In tonight’s podcast, we discuss a fascinating documentary on Netflix called, JIM & ANDY: The Great Beyond, which chronicles the behind-the-scene antics of Jim Carrey playing Andy Kaufman, and his alter-ego Tony Clifton, on the set of Man on the Moon.
At first glance this might not seem very paranormal, but the questions this documentary raises about the notion of the self, the other, the nature of reality, etc. are nothing short of profound.
JIM & ANDY is the extraordinary story of the meeting of the minds, both literally and figuratively, of two comedic geniuses who have pushed the boundaries of their art. And in what can only be described as, “the method gone metaphysical”, Jim not only portrays Andy, but may in fact have become him (at least in his own mind) during the making of the film.
And really, is there any difference?
What’s real? What’s not? What is truth? What is fantasy? Who are we? All of these questions, and many more, are raised for you to ponder, but without any easy answers.
In addition to this, we also talk about some current events, the hypernormalisation of our time, and how we might be actually living in the era Andy Kaufman’s work foreshadowed.
Plus, another What’s the Word on the Street, Johnny? At least we think so. Maybe. 😉
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