11/17/14

They Shot Pictures Ep#34: King Hu

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On this episode of They Shot Pictures, Sean and Seema are joined by Nathan Rogers-Hancock to discuss the films of Chinese filmmaker King Hu, best known for his legendary and influential wuxia films. They focus in particular on the films, Come Drink With Me (1966), The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) and Legend of the Mountain (1971).

Sean writes about all things film on this here blog and is also on twitter @theendofcinema.

Seema is attempting to chronicle her film viewings on letterboxd and is also on twitter @wormatwork.

Nathan can also be found on letterboxd as well as on twitter @nrogershancock.

 

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11/10/14

They Shot Pictures Ep#33: Douglas Sirk

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Seema is joined by her friend, Kaj van Zoelen to discuss the films of Douglas Sirk, best known from his Hollywood melodramas from the 50s but whose career was prolific and transcended countries and genres. In a strange (somewhat) unplanned twist, we end up ignoring the colorful melodramas he’s best known for (although they do come up) and instead focus on three of his relatively underseen films. We discuss the films, Das Mädchen von Moorhof (1935), Shockproof (1949) and There’s Always Tomorrow (1956).

Seema is attempting to chronicle her film viewing on letterboxd and is also on twitter @wormatwork.

Kaj van Zoelen regularly writes about film (mostly in Dutch but ime he’ll translate for you if you ask nicely) at SalonIndien and Filmtotaal.

 

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