Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): Patreon update #12: Pi (+ Parts 17/18 as Frost/Lynch versions of the same story, Academy Awards, film vs. TV expectations & more) and Images from "4 Ways to Watch Fire Walk With Me"

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Patreon update #12: Pi (+ Parts 17/18 as Frost/Lynch versions of the same story, Academy Awards, film vs. TV expectations & more) and Images from "4 Ways to Watch Fire Walk With Me"


Episode 12 offers my first opportunity to discuss Darren Aronofsky; like Sofia Coppola, P.T. Anderson, and Christopher Nolan, he's a filmmaker of a certain generation that I haven't talked about in years (in some cases, like Aronofsky and Anderson, ever) so I enjoyed the opportunity to revisit his work. The only one missing now is Wes! There will be at least one Aronofsky film in store before the end of 2018, almost certainly two - the original plan was to launch an Aronofsky retrospective month to month. Since I've decided to step back from commissioned Films in Focus pretty soon, said retrospective will have to be more sporadic and partial.

The pace on the podcast slows down this week, as I begin a "one Film in Focus at a time" approach from now on. However, the pace on the Patreon blog ramped up as I offered a series of updates, announcements, and questions related to the impending change in the rewards structure. I would also love to know - including from people who aren't yet patrons but are considering becoming a member - what rewards will be appealing for various tiers as I take a new approach starting next week. And for my biweekly preview this week I took a visual approach, eager to share my juxtapositions of Fire Walk With Me with various films and Twin Peaks TV episodes.

On the podcast, that film vs. TV question gets a closer look vis a vis a few conversations surrounding Alan Clarke's iconic Elephant (which I covered on the podcast several weeks ago), and I also get into probably the most famous intersection of film and TV: the annual Academy Awards broadcast. For "Twin Peaks Reflections" I dig into a fascinating concept broached by original series writer Harley Peyton - the two-part finale of The Return as a couple solo albums, with both David Lynch and Mark Frost offering alternate covers of the same tune.




Line-up for Episode 12

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Changing 2nd/3rd tier reward

INTRO

WEEKLY UPDATE/recent posts: Posting every day, Breaking Bad viewing diary

WEEKLY UPDATE/Patreon: 3rd Tier Biweekly Preview - "Images from 4 Ways to Watch Fire Walk With Me"

WEEKLY UPDATE/works in progress: abandoned original "100 films" idea

FILM IN FOCUS: Pi

TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS: Harley Peyton & Robert Engels interviews - are Parts 17 & 18 "solo albums," with Frost and then Lynch telling essentially the same story their own way?

OTHER TOPICS: Academy Awards, clip from "Making of Elephant" documentary, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on film vs. TV audiences/expectations

LISTENER FEEDBACK: Elephant & the Troubles

OPENING THE ARCHIVE: "Running on Empty" (January - May 2011), this week's highlight: Blog 10

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