Articles tagged ‘movie.analysis’

Numbers 2: most popular Tysto commentaries

In June 2010, I started using the PodPress WordPress plugin to make my commentaries available on iTunes and to track the download numbers. I reported on the results at the beginning of this year, but I thought I’d do it again now.

Numbers: most popular Tysto commentaries

In early June 2010, I started using the PodPress WordPress plugin to make my commentaries available on iTunes. A side benefit is that it tracks the downloads and displays the information simply and in versatile ways. I wish I’d been using it all along, because it’s been great to see the number of listeners I […]

New year’s resolutions

Two months ago, I posed this poll question: Aside from James Bond movies, what would you like to hear Tysto do a commentary for in the near future?

Poll: What next for commentaries?

Aside from James Bond movies, what would you like to hear Tysto do a commentary for in the near future?

Qui-Gon Jinn vs Abraham Lincoln

Quick: name two of the tallest and most influential people in history/fiction who were forced to confront slavery and the threat of the destruction of their civilization and who had beards. You thought of Abraham Lincoln and Qui-Gon Jinn, didn’t you?

The rise and fall of the ’80s action genre

The 1980s was a time when action movies crashed noisily into American culture and seemed to take it over. They created a kind of film that had hardly been seen before; films where cops—for the most part—wreaked holy hell upon bad guys in the name of justice and then made snarky jokes about it.

Handsome strangers

From “Hercules” to “Gordy Brewer”—and, yes, “Handsome Stranger”—Andrew Cole analyzes all the major film roles of Arnold Schwarzenegger and why so few of them bother to explain why he sounds Austrian—or even have names that half-way fit him. He gives “ludicrosity” ratings to each of the character names and embeds a couple of videos to illustrate.