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This week we expected to discuss Ghostland by Pascal Laugier to continue April-Laugier month. However, we couldn’t find a single screening of the film in the Denver area. So instead we discuss A Quiet Place. This film has proven to be very popular for both audiences and critics. We went in curious and cautious.
We will return with discussion of more of Laugier’s films as soon as we can.
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“Horror films are our collective nightmares.” Robin Wood.
5:11 – Marshall’s overall take
8:00 – Marshall starts in on the baby
8:08 – Laura’s overall take
14:03 – More on not trusting the audience enough
15:47 – Laura on the social aspects
15:57 – Laura on the baby
16:35 – 16:50 Compare to It – Spoilers
17:12 – Post-apocalypse parenting
19:44 – Compare to It Comes At Night
27:06 – Laura on creature films
27:46 to 28:37- The Corpse of Anna Fritz – Spoilers
29:10 to 30:03 – Compare to The Thing and Alien – no spoilers
31:54 – How would we improve the film? Or missed opportunities, missed opportunities everywhere.
40:16 – Marshall still being that person about “instincts”
41:42 to 42:30 – More comparison to It Comes At Night – Spoilers
45:29 – Back to the baby
48:00 – The heterosexual imaginary by Ingraham
49:05 – Marshall still being a jerk about babies. Yup, babies.
53:39 – Comparing the opening sequence to the opening sequence from It