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Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.7: Roger Corman & Post-war Cinema

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.7: Roger Corman & Post-war Cinema

5 May 2020

In our recent two-part series focussing on The New Hollywood movement, regular contributor Film Historian Darrell Buxton boldly claimed that Roger Corman was the most important American film maker in post-war cinema.

So Adam decided to challenge Darrell to back up his argument in a wide-ranging conversation which focuses on Corman’s long career as a producer and director. Also covered is his role as a talent spotter and an influential cheerleader for some of the biggest names in modern cinema.

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.5: New Hollywood - The Downfall

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.5: New Hollywood - The Downfall

24 April 2020

In this second instalment of a 2-part Cine-Lit podcast special, Adam, Rebekah and Darrell continue their discussion on the New Hollywood movement. This time they are moving into the final days of the scene and discussing some of the reasons and films that led to its downfall.

They discuss the likes of Apocalypse Now, Star Wars, Jaws, Heaven’s Gate, Popeye and more, as well as the impact of figures like David Lynch, Robert Altman, Hal Ashby and Warren Beatty.

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.4: New Hollywood - The Rise And Successes

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.4: New Hollywood - The Rise And Successes

8 April 2020

In this first part of a two part Cine-Lit podcast, Adam and Rebekah are joined by new regular contributor Film Historian Darrell Buxton.

Together they tackle the New Hollywood movement that took over Hollywood in the late '60s, the 1970s and the early '80s. This wide-ranging discussion incorporates the beginnings of the movement with films like Easy Rider and Bonnie And Clyde, through to the major successes, both critically and commercially, of films like The Godfather and The Exorcist.

Cine-Lit A Street Car Named Desire

Cine-Lit A Street Car Named Desire

3 March 2020

In the latest episode of the Cine-Lit podcast, Adam and Rebekah are joined by film lecturer David Leicester.

Together they discuss Elias Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), currently showing in cinemas in a new restoration by the BFI.

As well as discussing the towering performances of Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando, they talk about Tennessee Williams' original play and how it relates to the film. They also cover Elias Kazan's controversial 1952 testimony as a witness before the House Committee on Un-American Activities at the time of the Hollywood blacklist.

Cine-Lit Podcast Bonus: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Cine-Lit Podcast Bonus: Alejandro Jodorowsky

10 February 2020

Join Adam and Rebekah for a special episode of the Cine-Lit podcast.

In this episode, together with QUAD’s resident film historian Darrell Buxton, they discuss the work of Alejandro Jodorowsky. From his early work to his breakout film El Topo, his Beatles-funded The Holy Mountain, his adaption of Dune that never got the green light and his 40+ years of comic book writing. With thanks to Steve Woodward at The Podcasting Editor for behind-the-scenes assistance.

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.1: 2020 Oscars Preview

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.1: 2020 Oscars Preview

5 February 2020

Welcome to Cine-Lit, a new podcast from the film programming team at QUAD.

Hosted by two cinema programmers and a whole range of special guests, they will be exploring a variety of topics from mainstream cinema, the arthouses and the history of cinema. Films you know, films you don't know and films you don't know you don't know.

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