The Popcorn Auteur
About This Show
The concept is pretty straightforward. We pick a famous filmmaker and watch every film that he or she wrote and directed over a short time-frame. Then, we research the filmmaker’s history and critical assessments of their work. Finally, we talk about the films, consistent themes throughout, and answer definitively: is this filmmaker a true auteur and do we like him?
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Brad Bird has worked with Steven Spielberg, consulted on the Simpsons, directed the cult classic The Iron Giant, won multiple Oscars with Pixar, and helmed a critically acclaimed chapter of the Mission Impossible series. Is there anything Brad Bird can't do? Perhaps a live-action film loosely inspired by part of an amusement park was a bridge too far. We are thrilled to be joined this episode by Jonathan Sundy, illustrator, character designer, and friend of the show. Listen as we discuss the philosophical underpinnings in Bird's works, the strength of his cinematic storytelling, and whether the ending of Tomorrowland is redeemable. To find more about Jonathan Sundy, visit his website at: http://jonathansundy.com/ Show Notes and Sources: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/brad-bird-words-144186.html http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2015/05/tomorrowland_and_ayn_rand_incredibles_director_brad_bird_s_key_influence.html https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/06/the-passion-of-brad-bird/394487/ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/brad-birds-objectivist-leanings-shine-brightest-in-tomorrowland/article24549785/ https://thedissolve.com/features/movie-of-the-week/812-the-slippery-politics-of-the-incredibles-and-other/ http://www.avclub.com/article/brad-bird-faux-populist-14766 https://youtu.be/KiXZMujutI0 http://collider.com/brad-bird-iron-giant-signature-edition-interview-original-ending/ https://youtu.be/YOfhMPXSAQc https://youtu.be/aop2ShYJFXI http://taughtbyapro.com/podcast-brad-bird-interview-tomorrowland/ http://www.vox.com/2015/5/23/8647021/tomorrowland-review-disney https://youtu.be/p5xvBA3cyAw http://thedissolve.com/features/movie-of-the-week/810-the-incredibles-incredible-focus-on-the-family/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2005/03/10/an-interview-with-brad-bird?page=3 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/22/damon-lindelof-s-persecution-complex-there-are-people-who-are-gunning-for-me.html http://pixar.wikia.com/wiki/Brad_Bird http://www.dailyinterlake.com/archive/article-f1f5632d-e179-5b34-934e-3368a3adaeae.html http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0083348/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm