The Cinematologists - 100th anniversary
Updated: May 5
One of my fave podcasts, The Cinematologists, recently celebrated its 100th episode.
I've been a fan from the outset enjoying both the episodes built around a single film, and the bonus episodes. All episodes feature an intro with hosts Dr Dario Llinares (@dariodoublel) & Dr Neil Fox (@drneilfox) enjoying a wide-ranging catch-up of recent films watched, as well as conversations around the nature of podcasts, film study etc.
I was delighted when they asked me to introduce and discuss the 25th anniversary screening of Jane Campion's The Piano with Neil at the Poly in Falmouth.
You can listen to it here, episode 69 - The Piano.
I reminisce about this visit in my contribution to the 100th episode, which you can listen to here.
A few weeks later Dario visited University of Chichester (where I used to teach) to host a screening of Her. Sadly I couldn't join them, but my mum did. And she asked a question. Listen here.
For my contribution to the 100th, Neil and Dario asked me to recommend an episode, I picked one of the bonus one. One where Alex Barrett discusses his crowdsourced 'silent film' - London Symphony. You can listen to it here.
And find out more about Alex Barret's incredible film 'London Symphony' here.
I didn't get the chance to mention another episode I enjoyed, Melody Bridges editor of Silent Women: Pioneers of Film, discussing Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, listen here.
Here's to the next 100!