05/28/12

They Shot Pictures Episode #02: Satyajit Ray

In this sophomore episode of They Shot Pictures, I am joined by Reel Time veteran Deepayan Sengupta. The two of us take a trip down memory lane and revisit films by a director who played a key role in our cinematic education.

We discuss three films by renowned Bengali director, Satyajit Ray. We start with a musical adventure comedy from 1968, Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. We move on to the first film from his loose trilogy on the city of Calcutta, called The Adversary and wrap up the episode with a discussion of the resplendent color film set in the aftermath of the partition of Bengal, Ghare Baire.

 

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05/10/12

They Shot Pictures Episode #01: Ernst Lubitsch

Welcome to the debut episode of They Shot Pictures, a podcast dedicated to exploring the filmographies of older, relatively under seen and somewhat obscure directors. Each episode we pick a director and watch and discuss 2-3 of his/her films. The goal here is to jointly revisit some of our most beloved directors as well as discover some new favorites.

In this episode, we discuss three films by Ernst Lubitsch. We start with one of his early silent romantic comedies from 1919, The Doll. We then move on to what is arguably the most intensely dramatic of his films, Broken Lullaby and conclude with his sexy, risqué Hollywood rom-com, Design for Living.

 

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