Speed Racer
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Dean shows Ciara his favourite film released in his lifetime: the Wachowski Sisters’ 2008 children’s action blockbuster Speed Racer. They talk about digital effects, sensory overload and whether blockbusters can be anti-capitalist.

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“In Defense of Disco” by Richard Dyer: http://history-is-made-at-night.blogspot.com/2008/05/in-defence-of-disco-richard-dyer.html

In Speed Racer’s fossil-fuel-free future, speed is freedom: https://www.polygon.com/movies/22446139/speed-racer-movie-cars-fossil-fuel-commentary

An entire episode of Lazy Town: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHyzxdmQhDc

Chapo Trap House's Avatar episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2SrCbSFVeVdGoFiaDRkW5k?si=8DCtQONCTIqG-jZyjjfH9Q&utm_source=copy-link&dl_branch=1

Speed Racer Is Not an Art Film: https://thesundae.net/2017/07/31/speed-racer-is-not-an-art-film/

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