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FF 34: Oliver & Company and The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Flixwise Podcast

Release Date: 07/17/2018

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Martin is joined by returning guest, illustrator Tony Stella. The pair discuss cinematic renderings of the artist Vincent van Gogh.

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

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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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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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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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We at Flixwise believe that it is important that we concern ourselves with whether a film's reputation is earned or simply accepted as common wisdom. That it is important to care enough about the art of filmmaking to pause and reflect on even the most common or woeful of motion pictures. And really, what's more woeful than being given the boot from "The Happiest Place on Earth?" With that in mind, we ever so humbly present a Flixwise Favorites face-off featuring two films that have long been relegated to the Disney Corporation deep-freeze. On today's show, the all-but-forgotten 1988 Disney Animated Film, Oliver and Company (Scribner), squares off against the film that rang the death knell for the Disney Renaissance, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Trousdale and Wise, 1996), to determine which movie is the most deserving of a spot on the Flixwise Favorites list.

To weigh on which film is the more worthy selection, Lady P is joined by two of her fellow UW-Madison graduate students. Taking the Oliver side is Matt St. John who contends that Dodger (voiced by Billy Joel) remains one of the coolest, most aspirational, figures in the Disney pantheon. Then, on the Hunchback side is Disney scholar, and fellow podcaster, Tim Brayton, who steps the listeners through the historical significance of both films but remains squarely on the side of Hunchback as the true masterpiece. Listen up to hear Lady P's verdict as to which picture deserves "some more" love.