Michael Sarnoski & Vanessa Block
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Season 04 | Episode 26

Michael Sarnoski & Vanessa Block

Writer/Director & Producer

From Pig starring Nicolas Cage, Writer/Director Michael Sarnoski and Writer/Producer Vanessa Block join Josh and Joe to discuss the movies that inspired them during the creation of their film.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Nobody (2021)
Infested (2002)
The Big Chill (1983)
A History of Violence (2005)
Pig (2021)
Mandy (2018)
John Wick (2014)
The Testimony (2015)
No Country For Old Men (2007) [Both] – John Badham’s trailer commentary
The Maltese Falcon (1941) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Blood Simple (1984) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review, Dennis Cozzaliio’s review
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Moonstruck (1987) – Glenn Erickson’s trailer commentary
Joe (2013)
Witness For The Prosecution (1957) [Vanessa Block] – Larry Cohen’s trailer commentary
Easter Parade (1948)
Titanic (1997)
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
The Crow (1994)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Midnight Cowboy (1969) [Michael Sarnoski] – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
A Serious Man (2009) [VB]
Dead Man (1995) [MS]
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
The Limits of Control (2009)
Powwow Highway (1989)
Heathers (1989) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary
Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) [VB] – Ti West’s trailer commentary
Star Wars (1977)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Alien (1979) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing recommendation
Revanche (2008) [MS]
You Were Never Really Here (2017) [VB]
Morvern Callar (2002)
Cockfighter (1974) – Jon Davison’s trailer commentary
Logan (2017) [MS]
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (1970) – Michael Lehmann’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickon’s Blu-ray review, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing recommendation
Dr. Strangelove (1964) – Michael Lehmann’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray review
Night of the Living Dead (1968) – George Hickenlooper’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Amadeus (1984) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary

Other Notable Items

The Ilya Naishuller podcast episode
Joe Bob Briggs
David Cronenberg
William Hurt
Nicolas Cage
The Panos Cosmatos podcast episode
The Coen Brothers
The Maltese Falcon novel by Dashiell Hammett (1930)
No Country For Old Men novel by Cormac McCarthy (2005)
The Road novel by Cormac McCarthy (2006)
Humphrey Bogart
John Huston
The Academy Awards
David Gordon Green
Billy Wilder
Charles Laughton
Marlene Dietrich
The Witness for the Prosecution novel by Agatha Christie
The DGA
Robert Altman
Julie Christie
Warren Beatty
Samuel L. Jackson
Alex Wolff
Dustin Hoffman
Jon Voight
Adam Arkin
Alan Arkin
Dybbuk
Jim Jarmusch
Dead Man soundtrack by Neil Young (1995)
Alexis Grapsas
Philip Klein
Gary Farmer
Sundance Film Festival
Steven Spielberg
Paul Thomas Anderson
Patrick Scola
Lynne Ramsay
Joaquin Phoenix
Monte Hellman
Warren Oates
Sam Raimi
Stanley Kubrick
F. Murray Abraham
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