Samuel Larson Guerra

  An interview with Samuel Larson Guerra, distinguished sound designer (a term he hates), author of one of the few books in Spanish on sound in the cinema, ´Pensar el sonido (Thinking Sound)´, award winning sound designer (Ariel award for Fibra Optica in 1998), editor (Diosa de Plata award for best editing for Dos Abrazos, 2007), composer (Ariel for... Continue Reading →

Julia Scrive-Loyer

Julia Scrive-Loyer is a young filmmaker, publisher and critic from Bordeaux who graduated from the EICTV film school in Cuba and currently resides in the Dominican Republic. I´ve been wanting to talk to Julia ever since I saw her beautiful new magazine, Simulacro. Its first issues is entirely devoted to the recently deceased Stanley Donen... Continue Reading →

Christopher Holliday and Alex Sergeant

When muttering to myself, I keep referring to Chris Holliday and Alex Sergeant as the Fantasy/Animation boys. And I must stop doing that. They've become very considerable scholars currently doing some of the most exciting work in the field of fantasy and animation, the reason for my wanting to talk to them: Alex has a... Continue Reading →

A Conversation with Kieron Corless

A wide-ranging conversation with Kieron Corless, Deputy Editor of Sight and Sound on the magazine itself and issues that arise from it: What is film criticism? What is good criticism? What is the changing function of criticism? How has the digital turn affected not only what cinema is and how we see it but also what... Continue Reading →

José Arroyo in Conversation with Christopher Meir on ‘Mass Producing European Cinema: Studiocanal and its Works’

https://soundcloud.com/user-766042506/jose-arroyo-in-conversation-with-christopher-meir-on-mass-producing-european-cinema   I love finding out more about the business of film and television; about the economics of production, distribution and exhibition; about the industrial histories of media industries. I wanted to read Christopher Meir's book Mass Producing European Cinema: Studiocanal and its Works (London: Bloomsbury, 2019) as soon as I heard he was writing it; and... Continue Reading →

José Arroyo in Conversation with Helen Hanson on Hollywood Soundscapes: Film Sound Style, Craft & Production in the Classical Era

Helen Hanson is a Professor in Film History at the University of Essex as well as Academic Director of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. I'm a great admirer of Hollywood Soundscapes: Film Sound Style, Craft & Production in the Classical Era,  her new book. Hollywood Soundscapes not only provides us with new knowledge on the craft... Continue Reading →

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