This week the guys talk about Tim Burton’s 2003 film Big Fish, starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, and Jessica Lange. They discuss the ways that the film is both a major departure for Burton, given its levity and general colorful nature, but that there’s a thread of darkness that truly feels like his thumbprint on the family-oriented fantasy film. Big Fish plays on memory and storytelling and the ways that our minds take stories and twist them into fantasies over time in a way that actually blurs the line between what’s real and what’s not. They talk about how those new and interesting elements for Burton’s films mix with the familiar faces like Helena Bonham Carter and Danny DeVito to become one of his best films ever. They also look into the witch’s eye to see how they might go in the end and what their own “big fish” might be.

Big Fish (2003)
Director
Tim Burton
Stars
Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup

Selected By
Brian

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Aired Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This week the guys talk about Tim Burton's 2003 film Big Fish, starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, and Jessica Lange. They discuss the ways that the film is both a major departure for Burton, given its levity and general colorful nature, but that there's a thread of darkness that truly feels like his thumbprint on the family-oriented fantasy film. Big Fish plays on memory and storytelling and the ways that our minds take stories and twist them into fantasies over time in a way that actually blurs the line between what's real and what's not. They talk about how those new and interesting elements for Burton's films mix with the familiar faces like Helena Bonham Carter and Danny DeVito to become one of his best films ever. They also look into the witch's eye to see how they might go in the end and what their own "big fish" might be.

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