This fall, IU Cinema presents Re:Made, a thrilling series that pairs an original film with its remake to articulate how filmmaking, film culture, and film impact evolves as the industry, audiences, and cultures change. To celebrate our first Re:Made pairing — Howard Hawks and Christian Nyby’s The Thing From Another World (1951) and John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) — two of our Establishing Shot writers, Noni Ford and Jesse Pasternack, met up to discuss the films, their use of special effects, how they reflect the times they were made in, their very different endings, and more.
Noni Ford is a freelance writer based in the Midwest and a graduate of the Indiana University Media School. She’s worked in voice coordination, independent film, and literary management, and primarily writes film criticism and short stories.
Jesse Pasternack is a graduate of Indiana University. During his time at IU, Jesse was the co-president of the Indiana Student Cinema Guild. He also wrote about film, television, and pop culture for the Indiana Daily Student. Jesse has been a moderator at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival and is a friend of the Doug Loves Movies podcast. An aspiring professional writer-director, his own film work has appeared at Campus Movie Fest and the Anthology Film Archives in New York City.