Tag Archives: sexism

Supercontext: Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming (with guest Van Jensen)

Together with guest Van Jensen, we dissect the original James Bond source material. We look at Ian Fleming’s life and possible wish fulfillment, as well as how he wrote and published this post-World War II spy story. And of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t also discuss Bond’s misogyny and nationalistic fantasizing.
 

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 371: Ask Me Who I Was

Guest: Isabel Altamirano of the Georgia Tech Library.

First broadcast February 2 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/02/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-february-2nd-ask-me-who-i-was-episode-371/

We must never be content.”

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Supercontext: Blade Runner 2049

Does this film change the way we look at the world the same way its 1982 predecessor and Phillip K. Dick’s original 1968 story did? We look at the aesthetics of this brutal dystopian vision and how it portrays women, fertility, power and agency… all while its financiers struggle with creative accounting to justify another sequel.

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Supercontext: Sicario

Sicario is a 2015 action/thriller about the difference between the drug war and the “War on Drugs.” We look at its complex themes and try to understand arguments about its portrayal of a strong female character, as well as life on the other side of the border. 

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