Lost in the Movies: January 2024 Patreon round-up: EXCLUSIVE - The Red Shoes, True Detective: Night Country viewing diary & 2023 American Generations Reflections + ADVANCE - TWIN PEAKS Character Series entry

January 2024 Patreon round-up: EXCLUSIVE - The Red Shoes, True Detective: Night Country viewing diary & 2023 American Generations Reflections + ADVANCE - TWIN PEAKS Character Series entry


January 2024 was the busiest month on my Patreon in five years - maybe ever. Not only did I offer the usual Twin Peaks character study for all patrons, kick off a new film podcast, and initiate a new reward system involving patron selections (including ten different polls or updates), I also offered bonus features for the $5/month tier: an ongoing viewing diary for the series True Detective: Night Country (the fourth season of the show whose every episode I covered in the past) and an essay reflecting on the past year in culture and politics through a generational lens. The crown jewel, however, was a podcast on Michael Powell's and Emeric Pressburger's Technicolor ballet masterpiece The Red Shoes - a film I'd never covered and barely if ever even mentioned in my previous work. Suggested by longtime patron Laurence Figgis, the popular pick cleared two rounds of voting including a run-off against Punch Drunk Love, with which it was tied after the first round. Watching this movie for the first time in decades, I was struck by the complexities of the art vs. romance, passion vs. comfort menage a trois trapping rising ballerina Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) between composer/lover Julian Craster (Marius Goring) and impresario/mentor Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook)...


What are the January rewards?

$5/MONTH TIER

Exclusive to this tier...


(bonus rewards)


(image from this video)

+ Various other polls & updates to choose January's reward:



$1/MONTH TIER

Advance for all patrons...

become a patron to discover their identities:
(public release for #30 - 21 is unscheduled, probably next year)

Various polls & updates to choose January's reward



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