Mondo Cane + Twentynine Palms

Mondo Cane + Twentynine Palms
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A tour through exploitation and the new french extremity lands on a definitive world episode. Mondo Cane turns out to be more of the exploit...

Posted February 25, 2022
Hosted by Alice Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsExploitation + New French ExtremeYear 14

Episode Notes

A tour through exploitation and the new french extremity lands on a definitive world episode. Mondo Cane turns out to be more of the exploitation landscape than many realize. Twentynine Palms is THE film to coin the term New French Extremity – or the movie being talked about, anyways. First up – all around the world, there’s free footage! Take a gander and royalty free documentary clips unlikely to be seen anywhere else! Cutting room floor material too hot for no one! Twentynine Palms brings the new french extremity to America. Everyone talks about the ending of Twentynine Palms, but what actually happens in the runtime of this film? Michael presents his most dubious theory of man. How Twentynine Palms earned the name New French Extremity. Where does the new french extreme go from here?



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Mondo Cane

Mondo Cane

Released: March 30, 1962
Runtime: 108 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Writer: Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti
Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Stefano Sibaldi

A documentary consisting of a series of travelogue vignettes providing glimpses into cultural practices throughout the world intended to shock or surprise, including an insect banquet and a memorable look at a practicing South Pacific cargo cult.

Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms

Released: September 17, 2003
Runtime: 119 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Bruno Dumont
Writer: Bruno Dumont
Starring: Yekaterina Golubeva, David Wissak

David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of Twentynine Palms and spend their days in their sport-utility vehicle, discovering the Joshua Tree Desert, and losing themselves on nameless roads and trails. Frantically making love all the time and almost everywhere, they regularly fight, then kiss and make up, with little else going on in their empty relationship and quite ordinary daily life--until something horrible and hideous brutally puts an end to their trip.

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