David Chen is the host of television podcasts A Cast of Kings and Decoding Westworld. His video work has been featured/mentioned in online publications such as Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Slate, Vulture, Indiewire, Laughing Squid, Devour, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Grantland, Metro.co.uk, Vimeo Staff Picks, Allocine, and Digg.
May 15, 2017
Joanna Robinson (Vanity Fair) and David Chen (/Film) join Amy this week to pit the bookends of The Lord of the Rings trilogy against one another in the ultimate battle for Middle-Earth canonization. They discuss and debate the relative technological strides each film achieved, the narrative significance of central character arcs, and Peter Jackson’s masterful (and sometimes questionable) retooling of key scenes from the books. Is FOTR or ROTK the one film to rule The Canon? Head to the Earwolf forums to cast your vote now!