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Electric Sheep podcast: The Polish New Wave?

June 11, 2010 7 Comments

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The Polish New Wave?

Edited broadcast 11/06/10 as an episode of I’m ready for my close-up on Resonance 104.4 FM

Still from On the Silver Globe by Andrzej Zulawski and posters for The Godfather part II, Nashville and Stranger than Paradise by Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal

Still from On the Silver Globe by Andrzej Zulawski and posters for The Godfather part II, Nashville and Stranger than Paradise by Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal

On the Silver Globe, an estoric Polish Sci-Fi epic directed by in 1977 – then lost and believed destroyed by the authorities for a decade before its cinema release – was screened at Tate Modern last year as part of a mini season of films titled: ‘Polish New Wave – The History of a Phenomenon that Never Existed’. Looking ahead to the release of this film on DVD on the UK, Alex Fitch talks to the director – Andrzej Żuławski – about his struggles in getting the film released and the travails in making his horror films The Third Part of the Night (1971) and Possession (1981) under the eyes of a communist regime.
Alex also talks to Polish poster designer Andrzej Klimowski and his wife Danusia Schejbal (famously depicted as the victim of an assassin’s bullet on Klimowski’s poster for Robert Altman’s Nashville) about working on the fringes of Polish film making in the late 1970s and whether the films of the time could be seen as belonging to an artistic movement.

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

Links: Andrzej Klimowski and / Danusia Schejbal’s websites
Andrzej’s pages at www.polishposter.com and The Royal College of Art
Theatre design by Danusia: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Andrzej
Info on Polish posters at Cinéphilia West

Info on ‘The Polish New Wave’ at Tate Modern including On the Silver Globe
Buy The Third Part of the Night from Second Run DVD

Recommended events:

MARTIN ROWSON: CREATIONS IN BAD FAITH, DRAWINGS FOR NEW HUMANIST MAGAZINE

Since 2002 satirical cartoonist Martin Rowson has been drawing exclusive covers and illustrations for New Humanist magazine. Rowson’s acid nib has provided the perfect visual accompaniment to New Humanist’s cheeky godlessness. Show features more than 50 pieces from a unique collaboration truly made in hell.

8 Jun to 12 Jun

Menier Gallery , 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
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Today’s show: The Polish New Wave?

June 11, 2010

Today on Resonance FM

I’m ready for my close-up: The Polish New Wave?

Still from On the Silver Globe by Andrzej Zulawski and posters for The Godfather part II, Nashville and Stranger than Paradise by Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal

Still from On the Silver Globe by Andrzej Zulawski and posters for The Godfather part II, Nashville and Stranger than Paradise by Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal

On the Silver Globe, an estoric Polish Sci-Fi epic directed by in 1977 – then lost and believed destroyed by the authorities for a decade before its cinema release – was screened at Tate Modern last year as part of a mini season of films titled: ‘Polish New Wave – The History of a Phenomenon that Never Existed’. Looking ahead to the release of this film on DVD on the UK, Alex Fitch talks to the director – Andrzej Żuławski – about his struggles in getting the film released and the travails in making his horror films The Third Part of the Night (1971) and Possession (1981) under the eyes of a communist regime.
Alex also talks to Polish poster designer Andrzej Klimowski and his wife Danusia Schejbal (famously depicted as the victim of an assassin’s bullet on Klimowski’s poster for Robert Altman’s Nashville) about working on the fringes of Polish film making in the late 1970s and whether the films of the time could be seen as belonging to an artistic movement.

4.30 pm, Friday 11/06/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links: Andrzej Klimowski and / Danusia Schejbal’s websites
Andrzej’s pages at www.polishposter.com and The Royal College of Art
Theatre design by Danusia: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Andrzej
Info on Polish posters at Cinéphilia West

Info on ‘The Polish New Wave’ at Tate Modern including On the Silver Globe
Buy The Third Part of the Night from Second Run DVD

Recommended events:

MARTIN ROWSON: CREATIONS IN BAD FAITH, DRAWINGS FOR NEW HUMANIST MAGAZINE

Since 2002 satirical cartoonist Martin Rowson has been drawing exclusive covers and illustrations for New Humanist magazine. Rowson’s acid nib has provided the perfect visual accompaniment to New Humanist’s cheeky godlessness. Show features more than 50 pieces from a unique collaboration truly made in hell.

8 Jun to 12 Jun

Menier Gallery , 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
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IWM podcast: The making of The Struggles for Poland

March 16, 2010 3 Comments

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Imperial War Museum podcast: The making of The Struggles for Poland

Russian propaganda poster regarding Polish prosperity in the 1950s

Russian propaganda poster regarding Polish prosperity in the 1950s

Partially broadcast as part of a ‘clear spot’ 13/01/10 on Resonance 104.4 FM.

In the first Imperial War Museum podcast, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of the Channel Four TV series ‘The Struggles for Poland’, originally broadcast on Channel Four in 1987. The series comprises 9 hour long episodes, each roughly covering a two decades of life in Poland during the 20th Century, with a couple focusing on religion in Poland over a longer period, and three focusing on the Second World War.
Alex talks to Executive Producer Martin Smith, Writer Neal Ascherson, researcher Wanda Koscia and Raye Farr, the producer of episode 3, now the director of the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, about their experiences of working on the series and the political and cultural landscape of the time.

Longer versions of Alex’s interviews with Martin, Neal, Wanda and Raye are available from the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive. Please contact them via iwm [at] reference-service.info
To hear the companion podcast in which Alex talks to Struggles for Poland narrator and Oscar nominated actress Susannah York about her career, please click here.

For more info about this podcast please visit the home of this episode at podcasts.iwm.org.uk

Links: Film at Imperial War Museum London
Information about Polska! Year
IMDb pages on The Struggles for Poland, Martin Smith, Raye Farr and Neal Ascherson
Martin’s website – www.aboutmartinsmith.co.uk
More info about Neal Ascherson on wikipedia.org
Article by Wanda Koscia on The Warsaw Uprising at bbc.co.uk/history
Info about United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive

Listen to Alex’s interviews with Polish artists Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal about their work and with Polish teacher Kinga about her experiences fleeing communist Poland as a child

Other podcasts of interest:

The Pod Delusion

The Pod Delusion is a podcast about interesting things. From scepticism to lefty liberal things, it’s commentary from a secular, rationalist, ‘Guardianista’, sort of perspective. A bit like From Our Own Correspondent but with more jokes.

Latest episode: #25 on The British Humanist Association, Dangerous Dogs, DRM and Ubisoft, the UK Webcomix Thing and more by various contributors

Little Atoms

Little Atoms is a live talk show based around ideas of the Enlightenment. We make no claims to balance, and actively promote science, freedom of expression, scepticism and secular humanism. This means we often end up talking about superstition, religious fundamentalism, censorship and conspiracy theory.

Our guests bring ideas that are challenging, sometimes controversial, often polemical, but always interesting.

Latest episode: 05/03/10: Tom Standage – an edible history of humanity. Tom Standage is the business editor of The Economist, previously the Science and Technology Editor at the Guardian. Tom talks about his latest book: An Edible History of Humanity, an account of the key role food has played in our history.

Electric Sheep Podcast: Susannah York and War on screen

January 15, 2010 8 Comments

Electric Sheep podcast:
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Susannah York and War on screen

Partially broadcast 13/01/10 as part of a ‘Clear Spot’ on Resonance 104.4 FM

Susannah York on the set of The Battle of Britain in 1969

Susannah York on the set of The Battle of Britain in 1969

Alex Fitch interviews Oscar nominated actress Susannah York about her career, focusing on her performances in war related productions and her interest in peace activism. Alex and Susannah talk about the latter’s narration for the 1987 Channel Four TV series The Struggles for Poland, writing the war time drama Falling in love again, her iconic role in They shoot horses, don’t they? and using her reputation and theatre tours to promote the work of the Movement for the Abolition of War. (Partially broadcast 13/01/10 as part of a ‘Clear Spot’ on Resonance 104.4 FM)

‘The Struggles for Poland’ screens at the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ on January 16th (Episodes 1-4), 17th (Episodes 5-8) and 23rd (Episodes 3-5 and 9) as part of Polska! Year.

For more info about the variety of formats you can download this podcast in / stream, please visit www.archive.org

Links: Film at Imperial War Museum Londondownload a pdf of the cinema schedule
Information about Polska! Year
IMDb pages on The Struggles for Poland and Susannah York
More info about Miracles at the Leicester Square Theatre
Info about the Movement for the Aobolition of War

Recommended events

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Donate to The Stroke Association and get free DVDs / CDs in exchange…

BBC audio director Neil Gardner (The Brightonomicon / Doctor Who: Hornet’s Nest) is offering choice items from his CD, DVD and book collection in exchange for donations to The Stroke Association and will match donations by 200%!

Spend your January sales money on Neil’s collection and donate to a good cause…

More info here

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Today’s show: The Struggles for Poland

January 13, 2010 1 Comment

Clear Spot – The Struggles for Poland

Russian propaganda poster regarding Polish prosperity in the 1950s

Russian propaganda poster regarding Polish prosperity in the 1950s

To coincide with a series of screenings at the Imperial War Museum, London, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of the Channel Four TV series ‘The Struggles for Poland’, originally broadcast on Channel Four in 1987. The series comprises 9 hour long episodes, each roughly covering a two decades of life in Poland during the 20th Century, with a couple focusing on religion in Poland over a longer period, and three focusing on the Second World War. ‘The Struggles for Poland’ was an epic undertaking involving interviews with many Politicians, Social commentators, Holocaust Survivors and members of the general population, accompanied by rare archive footage.
Alex talks to Executive Producer Martin Smith, Oscar nominated actress Susannah York, who narrated the series and Raye Farr, the producer of episode 3, now the director of the Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, about their experiences of working on the series and the political and cultural landscape of the time.

‘The Struggles for Poland’ screens at the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ on January 16th (Episodes 1-4), 17th (Episodes 5-8) and 23rd (Episodes 3-5 & 9) as part of Polska! Year.

8pm, Wednesday 13th January, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast soon after transmission at www.iwm.org.uk/podcast

Links: Film at Imperial War Museum Londondownload a pdf of the cinema schedule
Information about Polska! Year
IMDb pages on The Struggles for Poland, Martin Smith, Raye Farr and Susannah York
Info about United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive

Listen to Alex’s interviews with Polish artists Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal about their work and with Polish teacher Kinga about her experiences fleeing communist Poland as a child

Recommended events

Suspiria at Shortwave

Sasquatch Cinema is a monthly film night held at the new Shortwave cinema in 10 Bermondsey Square, London, SE1 3UN (Tel: 0207 357 6845); nearest tube Borough (Northern line) / Tower Hill (DLR)…

We will be showing an eclectic range of films including cult classics and rarities you may not have seen before. Our next film is Suspiria (1977, 18 cert.) 94m, Director: Dario Argento

A brand new high definition transfer of Dario Argento’s horror classic Suspiria. Suspiria is Argento’s undisputed masterpiece of Grand Guignol horror, hitting new peaks of terror through its stunning photography (courtesy of Luciano Tovoli), eye-popping production design and terrifying atmosphere of dread and death.

Friday 15th January 11pm, Shortwave cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square, London, SE1 3UN

The cinema has a bar, and you can even bring your drinks in and watch the film!
The entry fee is £6.00. (£5 cons) Tickets can be bought in advance by phoning 0207 357 6845. Tickets will also be sold on the night on a first come – first served basis. Email: gabzucc [at] yahoo.com for more info.