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A film still from 'Gattaca' (1997). Ethan Hawke in a dark suit walks down a mysterious cylindrical hallway


We have the legendary director Catherine Hardwicke on the show this week. In light of her upcoming Quibi show Don’t Look Deeper, she has decided to discuss the “near future” film Gattaca. Catherine talks about her start in the film industry as a production designer and how that influenced her directing career. She elaborates on the techniques she used with Twilight and Thirteen to get the actors comfortable with one another. Plus, she reveals the minor regrets she has with a few of her films.

You can watch Don’t Look Deeper on Quibi this summer.

If you haven’t seen Gattaca…it’s quite good

AND, if you want to check out April’s Staff Pick – watch Kristina Buozyte’s Vanishing Waves

With April Wolfe and Catherine Hardwicke

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  • Catherine Hardwicke

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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