Karri and Henrik investigate what went wrong with Spectre. It is often seen as a troubled product, and there is no shortage of discussion points. Why does the 3rd act collapse in on itself? What is up with the dialogue? Why these color grading choices? Is Dave Bautista’s Hinx part of Spectre, or just a very random gate crasher? This and more, much more in this week’s episode.
For a change, The Flick Lab looks at a film that almost everyone has seen. All will be revealed, including InGen’s secret human clone trials, Nedry’s brain failures, Jurassic teleportation powers and how the goats are delivered to T-Rexes – all exclusively here in The Flick Lab.
Jurassic Park (1993). Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Samuel L. Jackson
William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus was adapted and modernised into a film by Ralph Fiennes, also known for his roles as Voldemort and M in Harry Potter and James Bond franchises, respectively.
What makes Coriolanus’ story so timeless and timely, even inauspicious? Does the Elizabethan English language juxtaposed with modern setting induce challenges and detract from the film’s lure?
Coriolanus (2011). Directed by Ralph Fiennes. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain.
Possibly the most racist film in the United States history was also the first huge blockbuster Hollywood hit. How is this possible? Why is The Birth of a Nation still shown in film schools? Does the film hold historical value or should it be outright banned?
The Birth of a Nation (1915). Directed by D.W. Griffith. Starring Henry B. Walthall, Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden.
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Daniel Craig’s first James Bond film is now under loop in The Flick Lab Bond Marathon. Why didn’t Pierce Brosnan return? What are the differences between Dalton and Craig? Was a reboot necessary for the franchise?
Casino Royale (2006). Directed by Martin Campbell. Starring Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench.