Monthly Archives: May 2011

Xfm 25: R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant

The latest episode of 25 aired last night on Xfm. This episode focused on the R.E.M album Lifes Rich Pageant. After an early panic, as we were unable to locate primary contributors, we managed to locate Don Gehman and Sam was granted permission to… Continue reading

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Gil Scott-Heron (1949 – 2011)

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Four Lions (Chris Morris, 2010)

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Bizarre Sinema: Giallo & Thrilling All???Italiana

I have been meaning to import this dual language book for a while and was surprised to see it for sale in The Cinema Store in London. Continue reading

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Book Purchases from Cine Excess V

The two books that were launched by FAB Press at Cine Excess V. Continue reading

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Cine Excess: Day Three

Today was unfortunately the last day of Cine Excess V. The conference has been intense but very rewarding. I attended two panels today, which featured some strong papers. Topics included: Salo as a pornographic text, the Arrow Blu-Ray release of B… Continue reading

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Cine Excess V: Day Two

Another long but highly enjoyable day in the big smoke. Papers on a variety of subjects were delivered today, such as the representation of Bangkok in European produced cult films, the I Spit on Your Grave, Bollywood horror and the porn auteur Jac… Continue reading

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Cine Excess V: Day One

Simon and I presented a paper on the remediation of cult texts in online communities on the first day of this year’s Cine Excess conference. Despite presenting in a cinema, the paper went well and the generous response from fellow delegates was pl… Continue reading

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The Ghost (Roman Polanski, 2010)

Hokey acting put a gripping thriller. Really enjoyed this one. Continue reading

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Thin Red Line (Terence Malick, 1998)

Yet another Malick film that I have not seen. Continue reading

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