TDF Film Podcast 18 - Superhero Films

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's four blokes sitting on their arses waffling on about their favourite superhero films for an hour and half! Yes the TDF Film Podcast team have shaken off the cobwebs of the Halloween Horrorthon and returned to our usual format and much lighter fare: And what could be lighter than super-powered gentlemen flying and swinging around a city dressed in multicoloured layers of lycra... and a bloke dressed up as a harlequin slaughtering people on Halloween. Yes you can blame Rob for that one!

If you haven't already guessed then the theme of this podcast will be Superhero movies and the primary titles we'll be discussing are Dick Doner's seminal 1974 adaptation of Superman, Sam Raimi's high-octane spidey-sequel: Spider-Man 2, and Brandon Lee's tragic but glorious swansong in The Crow. Along the way we'll touch upon the recent(ish) big screen release of Thor: The Dark World and Rob Bayley (who actually has a degree on the subject!) will attempt to define just what exactly makes a superhero film "super".

We also want to remind everyone that the team have also branched out into the world of the small screen and started recording for the Television site, starting with a special podcast celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. It's well worth checking out!

Episode 18 contributors: John White (host), Mike Sutton, Rob Bayley, and Matt Shingleton

Anyway, here are some YouTube trailers for the films from the Suphero pod:


Spider-Man 2

The Crow

As always we hope you'll get in touch with us in the comments section if you feel like chiming in on the subject at hand!

The theme music for this Digital Fix FilmCast is:
I saw you on TV (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 3.0

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