We are joined this month by screenwriter and author C Robert Cargill (Sinister, Doctor Strange) as we look back at some of the biggest films from this month, including Transformers: The Last Knight, The Mummy, and Wonder Woman. Then, noting that all the films we looked at are building blocks for multi-tiered franchises, we look at the future of shared cinematic universes and look at whether this kind of big-budget world-building has a proper formula, or if it’s doomed to failure. Then, Cargill talks to us about his screenwriting hero and the godfather of the Ozploitation movement, Everett De Roche. De Roche was responsible for Patrick, Razorback, Road Games and many other films that helped define Australia’s screen identity. So how did Cargill get into his films growing up in Texas, and what influence did De Roche’s writing have on him?
The Hyphenates are joined by their very first international guest, film critic, author and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill, to debate the films of June 2012, ask how much movie marketing is too much, and go over the films of notorious blockbuster director Michael Bay.