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Episode 63. Play Dead: Funny Games (1997)

June 19, 2018

What constitutes a film? What constitutes a podcast episode description? Andrea and Alex ask these questions (okay, maybe not that last one) and more in this month’s episode. By plundering the depths of filmic conventions, audience expectations and interpersonal contracts, Michael Haneke’s Funny Games asks the hard questions for which there are many answers. REQUIRED READING Funny Games. Dir. Michael Haneke, 1997. EXTRA CREDIT Class of 2018 t-shirts. Limited edition Faculty of Horror t-shirts are available until September from Twisted Ts through the end of September! Order yours today. Salem Horror Fest. We’ll be back October 12-14! Get your tickets now. Faculty of Horror subreddit. Keep the conversation going on our subreddit page. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman. Symbolic interactionism and dramaturgical analysis. Bertolt Brecht. Avant-garde theatre practioner who believed in distancing an audience to encourage rational thought over emotional engagement. Anne Dufourmantelle. The Philosophy of Hospitality. An exploration of the people involved in the dynamics of hospitality. Jacques Derrida on Hospitality. The French philosopher’s take on the conditional and unconditional concepts of hospitality. The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle. Alex’s new book is available now through McFarland Books! LISTEN Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As…” to download the mp3.

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