Verbal Diorama - Episode 188 - Inside Out - Verbal Diorama

Episode 188

Inside Out (2015)

Who's your friend who likes to play? BING BONG BING BONG!

Inside Out captures the science of emotions, memory and personality remarkably accurately for an animated feature. In fact, getting the science right was paramount to the team at Pixar. It’s as accurate as the science in a Pixar movie can be, because it still needs to be entertaining, but it’s more accurate than it needs to be.

Director Pete Docter, already a steady hand at Pixar after directing Monsters Inc. and Up, had an idea based on the changing personality of his then pre-teen daughter. What was going on inside her head? Why was she becoming introverted and withdrawn at eleven years of age?

John Lasseter loved the idea, and Inside Out moved forward, but the questions about the human mind continued. How is the stream of consciousness influenced by emotions? How do feelings affect the way we remember the past? And how would you describe an 11-year-old girl's emotional life?

Take her to the moon for me.

I would love to hear your thoughts on Inside Out (2015) !



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Verbal Diorama
The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.

About your host

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Em .

Hi! I'm Em. I created Verbal Diorama in 2018, and launched the podcast in February 2019 to rapturous applause and acclaim.... from my cat Jess.

The modus operandi of Verbal Diorama is simple: movies are tough to make! The coming together of a team of people from all walks of life to make something to entertain, delight and educate us for 90+ mins is not an easy task, and yet so many succeed at it. That must be something to celebrate.

I'm here to do just that - to celebrate movies. Their history and legacy, and why they remain so special to so many of us.

Episodes are book ended by my cat, Jess. She sadly passed away in March 2022, aged almost 18. She featured in many episodes of the podcast, and that's why you can hear her at the end of every episode. The role of official feline producer is now held by the comparatively quieter Evie.

I love podcasts, and listen to many, but never my own.

I unashamedly love The Mummy (1999) and Grease 2. I'm still looking for a cool rider.