Why Taika Waititi Thinks Comedy Is Essential for Remembering the Lessons of History

Taika Waititi may be known as the director of box office hits like Thor: Ragnarok. But the multi-hyphenate—he’s also an actor, writer, producer, and TV creator—can’t easily be put in a box as just a blockbuster auteur; he is just as comfortable working on indie projects.

Similarly, his style as a filmmaker is an unpredictable mix of light and dark. In a fr…

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