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Discover the treasures of international cinema through the analytical lens of two media industry professionals from Finland, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki.

What sets this podcast apart is its straight-forward Finnish spirit, the varied guests from around the globe, whether industry professionals or fascinating people from the film's target country. Gain unique insights, knowledge and surprising looking glasses from the world of film.

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Dec 9, 2023

In this episode of the podcast, the hosts Karri and Henrik compare the original Howard Hawkes / Christian Nyby 1951 version of The Thing to John Carpenter's 1982 reimagining and finally to the 2011 prequel / remake, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. There's also a discussion on the original source novella by John W. Campbell from 1938. Each film version is a time capsule, reflecting their respective zeitgeist. Which film adaptation is the best one?

Films covered in this episode:
The Thing from Another World (1951)
The Thing (1982)
The Thing (2011)

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell.