Electric Sheep podcast: Hitchcock, Hyde and Houdini – the Magic of Classics
In an interview / Q and A recorded live at the Roxy Bar and Screen, Alex Fitch talks to magician Granville Markland about depictions of magic and magicians on the big screen, focussing on the work of Harry Houdini in such films as The Man from Beyond (1922) and the more recent blurring of fact and fiction in movies like The Prestige and The Illusionist. Also, Alex talks to musician and comedy writer Robin Warren from the band Liberation Jumpsuit about the recent BFI cinema rereleases of Hitchcock’s Notorious and Rouben Mamoulian’s Dr. Jeckyll and Mr Hyde (1931) which combine suspense and eroticism to beguiling effect.
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Links: Wikipedia pages on Hitchcock’s Notorious, Rouben Mamoulian’s Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde and Harry Houdini
Book tickets for Notorious at the BFI Southbank
Robin’s band: Liberation Jumpsuit
Download Robin’s kids radio show the Yummy Mummy School Run at www.archive.org
Info about Granville’s performances at the Imperial War Museum
Electric Sheep news:
Tom Humberstone exhibition at Orbital
The comic shop Orbital which Marc Ellerby waxed lyrical about in last week’s Panel Borders, have relocated to 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JF (previously the Photographer’s Gallery).
Orbital appropriately now also have an exhibition space, which opened with a selection of new art pages by Tom Humberstone from the latest issue of his Eagle award winning title: How to date a girl in ten days.
More info at www.orbitalcomics.com / www.ventedspleen.com