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: Women in Horror

April 17, 2017

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Deranged DVD cover / Diabolique magazine Summer 2017 / Boston Underground film festival poster

Deranged DVD cover / Diabolique magazine Summer 2017 / Boston Underground film festival poster

Women in Horror: The monthly show about world cinema and cult titles. Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to Nicole McControversy, director of the Boston Underground Film Festival, to Kat Ellinger, editor in chief of horror magazine Diabolique, and to Brazilian-born actress and producer Marcia do Vales about her latest film Deranged. Plus tunes by gutsy ladies, including Tina Turner and Prentice Moreland. Originally broadcast 15th March 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.

Links: Boston Underground Film Festival website
Diabolique magazine website
Buy Deranged on DVD from Amazon UK

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Obscure films and conspiracies

April 12, 2017

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Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy at Resonance FM / still from Girl Divers at Spook Mansion / poster for The Creeping Garden

Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy at Resonance FM / still from Girl Divers at Spook Mansion / poster for The Creeping Garden

Obscure films and conspiracies: The monthly show about world cinema and cult titles. Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy look at how to track down obscure films, their links with conspiracy theories and talk to Jasper Sharp about the examples of cult Japanese Cinema he will be exploring at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, such as Girl Divers at Spook Mansion, as well as his own documentary film The Creeping Garden. Featuring classic tracks by She Trinity, Baby Washington, Bobby Angelo, Elvis Presley and The Velvets…
Originally broadcast: 16th February 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Obscure films and Conspiracies

February 14, 2017

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Obscure films and Conspiracies

Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy at Resonance FM / still from Girl Divers at Spook Mansion / poster for The Creeping Garden

Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy at Resonance FM / still from Girl Divers at Spook Mansion / poster for The Creeping Garden

The monthly show about cult and world cinema. This month Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy look at how to track down obscure films and their links with conspiracy theories; Jasper Sharp discusses the examples of cult Japanese Cinema he will be exploring at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, such as Girl Divers at Spook Mansion, as well as his own documentary film The Creeping Garden, and Alex investigates items in the Resonance fundraising auction including comics by Alan Moore and a limited edition Muppet Wicker Man print. Featuring classic tracks by She Trinity, Baby Washington, Bobby Angelo, Elvis Presley and The Velvets…

5.30pm Wednesday 15th February, repeated 6am Sunday 19th February 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com
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Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Investigating Genre

November 29, 2016

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Capsule poster / Cover of Euro-Western by Lee Broughton / LIAF promotional image by Ed Bulmer

Capsule poster / Cover of Euro-Western by Lee Broughton / LIAF promotional image by Ed Bulmer

Investigating Genre: The monthly show about world cinema and cult releases. Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to Lee Broughton about his book Euro-Western, published by I.B. Tauris, which uncovers progressive attitudes to women and minorities in European Westerns, and to the director (Andrew Martin) and lead actor (Edmund Kingsley) about their excellent Cold War SF thriller Capsule, in a Q and A recorded at the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival.
Also, Electric Sheep editor Virginie Selavy discusses December’s London International Animation Festival with festival director Nag Vladermersky, plus classic tracks from David Bowie, Nicola Di Bari, Shonen Knife, and Gianfranco and Giampiero Reverberi.
Originally broadcast: 16th November 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Investigating Genre

November 15, 2016

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Investigating Genre

Capsule poster / Cover of Euro-Western by Lee Broughton / LIAF promotional image by Ed Bulmer

Capsule poster / Cover of Euro-Western by Lee Broughton / LIAF promotional image by Ed Bulmer

The monthly show about world cinema and cult releases. Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to Lee Broughton about his book Euro-Western, published by I.B. Tauris, which uncovers progressive attitudes to women and minorities in European Westerns, and to the director (Andrew Martin) and lead actor (Edmund Kingsley) about their excellent Cold War SF thriller Capsule, in a Q and A recorded at the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival.
Also, Electric Sheep editor Virginie Selavy discusses December’s London International Animation Festival with festival director Nag Vladermersky, plus classic tracks from David Bowie, Nicola Di Bari, Shonen Knife, and Gianfranco and Giampiero Reverberi.

5.30pm Wednesday 16th November, repeated 6am Sunday 20th November 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: LIAF 2016 website
Buy Euro-Western: Reframing Gender, Race and the Other in Film by Lee Broughton and Capsule on DVD from Amazon
Info about Euro-Western at ibtauris.com
Info about Capsule on the British Council website

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Fear and Fantasy

October 5, 2016

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Cover of Tarzan on Film, posters for Creature Designers and Rupture

Fear and Fantasy: Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to Steven Shainberg about his new film Rupture and takes part in a Q and A with director Guillermo del Toro about the documentary Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex, recorded at Fantasia Festival, Montreal. Also, ESM assistant editor Alex Fitch discusses the comprehensive history of ‘Tarzan on Film’ published by Titan Books, with author Scott Tracy Griffin. Plus classic tracks from Carlos Casal Jr, Johnny Burnette, The Deadly Ones and Glenn Reeves!
Originally broadcast, 21st September 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Today’s show: Fear and Fantasy

September 21, 2016

Today at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Fear and Fantasy

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Cover of Tarzan on Film, posters for Creature Designers and Rupture

The monthly show about world cinema and cult releases. Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to Steven Shainberg about his new film Rupture and takes part in a Q and A with director Guillermo del Toro about the documentary Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex, recorded at Fantasia Festival, Montreal. Also, ESM assistant editor Alex Fitch discusses the comprehensive history of ‘Tarzan on Film’ published by Titan Books, with author Scott Tracy Griffin. Plus classic tracks from Carlos Casal Jr, Johnny Burnette, The Deadly Ones and Glenn Reeves!

5.30pm Wednesday 21st September, repeated 6am Sunday 25th September 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Transcript of Virginie’s interview with Steven Shainberg
Info about Titan Books’ Tarzan on Film
Buy Creature Designers – The Frankenstein Complex on DVD from amazon.co.uk

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Looking East / Thelma Goldman

June 22, 2016

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Cover of Thalma, An Artists Life by Richard Hallam and Sylvie Venet-Tupy / posters for Duke Fest, Temple Cinema and EEFF

Cover of Thalma, An Artists Life by Richard Hallam and Sylvie Venet-Tupy / posters for Duke Fest, Temple Cinema and EEFF

Looking East / Thelma Goldman: In this month’s show, Electric Sheep editor Virginie Selavy talks to East End Film Festival programmer Andrew Simpson, Masonic Temple programmer Josh Saco, and to Evrim Ersoy, programmer and presenter of DukeFest the Third. Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch discusses Israeli-born British artist and animator Thalma Goldman with Richard Hallam and Sylvie Venet-Tupy, authors of Thalma, An Artist’s Life. Plus an extract from a conversation between Austrian filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky and British director Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio, The Duke of Burgundy) recorded at the ICA. With music by The White Stripes and The Sex Pistols.
Originally broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 15th June 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: James Bond – Kill Command

June 10, 2016

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Vanessa Kirby and friend in Kill Command / Barry Nelson, Peter Lorre et al. in Casino Royale (1954)

Vanessa Kirby and friend in Kill Command / Barry Nelson, Peter Lorre et al. in Casino Royale (1954)

James Bond – Kill Command: The monthly show about cult and world cinema. In this month’s show, Electric Sheep Assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to the director – Steven Gomez – and cinematographer – Simon Dennis – of a excellent new British Sci-Fi thriller, Kill Command, about robots and drones in an army training exercise going on a murderous rampage, in a Q and A recorded at Hackney PictureHouse as part of SCI-FI-LONDON 2016. Also, University of Reading Professor of Television and Film Jonathan Bignell discusses the influences and connections that 1950s television had on the production of the early James Bond films and novels (Recorded at University of Brighton, Film and Screen Seminar, November 2015). Featuring classic tracks by Pink Floyd, Jimmy Lloyd and Dionne Warwick.
Originally broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 17th May 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM; The Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am, on Resonance FM.

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Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Skolimowski and Kinoteka

April 22, 2016

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Stills from the Shout and 11 Minutes by Jerzy Skolimowski / Cosmos by Andrzej Zulawski

Stills from the Shout and 11 Minutes by Jerzy Skolimowski / Cosmos by Andrzej Zulawski

Skolimowski and Kinoteka: Celebrating this year’s Polish Film Festival Kinoteka, Alex Fitch talks to Oscar winning producer Jeremy Thomas and director Jerzy Skolimowski about the latter’s work on such films as The Shout, Essential Killing, and his latest movie 11 Minutes. Virginie Selavy talks to writer and filmmaker Daniel Bird about the late director Andrzej Zulawski, and his translation of the director’s Cosmos. With classic tracks by Blondie, Otis Spann, and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheel. Kinokteka continues at various London venues until 28th April, with Skolimowski’s autobiographical trilogy screening at Close-Up between 22nd and 24th April.
Edited version originally broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 20th April 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM; The Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am, on Resonance FM.

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Tomorrow’s show: Skolimowski and Kinoteka

April 19, 2016

Tomorrow at 8pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Skolimowski and Kinoteka

Stills from the Shout and 11 Minutes by Jerzy Skolimowski / Cosmos by Andrzej Zulawski

Stills from the Shout and 11 Minutes by Jerzy Skolimowski / Cosmos by Andrzej Zulawski

The monthly show about cult and world cinema. Celebrating this year’s Polish Film Festival Kinoteka, Alex Fitch talks to Oscar winning producer Jeremy Thomas and director Jerzy Skolimowski about the latter’s work on such films as The Shout, Essential Killing, and his latest movie 11 Minutes. Virginie Selavy talks to writer and filmmaker Daniel Bird about the late director Andrzej Zulawski, and his translation of the director’s Cosmos. With classic tracks by Blondie, Otis Spann, and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheel. Kinokteka continues at various London venues until 28th April, with Skolimowski’s autobiographical trilogy screening at Close-up between 22nd and 24th April, and a musical tribute to Zulawski at Rich Mix on the 22nd.

8pm Wednesday 20th April, repeated 9am Thursday 21st April 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (Electric Sheep Film Show on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.)

Links: Kinoteka website
Listen to Alex’s 2010 interview with Andrzej Zulawski (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Ballard and the Seventies

March 29, 2016 2 Comments

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Still from Crash by Harley Cokeliss / Memory Box: About my Father by Fay Ballard / Still from High-Rise

Still from Crash by Harley Cokeliss / ‘Memory Box: About my Father’ by Fay Ballard / Still from High-Rise

Ballard and the Seventies: The March episode of the Electric Sheep Film Show is a J.G. Ballard special: ESM editor in chief Virginie Sélavy talks to his daughter, artist Fay Ballard, to director Harley Cokeliss, who made a version of Crash featuring J.G. Ballard for the BBC in 1971, and to director Ben Wheatley about his new adaptation of High-Rise, which is out in cinemas on 18 March. With classic tracks by The Shangri-Las, The Residents and The Specials. (Edited and introduced by Alex Fitch) (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Brain Pickings and Cigarette Burns

February 1, 2016

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Rich Pickings logo, Who Killed Teddy Bear poster, Erika Lust photo

Rich Pickings logo, Who Killed Teddy Bear poster, Erika Lust photo

Brain Pickings and Cigarette Burns: Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch talk to Rich Pickings director Carla MacKinnon, about their new series of science and art events titled Inside Out, which explore the human experience through film and discussion. They also talk to Josh Saco, head of celluloid promotion outfit Cigarette Burns, about their Twisted Valentine screening of 1965 seedy gem Who Killed Teddy Bear at the Barbican. Plus an interview with female-centred erotic film maker Erika Lust; includes classic tracks by Luther Ingram, Lyn and The Invaders, Chubby Checker, and The Velvet Underground.
Eighth of the 12 Podcasts of Christmas.
Originally broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 20th January 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM; The Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am, on Resonance FM. (more…)

Today’s show: Brain Pickings and Cigarette Burns

January 20, 2016

Today at 8pm on Resonance FM, Electric Sheep Film Show: Brain Pickings and Cigarette Burns

Rich Pickings logo, Who Killed Teddy Bear poster, Erika Lust photo

Rich Pickings logo, Who Killed Teddy Bear poster, Erika Lust photo

In the January episode of the Electric Sheep Film Show, Electric Sheep Magazine editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch talk to Rich Pickings director Carla MacKinnon, about their new series of science and art events titled Inside Out, which explore the human experience through film and discussion. They also talk to Josh Saco, head of celluloid promotion outfit Cigarette Burns, about their Twisted Valentine screening of 1965 seedy gem Who Killed Teddy Bear at the Barbican. Plus an interview with female-centred erotic film maker Erika Lust.
The Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.

8pm Wednesday 20th January, repeated 9am Thursday 21st January 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Pop Culture and Honor Blackman

December 29, 2015

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Poster for Alice in Wonderland at the British Library, publicity still for The Avengers with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman, poster for Future Shock

Poster for Alice in Wonderland at the British Library, publicity still for The Avengers with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman, poster for Future Shock

Pop Culture and Honor Blackman: Electric Sheep Magazine editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch explore film and pop culture. Celebrating her recent 90th birthday, in an interview recorded at the London Film Museum, Alex talks to legendary British actress Honor Blackman about Goldfinger, Doctor Who and the cult 60s series The Avengers, plus producer Sean Hogan discusses Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD, a documentary that charts the development of the seminal British comic. Also, Virginie chats to curator Helen Melody about the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the British Library, and the varying adapations of Alice on screen over the years; includes classic tracks by The Sonics, Serge Gainsbourg and Jefferson Airplane.
Fifth of the 12 Podcasts of Christmas. (more…)

Today’s show: Pop Culture

December 16, 2015

Today at 8pm on Resonance FM, Electric Sheep Film Show: Pop Culture

Poster for Alice in Wonderland at the British Library, publicity still for The Avengers with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman, poster for Future Shock

Poster for Alice in Wonderland at the British Library, publicity still for The Avengers with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman, poster for Future Shock

In the December episode of the Electric Sheep Film Show, ESM editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch explore film and pop culture.
Celebrating her recent 90th birthday, in an interview recorded at the London Film Museum, Alex talks to legendary British actress Honor Blackman about Goldfinger, Doctor Who and the cult 1960s TV series The Avengers, plus producer Sean Hogan discusses Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD, a documentary that charts the development of the seminal British comic.
Also, Virginie chats to curator Helen Melody about the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the British Library, and the varying adapations of Alice on screen over the years.
The Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.

8pm Wednesday 16th December, repeated 9am Thursday 17th November 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Satanic Panic, Festival Screenings

November 7, 2015

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Satanic Panic cover / LFF logo / Mark Stafford, photo by Sarah McIntyre

Satanic Panic cover / LFF logo / Mark Stafford, photo by Sarah McIntyre

Satanic Panic, Festival Screenings: Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to author Kier-La Janisse about her book on the 1980s ‘Satanic Panic’ phenomenon, in which subculture, cult film and teenage rebellions were erroneously classified as having supernatural connections. Virginie also chats to film critic and cartoonist Mark Stafford about films they saw at this year’s London Film Festival, including: High Rise, The Witch, Evolution, Der Nachtmahr, The Invitation, Men and Chicken, The Lobster, Green Room, James White, Desierto and The Forbidden Room. Plus classic tracks by Sparkle Moore with Dan Belloc and his orchestra, and The Sonics. (Edited by Alex Fitch) (more…)

Today’s show: Film Festival Hardware and Satanic Panic

October 21, 2015

Today at 8pm on Resonance FM, Electric Sheep Film Show: Film Festival Hardware and Satanic Panic

Stills from Hardware and Squirm, extract from cover of Satanic Panic

Stills from Hardware and Squirm, extract from cover of Satanic Panic

In today’s show, Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch presents a special Halloween show: listen to director Richard Stanley and composer Simon Boswell talk about their legendary 1990 sci-fi tale Hardware in Q and As recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, and director Jeff Lieberman talks to Alex about his 1976 worm horror Squirm in an interview recorded at Cine-Excess Festival 2014.
Also, Electric Sheep editor in chief Virginie Sélavy interviews Canadian writer Kier-La Janisse about the new book she has edited about the 1980s Satanic Panic cultural phenomenon, plus a round-up of the London Film Festival with writer and cartoonist Mark Stafford.

Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.

8pm Wednesday 21st October, repeated 9am Thursday 22nd October 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Music in today’s show includes “There’s A Ghost In My House” by R. Dean Taylor and “The Order of Death” by Public Image Limited, featuring additional guitar by Simon Boswell (recorded live at SCI-FI-LONDON) (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: The Female Gaze, the Forbidden Room

September 27, 2015

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Still from Nasty by Prano Bailey-Bond, Sight and Sound September 2015 cover, still from The Forbidden Room by Guy Maddin

Still from Nasty by Prano Bailey-Bond, Sight and Sound September 2015 cover, still from The Forbidden Room by Guy Maddin

The Female Gaze, the Forbidden Room: In the start of a new series, Electric Sheep Magazine editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch preview the London Film Festival and talk to filmmaker Prano Bailey-Bond, whose short film NASTY is screening as part of the Cult section. Sight and Sound production editor Isabel Stevens joins them to talk about the new Female Gaze issue of the magazine. Plus extracts from Evan Johnson’s interview with Guy Maddin, whose latest, The Fobidden Room, is showing at LFF; a sample of William Fowler’s lecture on guerrilla filmmaker Antony Balch at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, and classic tracks by Hank Mizell, Shirley Ellis, Nina Simone and Piney Brown. (more…)

Today’s show: Translating Snowpiercer

February 10, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Translating Snowpiercer

Excerpt from Snowpiercer vol. 1 by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, translated by Virginie Sélavy

Excerpt from Snowpiercer vol. 1 by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, translated by Virginie Sélavy

Continuing a month of shows about French comics or Bande dessinée, Alex Fitch talks to Virginie Sélavy about her translation of Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette’s French graphic novel Snowpiercer (Le Transperceneige) for its new two volume UK edition published by Titan Comics. Fitch and Sélavy also discuss Bong Joon-ho’s forthcoming film adaptation of Snowpiercer, other French translations that Titan have planned for 2014, and about the various comics and graphic novels that are available in the Resonance FM fundraising auction.

4.30pm, Monday 10th February, repeated 11am, Thursday 13th February 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)