"The mother's injuries are to be handed down to the daughter": Love and Destruction in Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata
Michelle and Jimmy are joined in this episode by Media Arts teacher and film fanatic, Khoa Tran, to discuss, Autumn Sonata, Ingmar Bergman's late masterpiece about the difficult and, at times, destructive relationship between mothers and daughters.
In this episode of From the Lighthouse, Jimmy and Michelle talk about Michael Haneke's 2005 intriguing and enigmatic film Caché. The film, starring Juliet Binoche and Daniel Auteil, explores the absence of remorse and the relentlessness of memory in the life of French intellectual Georges, charting Georges response as the family start receiving anonymous video cassettes and crayon drawings reminding Georges of his childhood transgression against a young Algerian boy, Majid. The film explores the long shadow of French colonial violence against Algerians and critiques a national response that refuses to acknowledge the past.
Get Over It is a 2001 teen adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. This week, Stephanie and Kirstin discuss Kirsten Dunst, teen romance, and overexcited dogs.
The 1999 film She's All That is an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion...or is it? This week, Stephanie, Kirstin and Jimmy discuss glasses, the class system, and disappointment.
Easy A (2001) is a loose adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. This week, Stephanie, Kirstin and Jimmy discuss sexual double-standards, intertextual references, and the world's coolest parents.
Check out Kirstin's cool new blog on this series: http://www.kirstinmills.com/blog/teen-movie-adaptations-classic-literature-podcast/
Clueless brings Jane Austen's Emma into the world of a privileged LA teen, and it works perfectly. This week, Stephanie, Kirstin and Jimmy discuss Austen, Heckerling, and routine liposuction.
She's The Man transforms Shakespeare's Twelfth Night into a teen drama about soccer and debutante balls. This week, Stephanie, Jimmy and Kirstin discuss the film, gender, and why they don't necessarily think it all works...
We love old books when they're teen movies. This week, Stephanie, Jimmy and Kirstin kick off a new mini-series of podcasts on teen movie adaptations of classic texts with Ten Things I Hate About You.
Shakespeare's Macbeth is so good that we can't stop thinking about it, or talking about it. This week, Stephanie, Jimmy and Kirstin discuss the appeal of the Scottish play, as well as the best and worst adaptations.
The world is in a very strange place right now, and we're in need of serious distraction. Jimmy, Kirstin and Stephanie take you through their favourite comfort books, television shows, movies and podcasts