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The Shadowcast

Mar 31, 2020

David and Fiona explore the Titanic's onscreen voyages, concentrating on two Hollywood versions, one British, and one from Nazi Germany. Jean Negulsco, James Cameron, Roy Baker and Herbert Selpin get their due.

Dec 26, 2019

David and Fiona watch and provide a commentary track to Richard Williams' sublime 1971 animated version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. You can watch along on YouTube here:

May 2, 2019

David and Fiona attend the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in Bo'ness, Scotland, and David speaks to fellow guests:

Nicky Smith

Richard Layne

Ian Chodikoff (all the way from Canada)

Lawrence Napper who delivered a marvelous special lecture on working women in silent cinema

Dr. Melanie Selfe, another film professor


Apr 10, 2019

Fiona and David look at Jordan Peele's Us, its themes, meaning, plot twists. Spoilers galore. Warning warning!

Mar 7, 2019

David and Fiona are joined by Stephen C. Horne to discuss the genius of Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. With music, audio clips and a wide-ranging analysis of the boys' work, lives, collaborators, from soup to nuts.