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Othersode #45: Waiting for the Other Maggot to Drop / I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Pack up the car for a super weird road trip and our discussion of “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” the new Charlie Kaufman film based on the novel by Iain Reid. We talk about how the movie differs from the book, the acting (shout out to Toni Collette), and what the heck is actually going on here. Next, we get a delayed take on “The Secret Garden” and catch up on what’s on the #BookSquadBlog, including two spooky series and YA Book Club! Read along with us for our next #Bookpisode on “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (October 5th), and watch “The Haunting of Bly Manor” on Netflix for our next #Othersode (October 19th). Send us your thoughts/questions/answers about “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” or any other topic we’ve covered to!

:30 — Hellooooo! Introductions
15:40 — Summary and intro
19:00 — Is the movie a faithful adaptation of the book?
29:40 — So what actually happens?? How does it fit into Kaufman’s other work?
48:30 — Who is the woman? Authorship in the movie
57:40 — How was pop culture integrated into the film?
1:08:50 — Acting!
1:20:40 — Secret Garden thoughts
1:25:00 — What’s on the blog? What’s up next?

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