Indie films featuring sketchy sci-fi companies! There is no such thing as the soul. Why Eric doesn’t like “indie” as a genre. Trend scouting and the systematic dehumanization of cool. A random anecdote about the new(ish) studio! How Cold Souls came to be. What do we know about the soul? Lauren Ambrose. A mixture of satire and foreshadowing. Infinite Whitespace and infinite blackspace! What’s in Paul Giamatti’s soul? The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind and Special Effects hair dye. Why Eric has never done pot (in a single scene). Non-linear storytelling. Special effects. A backwards look at a relationship as it decays over time. Eyes. The falling car. Viral advertising.
Cold Souls: 5:37 | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: 24:39
Also referenced: Rob Zombie (The Haunted World of El Superbeasto), The Merchants of Cool, Napoleon Dynamite, Garden State, JCVD, Michael Moore Hates America, Christmas on Mars, Six Feet Under, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Mean Girls, Bronson, Be Kind Rewind, The Science of Sleep, Pulp Fiction, Memento, Juno, Man on the Moon, The Number 23, Yes Man, The Majestic, Interview with a Vampire, Small Soldiers, Robert Rodriguez (Shorts), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, REC, Being John Malkovich, Eagle vs Shark, The Expendables, Machete