Writers on Film

The only podcast to focus on film books and to talk to the best authors working in the area of cinema. From Making ofs to biographies, studies to novelisations, I'm fascinated by where the written word intersects with the world of the big screen.

John Bleasdale

I am writer and film critic based in Italy. My work appears regularly in Variety, Sight and Sound, The Times, The Economist, Il Manifesto, Cine-Vue and The Financial Times. I am also the host of Cinema Italia. I am the author of the novel "Blood is on the Grass" and the short story collection "9 Times Table". My biography of Terrence Malick "The Magic Hours: The Films and Hidden Life of Terrence Malick" will be published by the University Press of Kentucky in 2024. I also teach at the University of Ca' Foscari in Venice, Italy.