Remember back in 2011, during episodes 26 and 30, when we promised to round off our Taiwanese New Wave Cinema series with a Tsai Ming-Liang episode? Well, only a year after those two episodes were released and we finally remembered too! In this episode, guest host Marc Saint-Cyr rejoins us as we look at Tsai’s 2003 love letter to cinema, Goodbye Dragon Inn. Also included is talk of the 2013 versions of the Nippon Connection and Shinsedai Cinema Festival (that’s right, it’s festival season again!) and more!
Direct link: Episode 42
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Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He is an avid movie fan who specializes in Japanese cinema, but enjoys everything from artsy high-brow to mega-billion blockbusters to straight-to-video turds. As an Asian-American, he got the best of all cinematic worlds as a child by receiving mega-doses of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Kamen Rider, and American drive-in movies in addition to a steady diet of punk rock, Japanese literature, and Buddhism. He spent six years in Japan as an English teacher and translator. In 2004, he returned to the United States to complete his Masters in Language Education and continue his career as a language educator and cultural anthropologist with a focus on language policy and language shift. Jon is a former Myrle Clark Award recipient for excellence in creative writing and has contributed to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011).