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I’m ready for my close-up: Charlie Kaufman – bringing interior worlds to the screen May 21, 2009

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Today on Resonance FM:

I’m ready for my close-up: Charlie Kaufman – bringing interior worlds to the screen

Charlie Kaufman directs Robin Weigert in Synecdoche, New York

Charlie Kaufman directs Robin Weigert in Synecdoche, New York

Alex Fitch talks to Academy Award winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman about his new film Synecdoche, New York, the challenges of directing his own script, working with Spike Jones and Michel Gondry on his previous screenplays such as Being John Malkovich and Human Nature and issues of post-modernism and magical realism in his work. Alex also talks to Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Selavy about Synecdoche, New York looking at Kaufman’s depictions of the internal workings of the human mind in that film and in earlier scripts such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind.

10.30pm 21/05/09, repeated 5pm 22/05/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast online after broadcast at www.sci-fi-london.com/audio

Links: Charlie’s pages on Wikipedia and the IMDb
Kaufman resource site beingcharliekaufman.com
Interview in The Guardian

Multimedia news:

Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…

plus:

The animated trailer for Bryan Talbot’s new graphic novel Grandville, a new Steampunk tale about murder and intrigue in Fin de siècle Paris, is online now

More info at www.bryan-talbot.com

and:

The MCM Expo is on this weekend at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands and features guests from film, TV and comics including Warren Ellis, Tony Curtis, Linda Hamilton and many more.

More info at www.londonexpo.com

also:

If you’re in South London:

Charley’s War and Manga Shakespeare at Streatham Library

Pat Mills and Ilya will be talking about their work at Streatham Library as part of Lambeth Readers and Writers festival. Pat will be discussing Charley’s War, Slaine, ABC Warriors, Marshall Law, Judge Dredd, Nemesis The Warlock and many other strips and Ilya will be talking about his roots in the small press, editing the Mammoth Best New Manga anthologies and adapting King Lear into Manga format…

7.30pm Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Road, SW16 1PL. Saturday 23rd May 2009
More info at: www.lambeth.gov.uk

If you’re in North London:

ARGH! The Ups & Downs of Life as a Comic Book Creator – I was Spider-Man’s Editor
Saturday 23rd May 2009 8.00PM
Stories told in pictures have been around for a long time .. from prehistoric cave drawings through the Bayeaux Tapestry, illustrator and editor, Tim Quinn takes you on a highly nostalgic trip down memory lane to meet some of the great and not-so-great comic characters of the last 150 years.
Tim also takes you behind-the-scenes from his days working for The Beano, Sparky, Bunty, Playhour, Jack & Jill, Buster, The Topper, the Daily Mirror’s Jane and Garth and America’s finest Marvel Comics. He will guide you through the creation of a brand new comic book charcter and reveal his own secret identity as Supreme Speedster, Jet Lagg.
The audience is invited to attend wearing capes and masks. Suitable for boys (of all ages and sexes). Ages 9+
Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, North Finchley, London N12 0GA
More info at www.artsdepot.co.uk

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