Filmmaker Interview: Erik Crary and Steven Piet / Uncle John

May 3, 2017

On this episode we talk with Erik Crary and Steven Piet, the filmmakers behind Uncle John (watch now on Netflix). We discuss being David Lynch's assistant, Facebook stocking, the virtue's of Midwest filmmaking, and their new season for SyFy's Channel Zero. 

http://www.unclejohnfilm.com

http://www.ecrary.com

http://www.wtnss.com

 

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Double Identities - Psycho, Bates Motel, Fight Club

April 13, 2017

On this episode we discuss double identities, split personalities, and dissociative identity disorder in film and TV. Primary we compare the different takes on Norman Bates in Psycho and Bates Motel across generational representation. We also look at this topic in other films such as Fight Club, Primal Fear, and Black Swan.

We also cover What We Have Been Watching With Our Kids and Now Playing

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Now Playing - Knight of Cups, Pacific Rim, Preacher, Valerian and Lorelei

April 5, 2017

It's been awhile since we discussed what we have been watching, reading, or playing so this week Jeremy and I catch up with the "Now Playing" segment. We also discuss what we have been watching with our kids.

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Independent Comics - Special Guest Ben Grisanti: Creator of Polybius Dreams

March 29, 2017

On this episode Jeremy and Eli talk with comic book creator and writer Ben Grisanti about his newest project, Polybius Dreams and independant comic publishing. Our conversation covers 80's arcades, urban legends, creepypasta, Cronenberg, psychological horror, and comic book theory. Plus, Ben gives his recommendations for some great comic books currently ongoing.

*Warning!* At one point we start discussing Slenderman and instantly static appears in our mic until we switch topics. We had to cut out a section because of sound quality. *spooky*

Check out more of Ben's comic work and support his Kickstarter for Polybius Dreams:

Kickstarter

Hypnotic Dog Comics

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Narrative Play - Film vs Video Game Narratives

March 22, 2017

On this episode we are joined by our friend of the podcast Tim Lom to discuss the narrative experiences between film and video games. Which experience is more satisfying and what are their unique qualities? We also try to explain fun terms like Ludonarrative Dissonance.

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Silence - Martin Scorsese’s New Film

March 15, 2017

Jeremy and Eli discuss their thoughts on Martin Scorsese's new film, Silence. This difficult film is based on the classic book by Shusako Endo.

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Filmmaker Interview: Zach Wechter / Straight Low Down

March 8, 2017

On this episode we talk to director, writer, and producer, Zach Wechter. We discuss his short film, Straight Down Low and the way that he and writer Jack Seidman play with genre. 

Watch Straight Down Low: https://vimeo.com/77306213

Check out more of Zach's work: zachwechter.com

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Best of 2016 - Part 2

March 1, 2017

Eli, Jeremy, and Mikey continue their discussion of the Best Media of 2016. On this episode the list of Media includes The Fits, The 13th, American Honey, Cementery of Splendor, Master of None, Sandman, Mr. Robot VR, and Voltron. Our favorite Kids/Family picks of 2016. Plus Jeremy ecstatically recommends Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy, Valentine's Day Special.

Email us your best picks of the year or comments at: extratextualshow@gmail.com

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Best of 2016 - Part 1

February 22, 2017

On this episode Eli, Mikey, and Jeremy discuss their 2016 lists of the best in film, TV, video games and more. Media on this episode includes The Man from High Castle, XCOM 2, The Invitation, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Under the Shadow, Bates Motel, Gleason, and Sing Street. Be sure to check out Part 2 next week!

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Filmmaker Interview: Rebecca Weaver and Chris Irwin / June Falling Down

February 13, 2017

This is the first in our series of conversations with filmmakers producing interesting work. Rebecca Weaver and Chris Irwin are the filmmakers behind the independant film June Falling Down. We discuss using minimal crews, the writing and development process, and finding inspiration in real life events. We also discover what they have been enjoying watching lately. You can find out more about their films at silverleaffilms.net

 

 

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