DDoP 2016 Ep20: Movie Chat 002: The Seven Samurai
This is my Dog Days of Podcasting episode for Tuesday, August 23. (My goal is to get Movie Chat with the Movie Night Crew out on a regular biweekly release schedule, so this should have been my DDoP episode for Monday the 22nd, but I didn’t look back at my previous blog posts and realize I’d released my first Movie Chat episode on a Monday until after I’d already uploaded my podcast file for the day on Monday evening. Oops. Live and learn.)
The main content of this episode was recorded on Sunday, February 28, 2016. This is the episode of Movie Chat that I mentioned, and promised to get out this month, in a previous episode of Thread Snippings. In preparation for that night, I wrote a mini-essay on our featured movie of the evening (The Seven Samurai), its relationship with Star Wars, and my progress on my Jedi costume up to that point. I read that episode on-pod in this episode.
- I mentioned on-pod that I would be sure to include a picture of myself in the show notes, so here it is. This picture was taken the night we made this recording (Feb. 28).
- Here is a (very informal) list of the reference materials I used to write my essay:
- The Secret History of Star Wars, by Michael Kaminski
- This article from The Guardian on how Toshiro Mifune could have appeared in Star Wars
- That same point is also mentioned in this article from scifi.about.com
- This NYT article on the origins of names in the Star Wars universe
- Theme song for Movie Chat with the Movie Night Crew: “Look Busy,” by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com.
- Transition sound effect: “lightsaber3” by gyzhor, found at freesound.org.
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