Finally…..it’s time for episode 20 of See Hear Podcast. The crew apologises for missing out on presenting a film discussion for your aural pleasure during August. However, for those of you who missed hearing our ramblings, we attempt to make up for that by giving you discussion on TWO films for September instead of our usual one. Both films are requests from listeners.
First up, we discuss Cameron Towler’s request of a film from 1962. “All Night Long” is director Basil Dearden’s take on Shakespeare’s “Othello” as transplanted to (then)modern day England. All appears to be well as Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane celebrate their first wedding anniversary with their jazz musician friends. He’s a pianist and bandleader and she’s a retired singer. Evil drummer (I didn’t know there was such a thing) Johnny Cousin plots to put a wedge between them to secure Delia for his new band. Featuring music performed by the likes of John Dankworth, Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck, this film takes a creative spin on the bard’s tragedy.
Next, we discuss Brie Edwards’ request of 2004’s documentary “Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways”. The history of rock is littered with bands who have been dealt with poorly by management and labels. What makes The Runaways’ tale even sadder is they were all teenagers in the care of Kim Fowley, a sleazy manager who, admittedly got them success, but at a great cost emotionally. The documentary is directed by their second bassist Vicky Tischler-Blue. We discuss her approach to the actual making of the film, as well as the events themselves.
Bernie, Tim and myself would also like to say thanks to Wendi for being part of the crew. Doing two other podcasts (check ‘em out – Double Page Spread and The Trashy Trio) as well as a multitude of other things meant that she was feeling a little burned out, and she has decided to leave See Hear. We will miss her, but respect her wish to give herself some breathing space.
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