The Pestle


Ep 245: “Barbie”

August 22, 2023

We float into Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, wides, closeups;
  • Story & Writing, pop culture references, Ken, Ruth, Gloria & Sasha;
  • Performances, Set Design;
  • Special guest Hannah Hartman joins us;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.Hedy Lamarr

Notes & References:
Check out Hannah’s photography work at and
Macon Film Festival
Billie Eilish “What was I made for?” (YouTube)
Hedy Lamarr (wiki)
1/5/2024 update: Rodrigo Prieto & Greta Gerwig interview (YouTube) – Great discussion hearing some of the creative challenges Rodrigo faced, certainly more challenging than I appreciated while watching. The hard part is making it look so easy, and that’s why Prieto is one of the greatest to ever do it. – Wes

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This Week’s Recommendations:

Ologies Podcast on Apple Podcasts, and Spotify

Open to Debate Podcast on Apple Podcasts, and Spotify

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