The pairings keep getting stranger and stranger every week, and this week’s show is no exception! Special guest Ryan Oliver joins Sam and Jon to tackle two very different classics, starting with Akira Kurosawa’s massively influential 1950 arthouse classic Rashomon. We discuss everything from our differing experiences with the film, how multiple viewings have yielded different interpretations, and why the film has remained so meaningful even after 70 years. After that, we take a huge left turn toward Transylvania to examine the legacy and power of Jim Sharman’s 1975 genre-defining cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which one of us doesn’t like! It’s another collection of varied experiences complete with a litany of recommendations to go along with both films!
- 0:04:05 – Rashomon
- 01:12:40 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: “A Ghastly Discovery” by Fumio Hayasaka, “Sweet Transvestite” by Richard O’Brien, trailers for Rashomon and The Rocky Horror Picture Show
NEXT WEEK: Emily Kubincanek is back again! This time, we’re taking a look at both the Silent Era and its legacy with Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard and Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush!
Sam is a frequent contributor to Cinemaholics, former co-host of Anyway, That’s All I Got, and currently hosts the weekly Extra Milestone podcast. He’ll watch anything once, but makes no guarantees about whether or not he’ll remember it.