Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Episode 6: Gateway To China Epics Special

Hope listeners have built up some anticipation because the Infant Island Podcast is about to go EPIC. Months in the preparation, join Mike & Jenny as they chat up two of their favorite, and earliest brushes with grand scale historical films centered on the colorful and tumultuous last century of China. From Bertolucci's Oscar winning giant, The Last Emperor, and rounding out with Chen Kaige's Cannes sensation, Farewell My Concubine! It's an imperial love fest as they examine both films, and seek out what led modern Chinese cinema to where it is now.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Episode 5: 2003 - The Year Korean Cinema Broke

And so 2011 barrels in with a chat that has perhaps been a-brewing since we first became friends. Jenny and I reminisce about the tail end of the asian cinema boom with a loving tribute to a pair of South Korea's finest filmmakers with their respective breakthrough films that took place in the fateful year of 2003. Join us, as we take in memories and feelings regarding Bong Joon-ho's period thriller Memories Of Murder, as well as Chan-wook Park's pile-driving middle chapter to his Vengeance Trilogy, Oldboy!

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