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Dec. 8, 2020

Episode 42 - Coraline

Episode 42 - Coraline

To paraphrase Better Father:Making up a review about Coraline. Was the film a peach, was it a doll or just a waste of time? The animation's cute as a button In the eyes of everyone's who's ever viewed Coraline.  When she went round exploring, Was it fun...


To paraphrase Better Father:

Making up a review about Coraline. Was the film a peach, was it a doll or just a waste of time? The animation's cute as a button In the eyes of everyone's who's ever viewed Coraline.  When she went round exploring, Was it fun or did they just make it boringThis week our eyes they were on Coraline.

 

Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, and Ellie as we enter the other world (better world?) of Coraline. It's a literal gravy train of a 42nd episode as we discuss:

  • We can't get over how good the stop motion animation is
  • Ian McShane and the uniquely British programme that was Lovejoy
  • The voice casting
  • Other mother has a few comparisons to Jadis from C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe to overcome
  • We talk about which character wasn't even in the source book
  • We have a frank conversation about whether nudity (or near nudity) automatically suggests sexualisation
  • We discuss representation on film and what does it mean to have positive representation.  Is it just the number of characters, or is it their morality?  Is there something more nuanced.
  • We love Cat David.
  • We discuss the merits of this animated film against a Studio Ghibli film with similar themes.
  • We debate whether Coraline is a good kid and whether her parents are good parents
  • What is the deal with the Pumpkin Spice Latte that is Other Father?
  • How great is the song Other Father delivers
  • Whether or not Coraline is the Best Film Ever.