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Arts & Entertainment with Chris & Randall

Feb 18, 2021

ep43: Critically acclaimed art versus commercially successful art

Chris and Randall discuss critically acclaimed art versus commercially successful art.

topics discussed include:
the role of the critic

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's three questions:
What was the artist trying to do?
How well did he do it?
Was it worth the doing?

Parasite (2019)
Bong Joon-Ho
Memories of Murder (2003)
Elvis Costello
Van Halen
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The Lone Ranger (2013)
The Great Gatsby (novel)
the Western canon
Harlan Ellison on Lynch's Dune:
James Cameron vs. Wes Anderson
Titanic (1997)
Aliens (1986)
Terminator (1984)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
True Lies (1994)
The Abyss (1989)
Avatar (2009)
George Lucas
Rushmore (1998)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
The Shining (novel) vs. The Metamorphosis (short story)
Stephen King vs. Franz Kafka
T.C. Boyle
Richard Bachman
Paula A. Roth
sitcom writing
Miramax Films
Disneyland vs. art museum
Charles Dickens
Death of a Salesman (play)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Cahiers du Cinéma
The Da Vinci Code (novel)
The Catcher in the Rye (novel)
The Beatles
Steven Spielberg
Schindler's List (1993)
Jurrassic Park (1993)
Jaws (1975)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
1941 (1979)
Amistad (1997)
Roger Corman
The Intruder (1962)

recorded November 2, 2020

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