The Pestle


Ep 195: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”

June 07, 2022

We arrive at Mount Doom in Peter Jackson’s “The Return of the King” and discuss:

  • Story & Writing, is there a Deus Ex Machina problem?;
  • Sound design and music cues;
  • and special guests Joe & Heather Howes take on our Lord of the Rings trivia challenge extravaganza;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

It’s always something, to know you’ve done the most you could. But, don’t leave off hoping, or it’s of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last. – Charles Dickens

Notes & References:
Find Heather Howes on Instagram @restless_breathless
Find Joe Howes on Twitter @RhythmJoe, on YouTube, and check out his awesome cross-reference search site!
Streaming on Hulu: “Conversations with Friends” (based on novel by Sally Rooney, directed by Lenny Abrahamson); “Italian Studies” (starring Vanessa Kirby); “The Valet” (starring Samara Weaving)
Kuleshov effect (wiki)
Deus ex machina (wiki)
Chekhov’s Gun (wiki)
Joe Howes in “Threads“!
“Filtered Coffee May Be Especially Good For Heart Health” (NYT)
“Filter Coffee Is Better For Your Heart”

Watch us on YouTube!

This Week’s Recommendations:

Deep Geek on YouTube
Nerd of the Rings on YouTube
Lord of the Rings appendices!

Paper Coffee Filters!



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