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S01E11: Point Break

November 3rd, 2020 No comments

Ethan and Talia discuss Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 film Point Break. On how Keanu Reeves’ acting is an eternal, mysterious pleasure; the ambiguity over whether this is a good bad film or a good good film; and how Ethan’s love of this film has lead to him remaking a no-budget version in his friend’s back garden.

links to things discussed in this episode
• Not sure that there exists evidence of Ethan’s claim that wearing president masks during a bank robbery was based on a real life case but here’s a more recent version
Not direct evidence that Patrick Swazye was like Bodhi but I think it helps
• A Rolling Stone article about Point Break that mentions how Katherine Bigelow fought to cast Keanu in the movie… also lots about the female gaze
Malcolm Gladwell’s theory about why we misunderstand strangers (a theory which Talia believes could validate Keanu’s acting style)

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