A podcast about movies and the movies that inspired them. A good movie is the result of a large number of people both in front of and behind the camera combining to create a piece of art… But what about the movies that came before that inspired those filmmakers to make the movie? On Piecing It Together we figure out what the clear (and not so clear) influences were that make up the movies we love.
Sound Of Metal (Featuring Hannah Hoolihan)
On the 154th episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Hannah Hoolihan joins me to talk about one of my favorite movies of the year, Sound Of Metal. It's a heartbreaking but beautiful story about a drummer who learns that his hearing and his life will never be the same. Puzzle pieces include Whiplash, A Star Is Born, The Wrestler and Million Dollar Baby.
Run (Featuring Noah Gittell)
On the 153rd episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Noah Gittell joins me to talk about Aneesh Chaganty's sophomore effort, Run. After 2018's excellent Searching, I was eagerly awaiting what he would do next... Unfortunately Run, a movie that looked like it was inspired by Lifetime movies... Is basically just another Lifetime movie. Puzzle pieces include The Shining, Gaslight, a whole lot of Hitchcock and a whole lot of Lifetime.
December 2020 Trailers (Special Episode)
On this special episode, Jason Harris joins me again to talk about some upcoming movies. We use the usual puzzle pieces format on some trailers for movies that are coming out in December 2020. This month’s episode includes Mank, Let Them All Talk, Wolkwalkers, I'm Your Woman, Greenland, Midnight Sky, Soul, Promising Young Woman, Wonder Woman 1984 and Pieces Of A Woman.
Bizzarro e Fantastico (Featuring Kris Krainock)
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, many time returning co-host Kris Krainock comes back to talk about his own new film, Bizzarro e Fantastico. It's a thoughtful and funny meditation on death that he shot on a recent trip to Europe. We get into some puzzle pieces and the process of making this 30 minute short.
Breaking It Apart 10 – Friday The 13th Series (Featuring Tyler)
On the 10th episode of the special episode series called Breaking It Apart, I’m joined by Tyler from the podcasts Not Just New Movies and The 5Cast to talk about what I've always considered to be the best of the classic slasher movie franchises, Friday The 13th. We talk about a bunch of the entries in the long running series, the great fan films that are inspired by the originals, and some other classics that have been inspired by these films and its iconic killer, Jason Vorhees.
On The Rocks (Featuring Jason Harris)
On the 152nd episode of Piecing It Together, Jason Harris joins me to talk about the first Sofia Coppola movie we've covered on the podcast: the light, breezy On The Rocks. A reunion with Bill Murray (star of Coppola's celebrated Lost In Translation), it's a fun time, even if we both maybe wanted a little something more. Puzzle pieces include The Daytrippers, Annie Hall, Easy A and My Father The Hero.
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Piece it through
Piecing It Together heightens cinema podcasts with it's detailed and informative explorations into influences, genre similarities, predecessors, etc. It's a great balance between passion and explanation. Any fans of film in general, from casual watchers to fanatics, need to add this to their rotation. Give them a listen and subscribe now!
Everything falls into place!
As a longtime student of pop culture (and movies specifically), I’ve always been fascinated by how each movie fits into the larger cinematic tapestry. So, of course, Piecing It Together is right up my alley. For anyone who’s ever watched a film and gotten that sense of deja vu, this is the podcast for you. Highly informative and entertaining. David really knows how to put on a show.
Stuck in a rut man child movies
What an interesting concept! Not only does this podcast providing an entertaining analysis of the film but also draws in examples of others that may have or are reminiscent of it. Started off with King of Staten Island and really enjoyed the Appatow formula. Especially when it doesn't work. Look forward to checking out more. Subscribe and listen now!