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Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 17 – Eiko Ishioka

Flixwise Podcast

Release Date: 05/10/2018

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Martin is joined by returning guest Amanda for an epic and sprawling conversation about the Star Wars franchise.

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Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 36 – Female Prisoner Scorpion show art Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 36 – Female Prisoner Scorpion

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Martin is joined by returning guest Spencer Seams get together to to discuss the Meiko Kaji starring film Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion and its sequels.

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Martin is joined by returning guests Zachary Curl and Amanda to talk about the work of mast animator Satoshi Kon.

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Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 34 – Fantômas show art Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 34 – Fantômas

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Martin Kessler, Emma Guerard, and Dave Eves get together to discuss Louis Feuillade's classic silent serial Fantômas!

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Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 33 – The Materiality of Film with Daniel Bird show art Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 33 – The Materiality of Film with Daniel Bird

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Martin is joined by film maker and expert Daniel Bird to discuss the physical and ephemeral nature of film. Hear all about the nitty-gritty of producing a number of film restoration projects and 'reinventing the DVD extra as conceptual art'. 

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Host Lady P is joined by fellow UW-Madison grad students Megan Boyd and Tim Brayton to discuss the legacy of the 127th film on the Sight and Sound International Critics Poll, Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994). With the recent release of Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, director Quentin Tarantino has indulged a nostalgic remembrance of movies past. This episode follows his lead by revisiting Pulp Fiction, one his best known and most influential works.

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Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 32 – Khrustalyov, My Car! show art Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 32 – Khrustalyov, My Car!

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Martin is joined by Peter Rinaldi of Filmmaker Magazine and Back To One podcast, and filmmaker/actor/teacher Mtume Gant to discuss Aleksei German's Khrustalyov, My Car! They get into their personal experiences with the film and if feeling the film is more important than understanding it.

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Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 31 - Sex, Okra and Salted Butter / A Screaming Man show art Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 31 - Sex, Okra and Salted Butter / A Screaming Man

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Martin is joined by returning guest Spencer Seams to follow-up their conversation on Daratt. On this episode they discuss two more of Mahamat Saleh Haroun's films; a French comedy Sex, Okra and Salted Butter, and a Chadian tragedy A Screaming Man. They compare and contrast the two films, and further explore Haroun's approach to political subjects, and father/son relationships. Also there's plenty of yelping.

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Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 30 – Revenge of a Kabuki Actor (a.k.a. An Actor's Revenge) show art Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 30 – Revenge of a Kabuki Actor (a.k.a. An Actor's Revenge)

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Martin is joined by master poster designer and dilm enthusiast Tony Stella to discuss Kon Ichikawa 1963 film, Revenge of a Kabuki Actor. They cover the film's unexpectedly pulp serial roots, talk about unlikely heroes and archetypical villains, and look at how the film fits into Kon Ichikawa's long and varied career.

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Marcus Pinn joins Martin in discussing Leigh Whannell's 2018 film Upgrade. They talk about the virtues of small budgets, dweeby villains, and what a potential sequel would entail. They also get into what the film says about our relationship with technology, and look at how the film puts a fresh spin on old tropes.

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Martin and resident artist Emma Guerard have a discussion about the film work of designer Eiko Ishioka. The discuss her production designs for the literary sequences in Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, as well as her costume designs for Dracula, The Cell, and The Fall. They try to pin down her unique aesthetic, and look at how sets and costumes can do their part to tell a story on film. They manage to touch on some of her work outside of film as well, including her work in advertising, the Beijing Olympics, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.