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Episode 1: Our Favorites

March 31, 2012

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Film/Lit podcast. In this episode, we discuss “our favorites”: Blake’s favorite directors and Jessica’s favorite books.

Episode 1: Our Favorites

[0:00] Intro

[0:30] What We’re Reading and Watching

[0:40] Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

[0:51] Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone, by Dene Low

[1:06] A Conspiracy of Kings, by Megan Whalen Turner

[1:14] First Love, Last Rites, by Ian McEwan

[1:30] Melancholia (Lars von Trier)

[1:46] Kill Bill 1 & Kill Bill 2 (Quentin Tarantino); [Raising Hope]

[2:03] Happy Go Lucky (Mike Leigh); Beginners

[2:27] Our Favorites

[3:30] Lars von Trier: Melancholia, Antichrist

[4:55] The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

[6:03] Paul Thomas Anderson: Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood

[7:07] The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss

[7:20] I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak; The Book Thief; Atonement; (metafiction)

[8:15] The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale

[8:35] Wes Anderson: Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, (Stuff White People Like)

[9:39] Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

[10:04] Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck

[10:25] David Lynch: The Elephant Man, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Dr., Blue Velvet, (auteur), Wild at Heart

[12:29] 84, Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff; Movie, starring Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft

[13:22] Book by Book, by Michael Dirda

[13:57] Quentin Tarantino: Kill Bill 1, Kill Bill 2, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Four Rooms, In Glourious BasterdsDjango Unchained

[15:30] The Best of Roald Dahl

[16:03] Delicate Edible Birds, by Lauren Groff; Arcadia

[16:45] Lines from Our Libraries

[16:57] Atonement, by Ian McEwan

“From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew: that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended.” (287)

[17:47] Enduring Love

Joe: You’re mad.
Jed: That’s what they said about Jesus once.
Joe: They also said it about a lot of mad people.

[18:45] Outro

Thanks for listening! We’d love to hear about your favorites in the comments.

Download Episode 1: Our Favorites or subscribe to Film/Lit via iTunes.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2012 3:06 pm

    Applause! Very cool. I enjoyed it.

  2. April 5, 2012 1:46 pm

    I left my response at Jessica’s blog, so in short, I thought it was great!

    Perhaps rather selfishly, it was nice to see we have a lot of books and film favorites in common, to include authors and directors. Your exchange about Rushmore had me laughing because my husband and I have a similar conversation. He LOVES it and I tolerate it at best.

    good luck on this adventure. look forward to your next installment.

  3. April 29, 2012 5:05 pm

    Just listened. I’m just shaking my head at guys taste in movies. I just don’t get it. 😉

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