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Film still from the movie 'Adaptation' with Nicolas Cage playing both Charlie Kaufman and his identical twin Donald Kaufman


This week we are joined by the wonderful actress Madeleine Arthur (Color Out of Space, Big Eyes, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) to talk about 2002’s Adaptation. Madeleine discusses the craft of self-taping an audition, doing an ADR session, and grounding supernatural dialogue. She also reveals what it was like co-starring with Nicolas Cage. And she even sings the song he made up for the times when he needs to focus on set.

You can watch Color Out of Space in theaters now.

And if you haven’t seen Adaptation…what are you even doing with your life?

With April Wolfe and Madeleine Arthur.

In this episode...


  • Madeleine Arthur

About the show

Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, screenwriter and former film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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