#7 Sam Lane takes an escalator underground in ‘Kontroll’

July 15, 2017

 

Actor and comedian Sam Lane opts for a mysterious European thriller in 'Kontroll' (2003, dir: Nimród Antal). We follow an unruly team of ticket inspectors on the Budapest Metro system. It's claustrophobic, and unusual in that many elements of the narrative don't fully add up.

Sam has a show at Nottingham Comedy Festival in November.

Recorded at Nottingham Playhouse
Theme music by Steven O'Brien

 

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#6 Sam Chaplin captures the spirit of ‘Up’

July 8, 2017

The first animated feature to be discussed, Disney Pixar's 'Up' (2009) has a poignant montage, demonstrating the tropes of the studio. Comedian and Podcaster Sam Chaplin guests. Cinema Swirl is a podcast where pop culture staples such as 'Rocky' and 'Alien' are discussed after Sam watches them for the first time. 

In this episode of MFS we also mention some Pixar favourites like the 'Toy Story' series, and 'Inside Out' (also directed by Pete Docter). 

Recorded at Nottingham Playhouse 
Theme music by Steven O'Brien 

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#5 Clare Marcie pieces together ‘Chocolat’

July 1, 2017

Actor, Writer, and Theatre Maker Clare Marcie once again takes us to France, albeit a kind of fictionalised French town in 'Chocolat' (2000, dir: Lasse Hallström). The scene up for debate occurs near the end of the film when the Comte (Alfred Molina) breaks in to the shop. 

Clare is performing 'What Would Kanye Do' at theSpace @ Jury's Inn (260) at 21:10 in August.

 

Recorded in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow Theme music by Steven O'Brien

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#4 Rowan Wright takes us back to the Parisian streets in ‘Amélie’

June 24, 2017

Rowan Wright (Hairband, Drugstore Glamour DJ) picks the fast paced bohemian 'Amelie' from 2001 (directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet). This is an absolute classic, a world cinema staple. We talk about the snappy editing, the nuanced soundtrack, and the vibrant colour palette. In this scene Amelie decides she can do something nice for someone else, she describes the small details of the outside world to a blind man she assists down the street. 

Recorded in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Theme music by Steven O'Brien 

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#3 Fat Roland makes sense of the multi-narrative ‘Magnolia’

June 17, 2017

Fat Roland (writer, podcaster, Bad Language umpire) deciphers the raining frog scene in 'Magnolia' (1999). Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film builds themes around parenting and forgiveness.  

Bad Language is a fantastic monthly literature night in Manchester. Hey Fat Roland is a hilarious podcast you should listen to.

Recorded in Manchester Central Library
Theme music by Steven O'Brien 

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#2 Lisa Lorenz chats about relationships in ‘High Fidelity’

June 11, 2017

Lisa Lorenz has chosen to discuss a turning point in the 2000 Stephen Frears picture 'High Fidelity' (based on the novel by Nick Hornby). Lisa curates Nous Magazine, a publication dedicated to opening up conversations about mental health. 

The scene in question begins when Rob (John Cusack) runs away from Laura (Iben Hjejle) and hides in a flower bed in the pouring rain.

Recorded in Manchester Central Library
Theme music by Steven O'Brien 

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#1 David Hartley talks Jurassic Park

June 4, 2017

David Hartley, author of 'Spiderseed' 'Threshold' and other short collections, discusses one of his fave films 'Jurassic Park' (1993). The scene in the spotlight is towards the end of the film... the two children (Lex and Tim) are hiding in the kitchen, with two raptors in pursuit. 

Recorded in Manchester Central Library
Theme music by Steven O'Brien 

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