Extra Milestone – The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Terror of MechaGodzilla (1975), How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Promises are being fulfilled left and right on this week’s Extra Milestone, in which the long-awaited debut of podcast veteran Adonis Gonzalez finally takes place! Adonis and I have a trio of dramatically contrasting movies to discuss, starting with a lengthy exploration of John Ford’s depression-era adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. We continue with a discussion of Ishirō Honda’s character-defining Kaijū film (as well as Godzilla’s Shōwa Era as a whole) with Terror of MechaGodzilla, and we conclude with a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Dreamworks’s How to Train Your Dragon. It was great to podcast with Adonis once more, and we hope to unite even more in the future. Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES:

  • 00:04:30 – The Grapes of Wrath
  • 00:44:50 – Terror of MechaGodzilla
  • 01:17:30 – How to Train Your Dragon

NEXT TIME: Sam welcomes longtime friend, film enthusiast, and podcast newcomer Andrew McMahon to discuss Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger and Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom!

Music in this episode: The opening theme of The Grapes of Wrath, composed by Ricky Ian Gordon; music from the trailers for The Grapes of Wrath, Terror of MechaGodzilla, and How to Train Your Dragon;  the ending theme of Terror of MechaGodzilla, composed by Akira Ifukube.

Cinemaholics in this episode: Sam Noland & Adonis Gonzalez

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