The Pestle


Ep 269: “Swingers” (1996)

March 19, 2024

We claw through Jon Favreau’s “Swingers” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, Directing & DP’ing, blocking;
  • Story & Writing, Titles, Theme, Homages;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. – Voltaire

Notes & References:
“An oral history of Swingers” ( – Amazing retelling of how the film came to be! Apparently Favreau didn’t even set out to write a film, he was just practicing screenwriting with some script software he was given. | “Literally every single word that comes out of Vince’s mouth is on the page.” | Doug Liman notes that “Our entire lighting package was gonna consist of 100-, 150-watt light bulbs.” and some other amazing details.

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