Reality Check: Genre (crossing) directors

Reality Check: Genre (crossing) directors
Originally podcast on Sci-Fi London

Alex Fitch talks to the directors of two recent genre crossing movies – Garth Jennings and Park Chan-Wook – about their films Son of Rambow and I’m a Cyborg (but that’s okay). Alex and Garth also talk about low-fi and hi-fi approaches to special effects making, plus hitting Mos Def with a plank of wood on the set of the Hitchhiker’s Guide of the Galaxy while Alex also talks to Park (via translator Sinae Lew and actor Philip Hayden) about themes of pop culture in the latter’s movies, such as Oldboy, and how the suppression of freedom in Korea influenced his subject matter.

Links: Official movie sites for I’m a cyborg and Son of Rambow
Wikipedia entries on Garth Jennings and Park Chan-Wook
Buy Park’s Vengeance Trilogy from Tartan Video / book tickets for I’m a Cyborg (but that’s okay) at the ICA
Read Virginie’s interview with Park in Electric Sheep Magazine
Hammer & Tongs‘ website
Interview with Garth at Indie London
Phil’s Casting Call Pro page

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