They Shot Pictures #7: Hou Hsiao-hsien

I was happy once again to join Seema on the They Shot Pictures podcast, this time to discuss Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien.  We focused on A Summer at Grandpa’s, Good Men, Good Women and Millennium Mambo, but we tried the impossible task of covering all the rest of his career as well.  Included are my rambling rants about the state of contemporary film scholarship and melodramatic vision of cinema as the solution to all of life’s problems.  I’m pretty sure we also conclude that anyone who doesn’t like Millennium Mambo is either a reductionist grad student or a horrible, healthy person.  You can download the episode from Sound on Sight or through iTunes.

(Apologies for being echo-y)

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