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The Rear View is a chance to take a glance back into film history as we, as filmmakers, drive forward into the future of cinema and television.






[Reel 116] The Iron Giant w/ Amy Aniobi

Joining Matt is this reel is television writer Amy Aniobi (Silicon Valley, The Michael J. Fox Show) to discuss Brad Bird's 1999 animated film The Iron Giant. Amy talks passionately about writing comedy in way that's visual rather than relying on dialogue, which requires trust in your actors and the rest of the creative team. Follow @TRVPodcast on Twitter and at Visit for more information.

Duration: 00:34:51

[Reel 115] The Best Years Of Our Lives w/ E. Nicholas Mariani

Joining Matt is this reel is screenwriter E. Nicholas Mariani to discuss the 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives, directed by William Wyler with a script by Robert E. Sherwood. So far, this film may be the quintessential example of why this podcast was created. An extraordinary achievement in filmmaking, The Best Years of Our Lives offers up the best in almost every aspect of this medium of story telling. Follow @TRVPodcast on Twitter and at...

Duration: 00:39:58

[Reel 114] Back To The Future w/ David H. Steinberg

In this reel screenwriter David H. Steinberg joins Matt to discuss the one the more perfect screenplays and movies - 1985's Back to the Future written Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and directed by Zemeckis. A script that builds up enough goodwill with the audience that by the time the third act rolls around, the audience will accept anything that happens. Steinberg also explains what he calls a "Yes, Mr. President" movie is. Follow the show on Twitter @TRVPodcat...

Duration: 00:45:00

[Reel 113] Leave Behind Movie (Bonus Feature)

In this bonus reel, Matt highlights some of the answers guest have given in response to the one question he asks all of his guests. "If our civilization ended by some random act of God and extraterrestrials were to discover our remains one thousand years from now, what is the one film or television series you'd want them to find?" Each filmmaker's response offers some very surprising responses. This reel also includes a sneak peak of the next reel. Follow on @TRVPodcast on Twitter...

Duration: 00:24:57

[Reel 112] Movie Trailers w/ Joshua Dunn

In this reel Matt brings in film trailer editor Joshua Dunn to discuss the art of the movie preview. Over time, trailers have turned into an art form all their own. From the early beginnings of just previewing whole scenes from movies to the big voiceover days of Don LaFontaine to the overused "Inception Horn" of recent years, trailers are sometimes more exciting than the films they are supposed to market. Follow on Twitter at @TRVPodcast and at...

Duration: 00:42:36

[Reel 111] The Diving Bell And The Butterfly w/Megan Stacey

In this reel, Matt talks with cinematographer Megan Stacey about the visceral & visionary work of cinematographer Janusz Kaminsky and director Julian Schnable on the 2007 film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Schnable and Kaminsky's partnership achieves one of cinema's most intense character points of view with camera placement and lens choices. Follow on @TRVPodcast on Twitter at and on Facebook at Get in touch with The Rear...

Duration: 00:38:41

[Reel 106] The Spoiler Alert w/ Paul Resendi

In this bonus reel, Matt speaks with Added Value Engineer Paul Resendi. Besides being a cinephile, Paul works for a major motion picture studio and is privy to a lot of films, their bonus features, and extras before most audiences ever get to experience them. Which makes his job one big movie spoiler. This reel we take a break from focusing on one particular film and debate the topic of The Spoiler Alert. In an age of constant and rapid communication, are fewer people are willing to sit...

[Reel 102] The Graduate - w/ Cameron Fay **NSFW**

In this reel Matt talks with screenwriter Cameron Fay to discuss the 1967 seminal classic - The Graduate. Written by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry from the book by Charles Webb. The film was directed by Mike Nichols and stars Dustin Hoffman.