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GTGC - #183 - Last Action Hero

11Jul

Much like Mr. Schwarzenegger, your GTGC family has come back. We keep our blockbuster marathon rolling with a look at Dustin's host pick, Last Action Hero. We look back at something of a forgotten jewel from 1993 and with much of a positive response. Dustin has a fearful grip over the table when he gets a host pick, but he surprised with this blockbuster that never was due to its battle with Jurassic Park at the box office. Does this meta film hold up? Or, is it simply a dud? 


After our reviews, we get the gameplay going. This week, we borrow a gimmick from The People's History of Film as we sit around talk about movie characters we want to spend a night out on the town with. After some great suggestions, we move into analysis. Arthur lays a foundation for the table by talking about the magic of cinema. He reinforces the idea of the cinema as an escapist art and how it impacts cinephiles. Caleb takes the talking stick next to make something of a star study before talking about the archetype of the action hero and how Last Action Hero deconstructs that type. Dustin then lectures us on the variations in metafilm. He highlights the different branches of meta narrative and what that looks like in different types of film. 

The blockbuster marathon keeps going and we're having a good time visiting these different properties. We hope you're having fun too. That's all we've got for you this week dear listener. So, find your seat, the shows about to start.

Last Action Hero Timestamps

00:39 - Welcome and Intros
02:30 - Synopsis and Reviews
12:13 - The Game: Characters we want to hang out with
18:40 - Social Media
19:16 - Analysis
31:55 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
38:12 - Wrap Up and Announce Next Week's Film
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