Monday, September 26, 2022

The Next Best Picture Podcast – Interviews With “The Harder They Fall,” Director, Writer & Composer, Jeymes Samuel & Costume Designer, Antoinette Messam

By Matt Neglia & Will Mavity 

The Harder They Fall” is a Black revisionist Western which has lit the world on fire and put Hollywood on notice with its all talented Black cast, genre-defying elements, and hip-hop-influenced soundtrack. Writer, director, and composer Jeymes Samuel was kind enough to chat with me about his inspiration for the project, how he chose to approach it compared to his music endeavors, and how his film is looking to reclaim the genre from Hollywood’s long history of not giving Black voices their due. On top of that, Costume Designer Antoinette Messam spoke with Will Mavity about her work on the film, which seemed to blend the historic and the modern to present something vibrant and fresh for today’s audience. We hope you enjoy it!

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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