Jul 15, 2016
Elise and Dave try to philosophically and narratively untangle two precog movies more-or-less based on Philip K. Dick tales, Minority Report (2002) directed by Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, and Next (2007), starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Lee Tamahori. We discuss how Minority Report has been politically castrated (i.e. de-Dicked) for the sake of Spielberg feel-goodism, and debate how much of a bitch Julianne Moore really is in Next. Elise marvels at Nick Cage's “sad dad” seduction moves, but decides he's her favourite action star ever. Note: apologies for the long break, everyone, Dave had to recover from our one-block move! The next podcast will take place from an air- conditioned location.
Time (Travel) Table:
0:01:37 Minority Report (2002)
1:54 Next (2007)
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The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"
Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)
Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)
Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure