Episode 13: Tony Takitani

In this episode, the VCinema boys are joined in the fourth chair by Dr. John Berra, a film scholar who has authored and edited books covering American Independent and Japanese cinema.  Besides talking to us about these publications and a post that he has accepted abroad, John joins us in a discussion and review of  Tony Takitani (2004, dir: Jun Ichikawa), a character study adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami.  Also included in this episode is an extended talk about Murakami, his style, works, films both inspired or adapted from his work including the upcoming Norwegian Wood (2010, dir: Anh Hung Tran), Hear the Wind Sing (1980, dir: Kazuki Omori), Starfish Hotel (2006, dir: John Williams), and more.

Also included in this episode is discussion about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010, dir: Edgar Wright), Cool as Ice (1991, dir: David Kellogg), Punishment Park (1971, dir: Peter Watkins), One False Move (1992, dir: Carl Franklin), and more!

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