5. Amin’s Uganda & The Last King of Scotland (2006)

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Welcome back to PARTISAN, a podcast exploring politics and history in film and entertainment.

Join your host, Tony Black, as he is joined by co-host of the We Are Starfleet podcast, Ian Buckley, to discuss Kevin Macdonald’s 2006 Idi Amin biopic, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND…

Next time on Partisan, guest Hugh McStay joins us to discuss Brian Yuzna’s disturbing 1989 body horror class satire, SOCIETY…

Host / Editor / Producer

Tony Black

Guest

Ian Buckley

SHOW NOTES

Interviews:
Forest Whitaker talks to Female: https://www.female.com.au/forest-whitaker-the-last-king-of-scotland-interview.htm
Forest Whitaker talks to AALBC: https://aalbc.com/reviews/forest_whitaker.htm
Giles Foden talks to ATOD Magazine: https://atodmagazine.com/2017/06/04/giles-foden-the-last-king-of-scotland/
Kevin Macdonald talks to Io Film: https://iofilm.com/filmmaking/2006-10-15-411-kevin-macdonald-on-the-last-king-of-scotland
Kevin Macdonald talks to The Skinny: https://www.theskinny.co.uk/film/interviews/kevin-macdonald-interview

Analysis:
Mythic Appetites: The Last King of Scotland’s Heart of Darkness In the Jubilee Year of African Independence by Ricardo Guthrie: https://nau.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/170/2018/08/GUTHRIE_Mythic-Appetites-ek.pdf
The Last King of Scotland: getting away scot-free with genocide by Alex von Tunzelmann: https://amp.theguardian.com/film/2009/jun/10/last-king-of-scotland-history
The Last King of…Hollywood? by Transnational Theory and Criticism at University of Maryland: http://blog.umd.edu/transnational14/2014/11/18/hollywood-national-pride-and-cultural-ethics-in-the-last-king-of-scotland/

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