This week Ben takes Norah on an adventure with a word she has no interest in, but first Norah talks about three games she tried playing while she was visiting her nephew. After the pleasantries, Norah fastens her seatbelt and prepares to be bombarded with Ben’s research. Subjects and diversions include: memories of historical news moments, “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension,” the found footage movie genre, the first found footage film, and the video game designs of Sam Barlow.
00:00:21 - Norah is back from Arizona, and Ben decides that Norah needs a manservant.
00:02:42 - Games Ben and Norah played: “Dragon’s Crown,” “Katamari Damacy,” and…
00:05:22 - “It Takes Two!” What does Norah think of when she thinks of video games?
00:07:52 - Ben is proud, Norah swears like a sailor, and THE Sacagawea
00:09:21 - Norah’s foot age is 76, Ben thinks he has tiny feet, and “are you nuts?”
00:11:13 - The origin of the term footage, movies, sizes, and watching the news
00:13:44 - The Space Shuttle Challenger, Apollo 11, actually awesome, and advertising
00:17:22 - Memorable news and the declining value of footage and video
00:21:38 - Thought experiments and the found footage movie genre
00:24:21 - Concert footage, The Beatles, Peter Jackson, Yoko Ono, and “Cannibal Holocaust”
00:27:32 - A movie summary, Italian exploitation cinema, and Red Brigades terrorism
00:31:17 - Ben shows his gullible side, DVD and Blu-Ray extras, and the watermelon
00:38:18 - British video game designer Sam Barlow and the unique storytelling in “Aisle”
00:43:18 - Ben’s thoughts on the 2015 game “Her Story,” written and directed by Sam Barlow
00:45:11 - Ben played “Telling Lies,” but he wasn’t impressed and has feedback
00:47:56 - “Immortality” from 2022 is Ben’s favorite Sam Barlow / Half Mermaid game
00:56:09 - Norah’s final thoughts equals zero, and Ben says check out “Immortality”
00:58:45 - Ben gets distracted with talk of pinball machines and dispenses some trivia
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