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Spices will flow in the last double feature of Year 14. A discussion of two thought-provoking tales of political intrigue, Dune and Spice Wo...
Posted July 15, 2022
Hosted by Alice Thirteen & Michael Koester
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Spices will flow in the last double feature of Year 14. A discussion of two thought-provoking tales of political intrigue, Dune and Spice World. The recently released Dune: One More Time With Feeling is a science fiction epic that explores themes of politics, religion, and environmentalism through use of a sprawling intergalactic society. Spice World, released in 1997, follows the fictionalize pop group the Spice Girls as they navigate the challenges of fame and friendship while preparing for their first live television special. Double Feature analyzes the cultural significance and lasting impact of both films, drawing connections between their respective genres and the broader context of their respective time periods. They also discuss the enduring appeal of each film and the ways in which they have influenced popular culture. Or with Dune, future-appeal anyways.
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Released: September 15, 2021
Runtime: 155 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Alice Roth, Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac
Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Released: December 18, 1997
Runtime: 93 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Bob Spiers
Writer: Jamie Curtis
Starring: Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton
Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").