Episode 6 – David Gordon Green’s George Washington

This is the podcast dedicated to The Criterion Collection. Rudie, Ryan & Travis discuss Criterion News & Rumors, Criterion New Releases, they analyze, discuss & highlight CC #152, David Gordon Green’s 2000 release, George Washington, 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: The Rural Effect.

Criterion Trivia Question for the month of September: ‘What was the mascot on the T-singlet in the film, George Washington?”

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Our next episode we will cover CC #314 Robert Besson’s Pickpocket.


(00:00 – 00:36; Clip from George Washington)
(00:37 – 01:10; “A United Theory” by God Help The Girl)
(01:11 – 02:19; Welcome)
(02:20 – 02:27; News & Rumors)
(02:28 – 05:32; The Observer Film Quarterly Top 25 British films made in the last 25 years)
(05:33 – 13:06; IFC/Criterion Partnership)
(13:07 – 18:08; Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist)
(18:09 – 18:36; New Releases)
(18:37 – 21:07; Masaki Kobayashi’s The Human Condition)
(21:08 – 23:41; David Mamet’s Homicide)
(23:42 – 27:04; Alexander Korda’s That Hamilton Woman)
(27:05 – 27:49; BREAK)
(27:50 – 59:49; Discussion of David Gordon Green’s George Washington)
(59:06 – 59:49; BREAK)
(59:50 – 01:02:39; Trivia)
(01:02:40 – 01:13:14; BREAK)
(01:13:15 – 01:26:06; Variations of a Theme – The Rural Effect)
(01:26:07 – 01:26:06; Contact Info)
(01:26:07 – 01:26:56; Next on The CriterionCast – Robert Besson’s Pickpocket)
(01:26:57 – 01:27:40; Goodbyes)
(01:27:41 – 01:29:06; “Sovay” by Andrew Bird)
(01:29:07 – 01:30:10; Outtakes!!)


Intro Music by God Help The Girl. Learn more on iTunes and their website, http://GodHelpTheGirl.com

Outro Music by Andrew Bird. Learn more on iTunes and his website, http://andrewbird.net.

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