LAMBCAST #398: TAIKA WAITITI DIRECTOR RETROSPECTIVE

by Jay Cluitt · November 2, 2017 · Director Retrospective, Featured, LAMBcast, Podcasts · 1 Comment

With the release of Thor: Ragnarok just around the corner (or in some countries, almost two weeks ago) this week on the Lambcast we’re taking a closer look at its director, Taika Waititi, and the films he made before helming a blockbuster. That’s right, it’s time for the Taika Waititi Director Retrospective!

Jay is back from his honeymoon and completely out of practise at podcast hosting, but it’s OK because he was joined by Todd Liebenow, Cameron Kanachki, Stevee Taylor and newcomer Chris Staron to discuss, and almost entirely agree upon, these four New Zealand-based comedies.

Also on tap: rants and raves of the week and a game of Last Lamb Standing.

00:00 Intros
05:47 Eagle vs Shark [SPOILERS!]
17:46 Boy [SPOILERS!]
28:32 What We Do In The Shadows [SPOILERS!]
41:20 Hunt For The Wilderpeople [SPOILERS!]
53:35 Rants and Raves
80:12 Last Lamb Standing
87:13 Plugs

Show notes:
Thriller haka in Boy
Taika Waititi in Green Lantern
What We Do In The Shadows chores scene, police scene
Hunt For The Wilderpeople funeral scene, Psycho Sam scene
Bedazzled dolphin song

Todd’s Plugs:
Forgotten Films
Forgotten Filmcast – Phase IV
Walt Sent MeThe Sword and the Rose, The Watcher in the Woods

Cameron’s Plugs:
The Michigan Movie GuyStronger, Battle of the Sexes

Stevee’s Plugs:
Cinematic ParadoxPredestination

Chris’ Plugs:
The Popcorn AuteurJohn Hughes, Judd Apatow, Harold Ramis

Jay’s Plugs
Life Vs Film

LAMB Plugs:
Lambscores – The Return of Lambscores
Acting School: Charles Bronson
Director’s Chair: George A. Romero
Winner of November’s MOTM draft
Vote for the Horror Sequel Draft!

The show can be found, of course, via iTunes – just do a search for “LAMBcast.” Also, I always post a link to the show on the LAMBcast’s Facebook page, and there’s a player there if you’d like to listen online. Find the show here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/lambcast/episodes/2017-11-02T14_44_49-07_00. Shows will eventually make their way to the LAMBcast Archives. If you’d ever like to catch up on back episodes, go there. If you’re interested, you too can be a LAMBcaster – we love new blood! For more information on the LAMBcast, check out the topic at the LAMB Forums. Music provided royalty-free by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech website. Big thanks to Kevin for providing this service. Opening song by Cake. The LAMBcast loves feedback, too – if you’d like yours read on a future show, leave it in the comments section at the LAMB. Please visit and like our Facebook page, and finally, we’re on iTunes, and would still love a review, even if it’s a bad one. Thanks for listening!

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  1. […] Chair and, seeing how he’s recently been the focus of a Director Retrospective over on the Lambcast, and to coincide with the release of Thor: Ragnarok, I’ve chosen Taika Waititi to be the […]

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