Monday, October 28, 2013

Pauline Kael Radio Interviews from 1991 and 1994 ( 2 x 30 Mins)

Just discovered this radio interview with my favourite critic Pauline Kael, made in 1991 for the program Bookworm. She discusses her new book at the time Movie Love and movies of that era. Just great to hear her speaking at length. (There's not much of her talking on youtube or anywhere else as far as I can work out)

And there's another here from 1994 on the publication of her book For Keeps.

PS Don't get confused by the text about sending money for an 'audio copy'- you can listen to it or download the mp3 free.

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Last 50 Movies I've Watched

  1. Metropolis (1926)
  2. The Fallen Idol 
  3. Make Way for Tomorrow
  4. In the Mood for Love
  5. Sabrina (1954)
  6. Le Testament D'Orphée
  7. Slaughterhouse Five
  8. Giant
  9. Citizen Kane
  10. Total Recall (1990)
  11. Turbulence
  12. Dangerous Liaisons 1960
  13. Daisies
  14. Trouble with the Curve
  15. Red Riding 1980 
  16. Pinocchio
  17. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  18. A Good Day to Die Hard
  19. The Sessions
  20. To the Wonder
  21. Look Back in Anger
  22. Sawdust and Tinsel
  23. The Wings Of A Dove
  24. Deja Vu 
  25. Mes Petites Amoreuses
  26. Summer with Monika
  27. Oblivion
  28. Arbitrage
  29. Trance
  30. The Fast and the Furious 6
  31. Margaret
  32. The Gatekeepers
  33. West of Memphis
  34. Content
  35. Pain and Gain
  36. Shadow Dancer
  37. 12 Angry Men
  38. Heaven’s Gate
  39. Festen
  40. Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
  41. Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque
  42. Shadow of A Doubt
  43. Some Like It Hot
  44. R.I.P.D.
  45. Star Trek: Into Darkness
  46. A Journey Into the Mind of P
  47. Il Posto
  48. The Great Gatsby (2013)
  49. Side Effects
  50. I’m So Excited

Recommended from this bunch: 

The Fallen Idol 
In the Mood for Love
Slaughterhouse Five
Citizen Kane (though actually to me it gets weaker and weaker every time I see it. I doubt if I'd put it in my own top 50 now)
Total Recall 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Summer with Monika
The Gatekeepers
West of Memphis
12 Angry Men
Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque
Shadow of A Doubt
Some Like It Hot
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Il Posto