Category: Film

Ken Russell (BSS #348)

Ken Russell is the director of such films as The Devils, Women in Love, Tommy, The Music Lovers, and Altered States. Beginning today, Russell’s films will be playing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for one week (many of which are unavailable on video), where Russell himself will be appearing each evening. Considerable thanks Read More

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Sally Potter (BSS #347)

Sally Potter is the writer and director of the 1992 film Orlando, adapted from the Virginia Woolf novel, which opens in re-release on July 23, 2010. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Hoping to live forever or die trying. Guest: Sally Potter Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: One interesting aspect about Orlando, from my Read More

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John Waters (BSS #342)

John Waters is most recently the author of Role Models. (Considerable gratitude to Wayman Ng, who resuscitated this conversation from the data grave.) Condition of Mr. Segundo: Comparing himself to unspecified reference groups in Mertonian social situations. Author: John Waters Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: You observe that listening to what Tennessee Read More

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Reed Cowan (BSS #341)

Reed Cowan appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #341. Mr. Cowan is most recently the director of 8: The Mormon Proposition, which opens in numerous theaters on June 18, 2010. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Conducting investigations on Dick Van Pattern’s possible Mormon connections. Guest: Reed Cowan Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: I Read More

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Juan José Campanella & Allison Amend II (BSS #331)

Juan José Campanella is most recently the co-writer and director of The Secret in Their Eyes, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and opens in theaters on April 16, 2010. Allison Amend is most recently the author of Stations West and previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #256. Condition of Mr. Read More

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Christian Berger (BSS #321)

Christian Berger recently appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #321. Berger is the cinematographer for The White Ribbon and was, most recently, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. This conversation is related to The Bat Segundo Show #316, in which writer-director Michael Haneke was interviewed. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering why so many Read More

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Michael Haneke (BSS #316)

Michael Haneke is most recently the director of The White Ribbon, which opens in theaters on December 30th. The Bat Segundo Show expresses profuse gratitude and thanks to translator Robert Gray for assisting in this conversation, which is presented here in German and English. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Tying a white ribbon ’round the old Read More

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Nicholas Meyer (BSS #310)

Nicholas Meyer is perhaps best known for his work on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He is most recently the author of The View from the Bridge. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Ah, listener my old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish best served cold? Author: Read More

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Guy Maddin (BSS #293)

Guy Maddin is most recently the author of My Winnipeg, a book version of the film of the same name. For listeners who are fans of reading and watching films, this conversation accounts for all experiences and contains more than a few prevarications. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Reconsidering the veracity of his topography. Guest: Guy Read More

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Atom Egoyan (BSS #283)

Atom Egoyan is most recently the writer and director of Adoration, which opens in limited release on May 8, 2009. He is also a very friendly and interesting Canadian who does not bite people, but who somehow frightens the MPAA. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Pondering whether he is adored. Guest: Atom Egoyan Subjects Discussed: Scenes Read More

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Alex Rivera (BSS #281)

Alex Rivera is the director and co-writer of Sleep Dealer, which is scheduled for limited release on April 17, 2009. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Hoping to avoid Morpheus’s maquiladoras. Guest: Alex Rivera Subjects Discussed: David Riker’s La Ciudad, splitting screenwriting/directing duties, the collaboration process, the dynamics of globalization, labor and New World Order, the importance Read More

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Esther Rots and Dan Geesin (BSS #278)

Esther Rots is the writer, director, editor, and producer of is most recently the director of Can Go Through Skin. Dan Geesin is the sound designer and music composer of the film. The film is presently playing at the New Directors/New Films series, which is running between March 25 and April 5 at MOMA and Read More

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