By Gabriella Edelstein and Claudette Palomares Contents The Podcast First Letter: ‘The chief joy of Stillman’s work is his shimmering dialogue’ by Claudette Palomares Second Letter: ‘I wonder, how would Austen have voted in the referendum?’ by Gabriella Edelstein Third Letter: ‘The best adaptations are the ones in which the director has distilled the distinct […]
In this episode Gabriella and Claudette review Whit Stillman’s enchanting “Love & Friendship” based on Jane Austen’s epistolary novel Lady Susan. Among other things, Gabriella and Claudette chat about Stillman’s career, Kate Beckinsale’s star turn as Lady Susan Vernon, the “Cult of the Janeite” and what exactly constitutes a perfect Jane Austen adaptation. Notes: Apologies […]
Gabriella and Claudette examine the rich and varied filmography of the Coen Brothers.
In this episode, Gabriella and Claudette review all seventeen films in the Coen Brothers oeuvre (not really). They do however, discuss a sensible number of the Coen Brothers’ films including: Barton Fink, Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Inside Llewyn Davis and their latest film, Hail Caesar. Tune in for discussions about bro-cinema, artistic failure, Hollywood nostalgia, Minnesotan accents and more.
- Claudette mentioned Roger Corman, but she really meant Roger Deakins, the cinematographer.
- The Wolfpack (2015) A documentary directed by Crystal Moselle
- You Must Remember This by Karina Longworth, a podcast dedicated to the forgotten histories of Old Hollywood.
Length: 47 mins, Recorded May 2016
Gabriella and Claudette examine the 1950s period romance Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley and starring Saorise Ronan.
Gabriella and Claudette wax rhapsodic on Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s second English feature: Youth starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.