OpKino Classic: The 2nd Quarter Quell (Feb. 22nd 2012)

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Guess what? We’re coming up on our first Fighting In The War Room Quarter Quell!

What is a Quarter Quell?

For fans of The Hunger Games book series, a Quarter Quell takes place every 25 years and something about those Hunger Games is different. In Catching Fire, the movie and the book, the Quarter Quell features a culling from the surviving tributes and…now this has nothing to do with the podcast.

A podcast Quarter Quell represents a break in our usual format. Every 25 episodes, Katey, Patches, David and Da7e stop talking about current pop culture and cover a topic/movie that let’s you know a bit more about the four of them as people.

It’s humanizing, like naming a cow before the slaughter.

Leading up to Fighting In The War Room 25 (June 3rd!), we’ll be seeding our previous Quarter Quells under that other podcast name.

This week on Operation Kino, we’re throwing out the usual format and celebrating our 50th episode with our second Quarter Quell. Last time each of us brought in a movie that represented how we thought about film, but this time we’re getting nostalgic, with each podcaster revisiting the first movie that ever got them really into film. We kick things off with Da7e, who fell in love with monster movies at an early age thanks to this obscure foreign monster Gojira– or, Godzilla to us Americans. Then Patches recalls how exciting it was, as a sheltered youth, to come across the comedic insanity of The Blues Brothers. David takes us back to his film school days with the experimental travelogue Sans Soleil, from the same director who brought you La Jetee. And Katey wraps things up by reviving her pretentious 15-year-old self who thought she was really, really smart when she first saw American Beauty. We do have a lightning round in this episode, so we end, as always, with your lightning round answers for dessert.


00:00-01:08 Lightning Round

1:28 – 2:43 Introductions and explanation of the Quarter Quell

3:23 – 17:20 Da7e’s tribute: Gojira

18:03 – 32:28 Patches’s tribute: The Blues Brothers

33:05 – 49:54 David’s tribute: Sans Soleil

50:28 – 1:06:20 Katey’s tribute: American Beauty

1:06:20 – 1:12:34 Dessert!

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