Modern Monochrome – 03 – Elephant Man & Zelig

Modern Monochrome

On this, the third episode of the Take Two Podcast we look into a couple of modern films which have been produced in black and white as an artistic decision by the movie makers.

The Elephant Man by director David Lynch portrays story which is as relevant now as ever, and Woody Allen’s Zelig where he plays a man who is a human chameleon seamlessly changing his appearance and personality to suit his environment. From the onset both movies seem very different however as the discussion flows it becomes apparent that they share common themes and even similar messages.

 

Trapped in a Box! – 02 – Cube & Pontypool

Trapped in a Box!

We are back again with episode 2 of the Take Two Podcast and after the animal theme of the first episode, we now transcend into an environment theme and take two movies which are filmed predominantly within a confined space.

In this episode we look at the sci-fi cult classic Cube from 1997 and the restrained zombie outbreak movie Pontypool from 2008. In both of these movies the director utilizes a claustrophobic environment differently but both end up with the same effect in creating a tense, rigid scene which by the end of the movie is very familiar to the viewer. Also we do discuss various important plot points of two movies, so SPOILER ALERT, you have been warned.