Filmspotting #147: Inland Empire / Tom Tykwer / Spirited Away / Top 5 Most Deserved Oscars
Wednesday, 07 February 2007 01:00

Feb. 7: In order to properly discuss David Lynch's new film "Inland Empire," Adam and Sam were given a one-show licence to turn Filmspotting into a forum to discuss abstract art.

That license was revoked halfway through their conversation.

If there are unconventional pleasures to be had with this unconventional film, what are they? What does it mean that a film is simultaneously thrilling, tedious, unnerving and impenetrable? Does that make it a masterpiece? Or a pretentious, self-indulgent exercise?

Also on the show: Adam's interview with director Tom Tykwer ... some quick thoughts on Tykwer's new film "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" ... and, after a long hiatus, the Animation Marathon returns with the fifth film in the six-week series, Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning "Spirited Away."

Plus, Massacre Theatre and the Top 5 Most Deserved Oscars -- the rare cases where the Academy actually got it right!

Music by The Silos from the album "Come On Like The Fast Lane" courtesy of Bloodshot Records.

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Filmspotting #147
:20-14:41 - Inland Empire
Music: The Silos, "Behind Me Now"
15:36-30:07 - Review: Perfume, Tom Tykwer Interview
Music: The Silos, "I Won You Won"
31:40-35:08 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: TJ Wells)
35:09-44:52 - Animation #5: Spirited Away
Music: The Silos, "Days Gone By"
45:40-46:59 - New DVDs, Donations/Nicknames
47:00-51:51 - Poll Questions, Dope Sheet Contest
51:52-1:02:58 - Top 5 Most Deserved Oscars
1:02:59-1:04:48 - Close

- "Inland Empire" trailer
- Why does Sam use the word "mind-Cinecast" when setting up "Inland Empire"? Replacing a vulgarity with the word Cinecast became fashionable in the Filmspotting Message Boards.

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