Ribbon of Memes

It's been over a century and a quarter since the first moving picture was committed to celluloid - the "ribbon of dreams", as Orson Welles mellifluously intoned.

And so, welcome, one and all, to Ribbon of Memes, a new podcast in which Roger Bell_West and Nick Marsh supply grateful listeners hot takes about films considered masterpieces by critics or filmgoers in general.

The rules: we choose one "masterpiece" from every year from the earliest days of cinema to our dreadful modern dystopia. Do we agree these films are classics? Are we entertained? Did we even understand what the film was trying to say? The questions are endless!*

We start in 1973 (for reasons explained in the first podcast) and progress vaguely chronologically (unless we think of another film that makes an interesting comparison to the one we have just seen, or are otherwise distracted by shiny new things).

Yes, that's right, we decided that what the world really needed was two more uninformed middle-aged white guys telling the world about media largely produced by similar people. Find out whether we were right or not herein!

*Actually, no, that's most of them.

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In the Mouth of Madness (1994) 09 April 2022

Roger and Nick discuss In the Mouth of Madness (1994).

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Tags: horror

  1. Posted by J Michael Cule at 06:54pm on 09 April 2022

    I'm not sure that what's happening at the end is 'discovering that you're fictional'. I think it's discovering that reality is so malleable that everything that is fictional. I think there are things that you can say after that but this is an origin story.

    The framing device with to David Warner's shrink, is an 'unreliable narrator' schtick I last saw in the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's silent version of THE CALL OF CTHULU.

    I really enjoyed this film and I have no desire whatsoever to ever see it again.

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