Sound On Sight Radio #163 – Where the Wild Things Are, Precious & Dogtooth

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No two childhoods are exactly alike. For every youth full of Little League and orange floats, another is spent living in a shack, poking dead animals with sticks, and making hobo weapons out of scrap metal and bed springs. Tonight, Sound on Sight takes a look at a wide spectrum of cinematic childhoods, as we review the flights of fancy of Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, the demented leg-humping sexuality of the Greek Kynodontas (aka Canine or Dogtooth), and the misery porn of Precious.

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  3. Tristan says

    That was a good show. I’m not sure if I want to see Precious. I really despised Lee’s previous film Shadowboxer. Precious sounds like yet another freakshow. Where the Wild Things Are has so far been my favorite film of the year followed by Antichrist and Anvil: The Story of Anvil. I would love to see Dogtooth and I will definitely be looking out for that one based on your review. It sounds wonderful. Sorry I haven’t been posting much or listening to your podcasts. I’ve been suffering from swine flu. Ugh.

    1. Ricky says

      I had the swine flu back in April. Sucks big time. Precious may be your cure. After watching this film you’ll feel amazing when thinking about comparing your life to hers.

  4. stathiz says

    Hey guys first time listener, i liked your podcast and I think I ll come for more.
    I am from Greece and I just want to add that the directors name is pronounced yioryos (with a y sound) and it is the Greek version of George.
    Also I was aware of one of his earlier films, “o kalyteros mou filos” (my best friend) and I must say that it is a mainstream comedy (the only kind of greek films that get popular in Greece nowadays), as far as I can tell there is no way you would expect such a weird film (from what I can tell from the dogtooth trailer) based on his first film. I had never heard of his second films kinneta but from the trailer it seems it is more like dogtooth. Looking forward to seeing dogtooth and its really nice to hear you talk about a greek film.

    1. Ricky says

      Hey Stathiz,

      Kinneta is the film I referred to on the show. It was a major hit with critics and I believe it is just as strange as Dogtooth.

      So glad we have a new listener. I hope you are prepared. The show can get a bit chaotic at times.

      Keep in touch!

  5. Derek says

    Personally, I prefered the “If Albert Fish was into Douglas Sirk melodramas” line, but the Voltron one has burned itselef into my mind’s eye. Good show.

  6. Ricky D says

    I am glad everyone found enjoyment in my misery

  7. josh says

    man, I’ve just got to say that this is hands down my favourite show of the podcasts you guys have done this year. I loved Ricky’s flip on Precious as soon as he found out the story was total fiction. I haven’t seen the film, probably won’t put myself through it, but from the trailer alone I could sense really well how complete a betrayal you must have felt when that single dangling thread to possibly hang the performances on was finally cut. Al’s diatribes at their finest, too.

    “it’s like a depressing voltron.”
    “I would be filling my fountain pen with the gunk inside your eye”
    “incest is winsest”
    priceless lines. Thanks guys, you are the go to for straight takes on the massive array of stuff coming out.

    1. Alyssa says

      Oh Josh, thank you for capturing some of the best bon mots from Al. This episode made me burst into laughter while riding the T. That is nearly forbidden. At a minimum, it could result in a stern look and sneer. At worst, it could result in stabbing….

      Depressing Voltron indeed.

  8. Alyssa says

    I’m not sure I’ve ever laughed as often at the show as I did at your review of Precious.

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