The Big Picture Podcast: Episode 6, Great Director Debuts (part 3)

In this final part of our Great Director Debuts podcast, Gabriel and Tom discuss Rian Johnson’s revisionist neo-noir Brick (2005) which transplants the gritty pulp fiction of 50s noir from the mean streets of LA to a valley high school…

…and Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning (2020), a Georgian set tale of a missionary, his wife and the resentful authorities turning a blind eye to an arson attack which tears the family apart.

We discuss the themes, symbolism, audience reception and the lasting impact of both films, while identifying the unique ‘voice’ of their directors that can be seen in much of their subsequent work.

Listen to the episode here or on Soundcloud and Anchor FM