What is the responsibility of a filmmaker to stay true to a book? What is the problem with ‘girl as prize’ romance plot lines? And is it possible Jacob and Matthew enjoyed the movie of a book they are so critical of?
This week, Jacob and Matthew throw down their quarters for a two player, two part, deep dive. They start out talking about the book and their hopes and concerns about the movie, then hit pause, watch the movie, and finish recording the podcast that same night! We dove into a number of issues, taking as comprehensive and well ordered approach to the work as anyone can at 11pm.
In part 2 of our discussion with Author and Star Wars Geek Extraordinaire, Becky Allen, we dive into Rey’s Journey, explore Luke’s issues with the Jedi, and critique some of the critiques of the movie. You can find the first part of our discussion in our previous episode.
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Tomorrow I’ll going to see the new Ghostbusters movie, and I want to talk about how I decided I was going to. This is less of an essay with a point and more of a personal narrative, but it’s one that taught me a lot, and I hope can offer some insight to others.
It started a few months ago, when I was going round and round with a lot of conflicting thoughts about whether or not I would go. Let’s review for those playing along at home: