Friday, February 17, 2012

La Ironía o Coincidencia

I have mentioned before how The Strand on BBC World Service has occasionally sparked interest in a film that I may have otherwise missed. In what is either a twist of irony or just a coincidence The Strand highlighted Spanish-language cinema at the Goya Awards on February 15. That is the date we met last, and had our own criticism of the Spanish-language film "The Last Circus (Balada triste de trompeta.)"
In another twist, Álex de la Iglesia, who directed the film, is a former President of the Spanish Film Academy, which awards the Goya. He resigned his post in 2011 over a new Spanish anti-download law.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Meeting Tonight!

Remember, the movie group meets tonight, February 15, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at McAlisters Deli on Morrell Rd. We will be discussing The Last Circus.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Movie Discussion on The Strand

I have been told that I find cool stories because I'm a fan of the BBC. Before the internet, I listened to World Service on shortwave radio. Although now I have upgraded to listening online, its not all about news and politics. The Strand is broadcast on World Service 4 times daily and showcases the best of the arts, including movies. Listen to today's show, but you may be interested in February 6th's show. It features Director Stephen Daldry discussing the Oscar-nominated Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. John Williams discusses composing some of the most recognizable musical themes in a generation and working with Steven Spielberg.

You can listen to BBC World Service live including The Strand at

Past episodes of The Strand including the one from February 6 are at

Podcasts of The Strand are also available at the iTunes store or on The Strand's homepage