August 12, 2018

14. Godfather Death

An unusual choice for Godfather changes the fate of one man's life forever, or does it? Things get fatalistic, subversive and skeletal in this week's episode: 'Godfather Death'.

We explore the meaning of the story, alternative versions, folk medicine recipies and briefly examine the history of the personification of death in western culture.

And of course we finally meet Death himself, the latest and most withered character in the franchise. And just maybe, we have our first big scoring divergence...

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Theme music: Bicycle Waltz by Goodbye Kumiko

Other music: Robert Schumann's Fantasiestucke Op 88 / Chopin's Bercuse performed by Veronica Van Der Knaap

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