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Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 2009 September 8, 2009

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Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 2009 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 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 FM programme makers including Virginie, Alex and Philip Winter (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up)…

It’s a measly £3.75 in shops / £14 for 4 issues on subscription; ESM is in good bookshops now and available online (with a 15% discount) at wallflowerpress.co.uk

This issue’s illustrations (not final versions) include:

ALUCARDA illustration by James Stringer

ALUCARDA illustration by James Stringer

Excerpt from COFFIN JOE box set review by Daniel Locke

Excerpt from COFFIN JOE box set review by Daniel Locke

Ther’s tha devil movin’ in my blood. The latest issue of Electric Sheep looks at religious extremes on film from Christic masochism to satanic cruelty. The extraordinary White Lightnin’ explores the Old Testament world of demented mountain dancer Jesco White while Klaus Kinski disastrously reinterprets the New Testament in Jesus Christ Saviour

Three of the many faces of RASPUTIN by Julia Scheele

Three of the many faces of RASPUTIN by Julia Scheele

Plus: Previews of Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Raindance 09, political animation, louche mariachi rockabilly Dan Sartain picks his top films, subversives Alejandro Jodorowsky and Kenneth Anger dynamite divine myths and Alex Fitch looks at the history of Rasputin on Film.

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

Electric Sheep podcast: Dario Argento and Goblin September 2, 2009

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Electric Sheep podcast:
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Dario Argento and Goblin

Dario Argento interview originally broadcast 26/06/09 as an episode of I’m ready for my close-up on www.resonancefm.com

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.

Goblin circa 2009 - Fabio Pignatelli / Massimo Morante / Maurizio Guarini / Agostino Marangolo

Goblin circa 2009 - Fabio Pignatelli / Massimo Morante / Maurizio Guarini / Agostino Marangolo

Also, in a Q & A recorded live on stage at the Supersonic music festival in Birmingham, Alex talks to the Italian prog rock band Goblin – Fabio Pignatelli, Massimo Morante, Agostino Marangolo and Maurizio Guarini – about scoring Argento’s films from Profondo Rosso / Deep Red to Non ho sonno / Sleepless

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

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
Read a transcript of Alex’s interview with director Dario Argento in Electric Sheep Magazine:

Dario Argento: With Goblin or with Claudio Simonetti, it’s different. For Profundo Rosso (Deep Red), we meet in my house nearly every night and they introduce me to the work of the day and it inspires me to do the next scene. It was very important. For Suspiria we collaborated on the music – it was good to do it before shooting.

Goblin‘s official website
Info about Goblin on wikipedia and the IMDb
Visit the festival website at www.capsule.org.uk/supersonic

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Today’s screening: White Lightnin’ September 2, 2009

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Electric Sheep Film Club: White Lightnin’

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

Dominic Murphy’s White Lightnin’ (2009)

Still from White Lightnin by Dominic Murphy

Still from White Lightnin by Dominic Murphy

A dark, surreal semi-biopic about glue-sniffing, hard-drinking, hell-raising Appalachian mountain dancer Jesco White (impressively played by newcomer Ed Hogg), British director Dominic Murphy’s controversial debut feature takes us deeper and deeper into Jesco’s crazed visions and wild religious fantasies, culminating in horrific revenge and violent redemption.

We are delighted to welcome Dominic Murphy for a Q and A after the screening. Note the later than usual starting time of the screening.

With thanks to Momentum Pictures. White Lightnin’ starts its theatrical run at the ICA and Rich Mix (Bethnal Green), London, on September 25.

Price: £5/£3.50 Prince Charles members
Certificate 18 (TBC)
Dir: Dominic Murphy, UK 2009

Wednesday 3rd September, 9pm, Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2
More info at www.princecharlescinema.com and www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events

IMDb page for White Lightnin’

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