In this episode, Nichole Goble is talking about 2016’s Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez. Fede wanted to make a film that subverted tropes around a blind or disabled character and she’ll get in to some of the ways that was successful and some ways it may have fallen short of that goal.
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- Jessica Heidenreich. “Stephen Lang On Preparing For His ‘Don’t Breathe’ Role” ScreenRant
- Allison Keene. “Stephen Lang on Being Blind in ‘Don’t Breathe’ and How He Self-Hypnotizes“. Collider
- Jia Tolentino. “The Twisted Appeal of ‘Don’t Breathe’” New Yorker Magazine
- Ariel Baska. “Disability and Horror: Don’t Breathe (2016)” Ghouls Magazine
- Dominick Evans. “Don’t Breathe Uses Blindness as a Plot Device while Casting a Seeing Actor.” Center for Disability Rights
- Bureau of Justice Statistics. Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009–2019 – Statistical Tables
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Great episode discussing the subversion of tropes in Don’t Breathe while acknowledging its shortcomings. Looking forward to more from this podcast!