Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner

February 22, 2018

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Alex Cox discusses I Am (Not) a Number / Excerpt from The Shape of the Final Dog by Hampton Fancher / Stills from Blade Runner  and BR 2049

Alex Cox discusses I Am (Not) a Number / Excerpt from The Shape of the Final Dog by Hampton Fancher / Stills from Blade Runner and BR 2049

Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner: In this month’s Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast, Alex Fitch talks to two exceptional film makers about their writing on film, and adapting classic texts into movies. Alex Cox discusses his book I Am (Not) a Number, which investigates a potential solution to the mystery of The Prisoner, and his films Three Businessmen and Death and the Compass based on the short story by Borges.

Hampton Fancher explains the process of adapting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep into his scripts for Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, turning the original opening scene from the movie into his short story The Shape of the Final Dog, the potential for future sequels, and writing the films The Mighty Quinn and The Minus Man. Plus classic tracks by Frank Sinatra, The Clash, and The Times. Originally broadcast 21st February 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download of the extended 79 min podcast. To hear the 59 min broadcast version, you can listen to the stream via mixcloud(more…)

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This week’s show: Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner

February 19, 2018

On Wednesday 21st February at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner

Alex Cox discusses I Am (Not) a Number / Excerpt from The Shape of the Final Dog by Hampton Fancher / Stills from Blade Runner  and BR 2049

Alex Cox discusses I Am (Not) a Number / Excerpt from The Shape of the Final Dog by Hampton Fancher / Stills from Blade Runner and BR 2049

In this month’s Electric Sheep Film Show, Alex Fitch talks to two exceptional film makers about their writing on film, and adapting classic texts into movies. Alex Cox discusses his book I Am (Not) a Number, which investigates a potential solution to the mystery of The Prisoner, and his films Three Businessmen and Death and the Compass based on the short story by Borges.

Hampton Fancher explains the process of adapting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep into his scripts for Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, turning the original opening scene from the movie into his short story The Shape of the Final Dog, the potential for future sequels, and writing the films The Mighty Quinn and The Minus Man. Plus classic tracks by Frank Sinatra, The Clash, and The Times.

5.30pm Wednesday 21st February 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 27th February, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Electric Sheep Podcast: Making films interactive

February 27, 2012 4 Comments

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Repo Man film poster and Blu-Ray cover, Repo Chick and Madame Butterfly 3D posters

Repo Man film poster and Blu-Ray cover, Repo Chick and Madame Butterfly 3D posters

Making films interactive: In a pair of interviews about innovations in film-making, Alex Fitch talks to two directors who have embraced new technology. Alex talks to Alex Cox about Repo Man, computer generated backgrounds its sequel Repo Chic(k), interactive cinema and using CGI in the rerelease of his western Straight to Hell. Alex also talks to Julian Napier, director of Madame Butterfly 3D, a new film of the Royal Opera House’s production of Puccini’s classic tale, how filming the opera using 3D cameras makes the cinema presentation a more immersive experience. Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download. (more…)

Panel Borders: Movies, toys and graphic design with Alex Cox and James Jarvis

February 19, 2012 4 Comments

Repo Man booklet and original comic by Alex Cox / World of Pain and De Profundis by James Jarvis

Repo Man booklet + comic by Alex Cox / World of Pain + De Profundis by James Jarvis

Movies, toys and graphic design with Alex Cox and James Jarvis: Continuing our month of shows looking at the work of people who aren’t known for their involvement in sequential art, Alex Fitch talks to film director Alex Cox and celebrated toy designer James Jarvis on the importance of comics to their work. Alex and Alex talk about the prehistory of his classic film Repo Man as a comic book and why its proposed sequel Waldo’s Hawaiian Holiday was turned into a graphic novel. Alex and James talk about the latter’s first graphic novel De Profundis and how the style and narratives of comics have influenced his Amos Toys designs and work in general.
Originally broadcast 19/02/12 onĀ Resonance 104.4 FM (Alex’s interview with Alex Cox continues in this month’s Electric Sheep Magazine podcast) (more…)

Today’s show: Movies, toys and graphic design with Alex Cox and James Jarvis

February 19, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM: Panel Borders – Movies, toys and graphic design with Alex Cox and James Jarvis

Repo Man booklet and original comic by Alex Cox / World of Pain and De Profundis by James Jarvis

Repo Man booklet + comic by Alex Cox / World of Pain + De Profundis by James Jarvis

Continuing our month of shows looking at the work of people who aren’t known for their involvement in sequential art, Alex Fitch talks to film director Alex Cox and celebrated toy designer James Jarvis on the importance of comics to their work. Alex and Alex talk about the prehistory of his classic film Repo Man as a comic book, why its proposed sequel Waldo’s Hawaiian Holiday was turned into a graphic novel and the influence of Dick Tracy on Death and the Compass. Alex and James talk about the latter’s first graphic novel De Profundis and how the style and narratives of comics have influenced his Amos Toys designs and work in general.
(The second half of Alex’s interview with Alex Cox continues in this month’s Electric Sheep Magazine podcast)
8pm, Sunday 19th February 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast of after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)