Sunday, June 29, 2014

Episode #41 - Adam Nayman (All Is Forgiven)

"I try and keep my notes of doubt and discord when trying to build my response."

In a continent dominated by American cinema, it can be easy to forget how essential Toronto is for cinephilia: home of the famed film festival, base of the idiosyncratic magazine Cinema Scope, and the city where critic Adam Nayman has been writing and teaching. Nayman's latest writing opus is It Doesn't Suck, a fantastic book tracing the evolution of Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls from bomb to camp to cult to classic. Peter sits down with Adam to discuss the book, as well as his work for publications like Scope and Reverse Shot, his view of Canadian cinema, and much more. Finally, the two examine the first film from Mia Hansen-Love, All Is Forgiven, and how a film with seemingly little ambition can contain a great depth of feeling. 

0:00-1:17 Opening 
2:13-7:40 Establishing Shots - Blind Detective / Donations and Reviews
8:25-59:00 Deep Focus - Adam Nayman
59:44-1:09:09 It Doesn't Suck
1:21:24-1:41:35 Double Exposure - All Is Forgiven (Mia Hansen-Love)
1:41:42-1:43:32 Close / Outtake
Read Adam Nayman at Cinema-Scope, The Globe and The Mail, and Reverse Shot.
Buy It Doesn't Suck.
Follow Adam on Twitter.
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Notes and Links from the Conversation
-David Bordwell on Blind Detective
-Pauline Kael's extended Jaws review is in When The Lights Go Down
-Toronto Film Festival
-John Grierson
-Allan King
-Canadian Film Distributors: Kino Smith, Films We Like, Medium Density Fiberboard Films
-TIFF"s Wavelengths Program
-Adam on Neveldine/Taylor
-Matt Lynch on Crank
-Adam on Up In The Air
-On American Hustle and  12 Years A Slave
-On A Perfect Getaway 
-Slate's Review of It Doesn't Suck
-Susan Sontag's "Notes on Camp"
-Jonathan Lethem's They Live
-Adam's favorite basketball players: Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard
-Adam's profile of Mia Hansen-Love

Theme Music: “Forward” by Northbound

1 comment:

  1. The exact same joke, where someone is speaking in a foreign language and it appears backwards in a mirror; can be found in a 1998 film by Stanley Tucci.