The Pestle


Ep 225: “Barbarian”

March 07, 2023

We check into Zach Cregger’s “Barbarian” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, camerawork;
  • Story & Writing, playing with the audience;
  • Directing, ambience & tone;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Before my teacher came to me, I did not know that I am. I lived in a world that was a no-world. I cannot hope to describe adequately that unconscious, yet conscious time of nothingness. When I learned the meaning of ‘I’ and ‘me’ and found that I was something, I began to think. Then consciousness first existed for me. – Helen Keller

Notes & References:
CM&D VR and 360º film production company
Zach Cregger interviews on DGA Podcast (Apple Podcast), Script Apart (
“Barbarians” budget is estimated at 4 to 4.5M
Zach Cregger’s ‘Weapons’ Auction & Its Aftermath (Deadline)
“Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think: How Humans Learned to See the Future–and Shape It” by Byron Reese (Amazon link)
“Cyrano” is currently streaming on Amazon Prime (
C.H.U.D. (iMDB) stands for “Cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers”
Busta Rhymes meets Tobe Nwigwe and Martica “Fat” Nwigwe (YouTube)

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