Episode 178

One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o Tomeru na!)

One Cut of the Dead was a movie that came together in only eight days, with a tiny budget, that its own actors paid to be in. Not only would it garner major financial success, earning over a thousand times its budget back, it would also be a huge critical success (100% on Rotten Tomatoes!).

Most importantly, it encapsulates exactly why this podcast exists in the first place - to celebrate every facet of the production of movies. The pain, the joy and the hard work of everyone involved.

One Cut of the Dead is a blood-splattered (yet sincere) love letter to low-budget independent film-making. Watch the movie before listening though, please!

POM!

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About the Podcast

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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 (pictured with me!). 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 six-month-old 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.