Thursday, 26 November 2015

Episode #91 - "The Tall Man"


In this episode, co-hosts Zach Betonte and Gary Sargenson discuss Pascal Laugier's sociological thriller, "The Tall Man". They discuss the film's anachronistic use of filmic space, subversion of horror tropes, and unsuccessful social commentary.

As always, we'd loved to hear from our listener-ship so please send all your feedback to filmjivepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks and remember to "Keep On Jivin'!"


Links for Reference:

Gothics & Grand Guignols: Violence & Gender Aesthetics Of Cinematic Horror
Subverting Capitalism & Blind Faith: Pascal Laugier's "Martyrs"
Offscreen: The Tall Man As Sociological Horror
Interview W/ Pascal Laugier On "The Tall Man"
Culture Wars: Some New Trends In Art Horror
Canuxplotation: The Primer

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Episode #90 - "Buffalo '66"



In this episode, co-hosts Zach Betonte and Gary Sargenson look at one of the definitive independent films of the 90's, Vincent Gallo's comedy drama, "Buffalo '66". They discuss the film's extreme portrayal of a man-child, Gallo's command of cinematic form, and the film's more impressionistic sequences.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Episode #89 - "Murder Rock"


In this episode, co-hosts Zach Betonte and Andy Swope swing and sway through Lucio Fulci's 1984 spandex slasher film, "Murder Rock". The pair discuss the film's irrational plotting, unconventional portrayal of 1980's American culture, and how Fulci's formal restrictions enhance the atmosphere of his films.

As always, we’d loved to hear from our listener-ship so please send all your feedback to filmjivepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks and remember to “Keep on Jivin’!”



Links for Reference:

“Murder Rock: Dancing Death” (1984) Full Film

Vermeer & Lucio Fulci’s “Sette Note In Nero”
Lucio Fulci – Senses Of Cinema
Lucio Fulci Interview

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Episode #88 - "Two English Girls"


In this episode, co-hosts Zach Betonte and Gary Sargenson gather to discuss François Truffaut's period drama, "Two English Girls". The two turn to the film's portrayal of unrequited love, it's relationship to "Jules & Jim", and how Truffaut proves to be the most traditional member of the Nouvelle Vague.

As always, we’d loved to hear from our listener-ship so please send all your feedback to filmjivepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks and remember to “Keep on Jivin’!”




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