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Why It's Okay To Love Bad Movies with Matthew Strohl - Shared screen with speaker view
Gillian Glaes
25:31
Here is a link to Dr. Strohl's new book: https://www.routledge.com/Why-Its-OK-to-Love-Bad-Movies/Strohl/p/book/9780367407650
Erin(she,her,hers)
30:38
I saw it! I really liked it
Suzanne Noel
56:07
What's the difference between a movie that creates "bad movie love" and a movie that is just bad because the filmmaking is sloppy/badly written? My go-to "bad" movie is "Airport" (the one with Burt Lancaster, Jean Seberg, etc.--not "Airplane!"). Why is it "so bad it's good" rather than just bad?
Gah-Kai Leung (GK for short!)
58:25
I quite liked Lucas Black in NCIS: New Orleans tbf haha
christophermackay
01:01:40
Are you referencing movies like Rumble in the Bronx?
Gah-Kai Leung (GK for short!)
01:05:56
The master/trainee is a classic martial arts trope
Gillian Glaes
01:15:28
We will open it up to questions soon. You can post your questions here in the chat. Thanks!
Clint Connors
01:16:13
Is there a difference between bad movie love and "ironic enjoyment," or are they one and the same?
Mary Beth Willard
01:17:13
I have a question about aesthetic community vs. achievement. :)
Gah-Kai Leung (GK for short!)
01:18:48
Clarificatory Q: is 'bad film' here meant to be synonymous with 'lowbrow'? If so, to what extent can the account make sense of 'bad films by high culture artists' (I'm thinking of 'bad Hitchcock' or 'bad Shakespeare')?
Jake Hays
01:21:06
To what extent, if at all, do you think the underlying thesis can be applied to other art forms? I'm thinking specifically about a sincere love for bad music.
Matt Strohl
01:21:43
Hi MB
Paul Muench
01:22:58
Could you say more about love of the particular movies for their being bad, apart from the value that the general practice of loving bad movies might have for unearthing unappreciated masterpieces? Does your view allow for love of bad movies that are loved for the ways, e.g., they will never be accepted/recognized as masterpieces?
Clint Connors
01:23:03
Thank you, Matt. If I may also suggest a bad love movie, "The Cat in the Hat" is my personal favorite. Mike Myers takes such big comedic swings, and almost all of them fail, but his sheer effort, and just how big of a fetishy fever dream the rest of the movie is, are a sight to behold.
Gah-Kai Leung (GK for short!)
01:24:50
Follow-up on MBW's question: how much of bad movie appreciation depends on understanding the high culture? (More generally, I would like to hear more about low culture vs high culture and the extent to which, in a sense, neither can exist without the other -- we define a genre film at least in part by saying 'they're not high/artistic films)
Liam M
01:25:40
That’s Godzilla: King of Monsters for me
Phil Carrott
01:27:07
Where would “cult classic” fit in this, is “the room” a very bad movie and a cult classic?
Matt Strohl
01:31:28
dorian bandy
Matt Strohl
01:34:44
evermore
Gah-Kai Leung (GK for short!)
01:37:50
/Titus Andronicus/ is basically Shakespeare doing an exploitation movie
Gah-Kai Leung (GK for short!)
01:38:47
(or a B-movie)
Matt Strohl
01:43:58
love cat and the hat
Gah-Kai Leung (GK for short!)
01:46:06
Thanks Matt and Nick! This was a great convo!