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Episode 11: 2016 in Retrospect

In this first episode of 2017, the still mildly sugar-shocked Rune and Tryggvi look back on 2016 and discuss their favorite films from the year as well as some of the lesser ones. Also, the boys talk about the year from a personal perspective, the goblin king David Bowie comes up and of course SAAB, the most important of all cars.

00:00 – Introduction
01:13 – In-flight Entertainment & Holiday Movies
29:50 – Our Year in Review 2016
46:12 – Our Awards for 2016
1:26:46 – Upcoming in 2017
1:47:39 – It’s a wrap

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd

This episode contains sound clips from the trailer of Hail Ceasar! and La La Land. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

The theme melody for The Conversation is composed by Jacob Rovsing Koch. Check out the full version here.

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Episode 010: Holiday Intermezzo

Happy holidays everyone and thank you all for listening to our show in 2016. We are happy to have started this podcast and are always looking forward to our conversations and we hope you do too. This week’s show has unfortunately been cancelled, because of us being too optimistic about our time during the holiday season, but we will return with a vengeance in 2017.

Happy new year and see you all in 2017!

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Episode 009: Christmas Special

The boys are in a relaxed, beer drinking, robe wearing mode in this extra long Christmas Special. They talk about their favorite Christmas films and surprisingly, disagree about almost every film discussed, except which one is the ultimate Christmas film.

00:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Elf
13:15 – The Ref / Hostile Hostages
30:30 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
52:10 – Other Christmas Movie Talk
1:16:30 – Top 5 Christmas Movies

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

This episode contains sound clips from the trailer of Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and a clip from The Julekalender. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

The theme melody for The Conversation is composed by Jacob Rovsing Koch. Check out the full version.

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Episode 008: Hacksaw Ridge / TV Lounge

In this episode Rune and Tryggvi check out Mel Gibson’s new opus Hacksaw Ridge. After that it’s velvet robes and whiskey in the ever comfortable TV Lounge where the lads talk about The Fall and Gilmore Girls among other things. Ahh the Gilmore Girls, they speak so fast but they speak so true.

00:00 – Introduction to the show
01:54 – Hacksaw Ridge
33:41 – TV Lounge: The Fall
51:14 – TV Lounge: Gilmore Girls and More
1:05:00 – That’s a wrap

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

This episode contains sound clips from the trailer of Hacksaw Ridge, The Fall, and Gilmore Girls. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

The theme melody for The Conversation is composed by Jacob Rovsing Koch. Check out the full version here

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Episode 007: Jack Reacher 2 / Top Gun

In this episode Rune and Tryggvi check out Tom Cruise’s new aptly named tough guy film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. After that they look at 80’s classic Top Gun, where they find some surprisingly obvious subtext. Finally, they end with talking about their top five favourite Tom Cruise films. It’s Thomas Cruise Mapother IV all the way ladies and gentlemen!

00:00 – Introduction to the show
01:02 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
22:52 – Top Gun
41:59 – Top 5 Tom Cruise
1:03:45 – That’s a wrap

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

This episode contains sound clips from the trailer of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Top Gun, and Rain Man. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

The theme melody for The Conversation is composed by Jacob Rovsing Koch. Check out the full version here

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Episode 006: Captain Fantastic / The Shop Around the Corner

This time the boys focus on recently released film Captain Fantastic, starring (very importantly) Danish actor Viggo Mortensen. Then they take a look at genius director Ernst Lubitsch and explore the elusive “Lubitsch touch” in his 1940 film The Shop Around The Corner. Finally, they answer a question from an avid listener.

Schedule
00:00 – Introduction
01:11 – Captain Fantastic
27:00 – The Shop Around the Corner
48:53 – Feedback from a special listener
56:28 – It’s a wrap

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

This episode contains soundclips from the trailer of Captain Fantastic, a clip from the trailer of The Shop Around the Corner, and the audio from a scene from Young Frankenstein. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

The theme melody for The Conversation is composed by Jacob Rovsing Koch. Check out the full version here

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Episode 005: The Magnificent Seven vs. Seven Samurai

In this episode the boys take a look at The Magnificent Seven, a new remake of a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1953 masterpiece Seven Samurai. After that they share what they have been watching on TV, with an unexpected visit to Sesame Street.

Schedule
00:00 – Intro + new theme melody – Thanks Jacob!
02:02 – The Magnificent Seven / 7 Samurai
53:25 – TV Lounge
1:13:38 – That’s a wrap

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd

This episode contains soundclips from the trailer of The Magnificent Seven (2016), a few seconds of the theme from The Magnificent Seven (1960), and a clip from the trailer of GIRLS. The intro music contains sound bites fromThe Conversation (1974), Young Frankenstein (1972), and Blue Velvet (1986).

The theme melody for The Conversation is composed by Jacob Rovsing Koch. Check out the full length version below.

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Episode 004: The Neon Demon

In this episode the lads take a stab at The Neon Demon, Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film. After that they talk about what is on their watchlist and finally they select their favourite Danish films.

Schedule
00:00: Introduction
00:55: The Neon Demon
36:07: The Watchlist
50:30: Top 3 Favorite Danish Movies
1:04:14: It’s a wrap!

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd

Music is “Nordic Smile” by RuneKJ

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Episode 3: The Lobster / Young Frankenstein

In episode 3, Rune and Tryggvi discuss The Lobster, latest film by accomplished Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. After that they pay tribute to the recently departed Gene Wilder by discussing Young Frankenstein, a film he co-wrote and starred in.

Schedule for this episode
00:00 – Intro
00:55 – The Lobster
28:37 – Young Frankenstein
48:03 – It’s a wrap

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

Legal Stuff
This episode contains soundclips from the trailer of The Lobster (2015) and soundclips from Young Frankenstein (1972)

The intro music contains sound bites from Young Frankenstein (1972), The Conversation (1974) and Blue Velvet (1986).

Music is “Nordic Smile” by RuneKJ

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Episode 002: Sparrows

In this second episode of The Conversation, Tryggvi and Rune discuss Sparrows, a new film by Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson. They also look into what else they have been watching lately and finally do a top 3 list of their favorite Icelandic films.

Schedule for this episode
00:00 – Intro
01:19 – Sparrows
29:46 – The Diary
48:38 – Top 3: Icelandic Movies
1:05:05 – It’s a wrap

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd

Legal Stuff
This episode contains soundclips from the trailer of Sparrows (2015)

The intro music contains sound bites from Frankenstein (1931), The Conversation (1974) and Blue Velvet (1986).

Music is “Nordic Smile” by RuneKJ

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