A Director's Take

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In this podcast interview I asked the staff of my local video rental store, Viva Video, to answer the following prompt and question.

1. Describe a life event that changed you and how it changed you.

2. If you made the event into a film, which film director would you want to co-direct it with, and why?

Listen to the interview through the streaming services below.


Miguel Gomez ("Head Goofball" / Owner of Viva Video)
Wong Kar-Wai: In the Mood for Love, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together

Susan Getze (Volunteer)
Hirokazu Kore-eda: Shoplifters, After Life
*Check out the film screening handouts Susan makes for her retirement community below.

Dan Santelli (Lead Video Clerk)
Hideaki Anno: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Love & Pop
Claire Denis: Beau Travail, High Life, Trouble Every Day, Friday Night, Bastards

Bryan Way (Assistant Manager)
Mike Nichols

Susan's Film Screening Handouts

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