ZOOM is a new podcast from Focus Features for movie lovers who want to know everything. Fueled by the inquisitive mind of film critic and host Amy Nicholson (“Unspooled,” "Halloween Unmasked"), each episode uses a modern-day movie as a launch pad to discover mind-bending facts about science, technology, and history. What kind of planet might E.T. come from? Do superstar horses “act”? Which Edwardian rules of etiquette could trip up Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham? Featuring interviews with an eclectic mix of experts and filmmakers, ZOOM explores Hollywood's uncharted questions.
"Emma" is the novel that made Jane Austen famous. But soon after it was published, she died—leaving her family and fans to debate if she was a prim spinster... or a secret radical. Zoom's second season hails groundbreaking cinematic storytellers, and there's no one cooler to kick it off with than this wildly misunderstood author, whose stories filmmakers keep turning to again and again. We explore Jane's hidden politics, and how they went missing from Hollywood adaptations... then dive into the innovative new screen version of "Emma" that finally keeps Austen weird. Special guests: "EMMA." (2020) Director Autumn de Wilde and Elisa Donovan, aka Amber from "Clueless."