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Extras, archive shows, one-off collaborations and more from the team behind Beyond the Neon, Chinstroker vs Punter, Entertainment Landfill, Film Basterds, His Film Her Movie and What's On Tap.

Pod Syndicat‪e‬ Noel Mellor

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Extras, archive shows, one-off collaborations and more from the team behind Beyond the Neon, Chinstroker vs Punter, Entertainment Landfill, Film Basterds, His Film Her Movie and What's On Tap.

    Play It Forward: The Dark Tower, Monkey Shines, The Wild Hunt and Body of Evidence

    Play It Forward: The Dark Tower, Monkey Shines, The Wild Hunt and Body of Evidence

    The show where your Pod Syndicate hosts gift one another an iTunes movie returns - with reviews of The Dark Tower (2017), Monkey Shines (1988), The Wild Hunt (2009) and Body of Evidence (1992).

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Character and motivation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One

    Character and motivation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One

    What is it about the Marvel Cinematic Universe that keeps us coming back for more? Is it the big, explosive action, special effects and larger than life costumes, or is it something much simpler?

    In this special, feature length essay podcast, Noel Mellor looks at the history of the MCU and how Marvel found its formula by focusing on character as a way to engage audiences and enhance the blockbuster experience. Using illustrative clips from the series, it inspects the concerns and motivations of these characters, what makes them do what they do, and how this makes them so much more compelling for audiences.

    ©Noel Mellor/Pod Syndicate. All copyright content used in accordance with fair use, for the purposes of historical document, research and education.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Tales From The Tapedeck - Suede Part Two (1996-2002)

    Tales From The Tapedeck - Suede Part Two (1996-2002)

    Noel and Marc return for the second part of their Tales From The Tapedeck special to discuss the career of their beloved Suede after the departure of their hugely talented and influential guitarist Bernard Butler. 

    With new talent Richard Oakes (guitar) and Neil Codling (keyboards) in tow, the band hit their pop peak with the classic Coming Up in '96, before releasing the divisive Head Music in '99 and coming back with A New Morning in '02. But which are the key tracks that define the band during this period?

    Listen along with a specially curated playlist and go track by track through a fascinating chapter in Suede's long and illustrious career.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    There and Back Again: The Two Towers

    There and Back Again: The Two Towers

    In the second episode of bonus show, Jordan and Ian discuss The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. 

    • 32 min
    Play it Forward: Don't Let Go, Jade, Night Moves and Blue Collar

    Play it Forward: Don't Let Go, Jade, Night Moves and Blue Collar

    We're back and coming in hot for 2021 with another stellar episode fo Play It Forward - the show where our Pod Syndicate hosts get together to gift one another a film on iTunes.

    This time around, In gifts 2019's Don't Let Go to Marc, Marc gifts 1995's Jade to Jordan, Jordan gifts 1975's Night Moves to Noel and Noel gifts 1978's Blue Collar to Ian. So yeah, another bumper show of great movies!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    There and Back Again: Fellowship of the Ring

    There and Back Again: Fellowship of the Ring

    In this first ep of a new mini-series, Jordan (His Film Her Movie) and Ian (Film Basterds) take a look back at Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth saga. And of course, they start with the world's first cinematic trip into Tolkien's imagination, 2001's The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.

    • 43 min

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