screenGRAB Issue 11 – The Live Experience
This month screenGRAB had the chance to chat to filmmaker Ken Loach about his current film, Route Irish, a highly politicised piece that attempts to portray the seedy commercial side of war-torn Iraq. Loach gives us his take on the film, the war and the future of British film.Also this month, on a less serious note, John Gibb introduces us to Green Porno, Isabella Rossellini’s bizarre short film series that explores the sex lives of insects; in the wake of Danny Boyle’s hugely successful play, we discuss the myths and legends surrounding Frankenstein; and Ruth Johnston goes to see The Prodigy in concert, in the cinema, and contemplates whether it can compare to the live experience.
Editor: Laura Witz. Manager: Paul Ryan. Writers: Laura Witz, John Gibb, Ruth Johnston.
After the relative levity of Looking for Eric, Ken Loach has returned to earlier territory with the highly politicised Route Irish. Ruth Johnston caught up with the director at the film’s recent preview at the Cameo Cinema.
As the lowly comic book (or graphic novel, if you prefer) gains a wider readership, John Gibb lists ten essential works that showcase why comics are well worth your consideration.
Creative Scotland has recently outlined their new ten year plan and, what with the added responsibilities inherited from Scottish Screen and the Scottish Arts Council these decisions are some that may affect us all.
Isabella Rossellini’s beautifully bizarre short films about the sex lives of insects have generated a massive buzz over the web. John Gibb explains why.
In the last month Frankenstein’s monster has been recreated twice in all his Milton quoting, lonely, murderous glory in two adaptations that have screened live. Laura Witz investigates the origins of the myths and rumours surrounding the story.
As the band’s latest concert is screened throughout the UK, Ruth Johnston asks, can cinema truly recreate the experience of a live gig?
Marc Evans’s film is a picturesque tale that celebrates two very different and fascinating cultures linked by a shared history.
Penny Penniston presents a series of group exercises aimed at improving the scriptwriter’s ability to create plausible dialogue.
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