Talking about Rashomon (1950), with special guest Alissa Wilkinson!
On this memory-laden episode, Liam and George welcome Alissa Wilkinson on to discuss Rashomon, directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Machiko Kyo and Masayuki Mori. Topics discussed: faith in humanity; deus ex baby; postmodern theories of narrative; deep fakes; the politics of the 60s. Also, you guys should kill each other!
Topics not covered? Robert Frost’s genteel New England poetry.
Alissa is Vox.com’s film critic and an associate professor of English and humanities at the King’s College in New York City. She’s also a member of the NY Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics.
More about the wonderful Alissa Wilkinson can be found here: http://www.alissawilkinson.com/
And please listen to her amazing podcast, Young Adult Movie Ministry here: https://yammpod.substack.com/
They did an episode on The Maltese Falcon that also covers Michael Mann's Miami Vice and Kurosawa's Stray Dog and The Idiot. Perfect episode? Yes.
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