Tag: director

Julie Delpy (BSS #475)

Julie Delpy is most recently the writer, director, and star of 2 Days in New York. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Searching for a castle that doesn’t require too much physical exertion. Guest: Julie Delpy Subjects Discussed: Patriarchs who key cars, countesses who murder women for their virgin blood, aberrant and eccentric behavior in Delpy’s films, Read More

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Agnieszka Holland (BSS #433)

Agnieszka Holland is most recently the director of In Darkness, which has been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award and opens in limited release on Febraury 10, 2012. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Fumbling in the dark for the Zippo. Guest: Agnieszka Holland Subjects Discussed: Creating cinematic environments, how to design a sewer Read More

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Gregg Araki (BSS #377)

Gregg Araki is most recently the writer and director of Kaboom, which opens today in theaters. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Staring at the canvas from a low angle. Guest: Gregg Araki Subjects Discussed: Whether or not Gregg Araki looks fantastic, the camera’s height growing up over twenty years of Araki’s films, the universe as a Read More

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Joe Dante (BSS #359)

Joe Dante is most recently the director of The Hole. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Doing his best not to feed Mr. Dante after midnight or before 10:10 AM on October 10, 2010. Guest: Joe Dante Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: I want to talk about the inside jokes. There are a few Read More

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Daniele Thompson (BSS #353)

Daniele Thompson is most recently the co-writer and director of Change of Plans — a movie that opens in theaters on August 27, 2010. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Confusing his code with his plans. Guest: Daniele Thopmson Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: I wanted to start off about confinement and physical space. Read More

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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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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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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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Ursula Meier (BSS #277)

This particular discussion was conducted in French and English. Many thanks to Aurélie Godet, who kindly assisted us in our conversation. Ursula Meier is most recently the director of Home. The film is presently playing at the New Directors/New Films series, which is running between March 25 and April 5 at MOMA and the Film Read More

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa (BSS #244)

Filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa is most recently the co-writer and director of Tokyo Sonata, a film that played the New York Film Festival and that will be released by Regent Releasing in the United States on March 17, 2009. For more information on this extraordinary film, please see our review. We also wish to express our Read More

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Jerzy Skolimowski (BSS #239)

Jerzy Skolimowski is a filmmaker, and is most recently the director of Four Nights with Anna, which is currently playing at the New York Film Festival. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Waiting for the fifth night. Guest: Jerzy Skolimowski Subjects Discussed: Moonlighting (1982), starting from a home to get the lay of the land, the importance Read More

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