Stage Nine 31: I'm Not Made of Stone / by Mike Schindler

People Like Us.

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Alex Kurtzman has written some of the biggest blockbusters in recent years. Whether it's J.J. Abrams' Star Trek or Michael Bay's Transformers, Kurtzman's screenplays play out on an epic canvas. But when it came time for his directorial debut, Kurtzman chose to make a much smaller movie. People Like Us tells the semi-autobiographical story of a man who finds out that he has a half sister, and tries to connect with her.

In this episode of Stage Nine, Mike and John look at Kurtzman's directorial debut. We discuss the visual style, which parts of the story work and which don't, and how the film differs from his other work.


Intro (00:00:00)  
People Like Us (00:00:40)
Closing (00:29:52)


Mike Schindler and John Mills


Mike Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Jeff Sutter (Associate Producer) Chris Stenftenagel (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)