42. Atom Egoyan & Graham Foy

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Show Notes
Rick hosts a conversation with two extraordinary Canadian film makers, Atom Egoyan and Graham Foy. Atom is a Canadian icon, behind classic films such as Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Chloe, and more recently The Captive, Guest of Honour, and his upcoming film Seven Veils. Atom’s been nominated for every prestigous film prize out there, including the Palme D’Or at Cannes, the Golden Lion in Venice, and the Academy Awards in Hollywood. And today, he’s joined by Graham Foy, an up-and-coming young Canadian filmmaker, whose recent debut feature The Maiden has been earning him kudos and award nominations around the world.
Together, they dig into…
Remembering our teenage years
Shooting film vs. shooting digital
“Graininess” in film and theatre
Suspension of disbelief
Low and hi-tech magic
The evolution of music videos
Film scoring vs. music licensing
Musical Motifs in film
The challenges of directing opera
Focusing audiences on now, not next
Commitment in live performance
The importance of connection
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The Maiden trailer

photo of Atom Egoyan by: Tina Rowden

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