Tag: movies

Michael Apted (The Bat Segundo Special)

This 30 minute radio special serves as a transitional episode between The Bat Segundo Show, which aired its final episode last November, and Follow Your Ears, a new thematic radio program that will be premiering this month. It features an interview with Michael Apted, director of the Up movies. His latest installment, 56 Up, is Read More

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Sarah Polley (BSS #464)

Sarah Polley is most recently the writer and director of Take This Waltz. The film opens in select theaters on June 29, 2012. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if the chicken cookbook or the adulterous egg came first. Guest: Sarah Polley Subjects Discussed: Similarities between Away from Her and Take This Waltz, the need for 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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Mike Leigh II (BSS #373)

Mike Leigh’s most recent film is Another Year, which is now playing in American theaters and is very much worth your attention. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #238. There’s a very lengthy review of Another Year from October that relates to this rather unusual interview, which is part straight journalism and part 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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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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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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Charlie Kaufman (BSS #243)

Charlie Kaufman recently appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #243. Kaufman is most recently the writer-director of Synecdoche, New York, now playing in limited theaters. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Lost in the endless ebb and flow of emotional and cerebral ideas. Guest: Charlie Kaufman Subjects Discussed: Mr. Kaufman confronting more energy than he is accustomed Read More

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