Tag: musicals

“A Frog, a Banjo and an Indelible Message”

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 […]

“My 1000th Indian Film”

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 […]

Interview with Penelope Spheeris

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 […]

“Get to Know India–Hindi Film Songs”

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 […]

“Haunted Hearts”

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 […]