John and Craig welcome writer-director Lorene Scafaria to talk about her new movie The Meddler and some of the unique challenges faced by female directors.
She joins us as we play a new round of How Would This Be a Movie, tackling global hums, killer grannies and airport conspiracies. We also discuss movies that are often used as shorthand in Hollywood, from Raiders to Die Hard to Midnight Run. (But never The ‘Burbs.)
Next week we’ll be making minor server changes. If for some reason the next episode doesn’t automatically appear in your podcast app next Tuesday, you may need to resubscribe. Sorry, but it will be worth it to listen to special guest Lawrence Kasdan.
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- John’s blog post on why he’s voting no on WGA Amendment 1
- The Scriptnotes Wikipedia page is ready for your edits
- Lorene Scafaria on IMDb, Wikipedia and Twitter
- The Meddler on Wikipedia and Rotten Tomatoes
- New Republic on The Hum, and 12 hours of the Taos Hum
- mental_floss on the Denver Airport, and RationalWiki’s Denver Airport conspiracies page
- The Star on the Internet Black Widow, and her Wikipedia page
- Film Dialogue from 2,000 screenplays, Broken Down by Gender and Age, A Polygraph Joint
- Thanks For Ruining Another Game Forever, Computers, by Jeff Atwood
- Los Angeles Times on Escape Rooms, and Escape Room LA
- Omaze and The Meddler’s Call Your Mother shirt, benefitting Hope North
- Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!)
You can download the episode here: AAC | mp3.