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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Roma (2017) 29 April 2023

Nick and Roger discuss Roma.


Tags: drama

  1. Posted by Mark Grehan at 09:59pm on 01 May 2023

    I just would like to thank you both for these shows as they have managed to walk that razor's edge of being both funny and informative and for introducing me to a lot of interesting films to catch up on.

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 10:41pm on 01 May 2023

    Hi Mark, and thanks for the comment! Once we get up to the present day, we plan to have some more thematic episodes.

  3. Posted by Nick at 08:19pm on 14 May 2023

    That;s very kind, thank you Mark! Hope you enjoy the rest of the podcast.

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