Mon, 19 March 2012
Welcome to the second episode of the Movie Homework Podcast.
We begin the episode by discussing Ari’s homework for Mariam, Brad Anderson’s Transsiberian from 2008. The film stars Emily Mortimer and Woody Harrelson and came and went in theatres, but Ari feels like the film has largely been ignored. Is there something more to it than just a by-the-numbers tourist’s-in-peril thriller?
Mariam’s homework for Ari was the somewhat more highbrow L’Eclisse by Michelangelo Antonioni . The film deals with a young woman played by Monica Vitti who starts a relationship with her mother’s stockbroker played by Alain Delon. But how will Ari feel about the high-art of the Antonioni film, after having thus far only dealt out thrillers for homework?
We close the episode by setting up homework for the third episode. If you enjoy the show, agree or disagree with our takes, want to create homework for us or just have anything to say, you can email us, write on our Facebook wall or Tweet at us!