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The Cinephiliacs


Apr 14, 2014

In a world where streaming services have attempted to kill physical media, Scarecrow Video proudly boasts row after row of DVDs, VHS tapes, and more in its 120,000 title collection located out in Seattle, Washington. Matt Lynch has worked at Scarecrow for over 10 years, and knows the store in and out, from the location of every auteur to where you can find "Little Bastards" flicks. So Peter visited the store and sat down with Matt to get a sense of the independent video store's history and future, as well as talk movie violence in its utter grotesqueness and pure visceral pleasure. Finally, the two examine John Woo's 1992 Hong Kong blockbuster Hard Boiled, which not only features some of the most spectacularly crafted action sequences in any film, but examines its own violence through a deeply moralistic lens.

0:00-1:33 Opening
2:26-9:48 Establishing Shots - Dietrich and Von Sterberg / Donations
10:33-1:09:12 Deep Focus - Matt Lynch
1:10:44-1:29:32 Double Exposure - Hard Boiled (John Woo)
1:29:35-1:31:15 Close