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GTGC - #171 - Crocodile Dundee

11Apr

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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