FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #99 – “Get Out” (dir. Jordan Peele)

Poster for "Get Out"

In this week’s podcast, Glenn and Daniel check out comedian Jordan Peele‘s horror and directorial debut, and then gush (39:31).

May contain NSFW language.

FilmWonk rating: 9 out of 10

Show notes:

  • Music for this episode is the track “Redbone” by Childish Gambino (né Donald Glover), from the film’s soundtrack.
  • The “Stop and identify” statute that we cited for New York state was N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law, §140.50. In practice, the application of this statute is highly variable, including in New York City, where it was implemented for several years as the program known as “stop and frisk,” which tended to disproportionately target African-American or Latino residents of the city.

Listen above, or download: Get Out (right-click, save as, or click/tap to play on a non-flash browser)

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2 thoughts on “FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #99 – “Get Out” (dir. Jordan Peele)

  1. There is a reason that Walter was running at night. Remember earlier when the dad (Walter’s son) was talking about how his father’s greatest achievement was losing to Jesse Owens, and he almost got over it? He didn’t get over it, and so spent his life finding a way to have a body that was fast enough.

    • Yep, that fits – good catch. This is one of those films where as I think back on the first half, all of the weird character quirks seem to make internal sense. I’ll definitely have to watch it again at some point.

      Another one that occurred to me later on was that the early scene with the highway cop didn’t just serve as a demonstration of the contrast between how Rose and Chris can respond to a peace officer giving a legally dubious command, nor just a parallel and setup for the final scene, but also – it makes sense that Rose wouldn’t want any official police record of Chris having his ID checked that day, if he was about to disappear. Might lead inquiring eyes upstate, where they’d find more than one missing person from NYC and might figure out what’s going on.

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