Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Movie Moxie Podcast 13: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Aftershock plus Genre Look at Mystery Films

Shannon is back from the land of San Fran and catching up with recent releases of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest & Aftershock, as well as gearing up for for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, continuing the genre exploration by uncovering mysteries and as always checking out DVD releases and looking ahead to what's out next week.

Looking for the info on the Antichrist DVD contest? Contest info here! Antichrist DVD review here!



MP3 File



0:00 – 6:00 - Introduction
6:00 –8:55 – News: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
8:55 – 15:30 – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Review
15:30 – 20:40 – Aftershock Review
20:40 – 36:50 – Mystery as a Genre
36:50 – 38:30 – The King’s Speech Trailer
38:30 – 44:00 – DVD releases my pick (Hunt to Kill) and an Antichrist Contest!
44:00 – 46:00 – Upcoming up Next Week
46:00 – 47:44 – Outro

Show Notes

The King's Speech Trailer (in theatres December 10, 2010)


Mystery as Genre Show Notes
  • Mystery films as defined by Wikipedia "Mystery film is a sub-genre of the more general category of crime film. It focuses on the efforts of the detective, private investigator or amateur sleuth to solve the mysterious circumstances of a crime by means of clues, investigation, and clever deduction. The successful mystery film adheres to one of two story types, known as Open and Closed. The Closed (or whodunit) mystery conceals the identity of the perpetrator until late in the story, adding an element of suspense during the apprehension of the suspect, as the audience is never quite sure who it is. The Open mystery, in contrast, reveals the identity of the perpetrator at the top of the story, showcasing the "perfect crime" which the audience then watches the protagonist unravel, usually at the very end of the story, akin to the unveiling scenes in the Closed style."
  • 2010 Mysteries: The Ghost Writer, The Secret in Their Eyes, Green Zone, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Män som hatar kvinnor, The Girl Who Played with Fire / Flickan som lekte med elden and possibly The Lovely Bones
  • Acclaimed Mysteries: 12 Angry Men, North by Northwest, The Maltese Falcon, No Country for Old Men, The Usual Suspects and LA Confidential.
  • Great films that would appeal of mystery fans: The Prestige, Fight Club
  • Faves: In the Heat of the Night, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Män som hatar kvinnor
IMDb Top 50 Mysteries (as of November 8, 2010)
1. Inception (2010)
2. 12 Angry Men (1957)
3. Fight Club (1999)
4. Rear Window (1954)
5. Psycho (1960)
6. The Usual Suspects (1995)
7. Se7en (1995)
8. Memento (2000)
9. North by Northwest (1959)
10. Citizen Kane (1941)
11. Vertigo (1958)
12. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
13. The Shining (1980)
14. The Third Man (1949)
15. The Departed (2006)
16. Chinatown (1974)
17. Rashômon (1950)
18. L.A. Confidential (1997)
19. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
20. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
21. Rebecca (1940)
22. The Prestige (2006)
23. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
24. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
25. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
26. The Green Mile (1999)
27. Oldboy (2003)
28. Dzhentlmeny udachi (1972)
29. Les diaboliques (1955)
30. Strangers on a Train (1951)
31. No Country for Old Men (2007)
32. The Big Sleep (1946)
33. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
34. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
35. Donnie Darko (2001)
36. The Sixth Sense (1999)
37. The Big Lebowski (1998)
38. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
39. Sleuth (1972)
40. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
41. The Thing (1982)
42. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
43. Laura (1944)
44. Le samouraï (1967)
45. Dial M for Murder (1954)
46. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
47. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
48. Memories of Murder (2003)
49. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
50. Three Colours: Red (1994)

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