54. The Woman In The Window

Join Jennifer and Kaylia as we discuss this 2018 version of “Female Protagonist In Some Sort Of Container” We revisit some of Kaylia’s childhood traumas and present-day adult fears (but in a fun way), discuss the importance of tone and committing to a style, and try to figure out if the book was a well-done thriller or a schlocky “copycat”? Also, can a stellar cast and interesting story make a good movie when there is just SO MUCH behind-the-scenes drama? (The answer is… not really)

The Woman in the Window is a thriller novel by American author A. J. Finn, published in January of 2018.

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The Woman in the Window is a 2021 American psychological thriller film directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay by Tracy Letts,


This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

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Gone Girl 

Woman in Cabin 10

Girl on the Train

Kaylia’s Book Review Blog / That “cozy mystery” review specifically

Supergirl

Law and Order 

DC vs Marvel films

Cozy Mystery Definition

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom …. Which I, Kaylia, saw in the theaters at the ripe old age of 3. (3!!!) … it’s ok… they learned their lesson and then took me to see Ghostbusters later that same year. Both movies traumatized me. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love my folks and I know they didn’t have babysitting options, but egads I could have done without the nightmares.

Pretty sure they were just as traumatized and that I didn’t see another movie in the theaters until age … oh wait, I just looked it up. A year later when I saw Follow That Bird. Which… had a whole kidnapping plot device but did have a happy ending. So I guess they couldn’t win. Also? Adult me has an irrational fear of birds and of getting lost/kidnapped/left behind… holy smokes. 

I am suddenly wondering how I have traumatized my own kid by letting her watch the Marvel movies and Once Upon a Time… 

Also, these show notes turned into something weird… Apologies!

Gaslighting

Gaslighting of women in literature/movies 

Eye witness testimony and memory biases

(We found the water bottle, by the way… it was in the backyard hiding in the swing.)

What it means when one goes “padding across a room”

Twilight

50 Shades of Grey

Ready Player One (and our episode for Ready Player One)

Video game violence blamed for school shooting

Satanic Panic… oh hey look, the Ghosthropology Podcast did a whole episode on the Satanic Panic! You should totally go listen to it!

A TV show based on Mallory/Finn?

Children of Men… and then our episode for Children of Men

“Wilson”

Bastard Out of Carolina … and our episode for Bastard Out Of Carolina

Hillbilly Elegy… and our episode for Hillbilly Elegy Oh… and why we think JD Vance should go sit on a tack

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Copycat

Soul

That New Yorker article about all the lies.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_in_the_Window_(novel)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._J._Finn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_in_the_Window_(2021_film)

https://www.polygon.com/22437079/woman-in-the-window-review-netflix

https://www.vulture.com/article/movie-review-the-woman-in-the-window-starring-amy-adams.html

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-woman-in-the-window-review-amy-adams-thriller-loses-the-plot/

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/11/a-suspense-novelists-trail-of-deceptions

https://people.com/movies/the-woman-in-the-window-story-book-author-aj-finn-netflix-movie-adaptation/

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-woman-in-the-window-movie-review-2021

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/everyone-just-knows-hes-an-absolute-monster-scott-rudins-ex-staffers-speak-out-on-abusive-behavior-4161883/

https://www.vox.com/22436038/woman-in-window-review-netflix

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/26/the-domestic-thriller-is-having-a-moment

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-woman-in-the-window-movie-review-2021https://www.vulture.com/2021/05/the-woman-in-the-window-book-vs-movie-ending-changes.htmlhttps://www.vulture.com/article/movie-review-the-woman-in-the-window-starring-amy-adams.htmlhttps://www.vulture.com/2019/02/dan-mallory-lied-for-years-the-new-yorker-reveals.htmlhttps://www.cnet.com/news/the-woman-in-the-window-review-shallow-netflix-thriller-loses-the-plot/https://www.buzzfeed.com/cassandrats/woman-in-the-window-productionhttps://theplaylist.net/tracy-letts-ford-ferrari-20191118/https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/review-the-woman-in-the-window-is-junk-with-visual-vervehttps://ew.com/movies/joe-wright-previews-woman-in-the-window/

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