Extra Milestone – Toy Story (1995), Unbreakable (2000)

This week on Extra Milestone, I’m joined once more by my good friend Guy Simons Jr. to dissect a pair of (relatively) recent classics that have garnered acclaim over the years, and which have almost nothing whatsoever to do with each other! First up is Pixar’s groundbreaking debut feature Toy Story, the first-ever wholly computer animated movie that has gained a reputation as an indispensable landmark in special effects and storytelling. After that, we jump ahead to M. Night Shyamalan’s unconventional superhero story Unbreakable, a grounded deconstruction of the genre that arrived before cinema as a whole had become swept up in comic book storytelling, and which has amassed a sizable (and well-earned) cult following.

NOTE: The final 5 minutes of my audio track were lost, so I had to use a backup recording that sounds slightly different.

SHOW NOTES:

  • 00:05:27 – Toy Story
  • 00:56:15 – Unbreakable

HOSTED BY: Sam Noland and Guy Simons Jr.

MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: Music from Toy Story composed by Randy Newman, music from Unbreakable composed by James Newton Howard


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