The Director's Cut
If Beale Street Could Talk
Paul Thomas Anderson interviews Barry Jenkins, say no more.
(On a side note: This entire podcast series follows the Director on Director format about one of their movies that’s out. The decision to pick this particular episode was only due to its award season relevance because there are so many other amazing episodes I really couldn’t decide… You can find them all by hitting the Apple button in the Wilson Player)
I Was There Too
12 Years a Slave
Remember when you couldn’t pinpoint that funny looking guy with the hat and the flute in the movie and had to IMDB the cast to realize you recognize him from SNL? This is that guy (Taran Killam) in this episode and he goes behind the scene to talk about his audition, role, and character process. The second half of this episode talks about his time at SNL which is what every podcast with an SNL cast member talks about, their time inside the black box.
A Clockwork Orange
Paul Scheer takes some time off from making fun of bad movies on How Did This Get Made? To watching and analyzing AFI’s Top 100 movies. This entire podcast listens like your favorite English class taught by your favorite teacher in high school. They pull out tons of “did you know this” type of gems and what’s better to mine than A Clockwork Orange. This episode isn’t only two people talking either, it’s got full of interview clips from Kubrick and McDowell themselves!
The Film Reroll
Not technically behind the film as much as it’s beyond it… This is a hilarious episode if you’re into Comedic DnD types of podcast content. They take the premise of the movie but role plays them tabletop RPG style dice, character sheets, master and all. Super nerdy, extremely hilarious, and very clever and niche of an idea. Just give this one a shot, I promise you’ll like it. They’re trying to find the killer of his dog.
Becoming a Professional Screenwriter
One level deeper behind the film is just the raw script itself. This episode is a live panel with four writers (they’re most famous movie is on the episode Art) talking about their come up, career struggles, and advice on preservation hosted by John August (Big Fish, Iron Man, Aladdin 2019). This episode is really for anybody who’s working on a dream bigger than themselves and need someone to relate to, it just happens to be about script writing.