Tag: filmmaker

Nick Broomfield (BSS #413)

Nick Broomfield is most recently the co-director of Sarah Palin: You Betcha. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if he has gone rogue or rouge. Guest: Nick Broomfield Subjects Discussed: Being attracted to conservative politicians with big hair, Christopher Hitchens’s sexual fantasies about Margaret Thatcher, Frederick Wiseman and Errol Morris, contending with publicists and press agents, Read More

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James Marsh (BSS #401)

James Marsh is most recently the director of Project Nim, which opens in theaters on July 8, 2011. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Pondering unethical experiments that might slide by today’s authorities. Guest: James Marsh Subjects Discussed: States of exhaustion, Project Nim’s purported origins of the 1970s hippie residue, scientific ethics and Columbia code of conduct, 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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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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Tony Stone (BSS #271)

Tony Stone is the director, writer, producer, editor, and actor of Severed Ways, a film about Vikings that opens in limited release on March 13, 2009. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Unsure of whether he wants to be a Viking or not. Guest: Tony Stone Subjects Discussed: The many crew positions that Tony Stone worked, music Read More

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Nacho Vigalondo (BSS #254)

Nacho Vigalondo is a filmmaker who is most recently the writer and director of Timecrimes, a film that opens in New York and Los Angeles on December 12. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Searching for future Bats. Guest: Nacho Vigalondo Subjects Discussed: What to expect when attending one’s first press day in New York, being isolated Read More

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Alex Beckstead (BSS #251)

Alex Beckstead is the filmmaker behind Paperback Dreams, a documentary on independent bookstores. The documentary is now touring around the nation and is making appearances on PBS. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Surrendering to hard-boiled journalists. Guest: Alex Beckstead Subjects Discussed: Why Beckstead singled out Cody’s and Kepler’s over other Bay Area bookstores, Kepler’s as a Read More

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Mike Leigh (BSS #238)

Mike Leigh is the filmmaker behind Naked, Life is Sweet, Vera Drake, and, most recently, Happy-Go-Lucky, which is currently playing the New York Film Festival (among many others) and opens in the United States on October 10. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Too unhappy and too unlucky. Guest: Mike Leigh Subjects Discussed: Vocational symmetries within Leigh’s Read More

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Chen Shi-Zheng & Liu Ye (BSS #203)

Chen Shi-Zheng is the director of Dark Matter. Liu Ye is the star. The film is now out in theaters. Condition of the Show: Adopting a theoretical construct. Guests: Chen Shi-Zheng and Liu Ye Subjects Discussed: The visual emphasis on stairwells, metallic college environments, the relationship between character and environment, string theory, researching cosmology, comparisons Read More

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Paulo Morelli (BSS #184)

Paulo Morelli is the director of City of Men. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contemplating a movie scenario with Brazilian filmmakers. Guest: Paulo Morelli Subjects Discussed: Using close-ups, visual obstructions for sexual activity, violence and emotion, the relationship between City of God and City of Men, possible confusion between the television series and the movie, color Read More

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