Keith Calder and Simon Barrett talk about their new movie The Guest, being influenced by movies they (do and do not) love, the nuance in reaching modern audiences, and when to Blu-ray versus when to VOD.
- Keith Calder (twitter) produces movies and runs Snoot Films with his wife Jess Calder. He also "Tumbls" and is bravely forging ahead as a pioneer on Ello.
- Simon Barrett (twitter) writes movies and is still a licensed Private Investigator. Listen to the below-linked Nerdist Writer Panel for more on that.
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- Extras 13: Monkey's Paw (also posted as Electric Shadow 20) is full of spoilers for The Guest, and will be retroactively posted once the movie has completed its U.S. theatrical run.
- Screen Time 7: The New Version of Hollywood is the long-ago interview I did with Keith. It'll be fully migrated to the feed this weekend.
Movies Keith and/or Simon Have Made and Discuss In-Depth
- You're Next they did together.
- A Horrible Way to Die was written by Simon, and is the movie Keith and Jess saw that started the path to "The Fantastic Four" working together on You're Next and The Guest.
Show Notes and Links
- John August and Craig Mazin's Scriptnotes podcast.
- The Nerdist Writers Panel episode that features Simon.
- Movies that Keith and Simon discuss enjoying include Die Hard; Robocop; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; The General; The Red Shoes; Casablanca; The Big Sleep; The Maltese Falcon; Bringing Up Baby; Face/Off; Demolition Man; Con Air; Starship Troopers; Dr. Strangelove. If not already familiar with every single one of these, you're not allowed to watch another Transformers movie until you are.
- Steven Soderbergh's recut versions of Psycho ("Psychos", incorporating both versions of the movie, all in black and white), and Raiders of the Lost Ark (also in black and white, with no dialogue/SFX and an alternate music track). Oh yeah! Don't forget his "Butcher's Cut" of mega-flop Heaven's Gate.
- Snoot's new logo is perfectly reminiscent of the wonderful and classic Cannon Films.