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Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Brain Pickings and Cigarette Burns

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Brain Pickings and Cigarette Burns

Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch talk to Rich Pickings director Carla MacKinnon, about their new series of science and art events titled Inside Out, which explore the human experience through film and discussion. They also talk to Josh Saco, head of celluloid promotion outfit Cigarette Burns, about their Twisted Valentine screening of 1965 seedy gem Who Killed Teddy Bear at the Barbican. Plus an interview with female-centred erotic film maker Erika Lust; includes classic tracks by Luther Ingram, Lyn and The Invaders, Chubby Checker, and The Velvet Underground.

Rich Pickings logo, Who Killed Teddy Bear poster, Erika Lust photo

Rich Pickings logo, Who Killed Teddy Bear poster, Erika Lust photo


Originally broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 20th January 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM; The Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am, on Resonance FM.

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Links: Rich Pickings website
Cigarette Burns website
Erika Lust‘s website

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Pop culture and Honor Blackman

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Pop culture and Honor Blackman

In the December episode of the Electric Sheep Film Show, ESM editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch explore film and pop culture. Celebrating her recent 90th birthday, in an interview recorded at the London Film Museum, Alex talks to legendary British actress Honor Blackman about Goldfinger, Doctor Who and the cult 1960s TV series The Avengers, plus producer Sean Hogan discusses Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD, a documentary that charts the development of the seminal British comic.

Also, Virginie chats to curator Helen Melody about the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the British Library, and the varying adapations of Alice on screen over the years; includes classic tracks by The Sonics, Serge Gainsbourg and Jefferson Airplane.

Originally broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 16th December 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM The Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am, on Resonance FM.

Poster for Alice in Wonderland at the British Library, publicity still for The Avengers with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman, poster for Future Shock

Poster for Alice in Wonderland at the British Library, publicity still for The Avengers with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman, poster for Future Shock

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Links: Electric Sheep Magazine website
More info about Alice in Wonderland at The British Library
Future Shock!: The Story of 2000AD website
Honor Blackman’s website

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Sound and Vision

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Sound and Vision

Electric Sheep Magazine editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch talk to visual artist Graham Humphreys, best known for his posters for The Evil Dead, Dream Demon and Santa Sangre, about his new book, Drawing Blood. Festival director Nag Vladermersky discusses this year’s edition of the London International Animation Festival, which runs at the Barbican from 4 to 10 December. Plus an interview with Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy, about his new ‘3D sound’ adaptation of Nigel Kneale’s The Stone Tape for BBC Radio 4. Plus classic tracks by Link Wray, The Cramps, Elroy Dietzel, Hasil Adkins and The Sonics.
Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.
Originally broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 18th November 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Details from Berberian Sound Studio,  LIAF 2015 and Monster Club (by Graham Humphreys) posters

Details from Berberian Sound Studio, LIAF 2015 and Monster Club (by Graham Humphreys) posters

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Links: Electric Sheep Magazine website
Download The Stone Tape from BBC iPlayer (until November 30th 2015)
Graham Humphrey’s website
London International Animation Festival website

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Satanic Panic, Festival Screenings

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Satanic Panic, Festival Screenings

Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to author Kier-La Janisse about her book on the 1980s ‘Satanic Panic’ phenomenon, in which subculture, cult film and teenage rebellions were erroneously classified as having supernatural connections. Virginie also chats to film critic and cartoonist Mark Stafford about films they saw at this year’s London Film Festival, including: High Rise, The Witch, Evolution, Der Nachtmahr, The Invitation, Men and Chicken, The Lobster, Green Room, James White, Desierto and The Forbidden Room. Plus classic tracks by Sparkle Moore with Dan Belloc and his orchestra, and The Sonics. (Edited by Alex Fitch)
Partially broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 22nd October 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Satanic Panic cover / LFF logo / Mark Stafford, photo by Sarah McIntyre

Satanic Panic cover / LFF logo / Mark Stafford, photo by Sarah McIntyre

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Links: Electric Sheep Magazine website
Info about “Satanic Panic” by Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe
Mark Stafford’s website

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Cult Screenings, Hardware, Squirm

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Cult Screenings, Hardware, Squirm

Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to directors Jeff Lieberman and Richard Stanley, and composer Simon Boswell about cult cinema screenings.
Fitch and Lieberman discuss the latter’s classic horror films Squirm, Blue Sunshine and Just Before Dawn during the director’s visit to Cine-Excess 2014 at the University of Brighton, and bookending a 25th anniversary screening of Hardware at SCI-FI-LONDON, Stanley and Boswell explore the genesis of their film, the former’s plans to direct an adaptaion of H.P.Lovecraft’s “The Colour out of Space” and the latter’s scores for other genre classics such as Sante Sangre and Shallow Grave. Plus classic tracks by R Dean Taylor, and PiL (with live accompaniment by Simon Boswell).
Partially broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 22nd October 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Still from Hardware / Norwegian video cover for Blue Sunshine / still from Squirm

Still from Hardware / Norwegian video cover for Blue Sunshine / still from Squirm

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Links: Electric Sheep Magazine website
Cine-Excess website and tickets for this year’s event
Info about the 25th anniversary screening of Hardware at SCI-FI-LONDON
Listen to Alex’s interview with artist Kevin O’Neill about the strip Shokk which inspired Hardware

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: The Female Gaze, the Forbidden Room

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: The Female Gaze, the Forbidden Room

In the start of a new series, Electric Sheep Magazine editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch preview the London Film Festival and talk to filmmaker Prano Bailey-Bond, whose short film NASTY is screening as part of the Cult section. Sight and Sound production editor Isabel Stevens joins them to talk about the new Female Gaze issue of the magazine. Plus extracts from Evan Johnson’s interview with Guy Maddin, whose latest, The Fobidden Room, is showing at LFF; a sample of William Fowler’s lecture on guerrilla filmmaker Antony Balch at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, and classic tracks by Hank Mizell, Shirley Ellis, Nina Simone and Piney Brown.

Still from Nasty by Prano Bailey-Bond, Sight and Sound September 2015 cover, still from The Forbidden Room by Guy Maddin

Still from Nasty by Prano Bailey-Bond, Sight and Sound September 2015 cover, still from The Forbidden Room by Guy Maddin

Originally broadcast as the ‘Clear Spot’, 16th September 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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Links: Electric Sheep Magazine website
Prano Bailey-Bond’s website
BFI pages on the London Film Festival and Sight and Sound Magazine
Listen to Alex Fitch’s 2008 interview with Guy Maddin about My Winnipeg

Electric Sheep podcast: Terry Gilliam and Ted Kotcheff, The Fright Theorem

Electric Sheep podcast: Terry Gilliam and Ted Kotcheff, The Fright Theorem

Alex Fitch talks to Ted Kotcheff, the director of a ‘lost’ cult classic – Wake in Fright (1971) – and to Terry Gilliam, director of another cult title in the making, The Zero Theorum (2014). Fitch and Kotcheff discuss how Wake was recovered by its editor, how it depicts issues of masculinity in crisis and has an unreliable narrator. Gilliam, in an extract from the London Film Festival Q and A, talks about how his new film responds to issues of NSA spying, continues his strand of casting actors against type, and represents a ‘full fat’ viewing experience!

Stills from Wake in Fright and The Zero Theorem

Stills from Wake in Fright and The Zero Theorem

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Links: Wikipedia pages on Wake in Fright and The Zero Theorem
Electric Sheep Magazine reviews of Wake in Fright and The Zero Theorem
Official Wake in Fright and The Zero Theorem websites

Recommended events:

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 at SCI-FI-LONDON

The MST3K all nighter is a regular attraction of SCI-FI-LONDON (The London International Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival), and this year the festival would like to bring along two of the actors from the series to ‘riff’ in person at the film screenings. Dr. Forrester and Frank’s appearance will hopefully be funded by an indiegog campaign where you can also purchase a signed Cinematic Titanic DVD by the duo.

More info here / festival website Continue reading

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Brian Yuzna and the horror of Society

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Brian Yuzna and the horror of Society

Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to film maker Brian Yuzna about his work, from his memorable debut as producer of Stuart Gordon’s Re-animator, his underrated satire of 1980s American preppy culture Society and later career making sequels to such franchises as Return of the Living Dead and Silent Night, Deadly Night. Recorded at the University of Brighton, Spring 2013, in conjunction with Cine-Excess Festival.

Four films by Brian Yuzna

Four films by Brian Yuzna

Cine-Excess VII is taking place at Birmingham MAC from 15th-17th November with guests including French filmmaker Catherine Breillat (Romance / Anatomy of Hell) and Italian auteur Francesco Barilli (The Perfume of the Lady in Black / Pensione paura)

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I’m ready for my close-up: Spike Lee on crowdfunding

I’m ready for my close-up: Spike Lee on crowdfunding

In a special episode of I’m ready for my close-up, Alex Fitch talks to American film maker Spike Lee about his Kickstarter campaign to fund a new movie about ‘blood addiction’ (which ends on August 21st). They also discuss his forthcoming remake of Park Chan-Wook’s Oldboy, Lee’s thoughts on blaxplotation films such as Blacula and the director’s continuing enjoyment of being a film tutor.

Originally broadcast: Friday 16th August 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

Still of Spike Lee from Kickstarter campaign video + an example of what his new film is not about

Still of Spike Lee from Kickstarter campaign video + an example of what his new film is not about

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Links: Spike Lee Kickstarter campaign
40 Acres Filmworks website
Listen to Alex’s interview with original Oldboy director Park Chan Wook

Recommended Events:

Caption Festival, Oxford

The longest running British comic book festival, now in its 21st year returns to the East Oxford Community Centre, off Cowley Road. Guests include Rian Hughes (Dan Dare), Andrzej Klimowski (Stanis?aw Lem’s Robot…), Danusia Schebal (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde graphic novel), Al Davison (Doctor Who comics), Paul Collicutt (The Murder Mile), Vicky Stonebridge (Dogbreath), Karen Rubins (Victoria and Albert Museum comic artist in residence), Ian Rakoff (V & A comics lecturer, writer “The Prisoner: Welcome to Harmony”) and Charles Cutting (The Dream Quest of Randolph Carter), Glenn Fabry (Preacher) and many more.

August 24th / 25th, East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1DD

The weekend includes panel discussions, workshops, a book group, quiz and much more. Tickets: £6/day or £10 for the weekend.

More info here: www.caption.org Continue reading

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Reconstructing Nightbreed

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Reconstructing Nightbreed

To coincide with its tour of America, in a panel discussion recorded in Welwyn Garden City, actors Simon Bamford (Ohnaka) and Nick Vince (Kinski) plus restoration producer Russell Cherrington and restoration editor Jimmy Johnson discuss the reconstruction of the director’s cut of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, which is being presented at various venues to help fund a high definition print. The panel discuss the edits imposed on Barker by the studio, the disappointment felt by many regarding the bowdlerised version released in 1990 and how with the help of various formats and sources, a reedit of all the existing footage was mounted to restore the film to its original version.

Cast publicity shot from Nightbreed

Cast publicity shot from Nightbreed

Nightbreed: the Cabal Cut will be screening in various venues across America during Summer and Autumn 2013, with an additional Australian showing in Melbourne in August. More info at http://www.occupymidian.com/screenings. Originally broadcast 26th July 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

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Links: Occupy Midian website
Info on a new Nightbreed short story collection Continue reading