After three years of recording Someone Else’s Movie, I’ve noticed that there are two kinds of episodes. There are the ones where the conversation is loose and wide-ranging, and the ones where a chosen work leads someone to explore their own identity in a more directly focused way.
This week, it’s the latter, as director Adam Garnet Jones — who made last year’s excellent Great Great Great with Sarah Kolasky — uses Jane Campion’s The Piano as a lever into his own identity, having discovered the film as a kid and bonded to it hard. (I saw it in my thirties, so my experience of it was very different.)
It’s a really good conversation; I love it when these opportunities present themselves and we can really burrow into what movies mean to people. Please enjoy it!