The Movie Club Podcast Episode #27: Naked Lunch and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

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The Movie Club Podcast is an irregular roundtable podcast where we select two movies to dissect, analyze and discuss with a group of fellow movie bloggers and film fans.

It’s been another six month wait in between episodes of The Movie Club Podcast, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. Finally the latest episode is in the can and this time around the crew gathered to discuss David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch and Michael Winterbottom’s Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story. As you can imagine, some of the discussion will revolve around finding unique ways to adapt books that are generally considered unfilmable.

Kurt from Row Three leads the charge this time around, along with Patrick from The Director’s Club Podcast, Corey from the CriticalMassCast and Bob from Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind. Head over to The Movie Club Podcast website to download the episode and then get meta in the comments over there. The next episode will tackle Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession and Ken Russell’s The Devils.

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  • Kurt

    Sorry about the skipping and such at the beginning during the intro, we’re working on fixing that, ASAP, but eveything else is peachy.

  • Spider Rico

    Love the movie club podcast, but that it is one ugly ass logo. I might just draw something up for you boys if you’d think you’d use it!

  • devolutionary

    Hooray. Been a long time coming but I look forward to re-watching Tristram Shandy again myself as it definitely deserves a repeat viewing. Have always admired Naked Lunch and had a crazy fascination with it.

  • Kurt

    The logo was designed in 2007 and is indeed long in the tooth for aesthetics. Any contributed design work is happily accepted, Spider. GO FOR IT!!

  • Voncaster

    Because the topic of film adaptions came up, it got me thinking about my favorite adaptions or interesting adaptions.

    I think Sin City is compelling in that Rodriguez basically tried to do a verbatim translation of the comic book page to the screen. Miller’s black and white Sin City comic pages lend themselves nicely to direct (or Rodriguez’s verion of direct) film translation.

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    Naked Lunch is a movie that I want to like but for whatever reason never completely wins me over. I like Cronenberg and Wellers performance, but the whole film feels ever so slightly out my grasp.

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