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  • TENETheimer with Bilge Ebiri

    Despite making $360 million dollars and being loved and reviled in equal measure, sometimes I feel like Christopher Nolan’s spy-meets-time-travel hard sci-fi epic TENET doesn’t exist. The movie came out in the deepest of COVID, and even among those who saw it, more than half were put off by its (at times) unintelligible dialogue and convoluted plot. It has had a few returns to movie theaters since, and is available on physical and digital media, but isn't among his most celebrated or most visible works.But at this moment, in the summer of 2023, it feels like it exists now more than ever. With OPPENHEIMER in movie theaters and enjoying massive success, more and more people seem to be talking about TENET. I'm a big fan. And I wanted to talk about it with another big fan.On this episode, I'm talking to NYMag film critic Bilge Ebiri. Bilge has spent the summer writing and talking about OPPENHEIMER, and his work really brings us into the world of the making of a new classic.We talk about TENET, OPPENHEIMER, and how they are speaking to each other. We also talk about Kenneth Branaugh (the best), the anxiety of parenting, Turkish history, how every scene in TENET is the best scene in the movie, and a lot more. We also reveal the secret agenda of this podcast episode: to get TENET re-released in 70mm iMax.Oh, yea, and DARK KNIGHT RISES. It rules.If you want more Bilge on this feed, scroll back to our episode on Akira Kurosawa's masterful HIGH AND LOW.
  • 4. Season 2 Wrap Up!

    Welcome to the SEASON TWO FINALE of RohmerCast: the podcast about Eric Rohmer, his films, his working methods, and anything else we want to talk about related to Eric Rohmer.  In our eighth episode we discuss Rohmer’s production methods via LA COLLECTIONNEUSE, PERCEVAL, and THE GREEN RAY. This leads to the following tangents: monster trucks named after Rohmer movies, post-dubbing naturalism, sound recording as a practical AND aesthetic choice, functional light, different approaches to working with actors, and connections to Dogme 95. At the time of this episode’s release, La Collectionneuse and The Green Ray are on The Criterion Channel; Perceval is on Tubi.  Listen wherever you listen to podcasts (or go to RohmerCast.com). #ericrohmer #frenchnewwave #cinema #nouvellevague #filminstagram #filmtwitter #frenchcinema #cinephile #criterioncollection @criterioncollection @metrograph @mubi #podcast #filmpodcast @filmforum @screenslate #explore #arthouse #filmproduction
  • 3. The Green Ray

    Welcome to RohmerCast; the podcast about Eric Rohmer, his films, his working methods, and anything else we want to talk about related to Eric Rohmer. In our seventh episode we discuss Le rayon vert (The Green Ray), his entirely improvised film from 1986. This leads to the following tangents: summertime sadness, different kinds of holidays, traveling alone, the feeling of a documentary, premiering on television, The Worst Person in the World, personal superstitions, others dictating your life choices, tv interviews as the basis for improvisation, weird titles, poetic ideals, feeling invisible, and White Stripes vs Dashboard Confessional. At the time of release, you can stream the movie on The Criterion Channel. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts (or go to RohmerCast.com). #ericrohmer #frenchnewwave #cinema #nouvellevague #filminstagram #filmtwitter #frenchcinema #cinephile #criterioncollection @criterioncollection @metrograph @mubi #podcast #filmpodcast @filmforum @screenslate
  • 2. Perceval

    Welcome to the second episode of season two of RohmerCast, the podcast about Éric Rohmer: his films, his working methods, and anything else we want to talk about related to Éric Rohmer.In this episode, we discuss Perceval, his period adaptation of a 12th century poem. This leads to the following tangents: authenticity to period art and the language of the text, realistic (awkward) battles, theater in the round, artificiality in mise-en-scene, Bressonian acting, and the theme of youth and figuring yourself out.At the time of release, this movie can be streamed on Tubi @tubi.Listen wherever you listen to podcasts (or go to RohmerCast.com).Senses of Cinema article referenced in the episode: https://www.sensesofcinema.com/2017/cteq/perceval-le-gallois/ #ericrohmer #frenchnewwave #cinema #nouvellevague #filminstagram #filmtwitter #frenchcinema #cinephile #criterioncollection @criterioncollection @metrograph @mubi #podcast #filmpodcast @filmforum
  • 1. Season Two Premiere: La Collectionneuse

    Welcome to the SEASON TWO PREMIERE of RohmerCast, the podcast about Éric Rohmer: his films, his working methods, and anything else we want to talk about related to Éric Rohmer.In our fifth episode we discuss La Collectionneuse (1967), his (second) first feature. This leads to the following tangents: coming up with a theme song for the show, the idea of a fictionalized documentary, the sound of the birds, direct sound as an aesthetic choice, intentionally with shooting ratio, Rohmer in relation to the Nouvelle Vague, comparisons to Bresson, the cognitive dissonance between image and voiceover, the objectification of Haydee, and achieving perfection in a single bound.At the time of release, this movie can be streamed on the Criterion Channel @criterioncollection (and is generally fairly accessible).Listen wherever you listen to podcasts (or go to RohmerCast.com). #ericrohmer #frenchnewwave #cinema #nouvellevague #filminstagram #filmtwitter #frenchcinema #cinephile #criterioncollection @criterioncollection @metrograph @mubi #podcast #filmpodcast @filmforumClip from 'Magnolia (1999)' property of New Line Cinema.

    Hello everybody! And welcome to RohmerCast, a podcast about Eric Rohmer: his films, his working methods, and anything else we want to talk about related to Eric Rohmer. Listen to our trailer to hear about the films we're going to talk about in season two!Primary Sources:Eric Rohmer: Interviews edited by Fiona HandysideEric Rohmer: A Biography by Noël Herpe and Antoine De Baecque#ericrohmer #frenchnewwave #cinema #nouvellevague #filminstagram #filmtwitter #frenchcinema #cinephile #criterioncollection @criterioncollection @metrograp
  • BONUS: White Elephant Art Vs. Termite Art!

    Hi!While you all eagerly await the announcement of our second season, we thought we'd re-share Shaun's appearance on Oeuvre Busters, the podcast that launched this feed and got some fun attention last week.On the ep, Shaun goes into full 'cool teacher' mode, taking us through Manny Farber's theory. It's a fun listen, and we hope you enjoy it!We'll be back in soon with announcements about season 2!--This week, based on a question from a listener, we sat down with filmmaker pal Shaun Seneviratne to talk about Manny Farber's influential theory of White Elephant Art and Termite Art. We talk about what the theory means, whether one type is good or bad, and whether Batman films are an elephant or termite. Finally, we discuss Liam's solo record, Neon Elephant.Shaun Seneviratne is a Sri Lankan-American filmmaker and educator in Brooklyn, NY. His past work has screened at festivals such as Nantucket, Montclair, CAAM, and San Diego Asian Film Festival. Currently, Shaun is developing his first feature film and teaches film production at the Brooklyn STEAM Center, as well as film history and visual storytelling at Pace University.Follow Shaun on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebrownshaun/?hl=enCheck out Shaun's work: https://www.shaunseneviratne.com/Read more about Manny Farber here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_FarberHere's a link to Farber's essay: http://www.coldbacon.com/writing/mannyfarber-termiteart-annotated.htmlYou can find more OB content at www.oeuvrebusters.com. Also, please feel free to drop us a line, either via email or voicemail, at Oeuvrebusters@gmail.com. We are always looking to incorporate feedback from our listeners for the show, so leave us some thoughts and we might share them on the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review whenever and wherever you can. We appreciate all the love and support."Robobozo" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • So... about that Vulture Article: HIGH AND LOW with Bilge Ebiri (an Oeuvre Busters re-release!)

    Hi everybody!We were thrilled and honored to be included in today's 13 Great Film Podcasts, According to a Film Critic article published by Vulture. On this list, Bilge Ebiri highlighted some of the film podcasts he enjoys and has been on. We are in such wonderful company. Having Bilge on was a real highlight for us, and so we thought we'd re-release the episode for you to check it out. The entire back catalog of Oeuvre Busters is available! Check it out below! Thanks so much for listening, and enjoy this episode about one of the great masterpieces of cinema.

    HI!The films that we talked about this season that are on Metrograph's at home app are leaving September 28, 2022! Though they are available on Archive.org, Metrograph's versions are beautiful! Go watch and listen before we start our second season!