Thu, 21 April 2016
As part of Reel Canada's National Canadian Film Day celebrations, actor and artist Stephen Lack participated in a lengthy Q&A with NOW Magazine's senior film writer Norman Wilner after a free screening of David Cronenberg's cranium-cracking classique Scanners (1981) at Toronto's Royal Cinema.
Topics include Scanners’ 35 years of cult fame, blowing up Louis Del Grande’s head, co-star Patrick McGoohan, director Cronenberg, make-up whiz Dick Smith, and The Rubber Gun, a 1977 film co-written by Lack and director Allan Moyle which is seeking a Canadian partner in assembling a special edition release using rare materials from Lack’s own private archives.
Following this slightly edited version of the half-hour Q&A are my editorial thoughts on the ongoing problems in finding indie, art, cult, and CanCon tax shelter classics (such as Kings and Desperate Men) on DVD and as digital downloads.
Also available: HD extracts from visual podast version at Big Head Amusements.com.
Direct download: KQEK_Digital__RoyalCinema_Scanners_QA__2016_04_20_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT
Thu, 3 March 2016
I'm back with the first of several podcasts, after taking an extended break to finish up a new experimental doc, BSV 1172.
2016 starts with an interview with the esteemed Brian Reitzell on scoring NBC’s Hannibal, of which music from Season 3 was recently released digitally and on CD from Lakeshore Records and on LP via Invada Records.
Reitzell also discusses musique concrete, working with David Slade, Tangerine Dream, and using vintage analogue synthesizers.
This interview is also available as a visual podcast. Visit KQEK.com for more info.
Additional info on the making of the visual podcast (which involved a vintage video synthesizer) is available at my filmmaking site, Big Head Amusements.
Direct download: KQEK_Digital__Brian_Reitzell__2016_03_03_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT