Alex Fitch talks to animé expert Helen McCarthy in front of an audience of manga fans at Streatham Library about the work of manga and animé pioneer Osamu Tezuka, who is the subject of a season now on at The Barbican. They talk about Tezuka’s career in animé from early experimental shorts to the big-budget adaptation of his classic manga Metropolis. Also comedienne and actress Jessica Fostekew reviews the cinema release of Eden Lake and the DVD release of Annie Leibovitz – Life Through a Lens…
Alex Fitch discusses the new documentary Zoo, which explores a man’s sexual relationship with a horse, with writer Hannah Patterson (Sight and Sound / Vertigo). They look at the various topics raised by the film, both moral and aesthetic, and field questions from the audience in a Q&A. It was recorded live at the Prince Charles Cinema in London by Robin Warren (Liberation Jumpsuit / Resonance FM).
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Alex Fitch talks to Guy Maddin about his new film My Winnipeg and about his career so far from Tales of the Gimli Hospital to The Saddest Music in the World. Alex Fitch also talks to former Winnipeg resident Kinga P about her experience of growing up in the city when she moved there from Warsaw at the age of 12.
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Alex Fitch and Virginie Sélavy talk about the phenomenon of modern silent movies (or rather films without dialogue), inspired by the release of the new Argentine fantasy movie La Antena. Other films discussed include early surrealist films, the work of Guy Maddin and the last film written by Ed Wood, I Woke up Early the Day I Died. The episode was recorded at Resonance FM by Robin Warren.
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In our autumn issue we look at cruel games, from the politics of human blood sport in the Corman-produced ultra-violent Death Race, to sadistic power play in the disturbingly funny Korean thriller A Bloody Aria, fascist games in German hit The Wave and Stanley Kubrick’s career-long fascination with game-playing. Plus: interview with comic book master Charles Burns about the stunning animated film Fear(s) of the Dark, preview of the Raindance Festival, reviews of Tarsem’s The Fall and Wong Kar Wai’s Ashes of Time Redux. And don’t miss our fantastic London Film Festival comic strip, which surely is alone worth the price of the issue!
The magazine is no longer available and we are no longer published by Wallflower Press.
Also in this issue: Compass of Mystery Festival, Carl Dreyer’s Vampyr, Jan Å vankmajer’s Alice and a Seeing Double review of Alex Proyas’s Dark City!