• Michael Field

Forgotten Cinema: The Trigger Effect

Updated: Oct 8, 2020


The Trigger Effect - Forgotten Cinema Podcast

The Mike's find them stuck in the middle of a power and phone outage in mid 90's suburbia...and folks are going CRAZY!!!!!!


Mike Field and Mike Butler are talking about the 1996 David Koepp film, The Trigger Effect, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Richard T Jones and Michael Rooker. The Mikes discuss Koepp's directorial debut and the weakness in the character of Matt, the wanting more of Durmot Mulroney's character and how underwritten Shue's character, Annie, is.

Butler and Field also talk about how Butler finds it too absurd that everything goes to Hollywood levels of crazy so fast during a power outage, and the use of color and long shots used to establish the start of the film.


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