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Hitchcock, Hyde and Houdini – the Magic of Classics January 29, 2009

Posted by alexfitch in Podcast.

Electric Sheep podcast: Hitchcock, Hyde and Houdini – the Magic of Classics

Image from Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock (c) BFI 2009

Image from Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock (c) BFI 2009

In an interview / Q & A recorded live at the Roxy Bar and Screen, Alex Fitch talks to magician Granville Markland about depictions of magic and magicians on the big screen, focussing on the work of Harry Houdini in such films as The Man from Beyond (1922) and the more recent blurring of fact and fiction in movies like The Prestige and The Illusionist. Also, Alex talks to musician and comedy writer Robin Warren from the band Liberation Jumpsuit about the recent BFI cinema rereleases of Hitchcock’s Notorious and Rouben Mamoulian’s Dr. Jeckyll and Mr Hyde (1931) which combine suspense and eroticism to beguiling effect.

For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org
To find out more about Electric Sheep Screenings, please click here and for the magazine, please visit www.electricsheepmagazine.com

Links: Wikipedia pages on Hitchcock’s Notorious, Rouben Mamoulian’s Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde and Harry Houdini
Book tickets for Notorious at the BFI Southbank

Robin’s band: Liberation Jumpsuit
Download Robin’s kids radio show the Yummy Mummy School Run from www.archive.org
Info about Granville’s performances at the Imperial War Museum

In association with: Electric Sheep Magazine logo

Comics / Sci-Fi news:

Pens, Pencils and Photocopiers: Alternative Press Fair

Bringing together the worlds of alternative comics, zines, self-produced art-books, poetry and diy/punk culture for one amazing day, like a great colourful blacmange that you can’t eat. Meet the artists, see their work, buy some if you like it. THEN relax and enjoy an exciting evening of music, song and melody, starring the Singing Sensation of the Nation, Mr. Trent Miller (& The Skeleton Jive).
This event is FREE to all good men and women everywhere. A day to live long in the memory – come along.
When? Sunday 1st February 2009, 12pm to 6pm (music to late) Where? St. Aloysius Social Centre, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA

More info at http://comicsandzines.wordpress.com


Tom Humberstone exhibition at Orbital

The comic shop Orbital which Marc Ellerby waxed lyrical about in last week’s Panel Borders, have relocated to 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JF (previously the Photographer’s Gallery).
Orbital appropriately now also have an exhibition space, which opened with a selection of new art pages by Tom Humberstone from the latest issue of his Eagle award winning title: How to date a girl in ten days.

More info at www.orbitalcomics.com / www.ventedspleen.com


After Tezuka at The Barbican

Continuing the Barbican’s current multimedia celebration of the art of classic manga artist Osamu Tezaka, there are screenings of Black Jack + Q&A with Helen McCarthy Akira, and Phoenix: Immutable Conclusion this weekend 31st Jan & 1st Feb.

More info at www.barbican.org.uk



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