The Pestle


Ep 247: “Source Code”

September 05, 2023

We loop through Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Source Code” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, contrast, breaking the 180º rule;
  • Story & Writing, details, theme, stakes;
  • Todd’s new single from Mad Valley “Ready to Fall” (links below!!);
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. – Bob Marley

Notes & References:
Mad Valley music on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, IG
“Mannequin Challenge” freeze frame meme (wiki)

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  1. Uwe says:

    Todd> wow, just wow. Mad Valley has a new fan.

    ..of last episode, I totally agree with you guys: Chernobyl is a masterpiece and will age well.

    I loved source code as well. Strong performances of the major four.

    Next, I would’ve expected a follow-up like…Next (2007) or Déjà Vu (2006) because they are kind of the same budget/genre/style as Source Code but also I can’t wait for Crimson Tide (another more severe approach in regard of the conflict between power and law).

    1. wes says:

      Maaan, thank you, Uwe! Todd’s really excited about this album, and I can’t wait to play more of his tracks, hopefully you keep digging it!

      haha aw man, forgot all about Next! And Deja Vu is especially apt since it’s another Tony Scott and Denzel hookup, but we can add it to the queue if that’s a request, haven’t seen that one since it came out. I’m really stoked about Crimson Tide, I’ve been wanting to cover it for at least the past year. Frickin’ Denzel and Tony!

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