RoboCop
Feb06

RoboCop

[SOM #80] To coincide with the release of the 2014 remake, we bring you this journey into the flesh & metal heart of the 1987 original.We were planning to cover the trilogy but the sequel bored us more than expected and the third movie (aside from a lunatic robot ninja chap) didn’t even have the decency to be amusingly terrible. Also if there’s no through-story or the sequels don’t even really observe the developments in the original is it not actually a trilogy at all, but a successful story and its licensed and incompetent copycats? A discussion for another time perhaps. Joining Sharon and I to discuss Paul Verhoven’s riotously watchable and riven with subtext, cyborg Frankenstein retelling is Neil Taylor of GameBurst. Again, we’re going to push social networking this time round so be sure to find us, follow us, like us and email us. And of course be sure to jump onto one of the smartest, friendliest forums around and declare your membership in the Digital Drift community. Facebook: www.facebook.com/digitaldriftuk Twitter: @DigitalDriftUK Email: digitaldriftuk@gmail.com Website: www.digitaldrift.co.uk Forum: www.digitaldrift.co.uk/forum     http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/wve4ig/02_RoboCop.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Kill Bill
Jan30

Kill Bill

[SOM #79] Welcome to the introductory episode of Digital Drift. With the first two volumes of my podcast, Digital Cowboys and Digital Gonzo now complete that makes this the 370th podcast episode I’ve put out. For the third volume I have recruited a new co-host to share the creative load; my wife, Sharon Shaw. She’ll be offering the show a second voice and a ton of perspective. And we’ve decided to go right back to the beginning on this one with a prototype for the Gonzo movie reviews, released on the Digital Cowboys feed in May 2010 many months before I began the Star Wars Gonzo reviews. This was originally two hour-long episodes covering both volumes of Kill Bill. We’ve taken them, trimmed away the bits that didn’t work, added more clips and music and some additional segments with our views on the films four years on. You can hear how we were back then, what’s changed and what’s stayed the same. We’ll be releasing regular episodes throughout 2014, interspersed with classic episodes of Digital Cowboys to give me room to write the book. Focus will be on more conceptual topics (much like the Fan Response show of Digital Gonzo) and while movie reviews will still remain, we’ll be doing a lot more interviews and shorter, discussion podcasts, bringing on the experts so that we don’t have to devote all our time studying absolutely everything. Kill Bill is in both of our top three movies lists and by the time you get to the end of this one you’ll know why. Next Episode: RoboCop We’re going to push social networking this time round so be sure to find us, follow us, like us and email us. And of course be sure to jump onto one of the smartest, friendliest forums around and declare your membership in the Digital Drift community. Facebook: www.facebook.com/digitaldriftuk Twitter: @DigitalDriftUK Email: digitaldriftuk@gmail.com Website: www.digitaldrift.co.uk Forum: www.digitaldrift.co.uk/forum http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/br6ux3/01_Kill_Bill.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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