Oeuvre Busters


Talking about Superman (1978)

Season 3, Ep. 2.5

On this super (groan) episode of Oeuvre Busters, George welcomes special guest host Sean Mannion to discuss Richard Donner's Superman (1978), starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, and Margot Kidder. Topics discussed: the origins of Kryptonite; Marlon Brando giving zero fucks; the death (and resurrection!) of Superman; shape-shifting aliens; Lex Luthor, Australian; the fall of Saigon. Also, Superman and heteronormativity. Topics not discussed? The rise of autofiction: neoliberal genre or subversive antidote to the bourgeois novel? You decide!

Besides being an excellent person, Sean Mannion is an incredibly talented filmmaker. His film, Meme, can be found on Amazon Prime. More about Sean can be found here:https://www.sean-mannion.com/

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High and Low (1963) with Bilge Ebiri!

Season 4, Ep. 19
On this up and down episode of Oeuvre Busters, Liam and George welcome Bilge Ebiri to discuss High and Low (1963), directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyōko Kagawa and Tatsuya Mihashi. Topics discussed: pink smoke; the Criterion closet, again; Steve Martin, serious actor; Mifune's great cheekbones. Also, utopianism! Topics not discussed? Goethe's Theory of Colors. Bilge Ebiri is an editor and film critic at Vulture. Here's some of his recent writing we discuss in the episode:Bilge's interview with Paul GreengrassBilge's review of Barb and StarHey, you all know we love you out there, right? But do you love us? If so, please consider subscribing to our new Patreon!https://www.patreon.com/oeuvrebustersFor only $3 dollars a month, you’ll get bonus episodes and the occasional film essay by George. (George promises no problematic manifestos about the current state of the world.) Also, we will definitely give you a shout out on the podcast! Your financial support will also help us upgrade our equipment and improve the show in a variety of ways.Please, if you can, rate, review, and subscribe to Oeuvre Busters on Stitcher and iTunes and wherever else you might download your favorite podcasts. Your ratings and reviews help the show reach a wider audience. Please also feel free to send us regular and hate mail at: Oeuvrebusters@gmail.com. Again, we appreciate all the support."Robobozo" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License