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Joker, Scorsese, & Kluge: Should Cinema Serve the Body Politic?

Updated: Oct 13, 2019

Reflections #1. This is the first in a series of more reactionary, topical conversations that Juan Pablo and Jason are doing as part of the development of the Pan-Optic podcast. Today, we discuss popular criticism of writer/director Todd Phillips' Joker, the so-called "comic book genre" in general, the role of the markets in directing resources to particular types of cinema (while alienating others), and filmmaker/philosopher Alexander Kluge's perspective on cinema as a public sphere medium with political effects.

The views expressed on this podcast are our own.


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