Saturday, June 30, 2007

Podcast: Art House cinema podcast, June '07


It's finally time for this month's Art House cinema podcast featuring reviews of films released this month at 'Art House' cinemas in London... Presented by Alex Fitch and Jessica Fostekew, a member of the comedy improv group The Institute, who has recently completed an acclaimed 6 week run in the reknowned News Revue and will soon be appearing at the Edinburgh festival...

You can stream the show by clicking here and pressing the play button or right click here to save the mp3 file direct to your computer...

Films reviewed include Water, Black Gold and Tell no one / Ne le dis a personne.

Links: You can read print versions of the reviews at www.backprojection.com

(mp3 format, 23mins / 32.8mb)

Friday, June 29, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Podcast: "How gay are comics?" part 1

This afternoon's show is now available to download... (mp3 format, 14.2mb)

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com

Tonight's show: Making a new Picture of Dorian Gray

In the second of today's shows leading up to Pride Weekend and continuing director's month on IR4MCU, Alex Fitch talks to British director Duncan Roy about his new movie. Following his terrific debut A.K.A., Roy returns to the topic of the social classes (albeit relocated to the New York art scene) with his adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel...
N.B. Dorian Gray is showing next at The Cambridge film festival (download a PDF of the programme - it's on page 31) on the 12th & 14th of July...

10.30pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links: Official movie website
IMDb page on The Picture of Dorian Gray
Duncan's myspace page
Interview with Duncan in Indie Wire magazine
Wikipedia list of Dorian Gray adaptations

Today's show: "How gay are comics?" part 1

Patricia Jeres
In the first of today's two shows scheduled in the run-up to Pride weekend Alex Fitch interviews Patricia Jeres about gay representaion in comics both on the page and behind the writer / artist's pen. Patricia is an advisory board member of Prism comics - a company that promotes LGBT creators in the medium and previously worked for DC comics.


5pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links (which contain strong content - do not access unless you are over 15 / a liberal / not at work): Prism comics
Comic book queers podcast and forum
Reviews of gay comics at comics212.net
How gay was Captain America?
Daredevil goes to a gay bar...
Brokeback Mountain... the comic
How gay are Transformers?
Judges 19 interpreted by Neil Gaiman
Leviticus 20 interpreted by Alan Moore

Having read the latter; anyone feeling like going to Pride this weekend should know that Christian Voice are going to be picketing the event, so why not go down with a home made sign that quotes other anachronistic gems from Leviticus like:

Chapter 19 -
Verse 19: ...thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
Verse 27: Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
Chapter 20 -
Verse 9: For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death.

...just a thought.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tonight's show: Alejandro Jodorowski and the art of the sublime

Continuing directors month on IR4MCU guest presenter Virginie Sélavy (Electric Sheep magazine) interviews legendary Mexican director Alejandro Jodorowski about his career focusing on his admiration of eerie sound effects, Sam Peckinpah and the ‘Conquest of Mexico’...
The show is introduced by Alex Fitch and was edited by Richard Thomas...

10.30pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links: Pages on Jodorowski from from Wikipedia and the IMDb...
Article on Jodorowski from The Independant
Buy Jodorowski comics from Forbidden Planet International
Electric Sheep magazine

Monday, June 18, 2007

Today's show: Schock! Horror! vol.8

In the last of the current series, Richard Thomas continues his look at the best examples of 1950s and 60s monster movies... Like all the great movie monsters, Schlock! Horror! will return...

4.30pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links: Listen to Richard's show on Godzilla
*Wikipedia page on Japanese Giant Monster Movies
Buy the Region 1 NTSC or Region 4 PAL DVD of these trailers

Friday, June 15, 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tonight's show: 'P' - making a Thai horror film

Continuing director's month on IR4MCU, Alex Fitch interviews British director Paul Spurrier who unexpectedly followed his debut film 'Underground' (starring Ian Dury and Nick Frost) with 'P', a Thai horror film made with a local cast and crew. This interview was the first one recorded for Close-up (nearly 2 years ago - so, sorry about the sound quality) and as tonight's episode is the 50th show Alex has done for Resonance, it seemed a nice way to celebrate the occasion...

10.30pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links: Wikipedia page on Paul Spurrier
Official P movie website
Buy P on PAL Region 4 DVD
about.com article on Thai ghosts
frightfest website

Monday, June 11, 2007

Today's show: Schock! Horror! vol.7: Creatures that time forgot!

Richard Thomas continues his look at the best examples of 1950s and 60s monster movies which includes this week, trailers for:
Dinosaurus! Never before seen on the big screen, a 60 foot monster tamed by a small boy!
The Land that time forgot! Discover a fantastic world exactly as it was at the dawn of time!
Gorgo! From the depths of prehistoric time... The headlines scream the story of the skin-divers who capture the creature...


4.30pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links: Listen to Richard's show on Godzilla
*Wikipedia page on Japanese Giant Monster Movies
Buy the Region 1 NTSC or Region 4 PAL DVD of these trailers

Friday, June 08, 2007

Podcast: Nick & Marc Francis' Black Gold

Last night's show is now available to download... (mp3 format, 29.9mb)

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at archive.org


Homeview interactive:

Fans of the show I did about video shops, may be interested in the comic strip that has appeared on the windows of Homeview Video over the last week...

More info at www.14-15-77.com

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tonight's show: Nick and Marc Francis' Black Gold

It's the start of directors month on I'm ready for my close-up and we're starting off with a film that's new and topical...
Alex Fitch interviews Nick and Marc Francis, directors of the feature length documentary Black Gold, which is released in cinemas tomorrow. Nick and Marc talk about the challenges of making the film, their desire to make their film stand out from other films in the genre and reactions from corporations and multi-nationals to their film.

10.30pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links: The Black Gold website
portafilter.net, a discussion group for coffee enthusiasts
Wikipedia pages on Black Gold , Fair Trade
and The World Trade Organization
A glossary of Coffee terminology


Monday, June 04, 2007

Today's show: Schock! Horror! vol.6 - Androids from the Atomic age

Richard Thomas continues his look at the best examples of 1950s and 60s monster movies... Hear King Kong battle his monstrous metallic doppleganger created by the evil Dr. Who! Fear the Aliens who have come to enslave us and Destroy all monsters! Clear a path from the enveloping miasma of the Smog Monster!

4.30pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links: Listen to Richard's show on Godzilla
*Wikipedia page on Japanese Giant Monster Movies
Buy the Region 1 NTSC or Region 4 PAL DVD of these trailers