Alex and Jonathan trace the ever-maturing career of Peter Jackson through his films Bad Taste (1987), Heavenly Creatures (1994), and They Shall Not Grow Old (2018). We discuss the potential that young filmmakers can show in early, low-budget films, how Jackson adds his fantasy flare to a true-crime story, and the evolution of his dramatic sensibilities across his career.
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Skip to: Bad Taste (6:28), Heavenly Creatures (27:32), They Shall Not Grow Old (56:20), Overall (1:14:30), Coming Attractions (1:26:57)
Resources referenced in this episode:
- Boxing Cats (1894)
- Alex on Twitter: @AlexGeringer
- Jonathan on Twitter: @JSSatchell
- Jason the Narrator on Twitter: @TheBluejay1994
Coming Attractions – Director Agnes Varda
Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick