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Revisiting the Ted Bundy story on two fronts




(L-R) Zac Efron, Macie Carmosino and Lily Collins in
(L-R) Zac Efron, Macie Carmosino and Lily Collins in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," directed by Joe Berlinger. The film about serial killer Ted Bundy was purchased at Sundance by Netflix.
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On today's show:

All Bundy, all the time

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If you're a fan of the true-crime genre, filmmaker Joe Berlinger has a lot to offer you right now. First, there's "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes," a four-part Netflix docuseries based on interviews with the infamous serial killer while he was on death row. Then there's the narrative film Berlinger directed called "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival (and was then acquired by Netflix). Zac Efron plays Bundy in the film, but it's told from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins). When Berlinger spoke with The Frame at Sundance, he said he understands why some people were turned off by the casting of Efron, and the title of the narrative film, assuming that he'd turned the story of Bundy's crimes into a light romp. He hopes that when people watch the film, they'll have a different reaction.

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(Starts at :45)

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Who are the people you pass in L.A., sleeping on the street? At last count, there were more than 55,000 homeless men and women in Los Angeles County. If you’d passed one particular homeless man walking up and down Melrose in the late 1980s, you unknowingly rubbed elbows with a man who became the composer behind dozens of popular TV shows. The Frame contributor Tim Greiving has the story.