In Conversation with Gary Needham on Cruising (William Friedkin, USA, 1980)

I can think of no one who knows more about Cruising (William Friedkin, USA, 1980) than Gary Needham. He’s already written extensively on Warhol, Queer TV, Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005) and many aspects of Queer Histories from various historical perspectives, and has recently published, ‘CRUISING IS A PICTURE WE SINCERELY WISH WE DID NOT HAVE TO SHOW’ United Artists, ratings,... Continue Reading →

In Conversation with Deborah Shaw on The Daughters of Fire (Albertina Carri, Argentina, 2018.

https://soundcloud.com/user-766042506/daughters-of-fire-with-music-and-loop2-mixdown If you want to see what a female gaze looks like, what queer cinema by women might feel like to see, what a combination of porn and poetry might evoke, have a look at Albertina Carri´s 'The Daughters of Fire,' currently playing on @mubi. 'it´s so sensational that I asked Professor Deborah Shaw, a specialist... Continue Reading →

Ginette Vincendeau – Part II

Below is the second part of a two-part podcast with Ginette Vincendeau on Jean Gabin, which picks up a little before the first part ended. Once Gabin returned to top stardom in France in ´54/55, what values did he represent/signify? Does he mean something different in France than abroad? What is it and why? Is... Continue Reading →

Ginette Vincendeau – Part 1

The first of two podcasts with the great Ginette Vincendeau on the great Jean Gabin. I´ve always been a fan of Gabin´s but my interest in him was revived by the 'Jean Gabin: The Man With Blue Eyes' retrospective curated by Edouard Waintrop at the 1919 Il Cinema Ritrovatto  in Bologna,  where aside from more... Continue Reading →

John Gibbs

https://soundcloud.com/user-766042506/interview-with-john-gibbs-on-mise-en-scene-and-videographic-criticism   I´m an admirer of  John Gibbs' work on the ´Long Take,´on mise-en-scène, and on style-based criticism; on his careful consideration of the implications of various choices on film style; on the ways style and meaning intersect. It´s work that often requires reading of the text in conjunction with viewing, usually before and after,... Continue Reading →

Catherine Grant

Catherine Grant is one of the scholars working in the area of video essays and videographic criticism I most admire. Her work ranges from fan videos to explorations of form, the transnational, queering, interventions into theory, materialising criticism and artistic self-expression. I very much wanted to talk to her about her work and the result... Continue Reading →

In Conversation with Dolores Tierney

Emilio Fernández and Roberto Gavaldón are two of the great directors of Mexican Cinema´s Golden Age. Dolores Tierney is an internationally renown film scholar who has written an important book on the work of Fernández, Emilio Fernández: Pictures in the Margins, and who has also written extensively on Gaváldon. If Fernández´films are already well known,... Continue Reading →

In Conversation with Martha Shearer on ‘New York City and the Hollywood Musical: Dancing in the Streets’.

I so loved reading Marthat Shearer´s New York City and the Hollywood Musical: Dancing in the Streets that I wanted to talk to its author to find out some more about it whilst hopefully also drawing attention to the work. The result is the podcast below: https://soundcloud.com/user-766042506/in-conversation-with-martha-shearer-on-new-york-city-and-the-hollywood-musical In the podcast Martha and I talk about the origins... Continue Reading →

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