On Episode 367 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review two of this year's Oscar winning films, 1917 and Best Picture winner, Parasite.
1917, inspired by a story from Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) grandfather, a WW1 Veteran, follows two soldiers as they make their way across enemy lines in a race against time to deliver a message that will prevent the massacre of 1600 British soldiers, including one of the men's brothers. The film won 3 Oscars including Best Cinematography. 2X Oscar winning Cinematographer, Roger Deakins, pulled off one of the most incredible visual sequence in film history -- one continuous shot designed to show the realism of being in the trenches with the men fighting.
Parasite, from South Korean, Writer/Director, Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer)made Oscar history when it became the first international film to win Best Picture--4 Oscars in total. The film tells the story of a poor family, the Kims, who con their way into the lives of a rich family, the Parks, but all is not what it seems when the Kim's easy entry into the good life is threatened by unforeseen danger.
Also in this episode, HBO's The Outsider based on the Stephen King novel.
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Sarah Mason sits down for part 2 of her interview with Pav Grochola, VFX Artist and FX Supervisor for the Oscar nominated animated feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. Pav recently won a VES award for his groundbreaking VFX work on the film. He talks about his process, the amazing VFX and animation teams he worked with and the innovative new tool he invented that may change the future of animation.
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