Lost in the Movies: belated September 2022 Patreon round-up • LOST IN THE MOVIES patron podcast #95: The 90s in September (& beyond) + 70s bonus & Concluding the 80s ... Pulp Fiction, Klute, Red Dawn, Do the Right Thing & Hail Mary (capsules on Stranger Things, Top Gun: Maverick, The Goonies, Gremlins, Midnight Run, Scarface, Thelma & Louise, Scream, Gremlins II, Romeo + Juliet, Set It Off, The Firm, Exotica, Network, Superman, Magnolia, Saturday Night Fever, Thelma & Louise, Reality Bites, Boogie Nights, Nashville, Scream, Gremlins II, Romeo + Juliet, Set It Off, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Ice Storm, Dangerous Minds, archive readings of The Conversation & Enemy of the State + feedback/media/work updates including Encanto & more) + 3 TWIN PEAKS Character Series advances

belated September 2022 Patreon round-up • LOST IN THE MOVIES patron podcast #95: The 90s in September (& beyond) + 70s bonus & Concluding the 80s ... Pulp Fiction, Klute, Red Dawn, Do the Right Thing & Hail Mary (capsules on Stranger Things, Top Gun: Maverick, The Goonies, Gremlins, Midnight Run, Scarface, Thelma & Louise, Scream, Gremlins II, Romeo + Juliet, Set It Off, The Firm, Exotica, Network, Superman, Magnolia, Saturday Night Fever, Thelma & Louise, Reality Bites, Boogie Nights, Nashville, Scream, Gremlins II, Romeo + Juliet, Set It Off, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Ice Storm, Dangerous Minds, archive readings of The Conversation & Enemy of the State + feedback/media/work updates including Encanto & more) + 3 TWIN PEAKS Character Series advances


The Patreon episode intended for a couple months ago was released in two parts:



To represent the postmodern Gen X nineties, I easily chose Pulp Fiction - a film I'd surprisingly never really discussed on this site. Klute, on the other hand, was more a case of happenstance; I'd received the Criterion blu-ray as a gift a while ago but hadn't watched the film in a decade or more and remembered little about it. The film provides a fascinating snapshot of New York City right as the sixties/post-sixties cultural changes were taking hold alongside a phenomenal performance by Jane Fonda as a troubled, fairly independent, and deeply introspective call girl stalked by a mysterious figure. The other films I covered for the September podcast ended up being surprises - for me. I initially watched Red Dawn as something I'd mention briefly in capsule form but I ended up discussing it for much longer than that because there was so much to dig into with this Cold War relic (pairing its absurd premise with a tight, even thoughtful approach to the war film genre). Do the Right Thing and Hail Mary I did initially intend to be films in focus; after watching, I wondered if I'd have enough to say to justify that treatment but ended up elevating them from capsule status while pursuing various threads. My coverage of Hail Mary also serves as a tribute to the recently deceased Jean-Luc Godard - as will another film in focus in the November podcast.

In August, I began an approach that will take me through the end of the year: focusing on a different decade beginning with the eighties and moving in different directions. Each subsequent episode, including this one, would pair at least one full review and a bunch of capsules on films from a post-eighties decade with a review and handful of capsules on films from a pre-eighties decade (plus some more reviews/capsules finishing off the previous episode's decade). So for one of my more sprawling Patreon podcasts, I'm offering capsules on a couple dozen films from the seventies, eighties, nineties - plus the most films in focus I've ever provided in one episode. This one episode, however, is a two-parter separated by several weeks in which I waited to access some of the titles I wanted to discuss. As a result, this patron reward (intended for September) did not conclude until very late in October and I didn't get to sharing it on this site until now. (I was able to immediately catch up with a Halloween special podcast - you can listen to that one on Patreon; it will be cross-posted here soon.)


My advance character studies went up on time in September (I've already released October's round-up, which will be more officially cross-posted alongside the other reward intended for that month). For September, the trio of characters - ranked as always by screentime - included two familiar faces with new material in The Return and one entirely new entry on someone introduced in 2017. Patrons can now unlock each of these pieces...

(become a patron to discover their identities)


Finally, though I already cross-posted this conversation on its own, September saw John Thorne return to the Twin Peaks Conversations podcast; the longer part of our discussion - on his new book Ominous Whoosh and his further thoughts about Twin Peaks and especially the third season - is reserved for the $5/month tier.


Podcast Line-Ups for...
Episode 95, part 1

LONG INTRO

MONTHLY UPDATE including highlight of work: 17 Classic Capsules, behind the scenes: generations video postponed, associating events with different generations, Lost in Twin Peaks, plans to build backlogs by certain deadlines

READER/VIEWER FEEDBACK from my site: garmonbozia in the hit and run scene & from YouTube: Cooper's different sides, differing opinions on the end of the Palmer investigation

PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS including disillusionment w/ Catholic conservatism

NON-70S/80S/90S FILM CAPSULES: Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip, Encanto, abandoning Coco & half-watching Springtime with Roo, Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard, Hawaiian Holiday, Yodelberg

*FINISHING THE EIGHTIES...*

FILM/TV CAPSULES: Stranger Things season 4, Top Gun: Maverick

FILM IN FOCUS: Red Dawn

FILM IN FOCUS: Do the Right Thing (including making-of documentaries & mention of Jon Savage in Twin Peaks)

FILM CAPSULES: The Goonies, Midnight Run, Scarface, Gremlins

FILM IN FOCUS: Hail Mary w/ aside on The Book of Mary

INTERLUDE setting up the 70s & Klute for next part


Episode 95, part 2

*BACK TO THE SEVENTIES...*

FILM IN FOCUS: Klute
w/ several minutes of comparison to Twin Peaks

FILM CAPSULES: Superman: The Movie, Nashville, Saturday Night Fever, Network

OPENING THE ARCHIVE: The Conversation

*INTO THE NINETIES...*

OPENING THE ARCHIVE: Enemy of the State

FILM IN FOCUS: Pulp Fiction

FILM CAPSULES: Gremlins II: A New Batch, Scream w/ mention of Matthew Lillard in Twin Peaks, aside on the 90s as the normal/baseline decade leading into Thelma & Louise, The Firm, Set It Off, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Exotica w/ mention of rationalizations in Twin Peaks, The Pelican Brief, The Client w/ brief mention of Walter Olkewicz in Twin Peaks, Reality Bites w/ comparison of Reality Bites documentary-within-a-film to Invitation to Love in Twin Peaks, Magnolia w/ mention of incest theme in Twin Peaks, Boogie Nights, The Ice Storm, Dangerous Minds

OUTRO



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