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Switchblade Sisters Episode 66: 'Don't Look Now' with 'Untogether' Director Emma Forrest

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Emma Forrest

Don't Look Now

What a fascinating episode we have in store for you this week. We are so lucky to be joined by writer/director, Emma Forrest. Emma has lived a life. She started out as very young journalist in London, when at the age of 15, she wrote a lauded story on Madonna for The Sunday Times, which prompted her to leave school at 16 to become a full-time writer for the Times. In 1998, she moved into writing fiction with the publication of her novel Namedropper. From there Emma began writing screenplays, selling one to Plan B, another to Miramax, and subsequently being named by Variety as one of the "Top Ten Screenwriters to Watch in 2009." Emma, however, has taken her screenwriting into her own hands and in 2018 debuted her first feature, Untogether, at the TriBeca Film Festival. Untogether stars Jemima and Lola Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Jamie Dornan, and Billy Crystal, and tells the story of two sisters in the middle of their own artistic and life crises — one a recovering addict, and the other in a withering relationship she doesn’t understand but can’t let go of.

In addition to discussing her newest film, Emma has chosen to talk about Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now. Emma describes how she feels so connected to this film - having seen it at an inappropriately young age and also being burdened by the feelings of premonitions. She and April admire all the incredibly unique aspects of the film - the writing, editing, cinematography, and even the performances of the leads Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. Emma even notes the similarities between Don't Look Now and her own film, Untogether, in how both movies take place in cities that seem to know the fates of the protagonists before the characters do. Emma also opens up about the difficulties of working on her newest release, in particular having to direct her ex-husband Ben Mendelsohn while they were going through a divorce, and how that emotion on set powered many of the performances in the film.

You can see Untogether in select theaters and streaming on February 8th.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Don't Look Now.

With April Wolfe and Emma Forrest.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 65: 'Creed II' and Our Favorite 'Rocky' Movies with CJ Sullivan

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Who Shot Ya?
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Ricky Carmona
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Alonso Duralde
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April Wolfe
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CJ Sullivan

Creed II

Listening to this episode will get you as pumped as Rocky running up all those steps. And you don't even need to drink raw eggs! This episode's got some PUNCH to it. That's right, we're talking Creed II and we're joined by Philly's own CJ Sullivan. Alonso announces that he is officially in full on Christmas mode. April is excited about Alicia Malone's new book called The Female Gaze (which April also contributed to). It's Ricky's Mom's birthday and he's sending her a cake. And CJ is just happy that Brigitte Nielsen is back in our lives with her appearance in Creed II. We answer a call from the "Who Shotline" about film genres that we don't care about. We get another infusion of The El Mero Mero de Navidad Christmas Minute. And of course, staff picks.

In news, Christopher McQuarrie wants the Oscars to introduce an award for stunts, Julie Andrews is a giant fish monster, and we discuss the careers of Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci .

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Alonso - Cola de Mono
April - Volcano
CJ - Mississippi Grind

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Green Book with Holly Walker .

With CJ Sullivan, April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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