Bloodbath2 Podcast Critiquing art, narrative and culture

After a brief look at the problems going on with Destiny 2, the BB2P crew tries out a new format for the show where each host presents one good and one bad thing to discuss

Destiny 2 00:00 - 20:15

tangents; writing for video games, cinema technique in cut scenes, Alan Wake, Neil Breen movies, Fallout 4 shenanigans.

New Format 20:15 - 21:45

American Gods VS Hannibal 21:45 - 1:25:14

tangents; Bryan Fuller's strengths and weaknesses, Terry Pratchet and Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, the Sandman comic, mythological comics, most comics suck, Strange Creatures, Romulus, Wicked and Divine, fantasy genre in comics books, Tolkien sucks, 2000 AD Kingmaker, Saga, Once, the Rise of the cult of Disney, American racism in the works of Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison, the dark dirty secret of the Moore/Morrison feud, Mark Millar, the nonsexiness of Benedict Cumberbatch and Mads Mikkelsen, Stanley Kubrick's POV and character use, why people don't get Eyes Wide Shut.

Close Encounters 40th Anniversary theatrical re-release 1:25:14 - 2:02:45

tangents; Spielberg as a film maker, the underrated side of Tom Cruise, a brief history of J. Allen Hynek, Danzig art instillation, Joseph Conrad in light of JG Ballard.

Marvel's Secret Empire VS DC's Metal 2:02:45 -

tangents; the qabalah and the DC Multiverse, the stakes of changing long running superheroes, the plague that is Batman, Tom King's Batman and Mr Miracle, deconstruction and the New Heroics in comic books 

 

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On our latest episode we sit down to discuss narrative structure in video games like Wolfenstein The New Order, Assassin's Creed and Bioshock. Comic discussion on Babyteeth, Man-thing and more. The recent announcement of Ron Howard directing a Star Wars movie. Auteur filmmaking in a blockbuster context. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. And we finish on the glory that is the Wonder Woman movie. 

 
 
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Shout outs and contact info

Comics; dealing with change
Comics; DC Rebirth
RIP; Merle Haggard, Blackjack Mulligan, Balls Mahoney
Book; History of the Tenderloin
Books; Speculative Fiction 1955-1966 
Shirley Jackson; The Haunting of Hill House
JG Ballard; The Crystal World
Where is the cutting edge?
Comics; Daniel Clowes's Eightball and Like A Velvet Glove
Who's going to the movies?
Trailer; Godzilla Resurgence 
Axl Rose is doing what?
TV Season finales; Colony, The Magicians, The Walking Dead
TV Season premiers; fearthe walking dead, Hunters, Wynonna Earp

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We start with a tribute to the late Gunnar Hansen, the actor who first played Leatherface and a cultural look at the paradigm shift with 1970s horror films. We then take a look at the comic book releases for 11/4/2015 and talk about our first "Picks of the Week" for DC, Marvel, Image and the indies.

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September 5, 2015  

For our 10th episode we step away from our usual topics to look at Michael Mann's third film, the original adaptation of Thomas Harris's Red Dragon novel. We primarily focus on the visual symbolism and the subtexts of masculinity and dualism. 

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