High and Low (Brow) – Episode 2.10 – We Need a Little Controversy
This time we sit down and discuss a pair of controversial films, the Louis Bunuel classic Viridiana, a film declared blasphemous by the Catholic Church and banned in Bunuel’s home country of Spain, and the much maligned Disney film Song of the South, a film that has never been released on home video or re-released in theatres since 1986, all because it paints a rather idyllic picture of the old South and possibly the master/slave relationship. We’ll see if the films are worthy of the controversy that surrounds them, and perhaps even engage in a little controversy ourselves.
In unrelated news, I’m dabbling with posting the podcast in an m4a format rather than as an mp3. It allows for a bit more functionality for those with mobile devices, especially for those of you who listen to the show through iTunes, which happens to be most of you. As I get better acquainted with Garage Band I hope to take a bit more advantage of some of the options it provides so hopefully the downloads will have a bit more to offer than just me and James talking about movies. Feedback, as always, would be appreciated.
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