Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Episode #98 - "Let's Scare Jessica To Death"


In this episode, co-hosts Simone Barros and Zach Betonte are joined by the host of the "Supporting Characters" podcast, Bill Ackerman to discuss John D. Hancock's 1971 psychological horror film, "Let's Scare Jessica To Death". They consider the film's distinctive rhythms, ambiguous structure and its possible interpretations, and the performative range of Zohra Lampert as the titular character.

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:
“Let’s Scare Jessica To Death”: Leave Your Faith, Fear & Sanity
The Projection Booth #188 - “Let’s Scare Jessica To Death”
“Let’s Scare Jessica To Death” Fan Site
"House of Psychotic Women"

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

FJ Special - "Soundtrack Of Terror Vol. II"


This Hallow’s eve, the Film Jive tomb is re-opened with another creaking cacophony of murderous disharmony and echoes of the fantastique with the “Soundtrack of Terror Vol. II”. Film Jive contributors Simone Barros, Zach Betonte and Andrew Swope welcome fellow trick or treaters; Bill Ackerman, Regina Barry, Philip Brubaker, Rooney Elmi, Veronica Fitzpatrick, Kurtiss Hare, Lee Howard, Dr. Russ Hunter, Jim Laczkowski, Michelle Clifford, Alison Lang, Jasper Lee, C.J. Lines, Michael Mackenzie, Patrick Ripoll, Fanta Sylla, Tenebrous Kate, and Patrick K. Walsh to assemble a revolving, two-hour playlist of blood-stained sounds that will leave your ears in a severed state. And if that wasn’t enough, there is also a spooky assortment of vintage horror film radio and television spots to keep the sound waves warm while your body grows cold. So audiophiles, sit back (but remain upright) and allow the most horrific sounds of cinema to disquiet your nerves. Happy Halloween!

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:
Film Jive Special - “Soundtrack of Terror Vol. I”
Which Horror Movie Type are You?

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Episode #97 - "Synecdoche, New York"


In this episode, co-hosts Simone Barros and Zach Betonte are rejoined by "Director's Club" co-host, Jim Laczkowski to discuss Charlie Kaufman's 2008 magic realist film, "Synecdoche, New York". They discuss Kaufman's use of space and architecture, the emotional effect of viewing a character undergoing a crisis of self, and question whether the film is apart of the meta-realist tradition. 
  
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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Episode #96 - "La Belle et la Bête"


In this episode, co-hosts Simone Barros, Zach Betonte and Andrew Swope discuss Jean Cocteau's 1946 French fairy tale adaptation, "La Belle et la Bête" starring Josette Day and Jean Marais. Their conversation largely focuses on how Cocteau's avant-garde theatre background affects his cinematic practice, how objectification augments the narrative's reality, and the similarities between Jean Cocteau and Maya Deren

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Friday, 8 July 2016

Episode #95 - "Accident"


In this episode, co-hosts Simone Barros, Zach Betonte and Andrew Swope discuss another collaboration between English playwright Harold Pinter and American expat Joseph Losey's 1967 drama, "Accident". They discuss how subjective memory functions within the narrative construction, the presence of animals throughout the film, and question whether the camera objectifies or empowers its female protagonists. 

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Episode #94 - "Eugenie De Sade"


In this episode, co-hosts Zach Betonte and Andy Swope are joined by returning guest, Simone Barros to discuss Jess Franco's 1973 erotic thriller, "Eugenie De Sade". They explore Franco's nostalgic re-appropriation of popular culture, the film's meta-elements, and question the film's depiction of female sexuality.

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:
The Frontiers Of Genre & Trance: Five Films By Jess Franco
¡Cine fantástico! In Memory of Jess Franco (1930-2013)
Jess Franco Archives At The Latarina Forums
Jess Franco, Or The Misfortunes Of Virtue

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Episode #93 - "Way Down East"


In this episode, co-hosts Zach Betonte and Gary Sargenson discuss D.W. Griffith's iconic silent melodrama starring Lillian Gish, "Way Down East". The two debate the merits of Griffith's cinematic legacy, class relations within melodrama, and whether the film exists within a temporal or secular filmic space.

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:
Eloquent Gestures: The Transformation Of Performance Style...
The Inception Of Movie Editing: The Art Of D.W. Griffith
Cutting Patterns In D.W. Griffith's Silent Feature Films
"D.W. Griffith: Father Of Film" - Episode #1
"Way Down East" (1920) Full Film

Friday, 25 March 2016

Episode #92 - "The Little Prince"


In this episode, co-hosts Zach Betonte and Andy Swope are joined by returning guest, Simone Barros to discuss the Lerner & Loewe musical adaptation, "The Little Prince". They look at the film's relationship to its source novella, address its existential themes, and uncover the film's influence on the American musical tradition.

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'!"