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The venerable and exceedingly intermittent Plastic Podcast, which has outlived the two blogs with which it was intertwined, and whose audio archives were difficult to ...

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Daily Plastic is a Chicago-based movie blog, a collaboration between Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks, the same pair who brought you the wearable movie tote, the razor-thin pencil pocket, and that joke about aardvarks. If you know the whereabouts of the blue Pontiac Tempest that was towed from the Plastic Parking Lot on the evening of August 7th, 2008, or more importantly if you've recovered the red shoebox that was in its trunk, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Davis was the chief film critic for the late, great Paste Magazine (which lives on now as a website) from 2005 through 2009, and he counts this interview with Claire Denis among his favorite moments. Every once in a while he pops up on Twitter. He's presently sipping puerh in Chicago, even at this hour. Meanwhile, Parks, whose work has appeared in TimeOut Chicago, The Hyde Park Herald, and Paste, is molding unsuspecting, college-aged minds in the aforementioned windy city. Media types are warned to stay clear of his semester-sized field of influence because of the distorting effects that are likely to develop.

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Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody in The Brothers Bloom

On the triumphant return of the Plastic Podcast after a months-long hiatus, Rob talks with filmmaker Rian Johnson about his second film, The Brothers Bloom, starring Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, and Rinko Kikuchi.

0:00 Intro: Where Have You Been?
4:10 Interview: Rian Johnson on The Brothers Bloom
21:17 Outro

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2 Responses to “Interview: Rian Johnson on The Brothers Bloom

  1. Stephen L says:

    Thank God you're back. I am stunned by the coincidence of all this for me: last year I came across your podcast quite serendipitously and picked an episode at random to see if your points of view, esthetics, production values etc would appeal to me. Turned out I listened to Episode 008 where within the first few minutes of the podcast you pretty much dismissed out of hand the Coen's No Country for Old Men and upon such terms and based on such rationale that I stopped listening right then and never returned to another episode. Today, May 6, I was culling some old podcasts from iTunes (and having forgotten that I had listened to episode 8 back when) I clicked it and listened to it again, this time hearing about your second viewing of NCFOM and changed attitudes. Well, as I consider this film not only one of the Coen's best efforts but rank up along with some of the best works in film history, I was delighted to hear of your new appreciation and proceeded to listen to more of your podcasts (which I enjoyed). Then I went to your website to discover that y'all have been on hiatus since November '08! Astounding! So, I am glad you are back and hope you two continue your excellent podcast work. (I love the chapters, artwork and sound) I suppose I have learned one can no more judge a podcast by its first 5 minutes chosen at random as one can a book by its cover.

    Thanks again and glad you're back.

  2. Robert DAVIS says:

    Hi Stephen. Thanks for the welcome. That podcast about No Country for Old Men could certainly throw someone who isn't hip to our trickery. :-)

    Do you have any other favorite podcasts? I'm always on the lookout for a good one. Usually I'll like one for a while and then get tired of it, so maybe the occasional hiatus at Daily Plastic is actually preferable for people like me. Or maybe that's some severe rationalization on my part. Anyway, glad you kept us in your iTunes and rediscovered our little show.

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