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I’m ready for my close-up: Dario Argento June 26, 2009

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Today on Resonance FM
I’m ready for my close-up: Dario Argento

Dario Argento directs Adrien Brody on the set of Giallo

Dario Argento directs Adrien Brody on the set of Giallo


In an interview recorded at the Cine-Excess cult film festival in London, Alex Fitch talks to Italian cult film maker Dario Argento about his career from writing ‘Spaghetti Westerns’ in the 1960s such as Once Upon a time in the West to his most recent film Mother of Tears. Alex and Dario talk about the importance of music in his work, why he doesn’t like being pigeon holed as a horror director and his next project Giallo.


5pm Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast soon at www.electricsheepmagazine.wordpress.com


Links: IMDb pages on Argento, Once upon a time in the West and Giallo
The ‘Three Mothers’ trilogy: Suspiria, Inferno, Mother of Tears and Luigi Cozzi’s unofficial sequel The Black Cat
Wikipedia pages on Argento and the giallo genre
Watch the trailer for his new film Giallo on youtube
BFI page on the rerelease of Once upon a time in the West
Cine-Excess website

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Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 June 4, 2009

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Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 cover

The latest edition of Electric Sheep magazine has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch and has reviews / interviews by various Resonance programme makers including Virginie, Alex and Philip Winter (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up

It’s a measly £3.25 in shops / £12 for 4 issues on subscription; ESM is in good bookshops now and available online (with a 15% discount) at www.wallflowerpress.co.uk

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 illustrations by Sean Azzopardi, Douglas Noble and Daniel Locke

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 illustrations by Sean Azzopardi, Douglas Noble and Daniel Locke

This month’s illustrators include: Sean Azzopardi Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1978) / The Invasion (2007 – not shown), Douglas NobleHardware (1990), comic strip review – and Daniel LockeWestworld (1973) / I, Robot (2004 – not shown) and articles on the work of ‘Beat’ Takeshi, Joseph Losely and Patricia Highsmith’s (talented) Mr. Ripley plus interviews with Marc Caro, Ole Bornedal and Helen McCarthy…

ESM also continues online as a monthly magazine between print issues including exclusive interviews like Alex Fitch talking to acclaimed Britsh directors Peter Greenaway and Michael Winterbottom and reviews such as Mark Stafford looking at The Good, the bad and the weird

Illustration news:

LUC @ 176

The one month countdown starts now!

London Underground Comics’ latest event takes place at the 176 Project Space in Chalk Farm, London and features over 40 of the UK and beyond’s finest small press creators selling their wares in one of north London’s most beautiful gallery spaces.
Free tea and coffee, live DJs, animation projected on the 40 foot wall of the gallery and much more.

Exhibitors include: .
Oli Smith, Oliver Lambden, Sean Azzopardi, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Melody Lee, David Baillie, Douglas Noble, Marc Ellerby, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen, Jake Harold, Dan Lester, Francesca Cassavetti, Sally-Anne Hickman, Richy K Chandler, Josceline Fenton, Phil Spence, Paul Rainey, Howard Hardiman and many more…

27th June, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
More info: londonundergroundcomics.com / www.projectspace176.com

also:

An exhibition of Shaun (The Arrival) Tan’s prints, and 4 original pastels, is on at
The Illustration Cupboard at 22 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AL until 22nd June
More info at www.illustrationcupboard.com

Today’s screening: Takashi Miike’s Audition June 3, 2009

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Electric Sheep Film Club: Audition / Ôdishon

For the second meeting of the all new Electric Sheep Film Club at the Prince Charles Cinema off Leicester Square, we’re proud to be showing:

Takashi Miike’s Audition (1999)

Still from Audition by Takashi Miike

Still from Audition by Takashi Miike

Enfant terrible Takashi Miike’s most notorious work remains genuinely shocking. The story of a middle-aged man who, following his son’s advice, holds auditions to find a new wife is the pretext for an exploration of fantasy, desire, cruelty and obsession that is as visually beautiful as it is gruesomely disturbing.
…and then chat with other film-goers and Electric Sheep writers about the film in the bar after the screening. (with thanks to Palisades Tartan)

Wednesday 3rd June, 8pm, Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2
More info at www.princecharlescinema.com and www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events
IMDb page for Audition

Comics news:

LUC @ 176

The one month countdown starts now!

London Underground Comics’ latest event takes place at the 176 Project Space in Chalk Farm, London and features over 40 of the UK and beyond’s finest small press creators selling their wares in one of north London’s most beautiful gallery spaces.
Free tea and coffee, live DJs, animation projected on the 40 foot wall of the gallery and much more.

Exhibitors include: .
Oli Smith, Oliver Lambden, Sean Azzopardi, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, David Baillie, Douglas Noble, Marc Ellerby, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen,Jake Harold, Dan Lester, Francesca Cassavetti, Sally-Anne Hickman, Richy K Chandler, Josceline Fenton, Phil Spence, Paul Rainey, Howard Hardiman and many more…

27th June, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
More info: londonundergroundcomics.com / www.projectspace176.com

also:

An exhibition of Shaun (The Arrival) Tan’s prints, and 4 original pastels, is on at
The Illustration Cupboard at 22 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AL until 22nd June
More info at www.illustrationcupboard.com