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Mar 21, 2023 The Lever
On this week’s MVC, the team digs into Terry Gilliam’s dystopian black comedy.
🎧 MOVIES VS. CAPITALISM: Brazil (w/ Melanie Vesey)

In the new episode of Movies vs. Capitalism, Rivka and Frank are joined by comedian, actress, writer, and director Melanie Vesey to discuss Terry Gilliam’s dystopian black comedy Brazil. The group digs into how the film portrays the merger of state and corporate power, how it offers up a heavy dose of fantasy escapism, and what “building a new world” actually entails.

In addition, Rivka and Frank discuss filmmaker Charlie Kaufman’s speech during the recent Writers Guild Awards, in which he takes aim at Hollywood class structures and the commodification of film.

A rough transcript of the episode is available here.

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