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 Magzine podcast: British Dystopias

January 20, 2017

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DVD covers of The Call-Up / Arcadia / Fire Walk With Me

DVD covers of The Call-Up / Arcadia / Fire Walk With Me

Episode 50 – British Dystopias: The 50th episode of the monthly show about world cinema and cult films. Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to director Tom Large about his low-budget dystopian drama Arcadia, and to Charles Barker about his virtual reality thriller The Call Up, in a Q and A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON.
Also, in a talk recorded at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, Maura McHugh discusses David Lynch’s Fire Walk With Me, and the novel The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer in advance of the 2017 revival of Twin Peaks. With festive tracks by Tim Phillips, Louis Armstrong, Ambre McLean and the Jive Turkeys.
Originally broadcast: 21st December 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Today’s show: British Dystopias

December 21, 2016

Today at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: British Dystopias

DVD covers of The Call-Up / Arcadia / Fire Walk With Me

DVD covers of The Call-Up / Arcadia / Fire Walk With Me

The monthly show about world cinema and cult films. Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to director Tom Large about his low-budget dystopian drama Arcadia, and to Charles Barker about his virtual reality thriller The Call Up, in a Q and A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON.
Also, in a talk recorded at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, Maura McHugh discusses David Lynch’s Fire Walk With Me, in advance of the 2017 revival of Twin Peaks. With festive tracks by Tim Phillips, Louis Armstrong, Ambre McLean and the Jive Turkeys.

5.30pm Wednesday 21st December, repeated 1.30pm Saturday 24th December 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Review of Arcadia at flickeringmyth.com
Altitude Film page on The Call Up
Info about the Miskatonic Lecture on Fire Walk with Me
Buy The Call Up and Arcadia from amazon.co.uk

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: Death and Beyond

November 2, 2016

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Mayer Vishner in his prime / Fabio Frizzi with his band

Mayer Vishner in his prime / Fabio Frizzi with his band

Death and Beyond: Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to Death Waltz Records’ Spencer Hickman and composer Fabio Frizzi about the latter’s scores for such classic Italian horror films as The Beyond and Zombi 2, recorded at Frightfest 2016.
Also, ESM assistant editor Alex Fitch takes part in a Q and A with director Justin Schein about his film Left on Purpose which documents the life and death of ‘Yippie’ activist Mayer Vishner, recorded at Leeds International Film Festival 2015. Plus classic tracks from Frizzi’s film scores…
Originally broadcast: 19th October 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Today’s show: Death and Beyond

October 19, 2016

Today at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Death and Beyond

Mayer Vishner in his prime / Fabio Frizzi with his band

Mayer Vishner in his prime / Fabio Frizzi with his band

The monthly show about world cinema and cult releases. Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to Death Waltz Records’ Spencer Hickman and composer Fabio Frizzi about the latter’s scores for such classic Italian horror films as The Beyond and Zombi 2, recorded at Frightfest 2016.
Also, ESM assistant editor Alex Fitch takes part in a Q and A with director Justin Schein about his film Left on Purpose which documents the life and death of ‘Yippie’ activist Mayer Vishner, recorded at Leeds International Film Festival 2015. Plus classic tracks from Frizzi’s film scores…

5.30pm Wednesday 19th October, repeated 6am Sunday 23rd October 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Official Left on Purpose website
Buy tickets for Fabio Frizzi’s performance at Union Chapel, Oct 29th
Facebook pages for Fabio Frizzi and Left on Purpose
Leeds International Film Festival 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…)

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Summer Shocks

August 24, 2016

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Still and Blu-Ray cover of Suture / Frightfest 2016 poster

Still and Blu-Ray cover of Suture / Frightfest 2016 poster

Summer Shocks: Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch presents a couple of interviews regarding films to chill the soul during the summer heatwave. Suture directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel discuss their classic 90s neo-noir as it sees a new release on Blu-Ray in the UK from Arrow, and FrightFest founder and programmer Alan Jones explores the various examples of international gore screening in this year’s festival at Vue Shepherd’s Bush. Plus classic tracks from Can, Tom Jones and Salsa Picante.
Originally broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 20th July 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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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: 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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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: Frankenstein revived, Superman Lives

February 18, 2016

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Blu-Ray cover for Frankenstein (2015) / Asia House Film Festival flyer / Jon Schnepp interviewed by Alex Fitch at BFI Southbank / The Death of Superman Lives poster

Frankenstein revived, Superman Lives: In the February episode of the Electric Sheep Film Show, Electric Sheep Magazine editor assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to Jasper Sharp, artistic director of the Asia House Film Festival, which runs from 22 February, to actor Tony Todd about Bernard Rose’s new adaptation of Frankenstein, and to the director (Jon Schnepp) and producers (Holly Payne, Robert Pierce) of the documentary The Death of Superman Lives. With classic tracks by The Clique, Klark Kentt and The Crystals. (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…)

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: Sound and Vision

November 26, 2015

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Details from Berberian Sound Studio,  LIAF 2015 and Monster Club (by Graham Humphreys) posters

Details from Berberian Sound Studio, LIAF 2015 and Monster Club (by Graham Humphreys) posters

Sound and Vision: Electric Sheep Magazine editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch talk to visual artist Graham Humphreys, best known for his posters for The Evil Dead, Dream Demon and Santa Sangre, about his new book, Drawing Blood. Festival director Nag Vladermersky discusses this year’s edition of the London International Animation Festival, which runs at the Barbican from 4 to 10 December. Also, Alex interviews Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy, about his new ‘3D sound’ adaptation of Nigel Kneale’s The Stone Tape for BBC Radio 4. Plus classic tracks by Link Wray, The Cramps, Elroy Dietzel, Hasil Adkins and The Sonics.
Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.
Originally broadcast as a ‘Clear Spot’, 18th November 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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Links: Electric Sheep Magazine website
Download The Stone Tape from BBC iPlayer (until November 30th 2015)
Graham Humphrey’s website
London International Animation Festival website

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…)

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…)

Electric Sheep podcast: Terry Gilliam and Ted Kotcheff, The Fright Theorem

March 8, 2014

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Stills from Wake in Fright and The Zero Theorem

Stills from Wake in Fright and The Zero Theorem

Terry Gilliam and Ted Kotcheff, The Fright Theorem: Alex Fitch talks to Ted Kotcheff, the director of a ‘lost’ cult classic – Wake in Fright (1971) – and to Terry Gilliam, director of another cult title in the making, The Zero Theorem (2014). Fitch and Kotcheff discuss how Wake was recovered by its editor, how it depicts issues of masculinity in crisis and has an unreliable narrator. Gilliam, in an extract from the London Film Festival Q and A, talks about how his new film responds to issues of NSA spying, continues his strand of casting actors against type, and represents a ‘full fat’ viewing experience!

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Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Reconstructing Nightbreed

August 2, 2013

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Cast publicity shot from Nightbreed

Cast publicity shot from Nightbreed

Reconstructing Nightbreed: To coincide with its tour of America, in a panel discussion recorded in Welwyn Garden City, actors Simon Bamford (Ohnaka) and Nick Vince (Kinski) plus restoration producer Russell Cherrington and restoration editor Jimmy Johnson discuss the reconstruction of the director’s cut of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, which is being presented at various venues to help fund a high definition print. The panel discuss the edits imposed on Barker by the studio, the disappointment felt by many regarding the bowdlerised version released in 1990 and how with the help of various formats and sources, a reedit of all the existing footage was mounted to restore the film to its original version.

Nightbreed: the Cabal Cut will be screening in various venues across America during Summer and Autumn 2013, with an additional Australian showing in Melbourne in August. More info at http://www.occupymidian.com/screenings. Originally broadcast 26th July 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

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Links: Occupy Midian website
Info on a new Nightbreed short story collection (more…)