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#42: 8 1/2 (1963)

#42: 8 1/2 (1963)

November 27, 2019

Conveniently this week’s episode is about a man suffering from creative block, and I’m currently too drifty to be able to write this blurb. I may need some time at an Italian spa to get going again. If you hadn’t guessed, Dave and I are talking Fellini’s (1963), Dave’s pick. This film is madcap and chaotic, but also nostalgic and deeply meaningful. Join us for one of our best conversations as we discuss the creative process, Jungian archetypes, Lynchian dreamscapes, and how the essence of great art springs from the nonsense of the human mind. Surely it all means something. 

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#41: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

#41: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

November 13, 2019

What criteria defines a classic film?  An advancement in film technology? A technically flawless script? A unique blend of genre? For Ashley the criteria has to include some expression of humanity. The depth of humanity on display in Guillermo del Toro’s dark fantasy, PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006) made it an instant classic in Ashley’s mind. Dave started watching years ago, but he never saw the whole film. A hard watch in parts, the rewards of this masterful blend of fantasy and cruel reality are well worth braving some momentary discomfort.

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