DE Podcast: Tintin and the Curse of Globalisation

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© Copyright Paramount Pictures

© Copyright Paramount Pictures

It’s Hollywood versus the world! In this episode, Chris, Frank, Eric, and Dimitri recommend movies from across the globe. Then they have an untypically serious conversation on the implications of Paramount releasing The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) internationally nearly two months before tackling the domestic market. Finally, in a blast-from-the-past deleted scene, Kazim and Dimitri try to come up with a cross-culture spin on the Rambo franchise. Come back next time as we celebrate the new year.

  • 00:00     Introduction
  • 01:09     Show and Tell: The Horseman on the Roof
  • 02:50     Show and Tell: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 03:26     Show and Tell: Largo Winch
  • 04:01     Show and Tell: Man on the Train
  • 05:17     Show and Tell: Deep Red
  • 06:27     About Tintin
  • 09:49     The Deal with the International Market
  • 17:14     Our Expectations for Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
  • 20:23     The Impact of Globalisation on Hollywood
  • 25:52     The International Perspective
  • 29:48     Electric Boogaloo Factory: Rambo in China
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Literary Correspondent: With a sordid past involving illustrations, libraries, and subtitles, Chris has reinvented himself as a specialist in the liberal insertion of puns. Like anyone working with words, he hides an embarrassing novel in his drawer but not in his drawers.

Panelist: Dedicated high school teacher by day and halfhearted salsa student by night, Eric has extensive comic book knowledge and an affinity for convoluted puns. He also quotes French films in their original language, but don't be too hard on him.

Editor in Chief / Movie Critic: When he started this site, Dimitri never thought he'd be writing blurbs about himself in the third person. In his other life, he works as a writer, translator, and editor for various publications in print and online. His motto is, "Have pen, will travel."

Panelist: What can be said of a lass who dresses as a Hobbit and goes on adventures with her woodland companion, Hegemon the Vampire Hedgehog? To paraphrase Popeye, she is what she is, and if you thought that was Descartes, you have been misinformed.

Panelist: Known as the Funky Chicken, Frank has been on the Internet since 1996. When he isn't rambling on our podcast, the cyber-librarian tames electrons for his municipal book repository. He is brought to you by the letter Q and the number three.