Double Feature Review #2: Dredding Red Dawn

Red Dawn 2012 and Dredd are the two films for this month’s Double Feature Review podcast with Jim Farris and Douglas Lain. It’s landing here, on the Diet Soap podcast feed, but will also be getting its own RSS feed this week. Again, Jim Farris is a grumpy old man with a history in Hollywood whose knowledge of movies and movie history is extensive and Douglas Lain is this guy Jim knows.

A quick Synopsis: Doug enjoyed Dredd a bit more than Jim did while both lamented the existence of Red Dawn. Some topics discussed include Gilles Deleuze’s notion of affective filmmaking and the noble history of product placement in cinema.

From Red Dawn:

Matt Eckert: We’re not doing too bad for a bunch of kids. We’re gonna fight, and we’re gonna keep fighting, because it’s easier now. And we’re used to it. The rest of you are going to have a tougher choice. Because we’re not going to sell it to you. It’s too ugly for that. But when you’re fighting in your own backyard, when you’re fighting for your family, it all hurts a little less, and makes a little more sense. Because for them, this is just a place. But for us, this is our home.
Prisoners: [repeatedly chanting in open rebellion against guards before liberation] Wolverines!

DL, you should have Shaviro on sometime:
http://www.shaviro.com/Blog/

thanks for this entertaining episode! it seems the double feature-podcasts watches movies so its listeners don’t have to; I’m looking forward to what movies are up next.

I have question about the short clip about affect-theory from this episode that was featured after you referred to deleuzes’ theory of cinema — where was that from and is it available in full online somewhere (it sounded like it was from a class on affect or deleuze or something)? If you could share a link, I’d be very grateful! thanks!

 

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