Hell Is For Hyphenates – December 2017

Luca Guadagnino joins us to talk the films of Maurice Pialat!

Rochelle and Lee kick off the show by debating some of the key films of this month, including Woody Allen’s period melodrama Wonder Wheel (00:57), Alexander Payne’s shrinking fantasy Downsizing (03:44), Luca Guadagnino’s Italian romance Call Me By Your Name (08:55), and Rian Johnson’s franchise-busting Star Wars – Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (13:05).

It’s the last show for the year, and that means it’s time to for everyone to be bold and announce their picks for the best films of 2017. Rochelle and Lee compare their lists of top five new releases. (19:41)

Then, acclaimed writer/director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash, Call Me By Your Name) joins us to talk the films of Maurice Pialat! The late filmmaker is not as widely known as many of his contemporaries, but was an important figure in France’s cinema from the 1960s through to the 1990s. His films were huge box office hits, were critically celebrated, and won numerous international awards, yet he is not a household name, even among many cinephiles. So what is it about Pialat’s films that so appeal to Luca? And how has the ease with which we can now locate and watch Pialat’s films affected our enjoyment of them? (24:52)

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  1. The HyphenatesThe Hyphenates Post author

    Guadagnino On Pialat: click to read this episode’s show notes!

    Plus this episode’s announcement and the Maurice Pialat Cheat Sheet.

    And don’t forget to check out our Hi4H 2017 Year In Review! We do a round-up of the year that was, with Sophie, Rochelle and Lee looking back at 2017 and ahead to 2018 and revealing their hopes for future filmmaker picks. We also collate as many best of lists from Hyphenates alumni as we can find!

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