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Host Bill Ackerman talks to writers, bloggers, podcasters, fanzine publishers, programmers, preservationists and more about their creative endeavors and today’s film culture.
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Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 22, 2018
Bill speaks with author, critic and publisher Maitland McDonagh about her creative pursuits, from the origins of books like THE 50 MOST EROTIC FILMS OF ALL TIME and the landmark BROKEN MIRRORS/BROKEN MINDS: THE DARK DREAMS OF DARIO ARGENTO to blogging for TV Guide and founding 120 Days Books. Topics covered include: ballet, COLUMBIA FILM REVIEW, Times Square grindhouse culture, Dennis Gifford’s A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF HORROR MOVIES, writing for TV Guide, contemporary horror films, film theory, DARKER THAN AMBER, cat counselors and Abel Ferrara’s approach to ensuring a quiet setting for an interview.
 
Visit the official site of 120 Days Books:
 
Visit Maitland McDonagh’s blog Miss Flick Chick:
 
Visit Maitland McDonagh’s author page at Film Comment:
 
Visit Maitland McDonagh’s author page at Culture Sonar:
 
Visit Maitland McDonagh’s author page at Amazon.com:
 
Read about Maitland McDonagh’s first screening of DEEP RED:
 
Hear Maitland McDonagh on the Film Comment Podcast:
 
Hear Maitland McDonagh on DECOY:
 
Hear Maitland McDonagh on NIGHT OF THE CREEPS with Heather Drain:
 
Hear Maitland McDonagh on STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR with Samm Deighan:
http://projection-booth.blogspot.com/2016/11/episode-298-stranger-on-third-floor-1940.html
 
Hear Maitland McDonagh on THE RED SHOES with Daniel Bird:
Jan 8, 2018
Bill speaks with film journalist, critic and film festival programmer Alan Jones about some of his many endeavors, from writing childhood film diaries to co-directing the UK's largest International genre film festival. Topics covered include: Dario Argento, The Portobello Hotel, punk rock, auditioning for Russ Meyer, CARRIE, The BFI, Guillermo del Toro, disco and Jones’ forthcoming book DISCO MANIA for Nicolas Winding Refn, Asia Argento, visiting film locations, and how following the writing advice of Jackie Collins can allow you to accept the pleasures of alliteration.
 
Visit the official FrightFest Site:
 
Visit Alan Jones’ Amazon author page:
 
Watch Nicolas Winding Refn and Alan Jones discuss their book THE ACT OF SEEING
 
Watch Alan Jones in conversation with George A. Romero:
 
Hear Alan Jones discuss giallo thrillers on the Evolution of Horror podcast:
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