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This week’s show comes to you live from Los Angeles! First up, Jenny Slate joins the critics to talk about her awesome new show Married, why people keep writing “bitch” roles for her, and her series Marcel the Shell With Shoes On. Next, Gillian Flynn has adapted her hit novel Gone Girl into a film directed by David Fincher. Will the critics love it, or is Fincher’s work all surface? Then, Craig Mazin and John August of the much-endorsed Scriptnotes podcast join the critics to talk screenwriting. Finally, Orange Is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne comes onstage to discuss the hit show and talk about what it’s like to be a woman in Hollywood today. The show closes out with a few burning questions from listeners. Thank you to everybody who joined us in L.A.
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Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
- Married on FX
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- David Fincher’s Gone Girl film.
- The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allen Poe
- Scriptnotes, Craig Mazin and John August’s podcast
- Natural Born Killers
- Jerry Maguire
- Ocean’s Eleven
- Out of Sight
- Orange Is the New Black
- But I’m a Cheerleader!
Dana: The Venerable Bede’s image of a sparrow flying through the meadhall of life
Julia: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Natasha: Charlie Brooker’s TV show Black Mirror
Steve: The Writer by Richard Wilbur
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This podcast was produced by Andy Bowers and Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Josephine Livingstone.