Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Autumn 2010 in print

October 30, 2010

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Reviews…

SkylineSkyline
Release date: 12/11/10 (Cinema)
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A Town called PanicA Town called Panic
Release date: 08/10/10 (Cinema)
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La HordeLa Horde
Release date: 17/09/10 (Cinema)
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The Last ExorcismThe Last Exorcism
Release date: 03/09/10 (Cinema)
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Full Metal Alchemist: BrotherhoodFull Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Release date: 23/08/10 (DVD)
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Comic strip reviews…

City Lights comic extract City Lights
reviewed by Gwen and Andrew Cheverton
Release date: 15/11/10 (DVD / Blu-Ray)
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Big Tits Zombie review extract Big Tits Zombie
reviewed by Dan Lester
Release date: 11/10/10 (DVD / Blu-Ray)
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Pet Shop of Horrors comic review Pet Shop of Horrors
reviewed by David O’Connell
Release date: 02/08/10 (DVD)
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Articles…

Animal trilogy by Dario Argento Dario Argento’s ‘animal trilogy’: Bird with the Crystal Plumage / Cat o’Nine Tails/ Four Flies on Grey Velvet




Hammer and Tongs Alex Fitch interviews Hammer and Tongs
a.k.a. Nick Goldsmith and Garth Jennings




Joe Dante Alex Fitch interviews Joe Dante
part one / two



Futuristic cities on film Futuristic cities on film:
From Metropolis to Dream Home

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Electric Sheep podcast: Masters of Horror

September 24, 2010 2 Comments

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Original poster for Eggshells by Tobe Hooper, Corey Feldman and Tara Leigh discuss their motivation with director Joe Dante on the set of Splatter

Original poster for Eggshells by Tobe Hooper, Corey Feldman and Tara Leigh discuss their motivation with director Joe Dante on the set of Splatter

Masters of Horror: To coincide with the start of a month of horror film releases in the cinema and on DVD in the run up to Halloween, Alex Fitch interviews two veterans of horror cinema, Joe Dante and Tobe Hooper. Alex and Joe talk about the director’s two latest projects, Splatter, starting on the Horror Channel (Sky / Virgin / Freesat) 24/09/10 and continues over the next two Fridays, and his new 3D film currently in UK cinemas The Hole. Also, in an interview recorded at last month’s Frightfest horror festival in London, Alex talks to Tobe Hooper, following a retrospective screening of his first two films Eggshells and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre which depict the end of the summer of love and the loss of America’s innocence in the 1970s; Eggshells received its UK premiere at Frightfest and will be released on Blu-Ray / DVD towards the end of the year. (Partially broadcast 24/09/10 as an episode of I’m ready for my close-up on Resonance 104.4 FM)

More for more information and a variety of formats you can stream / download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

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Links: to follow…

Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Joe Dante about his debut film The Movie Orgy / read a partial transcript of the interview, focussing on Splatter at www.electricsheepmagazine.com

Recommended events:

Laydeez do Comics September 2010

The monthly meeting for female comics creators, fans of female comic creators and female comic book fans (men allowed also!)…

Next Meeting: Monday 27 September, 6.30-9.30pm

VENUE: The Rag Factory

Guest Speakers:

Ellen Lindner (Whores of Mensa) / Patrice Aggs (The DFC) / Steve White (I Drink Coffee and Draw Press LTD) / Charlie Bowden from Pickled Ink Illustration Agency, to discuss a call for entries for The Pickled Award for graduate illustrator.

Recommended Read: Mome Vol 19. Summer 2010, the latest edition of Fantagraphics’ twice yearly anthology…

The Rag Factory
16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

www.ragfactory.org.uk
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Today’s show – Joe Dante and Tobe Hooper: Masters of Horror

September 24, 2010

Today on Resonance FM

I’m ready for my close-up – Joe Dante and Tobe Hooper: Masters of Horror

Original poster for Eggshells by Tobe Hooper, Corey Feldman and Tara Leigh discuss their motivation with director Joe Dante on the set of Splatter

Original poster for Eggshells by Tobe Hooper, Corey Feldman and Tara Leigh discuss their motivation with director Joe Dante on the set of Splatter

To coincide with the start of a month of horror film releases in the cinema and on DVD in the run up to Halloween, Alex Fitch interviews two veterans of horror cinema, Joe Dante and Tobe Hooper. Alex and Joe talk about the director’s two latest projects, Splatter, starting on the Horror Channel (Sky / Virgin / Freesat) tonight at 10:55 pm and continuing over the next two Fridays, and his new 3D film currently in UK cinemas The Hole. Also, in an interview recorded at last month’s Frightfest horror festival in London, Alex talks to Tobe Hooper, following a retrospective screening of his first two films Eggshells and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre which depict the end of the summer of love and the loss of America’s innocence in the 1970s; Eggshells received its UK premiere at Frightfest and will be released on Blu-Ray / DVD towards the end of the year.

5pm 24/09/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Joe Dante about his debut film The Movie Orgy / read a partial transcript of the interview, focussing on Splatter at www.electricsheepmagazine.com

Links: to follow

Recommended events:

Laydeez do Comics September 2010

The monthly meeting for female comics creators, fans of female comic creators and female comic book fans (men allowed also!)…

Next Meeting: Monday 27 September, 6.30-9.30pm

VENUE: The Rag Factory

Guest Speakers:

Ellen Lindner (Whores of Mensa) / Patrice Aggs (The DFC) / Steve White (I Drink Coffee and Draw Press LTD) / Charlie Bowden from Pickled Ink Illustration Agency, to discuss a call for entries for The Pickled Award for graduate illustrator.

Recommended Read: Mome Vol 19. Summer 2010, the latest edition of Fantagraphics’ twice yearly anthology…

The Rag Factory
16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

www.ragfactory.org.uk

Pickled Ink‘s search for a comics artist

Art illustration agency Pickled Ink has launched a new award in a bid to find an artist to draw a new graphic novel by Super Gran creator and writer Jenny McDade.
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I’m ready for my close-up: A lifetime of Cult films by Joe Dante

May 1, 2010 3 Comments

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A lifetime of Cult films by Joe Dante

Director Joe Dante and his most famous creation

Director Joe Dante and his most famous creation

Coinciding with veteran genre film maker Joe Dante receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Cine-Excess Cult film festival in London, Alex Fitch talks to the director about his career so far, concentrating on his new / old film The Movie Orgy (1968) which premièred last night at the festival. The Movie Orgy was initially a 5 hour film made of found footage spliced together by the director in the 1960s as a calling card for editing work in the industry. It succeeded in this aim, leading to a job under Roger Corman and Dante has just finished a new 90 min cut of the film for 21st Century audiences. Alex and Joe also talk about his shift from ‘adult’ horror films such as The Howling and Piranha (screening May 1st at Cine-Excess) in the 1970s to subversive family fare such as Gremlins in the 80s and the possibility of that film receiving a belated second sequel.

To download / stream this radio interview in a variety of formats, please visit www.archive.org

Links: Cine Excess website
More info about the cult film archive and MA course at Brunel University
Wikipedia and IMDb pages on Joe Dante
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