Episode 5 – Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris

This is the podcast dedicated to The Criterion Collection. Rudie, Ryan & Travis discuss Criterion Colllection News & Rumors, Criterion New Releases, they review & discuss CC #164, Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1972 sci-fi film, SOLARIS. Plus Criterion Trivia, and ‘Variations of a Theme’: where they discuss other films that relate to the themes of the film they’re reviewing.

This week’s theme: Hallucinations in Film.

Criterion Trivia Question for the month of August: ‘What star of 1930s French Cinema makes a cameo in THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC?’ HINT: This actor appears in a handful of Criterion Collection releases.

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Our next episode we will cover CC #152 David Gordon Green’s GEORGE WASHINGTON.

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(0:00 – 3:09; Intro, Greetings & Contact Info)

(3:10; Criterion News & Rumors)

(3:14 – 10:08; Bored To Death on HBO)

(10:09 – 17:29; Terry Gilliam wants to work for Pixar)

(17:30 – 24:57; Jane Campion’s Bright Star Trailer)

(24:58 – 30:19; Criterion New Releases)

(30:20 – 30:54; BREAK)

(30:55 – 1:16:45; CC #164 Solaris)

(1:16:46 – 1:17:19; BREAK)

(1:17:20 – 1:18:58; Criterion Trivia Question)

(1:18:59 – 1:19:20; BREAK)

(1:19:21 – 1:51:03; Variations on a Theme)

(1:51:04 – 1:51:13; BREAK)

(1:51:14 – 1:54:31; Next up on The CriterionCast, Contract Info & Goodbyes)

(1:54:32 – 1:55:28; Bloopers!!)

Credits:

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4 Comments

  • It seemed to me that every time you guys started getting into any actual discussion regarding the thematic elements of the film, you would get sidetracked and lose focus. I would like to see a bit more of a focus on the film itself, and possibly the director than the tangents and comparisons. (Comparing the dialogue to Star Wars, really!?!?) I will keep tuning in, but a bit more discipline would be greatly appreciated.

  • It seemed to me that every time you guys started getting into any actual discussion regarding the thematic elements of the film, you would get sidetracked and lose focus. I would like to see a bit more of a focus on the film itself, and possibly the director than the tangents and comparisons. (Comparing the dialogue to Star Wars, really!?!?) I will keep tuning in, but a bit more discipline would be greatly appreciated.

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