The last part of our Cultural Roundup series for 2017 (Part One: Film and Part Two: Books) is all about the contemporary serial medium: television and podcasts! In this episode, Gabriella and Claudette discuss (and debate) their favourite television and podcasts for 2017.
2017 in Review: Books
In our literary segment of a three-part Cultural Roundup Series for 2017, Gabriella and Claudette discuss some of their favourite books of the year.
Episode 7 – 2016: A Cultural Autobiography
Gabriella and Claudette discuss the books, film, theatre and podcasts that they loved (and a few that they loathed) in 2016. Length: 1hr 6mins, Recorded December 2016 iTunes Link/Download HERE Notes: Sport for Jove’s Summer Season, a double bill of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar/Antony & Cleopatra (playing to January 29, 2017) Eimar McBride on TLS, reading […]
2016: A Cultural Autobiography
In the twilight of this troubling year, Gabriella and Claudette write about the books, film and theatre that inspired, and gave solace, in 2016.
Elena Ferrante, “Frantumaglia”, 2016
Gabriella and Claudette review Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey by Elena Ferrante. Gabriella explores the Ferrante’s literary project of the absent author, while Claudette writes of the bogeyman of Ferrante’s novels.
Love & Friendship, 2016
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 […]
Episode Five: Erratic Dialogues reviews “Love & Friendship” dir. Whit Stillman
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 […]
A Coen Brothers Retrospective
Gabriella and Claudette examine the rich and varied filmography of the Coen Brothers.
Episode 3: Erratic Dialogues reviews the film “Carol” dir. Todd Haynes
Gabriella and Claudette discuss Todd Haynes’ film Carol (2015), starring Rooney Mara as a young shopgirl who falls in love with the eponymous character, Carol, a wealthy housewife played by Cate Blanchett. Oodles of Oscar umbrage found within.
Notes: Claudette mentions Douglas Sirk who was a German director, not Hungarian. Rainer Werner Fassbinder is another influential German director mentioned. This episode was recorded before the 2016 Oscar ceremony. The ‘blue one’: Fresh Air NPR on Carol.
This episode is podcast only.
Length: 31mins, Recorded February 2016
iTunes Link/Download HERE
Episode 2: Erratic Dialogues sees “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard
Gabriella and Claudette discuss Byron, fractals, chaos theory and Hamilton the musical while reviewing the Sydney Theatre Company’s latest production of Tom Stoppard’s dazzling play, Arcadia.
Length: 37 mins, Recorded March 2016