Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

We knew the dame was trouble as soon as she walked into our office. That's probably what Jack Nicholson thought in Chinatown. We celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the best written movies of all time on Enjoy Stuff!


Come along with an in depth discussion into cinema as we break down the iconic movie Chinatown starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. 



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What we’re Enjoying

Jay grabbed a Marvel comic book series from 2011 called Legion of Monsters. It’s a riotous romp with classic comic monsters like Morbius, Werewolf by Night, the Living Mummy and Manphibian. Time to get spooky! Shua has been very busy, but has high praise for the 1970 documentary film Let It Be, all about the Beatles famous rooftop concert. After all the work Peter Jackson did on the Get Back series last year, they were able to restore the original and it looks great!


Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay cultivated some red plants with the Spielberg version of War of the Worlds (2005). Tom Cruise leads up this modern day (and more accurate) telling of the classic 1898 HG Wells novel. It made for a much darker and realistic version people may not have been expecting. But we continue to be grateful that those Martians caught a cold. Check it out today!  Make sure to play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua talk about great stuff in the MCU.  


Enjoy Movies! 

Since Chinatown was released in 1974, it has held its spot on many lists of great screenplays. Written by Robert Towne and directed by controversial director Roman Polanski, it tells the story of Private Investigator Jake Gittes, who is hired to find out if a woman’s husband is cheating on her. But things get complicated quickly as Jake discovers that the man is a high ranking official with the LA Water and Power Company and is being paid to steal water during a drought. The corruption goes very deep and Jake is thrown into it much deeper than he ever imagined (pun intended)


This movie brings the audience along with Jake as he discovers the clues as they get more and more complex. I was a noir film, with some of the tropes that go along with that, but it defied expectations of characters and plot twists. Film classes still teach this film as an example of great writing and when you watch it through the lens of good cinema, it improves your experience tremendously. 


Have you ever seen Chinatown? If not, stop here and go watch it. Now have you seen it? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Let me tell you what I think” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com


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