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‘Atlanta’ Director Hiro Murai: Comedy, Violence, Coens

"A season of 'Atlanta' bounces back between classic sitcom structure and genre movies."

Atlanta changes genres a lot per episode,” the show’s executive producer and director Hiro Murai explains to John Horn. “I think a season of Atlanta bounces back between classic sitcom structure and genre movies.

“Films that we mention a lot are the films of the Coen brothers just because I think they have a really good knack for finding ‘real picture,’ especially in the South and building very dry deadpan comedies out of them. They also have an amazing ability to switch between comedy and violence and despair and then flip it back on comedy again.” To listen to the full interview, click here.

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