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95. Nostalgia

May 18th, 2015

This week, like a couple of Billy Pilgrims, Matt and Ed are looking backwards and forwards simultaneously as they talk about nostalgia, and how it has informed films like the marketing behind the recently released Mad Max: Fury Road and the forthcoming Jurassic Park and Vacation sequels. They discuss the unstable nature of nostalgia, which can bring fans onboard or completely alienate them if it isn't used correctly, how some films manage to subvert nostalgia in interesting ways, as well as the kinds of films that make them nostalgic. They also find time to talk about Cannes, the rumours that Marvel is looking to hire Ava DuVernay to direct one of their forthcoming films, and whether or not J.K. from Jamiroquai has connections to the U.S. Army.