EPISODE 377: LA FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW by · Published June 10, 2014 · Updated August 7, 2015 In this episode, Tyler and David discuss the films playing at the Los Angeles Film Festival.Related Posts:Episode 826: Sundance 2023 PreviewEpisode 828: Sundance 2023 Wrap-UpEpisode 830: Straub-HuilletEpisode 835: Oscars 2023 (Tyler's Take)Episode 834: Oscars 2023Episode 833: Top Ten Films of 2022Episode 824: Being the Movie UncleEpisode 821: 2022 Sight & Sound Poll with Rico Gagliano Share
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Was it just me, or did you guys forget to talk about Tweaked Audio?
We definitely talked about them. About 31 minutes in.
Must be so used to the podcast that the Tweaked ads just meld in with the conversation.
I don’t quite understand what David means by saying Mumblecore doesn’t exist. I don’t know how he can make that argument. Mumblecore is widely accepted to mean a movie that is low budget, dialog-heavy, and mostly improvised. I guess David doesn’t like the term for whatever reason, but you can’t say it doesn’t exist. That’s like saying gross-out comedies don’t exist, because you don’t like them.
Mumblecore does not exist. Movies have been made in that way for a very long time, going back at least to John Cassavete’s Shadows. Developments in technology meant that a bunch of movies with a similar aesthetic were produced around the same time and journalists gave it a name as a way of grouping films that were never meant to be grouped together. The boundaries of what defines “Mumblecore” are so porous, though, that you can make a case that almost any of them doesn’t really fit. The term has become an easy way of dismissing movies made in this style because, admittedly, most of them stink. But most movies in general stink. Technology has made for more shitty movies as well as more good ones. The proportions are still the same.