This Movie is Drunk

#159 – Under the Volcano (1984) – Film vs Book

Geoffrey Firmin is a British consul in Mexico in the 1930’s. He is drunk. Is that it, or is there more under the hood here? Karri and Henrik look into a movie that Karri hated as a kid. Now as highly sophisticated and intelligent adults, the duo tries to find out if there’s anything worthwhile to be found here. What does the film want to say and can it communicate it effectively? Is following an intoxicated man interesting? Can it be interesting? Are we to feel empathy for the character? Is it hard to feel empathy when one is three sheets to the wind, and if so, what could change that? Is the film about something else than being smashed? This is Under the Volcano, the film vs the book.

Films covered in this episode:
Under the Volcano (1984)
Directed by John Huston. Starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset🍻, Anthony Andrews, Ignacio Lopez Tarso, Katy Jurado.
Based on the original novel by Malcom Lowry.

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell.

Apologies for the sound quality in this episode on Karri’s side, caused by a glitch.

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