Join Rich, Ben, Felek, Mark and Chrissey as we chat about the world of film, fiction and comics - as well as the latest developments from the world of The Great Escape!
Breakout is a monthly podcast by The Great Escape, a collective of film-makers, writers and comic book creators.
Breakout Ep. 202 – Christmas Lists 2017
Christmas is coming! To celebrate, join Mark, Chrissey and Rich as they chat about what they'd put on their indie Christmas lists, chat about their favourite traditions and what they're looking forward to in the Winter break.
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Breakout Ep. 201 – What have we done?
We’re back! And what better way to start this new season of the Breakout podcast with a chat about what we’ve been up to... which veers wildly into the realm of why comic book films struggle with story and the concept of the ‘poop sandwich’. Oh well.
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Mentioned in the podcast:
• Carnival of Sorrows
• Bristol Festival of Literature
• Baby Driver
• The Lego Batman Movie
• IT (2017)
• The Fast & Furious Franchise
• Liverpool Horror Con
• Bristol Horror Con
• Birmingham Horror Con
Breakout Ep. 10 – Halloween Horror Special
It's Halloween! And what better way to celebrate than to get together, chat about our favourite things about the festival, our favourite horrific media, and much more!
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Mentioned in the podcast:
Shudder - Horror Streaming Service (shudder.com)
Hammer Studios Films
"Sick City Syndrome" by Peter Sutton
North Bristol Writing Group
Terror of the Killer Carnivorous Coat
Breakout Ep. 9: RIP VHS
As the last video recorder rolls off the production line, we get all sentimental about the humble VHS videotape - sharing our memories, our histories and, for some people, distaste towards the 40-year old format.
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Mentioned in the podcast:
BBC News: Japan 'to stop making VCR machines' ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36857370 )
EngineerGuy: How Sony's Betamax lost to JVC's VHS Cassette Recorder ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddYZITaxlTQ )
A Drop To Drink & The Stop-Motion Adventures of Pony
Techmoan - Retro-Tech: When HD Movies came out on VHS ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiu0LPeLQPE )
BBC Academy - Digitizing the BBC Archive ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/technology/article/art20130704121742520 )
Doctor Who Missing Episodes ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_missing_episodes )
IMDb: Masters of Menace ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100119/ )
Stan VHS: The modern movies and series adapted on good old VHS Tapes ( http://www.ufunk.net/en/insolite/la-vhs-nest-pas-hs/ )
Dude Bro Party Massacre III ( http://www.dudebropartymassacre3.com/ )
'Trashing' the Academy : Jeffery Scourse ( https://marcell.memoryoftheworld.org/Jeffrey%20Sconce/Trashing%20the%20Academy%20(2544)/Trashing%20the%20Academy%20-%20Jeffrey%20Sconce.pdf )
The Amstrad Double Decker VHS Recorder ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lISOxj1APwk )
Breakout Ep. 8: What the heck is Science Fantasy?
The TGE crew get chatting on the mashing together of science fiction and fantasy. What is it? Why do people do it? Does it more palatable for the general public? And why isn't Terminator 2 an example of it?
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Mentioned in this podcast:
The Disease by Paul Kane (Hellbound Media) ( http://www.hellboundmedia.co.uk/comic-book/the-disease-shock-value-presents )
The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hero_with_a_Thousand_Faces )
TV Tropes: Punkpunk ( http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PunkPunk )
Vox: "We've hit peak lens flare, here's how it started" (A history of the lens flare)( http://www.vox.com/2016/3/28/11306906/lens-flare-history )
Squishy Animals Mentioned:
Squishy, the Giant Squid: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHW_A_QDgYh/?taken-by=thegreatescdotcom
Films & TV Shows Mentioned:
Star Wars, Krull, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clash of the Titans, Solaris, Sunshine, Moon, Gravity, Interstellar, "I, Robot", The Abyss, Avatar (aka: Fern Gully in Space), The Terminator & Terminator 2, Guardians of the Galaxy & The Marvel Universe, Star Trek: Generations, First Contact and Insurrection, Star Trek The (Slow) Motion Picture & The Wrath of Khan, Doctor Who, Lord of The Rings, Babylon 5, Stargate SG-1, Firefly, Avengers Assemble, Neil Blomkamp, JJ Abrams Films (inc. Star Trek), Game of Thrones
Breakout Episode 7: The Cinema Experience
The TGE crew get nostalgic for 90s cinema as they discuss their earliest memories of going to the cinema, and remember their favourite cinema experiences. Nowadays the cinema experience is very different to how it was twenty years ago, but is it better? Do cinemas have the right idea with the new fad for multi element pricing, or should they just be focusing on keeping the screens clean?
Quentin Tarantino gets pissed off at Disney (Hateful 8 bumped from Cinerama Dome, LA) [http://deadline.com/2015/12/the-hateful-eight-star-wars-force-awakens-arclight-theater-fight-1201668018/]
The Prince Charles Cinema, London (possibly the best cinema in the UK) [
The Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon (the cinema of our childhood) [
Theatre market statistics (the average person only sees 6 films a year!) [http://www.mpaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/MPAA-Theatrical-Market-Statistics-2013_032514-v2.pdf]
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