Category Archives: 1970s

The Woodchuck

I’m off next week to Glasgow for this year’s Screen Studies 2012 conference, so I thought I would post a sneak preview of the paper I will be presenting there: Hinterland Who’s Who: Nature, Nostalgia and the Bureaucratic Uncanny. The … Continue reading






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Hot Docs 1: The Young Man Was (Part 1: United Red Army)

The Young Man Was (Part 1: United Red Army). 2011. Naeem Mohaiemen. Naeem Mohaiemen’s documentary recounts the story of the hijacking of Japan Air Lines 472 on September 28, 1977. The flight departed from Tokyo and was destined for Bombay, … Continue reading






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Memo from Turner

Such was the complexity of the early models of the Moog Synthesizer that the company often dispatched an engineer to work with the pop stars who wanted to experiment with the device. In Analog Days: The invention and impact of … Continue reading






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“She’s like the swallow”

“She’s Like the Swallow” is a powerful song with a gorgeous melody that has traveled all the way from the outports of Newfoundland to Foxbase Alpha. I was reminded of it this week because it appears on a compilation called … Continue reading






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Random Film Stills #6a, 6b, 6c

All stills from trailer for Mario Bava’s Blood Bath (a/k/a Twitch of the Death Nerve) (1971)






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“I’m Against the Eighties”

The series of connections begins with Lawrence of Belgravia, Paul Kelly’s documentary about Lawrence Hayward, the enigmatic and eccentric lead singer of the influential yet under-appreciated 80s UK band Felt. The film premiered at the London Film Festival in October … Continue reading






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