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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Projection Booth

Last October I was a guest on The Projection Booth, which is a rather extraordinary labour-of-love film podcast created by Detroit based film writer Mike White and his pal Robert St. Mary. They create audio appreciations of cult film basically, and that can run the gamut from a thorough discussion of the film between themselves and an 'expect', and indeed interviews with all manner of interesting cast and crew who get a chance to gab freely (without much in the way of editing) in a way you'll never hear anywhere else. It's a new form of podcast criticism that's completely outside the mainstream and even regular, 'serious' cinephilia. There's nothing like it. Mike's able to get some fairly legendary figures on the phone from Detroit, and that's all credit to his tenaciousness and passion.

I contacted him about Saint Jack because I thought it would be right up their alley, and they ran with it, getting hold of Peter B for an interview and putting me on the whole show as a guest.

Visit the show page and download and listen!

5 Comments:

Blogger Mike said...

Ben,
I'm glad I have periodically checked your blog, as this interview was fascinating. I actually enjoyed listening to your contribution more than Peter's - I think time has diluted a lot of his memories of the filming. It was great that the interview didn't seemed to be rushed - they really allowed a decent time for your contribution. As for the David Bowie "Ricochet" video which you mentioned, it's a fascinating piece in itself. You might find this article of some interest (if you haven't stumbled across it already): http://sporeana.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/up-escalator-forever-bowie-in-singapore.html
Mike (Adelaide)

11:46 PM  
Blogger ben said...

Hi Mike... I wrote that piece!

7:14 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Hi Ben,
Yep, I only saw that later on.

The good news is......the mystery of that infamous house on Lorong J Telok Kurau has finally been solved (albeit almost a decade late for your book). Read the comments section on this website: http://sgfilmhunter.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/location-scouting-in-david-bowie-ricochet-1984/

I had never considered Still Road as an option, as in its present state it's so wide. Hard to locate a house when it has been demolished almost 30 years ago.

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