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KQEK.com --- The Mask (1961) + The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul book launch (2015)

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Release Date: 05/16/2016

KQEK.com --- Film historian Jason Pichonsky discusses restoring Julian Roffman's THE BLOODY BROOD (1959) show art KQEK.com --- Film historian Jason Pichonsky discusses restoring Julian Roffman's THE BLOODY BROOD (1959)

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CanCon film historian, home video producer, and restorationist Jason Pichonsky discusses the premiere Blu-ray and DVD release of Julian Roffman's restored suspense-drama THE BLOODY BROOD (1959), from KINO Lorber, plus thoughts on John Huston's long unavailable PHOBIA (1980).

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KQEK.com --- Interview with composes Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner (2020) show art KQEK.com --- Interview with composes Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner (2020)

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Composers Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner discuss scoring ANNE WITH AN E, CBC and Netflix's recent production of L.M. Montgomery's ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, as adapted by BREAKING BAD's Moira Walley-Beckett. Visit  for additional , , , and read the  by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links. Special Thanks to and , and Maike Eilert at White Bear PR. If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on  and follow us on  and .

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KQEK.com --- Interview with composer Austin Wintory (2019) show art KQEK.com --- Interview with composer Austin Wintory (2019)

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Composer Austin Wintory discusses scoring the new interactive full motion video game ERICA from Flavourworks, and published by Sony, and his compilation album REMNANTS. Music from both albums are available via . A prior interview from 2010 regarding Paul Solet's psychological shocker GRACE (2009) . Visit  for additional , , , and read the  by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links. Special Thanks to Austin Wintory, and Maike Eilert at White Bear PR. Visit  for music samples, news, and media links. If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us...

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KQEK.com / ArtScopeTO --- Interview with photographer Pengkuei Ben Huang  (2019) show art KQEK.com / ArtScopeTO --- Interview with photographer Pengkuei Ben Huang (2019)

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For the latest edition of ArtScopeTO, I interview photographer Pengkuei (Ben) Huang, whose current eco-series SOLEMN PINES FADING THINGS is exhibited at Toronto's Urban Gallery (400 Queen Street East) from May 2-31st, as part of the 2019 . Huang discusses the genesis of his series, which examines the location and people in Japan's Tohoku region, and the lingering effects of the triple hit of an earthquake, tsunami, and the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear disaster in 2011. Further info and stills from the exhibition are available via the . If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us...

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KQEK.com --- Interview with composer John Murphy (2019) show art KQEK.com --- Interview with composer John Murphy (2019)

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Composer John Murphy (28 DAYS LATER, MIAMI VICE) discusses scoring the BBC's lavish new 6-part mini-series LES MISERABLES (2018), based on Victor Hugo's epic novel; his main themes & use of the viola; and taking a break from scoring in 2015 after the album ANONYMOUS. Prior interviews with the composer from 2010 () and 2015 ()are also available. Visit  for additional , , , and read the  by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links. Special Thanks to John Murphy, and Adrianna Perez at White Bear PR. Visit  for more info on the composer....

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KQEK.com / ArtScopeTO --- Interview with photographer Lori Ryerson (2019) show art KQEK.com / ArtScopeTO --- Interview with photographer Lori Ryerson (2019)

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In the latest ArtScopeTO podcast, I interview photographer Lori Ryerson, whose current series OFF THE BEATEN PATH is showcased from April 6-27, 2018, at Toronto's Urban Gallery, 400 Queen Street East. Topics include abandoned landscapes, vintage cars, capturing small details in unlikely places, and transitioning from a corporate career to working artist. Further info and stills from the exhibition are available via the . If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on  and follow us on . Visit www.focalocity.ca for more info on Lori Ryerson's work. Special Thanks to Lori...

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KQEK.com --- Interview with composer James T. Sale (2019) show art KQEK.com --- Interview with composer James T. Sale (2019)

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Composer-Arranger-Orchestrator James T. Sale discusses his score for SAINT JUDY (2018), the bio-drama on attorney Judy Wood and her successful efforts to improve the laws for immigrants seeking asylum. Also touched upon are temp tracks, Jerry Goldsmith, and Mark Mothersbaugh, with whom Sale worked for several years as an orchestrator and composer. Visit  for additional , , , and read the  by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links. Special Thanks to James T. Sale, and Grecco Bray at The Krakower Group. Visit for more info on the...

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KQEK.com --- Interview with director Zach Weddington (2018) show art KQEK.com --- Interview with director Zach Weddington (2018)

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Filmmaker Zach Weddington discusses the making of Viva Amiga (2017), his affectionate chronicle of the beloved home computer that evolved from a game machine to a pioneering multimedia system for musicians, filmmakers, gamers, and artists. , we also discuss the extensive bonus interviews (many free) and the Amiga's impact, including the iconic video editing system the Video Toaster from Newtek, plus vintage computing and video gear. Visit KQEK.com for a review of and the lightly discussed , and my ongoing blog at Big Head Amusements which includes a link to Newtek's...

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KQEK.com --- Patricia Rozema and Kiva Reardon on I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, recorded live at The Revue Cinema (2018) show art KQEK.com --- Patricia Rozema and Kiva Reardon on I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, recorded live at The Revue Cinema (2018)

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Following the April 18, 2018, screening of I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) at Toronto's Revue Cinema for National Canadian Film Day, writer-director Patricia Rozema discussed her feature film debut with cléo journal’s Kiva Reardon. Topics include the casting of Sheila McCarthy, developing the story, filming in Toronto, a short bit on Harvey Weinstein, Calvinist self-discipline, and Rozema’s latest work, Mouthpiece. Bookending the podcast are some thoughts on my shifting tastes since 1987, and at  I've posted additional thoughts on the film, related links, and reviews...

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KQEK.com / ArtScopeTO --- Interview with photographer Andre Vittorio show art KQEK.com / ArtScopeTO --- Interview with photographer Andre Vittorio

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In this month's ArtScopeTO podcast, I interview photographer Andre Vittorio, whose current series Abstractions on Metal is showcased from April 5-28, 2018, at Toronto's Urban Gallery. Topics include the aesthetics of shooting architectural subjects, especially Brutalist forms in Toronto. Further info and stills from the exhibition are available via the . If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on  and follow us on . Visit  for more info on the artist. Special Thanks to Andre Vittorio for his time, 's manager Calvin Hambrook and curator Allen Shugar, and Glenda Fordham...

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This partial Editor's Blog features edited excerpts from the pre-screening intros of Julian Roffman's The Mask (1961), Canada's first feature-length 3D and horror film, screened in 2012 and 2015 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

The 2012 extract focuses on the fragile state of a rare 35mm  print and the 3D process, while the 2015 extract covers both the book launch of The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul, with editors Gina Freitag and Andre Loiselle providing contextual background info on Canadian film history and The Mask's uniqueness.

Read the full Editor's Blog at KQEK.com.

Read a detailed review of KINO's 3D Blu-ray and DVD editions of The Mask.

Additional info on The Canadian Horror Film is also available.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Also available: HD extracts from visual podast version at Big Head Amusements.com.