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Episode 034: The Irishman

Updated: May 4, 2021

With a budget of 159 million, Netflix's epic The Irishman was an expensive experiment, combining cutting-edge VFX and old-fashioned storytelling in a retrospective of master filmmaker Martin Scorsese's greatest themes and scenes.Initially it seemed like a good bet, and the critical word-of-mouth was good, but within weeks of its release, the heavily touted de-aging technology was outdone by a single artist using at-home software - and people started to question whether the streaming giant had backed the wrong horse. What will these technological advances mean for the future of filmmaking? Join MG as we take a deep(fake) dive!

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