Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): Patreon update #14: A Man Escaped (+ Top 15 Twin Peaks music, political podcasts, narrators of Citizen Kane & more) and preview of "Fire Walk With Me in season 3"

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Patreon update #14: A Man Escaped (+ Top 15 Twin Peaks music, political podcasts, narrators of Citizen Kane & more) and preview of "Fire Walk With Me in season 3"


Several months ago, my patron and friend Max suggested a classic film about the French Resistance from a director who had experience in the Resistance himself. This month, he suggested another such film and so at the end of my discussion of A Man Escaped (based on the memoir of an escapee and informed by director Robert Bresson's own experience as a prisoner of war in Occupied France), I draw the comparison to Army of Shadows. I also incorporate the philosophy of Jansenism and reflect on Bresson's unique filmmaking style - especially when it comes to performance. Apologies for the strange, somewhat hollow sound of this segment; in retrospect I think the headphones/recorder I usually use wasn't properly plugged in and the phone itself was what was picking up my voice. Hopefully it's still listenable.

Elsewhere I take one last lap around the "random" "Twin Peaks Reflections" track before we move onto the rewatch buildup next week. Taking a cue from Twin Peaks Unwrapped and Scott Ryan of the Red Room Podcast I decided to list my 15 favorite Twin Peaks musical tracks, with samples from each selection accompanied by a few reflections. This should be a lot of fun for any Peaks fan to listen to - what our your own picks? I also offer my monthly round-up of podcast recommendations, with a lot of in-depth political discussions, and detail the variations of the different narrators/flashback sequences in Citizen Kane as part of my "Opening the Archive" segment.

Outside of the podcast, I lowered the biweekly preview reward to $5/month (which includes opening up previous previews) and offered my first one of April, an exploration of how the Fire Walk With Me concepts of "Electricity" and "The Blue Rose" mutate and evolve in the third season of Twin Peaks. And finally, does anyone have suggestions for a good third-tier reward? Right now, it's still in limbo so let me know what you think below.






Line-up for Episode 14

INTRO

WEEKLY UPDATE/recent posts: Mad Men viewing diary

WEEKLY UPDATE/Patreon: 2nd Tier Biweekly Preview - "Fire Walk With Me influences in season 3"

WEEKLY UPDATE/works in progress: character series - 30 runners-up including Pianist's true identity (Count Smokula), Twin Peaks Unwrapped pilot discussion, almost done w/ Mad Men season 1, High & Low visual tribute

FILM IN FOCUS: A Man Escaped

TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS: Rewatch reminder, Top 15 Twin Peaks music (+ bonus track)

OTHER TOPICS: Podcast recommendations

OPENING THE ARCHIVE: "Long Goodbyes" (November - December 2011), this week's highlight (Citizen Kane)

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