After the Credits Episode 191: Littlest Hobo Media Spew – May

If we're lucky, this is the end of these ridiculous mashups
If we’re lucky, this is the end of these ridiculous mashups

We’ve seen stuff! Really!

Much of the TV we usually watch is either on hiatus or about to disappear on summer break so this month, Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) touch base on a couple of finales, share thoughts on some recently seen movies, books and the usual rundown of podcasts!

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Show Notes:

Opening Music: Abel Korzeniowski’s “Demimonde

Colleen’s Stuff:

Movies:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

TV:
“Lady Dynamite” S2
“Houdini & Doyle”

Podcasts:
Detective
Invisibilia

Books:
– “Fool’s Quest: Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy” – Robin Hobb
– “Tank Girl

Dale’s Stuff:

Movies:
Jungle Book
Captain America: Civil War
The Martian
Spacemaster X-7 (full movie)
After the Thin Man
Ghost in the Shell
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

TV:
“The Americans”
“Madam Secretary”
“Wynonna Earp”
“Elementary”
“Blindspot”
“Castle”
“The Flash”
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“Preacher”
“Marvel’s Daredevil”
“Stitchers”
“The Night Manager”
“Limitless”

Books:
– “The Wee Free Men” – Terry Pratchet
– David Webber

Marina’s Stuff:

Movies:
Midnight Special
The Invitation
The Curse of Sleeping Beauty
Approaching the Unknown
Money Monster
Colonia

TV:
“Thirteen”
“Penny Dreadful” S3
“The 100” S3
“The Path”
“Fear the Walking Dead” S2
“Wayward Pines” S2

Books:
– “Me Before You” – Jojo Moyes

Closing Music: Pink Floyd’s “Money

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schizopolis
Guest

Perfect Blue, but it wasn’t by Mamoru Oshii. I still need to see it. I’ve been sitting on it for years.

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is great and worth seeing. Though, it’s mostly about Batou. I love the theme and it adds to the themes of the original. Laughing Man is also great, but it’s a shortened movie version of Stand Alone Complex Season 1 or 2. The plots are so convoluted and intricate in these films/tv shows. But the concepts and themes are way ahead of its time. And of course, the visuals are amazing.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Perfect Blue is Satoshi Kon, and it’s a goddamn masterpiece (Although Paprika is even BETTER!) It’s too bad Kon died so young, he would have had so many for gifts for us.

devolutionary
Guest

A lot of people cite Perfect Blue as Darren Aronofsky’s influence on Black Swan (which he dubiously claims to deny), but I see a greater parallel with Mulholland Drive. Nolan must’ve been influenced by Paprika for Inception though. Unfortunately, those are the only 2 Satoshi Kon movies I’ve seen.
Ironically, I haven’t seen the original Ghost In The Shell movie but really enjoyed the Stand Alone Complex series. Has anyone bothered to watch the GITS: Arise films? I find it so disconnected from the original canon that I haven’t finished them.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

The Paprika as a template for Inception is 100% fact. Nolan has mentioned it several times in interviews.

Also, Aronofsky hasn’t denied Perfect Blue as a constant major influence. He licensed the rights to the film just so he could use the shot in the bath-tub in Requiem for A Dream.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

But the more obvious source for Black Swan is Powell&Pressburger’s The Red Shoes.

schizopolis
Guest

I caught the first 3 GITS Arise episodes or films on Netflix and I forgot them already. I remember liking them, but I thought it’s an unnecessary origin story. I’m about to watch the New Movie. Crossing my fingers.

Marina
Guest

Yes! I realized that *after* the fact

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