BBC Radio Four shares some horror soundtrack picks from Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio, The Duke Of Burgundy and In Fabric.
As it turned out, the success of extravagant films like Metropolis had no bearing on the continued production of such opulent films in Germany, the United States, or anywhere else. On October 29, 1929, the U.S. stock market crashed. In short order, the abrupt economic collapse in the […]
Open Culture offers a “Brief History of Guitar Distortion.” “The sound of rock and roll is the sound of a distorted guitar, but the history of that sound predates the genre by a few years. It started out with blues and Western swing guitarists, searching “for a dirtier […]
Friend of the Gutter Colin Smith writes about Spider-Man, Steven Tyler and “comics-related carelessness” at Them Darn Superpeople. “So much of an autobiography’s magic lies in the way in which it beguilingly evokes the past with apparently intimate and accurate details. But once carelessness breaks the spell, a […]
Elaan may be the most fantastic and under-appreciated movie of 1971. It’s exactly the kind of film I live in fear of running out of someday: loony, exuberant, stylish, exciting, and fun. It might not exactly count as an example of standard Hindi cinema mix of action, comedy, […]
Rita Moreno talks about singing “Fever” with Animal on The Muppet Show.