Behind The Irishman

Behind The Irishman

Go behind the scenes of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman with this official companion podcast from Netflix. Hosted by comedian and The Irishman co-star Sebastian Maniscalco (“Crazy Joe” Gallo), this three-part series features interviews with cast and crew, including Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Hear the story of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran from the man he chose to tell it—and how Scorsese and De Niro fought for years to bring that story to the screen. Plus, learn about the brand-new technology the visual effects wizards at Industrial Light and Magic built to bring this epic tale to life. This podcast was produced by Netflix with FannieCo and Crossroad Productions.

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July 30, 2020 3 min

Netflix continues to go Behind The Scenes of your favorite shows and films on their Behind The Scenes podcast. This edition explores the newest season of The Umbrella Academy.

Listen to the trailer now, then find the season here.

The podcast also covers shows like Stranger Things and The Witcher.

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Thelma Schoonmaker is the legendary, now eight-time Oscar-nominated, three-time Oscar-winning editor of pretty much all of director Martin Scorsese’s portfolio. She’s as integral to the success of his films as the maestro himself. Their latest work together is “The Irishman,” the Netflix original film that recently racked up 10 Oscar nominations, Schoonmaker’s work among them. At three-and-a-half hours, the film is a contemporary A...

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Visual storytelling in cinema stretches to every department, including costumes. What characters wear says as much about them as any other element, and telling the story through clothing is as vital as telling it through photography, production design, sound design and all other aspects of the trade.

 

Costume designer Sandy Powell is a legend in this regard. She’s racked up 14 Oscar nominations and three wins throughout her 30-plus-...

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January 27, 2020 47 min

Rodrigo Prieto is the Oscar-nominated cinematographer behind films such as “25th Hour,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Argo.” In recent years he has worked with filmmaker Martin Scorsese on projects like “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Silence.” This year they have “The Irishman,” which, on a technical level, was an absolute beast to tackle. On this episode of “The Call Sheet” you’ll learn about the R&D that went into developing a pr...

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December 16, 2019 30 min

The Irishman’s epic scope required unprecedented coordination between every department. Hear about the trials, techniques and triumphs in costuming, production design, visual effects and location scouting—from the award-winning artisans and long-time Scorsese collaborators that made it possible to tell an intimate story spanning five decades.

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December 9, 2019 28 min

The cast and crew recount the decade-long process of adapting of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran’s story from best-selling book to big budget film. While Robert De Niro secures funding and Martin Scorsese assembles his cast—even luring Joe Pesci out of retirement—Industrial Light and Magic’s Pablo Helman turns back the clock with a technological proof-of-concept.

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December 2, 2019 39 min

The Irishman is based on the book about the life of hitman and union official Frank Sheeran. Hear Frank’s story from the man he chose to tell it: Charlie Brandt, author of “I Heard You Paint Houses.” Plus, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese discuss how they discovered the story themselves and what drove them to bring it to the big screen.

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November 18, 2019 2 min

Hear Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci describe making The Irishman. Plus, get the real Frank Sheeran’s story from “I Heard You Paint Houses” author Charlie Brandt, and meet the digital effects wizards at Industrial Light and Magic who brought this story to life. Coming 12/2!

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