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Operation Kino Podcast #50: The Second Quarter Quell

This week on Operation Kino, we're throwing out the usual format and celebrating our 50th episode with our second Quarter Quell. Last time each of us brought in a movie that represented how we thought about film, but this time we're getting nostalgic, with each podcaster revisiting the first movie that ever got them really into film. We kick things off with Da7e, who fell in love with monster movies at an early age thanks to this obscure foreign monster Gojira-- or, Godzilla to us Americans. Then Patches recalls how exciting it was, as a sheltered youth, to come across the comedic insanity of The Blues Brothers. David takes us back to his film school days with the experimental travelogue Sans Soleil, from the same director who brought you La Jetee. And Katey wraps things up by reviving her pretentious 15-year-old self who thought she was really, really smart when she first saw American Beauty. We do have a lightning round in this episode, so we end, as always, with your lightning round answers for dessert.

Take a listen below and find your downloading options; for more from all of us, you can follow the show (@opkino), Da7e (@da7e), David (@davidehrlich or @CriterionCorner), Patches (@misterpatches) and Katey (@kateyrich) on Twitter.

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00:00-01:08 Lightning Round

1:28 - 2:43 Introductions and explanation of the Quarter Quell

3:23 - 17:20 Da7e's tribute: Gojira

18:03 - 32:28 Patches's tribute: The Blues Brothers

33:05 - 49:54 David's tribute: Sans Soleil

50:28 - 1:06:20 Katey's tribute: American Beauty

1:06:20 - 1:12:34 Dessert!

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend