Get Out - Script to Screen

4/3/2018; 48 minutes

Writer/director/producer Jordan Peele joins UCSB's Matt Ryan for a Script-to-Screen discussion of Get Out (2017), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Peele explains how the tone of the film was influenced by his background in comedy, the work of Ira Levin (The Stepford Wives, Rosemary's Baby), and the desire to subvert the tropes of African American characters in the horror genre, as well how he created "the sunken place" through conceptualizing racism in a new way for the screen, and bringing it to life through stand-out performances from the actors.
Recorded on 02/06/2018.

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