The Pestle


Ep 196: “Men” (Alex Garland)

June 14, 2022

We mansplain Alex Garland’s “Men” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, showing disconnect through framing;
  • Story & writing, lessons, symbolism overload;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Ultimately, wouldn’t you rather be the person who actually finished the project you’re dreaming about, rather than the one who talks about ‘always having wanted to’? – J.K. Rowling

Notes & References:
Dunning–Kruger effect (wiki)
Harpy (wiki)
Freakonomics episode: “Did Domestic Violence Really Spike During the Pandemic?”
Agamemnon, Odysseus / Ulysses, Sirens, *captives fml
deargirlsaboveme (Charlie McDowell’s old twitter account)

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