Mon, 23 April 2012
Welcome to what might be the most eclectic edition of the Movie Homework Podcast yet! We kick the episode of by discussing the 20112 documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, which Ari and Mariam watched last week. They agree that underneath the glorified image that the film wishes to give to its viewers one can see glimpses into the more troubling aspects of being a teen sensation.
The first piece of homework for the week is the altogether different film, Face to Face or Ansikte mot Ansikte by Ingmar Bergman. The 1976 explores the mental breakdown of Dr. Jenny Isakson, played by Liv Ullman. It’s one of Mariam’s favorite Bergman films, but until now Ari hasn’t seen very much Bergman. Will he be converted by this film?
Ari’s pick for Mariam this week is Edgar Wright’s 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which has quickly become a cult film. Mariam had read the comic books the film is based on, but never gotten around to seeing the film. Will she regret sitting down and watching the feature adaptation?
We close things of by choosing next week’s picks. Don’t forget you can send us an email, write to us and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. If you like the show it would be great if you could review it in iTunes or share it on your social network platforms! Subscribe to it in iTunes or whatever podcatcher you choose to use!