Plague/Schmague: Episode 3 of Pop Art-Monty Python and the Holy Grail/The Seventh Seal


What better time to discuss two films that take place during a plague?

For Pop Art, I ask my guest to chose a film from pop culture and I will then chose a corresponding film from the more arty side of cinema.

For this episode, my guest Jay Cluitt chose the brilliant comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail and I, in turn, chose the great Ingmar Bergman’s art house hit The Seventh Seal. And in this episode we answer such questions as: Who is the best Monty Pythoner; which movie has the best insult scenes; how does an acting troupe survive in a plague; where have all the existentialists gone; and what is the connection between Bergman and Twister?

Find it at https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/hcasner65579

 

And check out my first two episodes: Raiders of the Lost Ark/The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Goldfinger/The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.

 

THE FRENCH THEY ARE A FUNNY RACE: Part Duex, Movies at the Col-Coa Film Festival: 9 Month Stretch and Me, Myself and Mum


9-month-stretch-sandrine-kiberlain-albert-dupontel-nicolas-marieAre you sitting down?
You maybe ought to be sitting down for this.
You see, there’s this judge. And she’s female. And she doesn’t like men and thinks they are all cowards because of something her father did to her mother, yadda, yadda, yadda. She is all work and no play, doesn’t drink or have sex. And she’s up for a major promotion.
But then on New Year’s Eve, against her better judgment, she lets her colleagues talk her into joining the party. She gets down and boogies; imbibes a bit too, too; leaves the merrymaking ministry in a haze…and six months later discovers she’s pregnant.  And can’t remember how it happened or with whom.
No, no, that’s still not it. Don’t get up yet. You probably should stay seated. Continue reading