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GTGC - #181 - Gone in Sixty Seconds

20Jun

"Lowrider", Dear Listener, "Low Rider"... That's right, we're back with fast cars and high octane analysis as we finally get to rage with the Cage and talk Gone in Sixty Seconds. It's been a long time coming, but we finally get to analyze a Nicolas Cage movie, and the results are... kind of eh. That's right, while the hosts had fun watching it, the pickings were a bit slim in the analysis room. 


As we gather around the table, Alexandra, Dustin, and Caleb get things going with a discussion of their favorite famous cars. It's a fun time, and we'd love to hear your thoughts on favorite famous cars in television or cinema, just  hit us up in the comments section. We then get Gone in Sixty Seconds on the analysis table and your valiant hosts try to mine as much out of it as they can. Alexandra discusses the sexualization of cars with her "sex sells cars" thesis. She highlights the use of language and entendre as directed towards cars and how cars are viewed by society in large. Dustin then gives us a lesson in formalist technique and how Gone in Sixty Seconds is the final stage of action film editing and shot composition that began in the late 70s and throughout the 80s. He breaks down the use of mid-,long-, and close-up shots as well as the evolution of the ASL, or average shot length. 

Get your engines going, Dear Listener, this is a fun one. We want to announce that we will be taking a week off next week, but we will be back in July to kick off our annual Blockbuster Marathon. Don't worry, we still have plenty of content on the website, so don't go anywhere - we'll be back before you know it. 

Gone in Sixty Seconds Timestamps

00:39 - Welcome and Intros
02:05 - Synopsis and Quick Reviews
09:11 - The Game; Favorite Famous Cars
16:43 - Social Media
17:19 - Analysis 
29:01 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
34:28 - Wrap Up and Announce Next Week
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