An initial discussion of the darkness of Santa Claus leads naturally to a January podcast about 1986’s Big Trouble in Little China, a comic epic stage-fighting romp from title-preceding director John Carpenter and star Kurt Russell — who may or may not actually be the hero of this quietly subversive little piece. OK, maybe not “quietly,” because there’s plenty of splosions, and we guess about $11 million worth of lightning. And Kim Cattrall is there being feisty.
“Mystical” battle – that implies it’s Asian.
Podcasters: Robert, Tim, Chris, Jack
- 00:00 Intro and Memories
- 13:21 Rapid Recap
- 20:42 Magical Realism
- 27:31 How Racist and Sexist Is(n’t) It?
- 35:37 Big Comedy in Little China
- 40:13 The Drama Behind the Comedy
- 44:40 Crouching Trouble, Hidden China
- 51:34 Fashion Check
- 54:38 The Vote
Next Week’s Assignment
What more do we need to shout repeatedly besides Akira!