Episode 133. Surreal Spike

From skateboard videos to high-budget science-fiction drama, today Alex and Jonathan track the career of Spike Jonze through his feature films Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation. (2002), Where the Wild Things Are (2009), and Her (2013). We talk about the building of themes and structure in meta filmmaking, what makes interesting protagonists, and the variety of projects and opportunities that Jonze contributes to.

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Skip to: Being John Malkovich (12:54), Adaptation. (28:58), Where the Wild Things Are (39:56), Her (1:00:03), Overall (1:23:21), Coming Attractions (1:30:52)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – Masaki Kobayashi

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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