This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we take on the cinematic emotional roller coaster by speaking with comedian Bill Bailey about getting him hired for the next Star Trek movie and by dissecting Taxi Driver‘s Travis Bickle with psychologist, Dr. Jeff Greenberg.
Plus, Landon Palmer joins me for a long-form discussion about the terrorist attacks of 9/11, their effects on movie culture, and on audiences.
Won’t You Come Home? [Beginning – 22:00]: Bill Bailey is embarking on a North American tour, but before he sets sail, he spoke with us about creating comedy in everyday life, challenging the standard notions of what makes us laugh, and making his bid to join J.J. Abrams’s next Star Trek film.
Explosive Acts of Aggression [22:00 – 47:00]: Psychology professor Dr. Jeff Greenberg helps us get into the mind of Travis Bickle, the main character from Martin Scorsese’s enduring modern classic Taxi Driver.
One Decade Later [47:00 – The End]: The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 changed the world in a profound way, and movies were one small part left in its wake. Landon Palmer and I discuss growing up as cinephiles in a post-9/11 world, how filmmakers dealt with the event directly after and how we continue to struggle in art with an event that we can’t understand.
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