Bill speaks to author and film critic Adrian Martin about how a childhood interest in science fiction fanzines lead him towards a rich and varied life in film culture, from teaching film at age 19 and working as a freelance film/arts critic to writing books, co-editing online journals like Rouge and collaborating with fellow critic Cristina Álvarez López on audiovisual essays. Topics include: writing techniques and outfoxing subeditors, progressive rock, specializing in certain films/filmmakers, audio commentaries, Bill Krohn, discussing troublesome directors, early 1980s Melbourne film culture, Josef Von Sternberg and experiencing premonitions in dreams concerning PLANET OF THE APES.
Visit Adrian Martin’s official site, Film Critic: Adrian Martin:
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Watch an interview with Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin on their audio-visual essays:
Watch a discussion led by Peter Mares, critics Adrian Martin, Mel Campbell and Fenella Kernebone and filmmaker Gillian Armstrong about the place of the film critic in our cultural landscape.
Watch THEN HE KISSED ME, a Cristina Álvarez López/Adrian Martin audiovisual essay on TWIN PEAKS - THE RETURN:
Watch STRANGULATION BLUES, a Cristina Álvarez López/Adrian Martin audiovisual essay on BAD TIMING:
Watch WOMAN IN A LANDSCAPE, , a Cristina Álvarez López/Adrian Martin audiovisual essay on Barbara Loden’s WANDA
Visit Adrian Martin’s Mubi author page:
Read Adrian Martin on PURPLE RAIN:
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