Episode 144: The Visit

29 Oct

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In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit and George Waggner’s The Wolf Man.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:44- Intro, spiders, Comedy Film Nerds
00:09:10- The Visit
01:08:50- The Wolf Man
01:37:35- Episode wrap-up

One Response to “Episode 144: The Visit”

  1. Bob K November 3, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    Great episode. I think my favorite use of the companion film in the whole series. You talked so well about so many aspects of The Visit that I feel a little churlish to bring up more, but of course I’m going to. Both focusing on one scene, and characteristically one serious and one comedic…

    The scene, which I don’t hear enough people praising, is the final interview with Nana, and the torrent of emotion she pores into what she would say to her little girl. This already works very well in the context of the lie, but once the truth is revealed of who she really is and what she’d done I find it devastating.

    At the same time, the scene is the culmination of what I find a hilarious send up of using The Hero’s Journey as a script recipe. The girl’s stuff about finding “the elixir” so that her Mom can finish her arc had me on the floor every time.

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