This week on The Spectator Film Podcast…
Pacific Rim (2013) 8.16.19
Featuring: Austin, Maxx
Commentary track begins at 18:59
— Notes —
- The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo Del Toro Edited by Ann Davies, Deborah Shaw, and Dolores Tierney — Here’s a fantastic and accessible collection of essays that covers all of Del Toro’s work up to (I believe) Pacific Rim (2013). This book wasn’t as relevant to our discussion of Pacific Rim as it was in our episode on Hellboy (2004) – it was released in 2014, so less time had passed for people to publish any criticism of Pacific Rim – but it remains a fantastic resource examining most of Del Toro’s films.
- ‘Del Toro, Guillermo’ by Gabrielle Munoz from Senses of Cinema — Here’s the Great Director Profile from Senses of Cinema
- The Kaiju Film: A Critical Study of Cinema’s Biggest Monsters by Jason Barr — This book serves as an excellent survey and overview of the different critical discussions being had about the Kaiju genre, and we think it’s a fantastic critical introduction. It helped frame our discussion of Destroy All Monsters (1968), and although we didn’t reference it explicitly in this episode, it helped inform our discussion this week as well.
- Here’s the link to our episode discussing Starship Troopers (1997).