Episode 30. Born to Run: Battle Royale (2000)

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Andrea and Alex grab their randomly assigned weapons and try to survive the danger zones of Kinji Fukasaku’s turn of the millennium classic while discussing the film’s emphasis on generational divides and the construction of adolescence.

REQUIRED READING

Battle Royale. Dir Kinji Fukasaku, 2000.

EXTRA CREDIT

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.

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COURSE NOTES

Intro song: Nail Ballet from Nightmare Picture Theatre, courtesy of James Zirco Fisher.

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