20 Facts About A24 and Their Movies (Not Only The Spooky Ones)

20 Facts About A24 and Their Movies (Not Only The Spooky Ones)

By now, it is not too witty to say that our cultural movie landscape is dominated by franchises, superhero movies, remakes, even legacy sequels to quickly declining franchises nobody has ever thought to ask for (yes, we’re talking directly at you, Shrunk). And yet, it is also the case that an insane number of awesome recent movies have one thing in common: that big “A24” logo at the start. A24 is an independent film and TV production and distribution company, and really, even if you know some of their movies, their catalog is pretty impressive. Remember Lady Bird? Of course you do, that movie taught us the meaning of friendship and Christmas.

Now, given their passion for smart, emotional movies (besides the horror ones we’re definitely mentioning as well), we’ve only discussed A24 in the context of the actors we’d beat in a fistfight. Yet we thought it might also be a good idea to take a crash course on this quickly iconic film company, and so we’ve compiled 20 artsy, elevated, aesthetically-pleasing facts for you to feast on. That way, when someone next to you complains about cinema being dead at the hands of Marvel Studios, now you will have a bunch of witty retorts at your disposal. They’ll love you for them, trust us. Everyone will be like, “Please analyze the underlying themes in Yorgos Lanthimos’ A24 films!”’ and you’ll be like, “Thank you Cracked, for teaching me the meaning of friendship, Christmas, and the contemporary independent movie business.” Then they’ll go, “What?” but you can ignore that.

Name

A24 Movies The name A24 Films was inspired by the Autostrada A24 in Italy, the location of many classic Italian films. As the legend goes, Daniel Katz was driving down the motorway when he came up with the idea for the company. CRACKED.COM

Source: GQ

Spring Breakers

A24 Movies The first hit A24's first commercially successful film came early in the company's history: Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers. This 2013 movie was already an artistic risk, being directed by the creator of Kids and Gummo-and featuring James Franco in full white rapper/gangsta look. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Output

A24 Movies The output A24 distributes and produces around 18 to 20 films a year. A list of their most celebrated movies includes Enemy, Locke, A Most Violent Year, Amy, Room, Swiss Army Man, A Ghost Story, The Killing of the Sacred Deer, High Life, Lady Bird, and Uncut Gems. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Moonlight

GRACKED.COM A24 Movies Moonlight In 2017, this transcendent and beautiful movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards, and won Best Motion Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Mahershala Ali.

Source: IMDb

Ari Aster

A24 Movies The horror master Ari Aster has quickly become a horror legend, with his two movies to date (2018's Hereditary and 2019's Midsommar) distributed and produced by A24. We can't wait for his also A24- produced Disappointment Blvd., coming in 2022. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

TV

CRACKED.COM A24 Movies They also do TV A24's TV side is mostly known for HBO's Euphoria, but they're also responsible for At Home with Amy Sedaris, The Carmichael Show, and Eric Andre: Legalize Everything. These shows sound like the type of stuff Cracked fans would love.

Source: A24

Podcast

A24 Movies Like everyone, they have a podcast The A24 Podcast invites creators to talk about their work, and it boasts names such as Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Elijah Wood, Lorde, Tim Heidecker, Molly Rinwald, and Sofia Coppola. The one with Ari Aster and Robert Eggers is absolutely essential. CRACKED.COM

Source: A24

Bill Pullman

CRACKED.COM A24 Movies They're Bill Pullman fans A24 has called Pullman a national treasure, and considering the man's filmography, is there any other way to describe him? The man saved us from an alien invasion. #neverforget.

Source: A24

Favorites

A24 Movies Some Cracked favorites Some choice movies we'd particularly recommend include Gaspar Noé's Climax, Valdimar Jóhannsson's Lamb, Ti West's X, and above all Paul Schrader's First Reformed. Allow us to repeat that: You should definitely watch Paul Schrader's First Reformed. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

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