Back Seat Producers Season 09 Shows

BSP Episode 327: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Join the gang as they discuss the 2013 film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

  • Directed by Tom Tykwer
  • Written by Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer
  • Starring Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is the highly stylized murder story from Tom Tykwer, German director who broke into international prominence with Run Lola Run and most recently co-directed Cloud Atlas. It’s slow, historical, and is a movie primarily about odor which is a trifecta of problems not dealt with by other movies. On this, we can give it credit for originality. On accounts of quality or watchability, reviews were mixed. Perfume tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an 18th century man born into poverty in Paris who learns he has an amazing sense of smell. Strange things happen but, eventually, he starts killing people. A lof of people. That’s where it gets weird.

Worth noting:

  • Life finds a way. Dr. Malcolm was right, dammit. People bang in subzero temperatures.
  • Jolie likes this movie because the ending pays off hardcore.
  • Tony disagrees for some reason and has some crackpot theory that it’s a fairy tale. You know, where a lot of people get murdered.
  • Find out, if you want to, what all the head butting talk is all about.
  • “I’m pooping and I have no escape route.” The wasp is coming for you.
  • If you’re not slutty for George Clooney, you’re slutty for Cheech Marin.
  • I’m a dragon.
  • Jolie talks all about the big move to Seattle.
  • If you don’t like the show notes, blame the ghost of Kurt Cobain.

Featured in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Jolie
  • David

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