I’m sure I’ve said this before, but at least half the fun of doing Someone Else’s Movie is figuring out why a guest picked the movie they picked, and divining the relationship between their own work and the picture in question.
That was especially challenging when I found out Quinn Armstrong, the writer and director of the unnerving found-footage psychodrama Survival Skills, wanted to bring Brief Encounter onto the podcast. As a classic black-and-white romantic drama — written by Noel Coward, directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard as two people considering an impossible affair — it could not be further away from Quinn’s own movie. But like I said, that’s why this podcast is so much fun.
Want to listen? Of course you do. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher and get the episode immediately, or download it directly from the web whenever you have a chance. And then you can grab the newest episode of NOW What, in which Kelsey, Julia, Rad and Glenn and I discuss the things we want to do differently in 2021. Or, in my case, the thing I’ll -have- to do differently.
Oh, and here’s my review of Netflix’ History of Swear Words, which turns out to have actual educational value, and knows exactly how to deploy Nicolas Cage. Enjoy!