the film - the vampires and the Frog Bros and Friends. He discusses the different familial and social factors that are pressuring Michael and ties everything together. Dalton keeps the idea of teenage portrayal going and how the film engages the mindset of the teenager. He raises ideas of mortality and how teenagers view their own mortality. Dustin makes a case for the film to be a queer film. He discusses the differences between gay cinema and queer cinema and gives examples to support his case through the formalist aspects, the narrative, and the performances. 

Well look at that, Dear Listener, the sun is peeking over the horizon and we're getting tired. Thank you for allowing us to come by but it's getting a bit bright out here. You should invite us in dear listener, all you have to do is hit that play button. 

The Lost Boys Timestamps

00:39 - Welcome and Introductions
03:03 - Synopsis and Reviews
14:00 - The Game: Sexy Vampires
22:47 - Analysis 
39:52 - Social Media
41:01 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
46:21 - Wrap Up and Announce Next Week's Film

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