~~~ Beth Watkins appreciates the occasional squooshing of hearts, but in a good way.
What if James Bond went to Bombay in the late 1970s and wasn’t so much a secret agent as a stylist and interior designer for a particularly aesthetics-oriented villain? The plot of Shaan has very little to do with any of the Bond films that I can remember. […]
Vanity Fair takes a look at the making of “The Rainbow Connection.” “At first, Jim Henson was singing as Kermit in the recording booth—but something was missing. Then somebody present—Williams can’t remember who—asked Henson if perhaps Kermit should try a take. So Henson brought out the Kermit puppet—and […]
The Gutter’s own Beth writes about the 1000th Indian film she’s watched, Inaam Dus Hazaar (1987), a remake of North By Northwest (1959). “Even at only 5 minutes in, I knew I had made the right decision. What followed is not only a solid adaptation of the Hitchcock […]
Katie Rife interviews Penelope Spheeris, director of The Decline of Western Civilization documentary series and Wayne’s World (1992). “If they don’t hire me because I’m a woman—because I’m an older woman—if they don’t hire me, I don’t give a shit. I don’t know who fired who, but as […]
The Gutter’s own Beth has curated a list of 10 songs / “song picturizations” from Hindi film for a museum event showcasing Hindi film music to people who have potentially never seen a Bollywood film. It’s a pretty sweet list. Beth describes the process: “I crowdsourced suggestions from […]
Friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen writes about love and loss in ghost stories at Arré. “On cold nights as thick snow rests on the ground, the ghosts of a beautiful young woman and a little girl still haunt Furnivall Manor House. Soon, the sound of an organ […]