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Movies We Like • Season 5 • Filmmaker Mark Pellington on Moneyball

Filmmaker Mark Pellington on Moneyball

Talking About Moneyball with our guest, filmmaker Mark Pellington

Andy and Pete welcome acclaimed filmmaker Mark Pellington to discuss his remarkable career as well as one of his favorite films, Bennett Miller’s Moneyball. Mark takes listeners on a journey through his diverse body of work, from his groundbreaking music videos for artists like PM Dawn, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, and U2, to his Emmy-nominated title design for the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street. He also shares fascinating anecdotes about his experiences working on films like Jerry Maguire and his own The Mothman Prophecies, offering insights into his creative process and the power of storytelling.

The conversation then shifts to Moneyball, a film that has captured the hearts of audiences (as well as becoming a personal favorite of Pete’s). Mark delves into what makes this film so special to him, from its masterful screenplay to the outstanding performances by its cast. The discussion also touches on the film’s themes of nostalgia and legacy, which resonate deeply with Pellington’s own experiences and creative pursuits.

Throughout the episode, Mark’s passion for his craft and his thoughtful approach to storytelling shine through, making for a captivating listen. Whether you’re a fan of Moneyball or simply appreciate the art of filmmaking, this conversation offers a wealth of insights and inspiration. Join Andy, Pete, and Mark for a lively and thought-provoking discussion that celebrates the power of cinema.

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In each episode, co-hosts Andy Nelson and Pete Wright invite someone from inside the film industry to discuss their favorite films. What makes a movie inspirational to a cinematographer or a costume designer? Listen in to hear how these pros watch their favorite films.