Film Analysis with Luke
I discuss and recommend films/television. It's a nice 10-20 minute break from life, a quick emotional and intellectual shower.
info_outline 6th Sense, The Master, Band of Brothers, Netflix movie recs 07/08/2019
6th Sense, The Master, Band of Brothers, Netflix movie recs 1 The Sixth Sense, single mothers.
info_outline A Star is Born, Billy Madison, Colors, wrist slits 07/02/2019
A Star is Born, Billy Madison, Colors, wrist slits 1. A Star is Born. Half faces.
info_outline Mad Men S1:06 Babylon -- Joan as Jezebel (Guess Who's the Dog that Eats Her) 07/03/2017
Mad Men S1:06 Babylon -- Joan as Jezebel (Guess Who's the Dog that Eats Her) Great podcast episode! I highly recommend watching the Mmep first (or at least after). I have some misquotes. Brief clips from: House of Cards, Pulp Fiction, and more. (All film/audio clips used for analysis purposes #FairUseHopefully).
info_outline 6.7 Mad Men S1:E4 The Origins of Betty and Glen's Relationship 05/02/2017
6.7 Mad Men S1:E4 The Origins of Betty and Glen's Relationship Today we analyze one of the strangest aspects of Mad Men: why Betty Draper and Glen Bishop connect so well.
info_outline 6.6 Mad Men S1:E4 The Meaning of Blonde and Red Hair 05/01/2017
6.6 Mad Men S1:E4 The Meaning of Blonde and Red Hair We examine the different meanings of red and blonde hair by comparing Helen Bishop, Betty Draper, and the prostitute. Short episode. Medium difficulty.
info_outline 6.5 Bad Parents Turn Don into Moses and Pete into an Apostle 04/14/2017
6.5 Bad Parents Turn Don into Moses and Pete into an Apostle Difficulty: MEDIUM-ADVANCED Length: SHORT Format: FULL TEXT or AUDIO Essay about bad parents, migrants, and the Bible.
info_outline 6.4 The Meaning of Trains and Rachel Menken’s Home 03/28/2017
6.4 The Meaning of Trains and Rachel Menken’s Home Ladies meditate in the bathroom, men do on the train. The train is a transition stage. Megan’s home is a time capsule -- past gender roles on bottom, future on top. To skip the fluff and go straight to analysis, start at 6:35.
info_outline 6.3 Mandatory Minimums and Prisons 03/09/2017
6.3 Mandatory Minimums and Prisons A company asked me to review their documentary (Incarcerating US) but it was basically half baked propaganda about prisons, mandatory minimums, and the evil that is justice in the US. So I decided to tear the doc a new one. “How come you don't attack conservative propaganda, Runge?” Because that wouldn’t balance the world we live in: Anything remotely critical of African Americans: racist; must be in KKK Anything anti-abortion or anti-birth control: sexist; must hate women Anything pro-gun: you must sleep with a rifle and adore mass shootings. Anything that even hints at taxing the rich less: Ok district 1, tell us if you ever come to reality. This is the emotionally incompetent PC culture we live in i.e. 90% of what we find on Reddit, Imgur, twitter, and the news. If the pendulum ever swings back (which it might) and I have 1dimensional conservative/right wing arguments shoved down my throat day in and day out, I’ll crucify that simplistic moronicism, but that’s not the world we live in.
info_outline 6.2 The War of the Sexes: Psychiatry, Subtlety, Moon, and Shaky Hands. 02/07/2017
6.2 The War of the Sexes: Psychiatry, Subtlety, Moon, and Shaky Hands. Keep in mind that each theme is not specific to this episode but repeats and repeats and repeats throughout the series. My topics are not arbitrarily chosen. (I wrongly attribute a quote to Henry Francis that was said by Francine. Whoops.)
info_outline 6.1 Introduction to Mad Men 01/19/2017
6.1 Introduction to Mad Men Here it is, for Mad Men lovers and novices alike, my Mad Men discussions (starting with episode one). Knowledge of the series not required -- these episodes are interesting enough to be listened to without watching the show -- but the ideal usage of these episodes would be as a companion. I hope to analyze the first season (episode by episode) and then see if I feel like continuing.
info_outline 5.6 Introverts and Extroverts in Relationships 11/13/2016
5.6 Introverts and Extroverts in Relationships Film: Drinking Buddies I loved this film so much. Enjoy the episode (it comes in under 15 minutes). We talk about relationships, what types of people work, and some of the metaphors in the film.
info_outline 5.1 Love: Separating Delusion from Reality 10/09/2016
5.1 Love: Separating Delusion from Reality Did prehistoric humans understand color better? Are anti-love movies actually be pro-love? All that and more (like how to use a condom as a metaphor…) The film: Gaspar Noe's Love *The first half of the episode is the sales pitch for the movie. Listen to that, then watch the movie, then listen to the second half of the podcast (the analysis). **I added nature sounds instead of music because I think it's relaxing. I also slowed my voice down because it makes things easier to process and I sound so manly now.
info_outline 4.6 “How much horror can you take?” & “The difference between thriller, scary, and horror” (in 11 minutes) 12/11/2015
4.6 “How much horror can you take?” & “The difference between thriller, scary, and horror” (in 11 minutes) Some teasers...“Prompt: You are given 1 million dollars to direct three five minute films: one thriller, one scary, one horror. What would these films be for you?”
info_outline 4.5: Men in charge ---> women in charge (in under 15 minutes) 12/11/2015
4.5: Men in charge ---> women in charge (in under 15 minutes) “I mean it completely when I say I loved this movie. On my first viewing which is usually analysis-light and mainly for fun, I enjoyed this movie for a variety of reasons. First: you know those like waterfall or jungle sound recordings people use to fall asleep? Well, the sounds of this movie are earthy and hypnotic…”
info_outline 3.4: "Like Crazy" analysis 09/24/2015
3.4: "Like Crazy" analysis I screwed up a bit on the "Five Languages of Love" idea (dangitall). I think I didn't list the right ones, forgetting "quality time" which probably includes the good communication I was referencing.BUT the episode is still a good one. Alcohol, Love, Communication.