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Old v. Gold 214: Big Trouble in Little China

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!

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