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March 22, 2012

Introducing The Society For Film

I love film. I love watching films. I love talking about films. And, I love podcasts. You can probably see where this is heading. For some time now I’ve been working on a collaborative project with James Marsh, a Hong Kong based freelance film critic. Well, that project has now become a reality. I’d like […]

I love film. I love watching films. I love talking about films. And, I love podcasts. You can probably see where this is heading.

For some time now I’ve been working on a collaborative project with James Marsh, a Hong Kong based freelance film critic. Well, that project has now become a reality. I’d like to introduce you to, The Society For Film.

Our new podcast is a freewheeling conversation about film – old, new, mainstream and esoteric. We discuss recent releases, reissues of older films, the cinema-going experience, home theatre, film festivals and pretty much anything to do with film today.

As long term readers of this blog might know, I was seriously into academic film studies back in a previous life. The Society For Film represents my first big move back into the area of film criticism.

Moreover, I’ve been looking for an opportunity to produce a podcast for a few years now. It took a while to find a topic and format that worked well.

I consider myself very fortunate to be doing this in partnership with James, who is a knowledgeable and hard working film critic as well as being a really fun guy to hang out with.

It’s still early days. But, with five episodes (or dispatches as we like to call them) posted we are starting to find our feet. Our most recent podcast is an in-depth look at the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival and is available both on The Society For Film website and via iTunes.

So, if you love film, then check out The Society For Film.

Responses
Toni 7 years ago

It was curious – in a good way – to hear your voice and to realise how strong an accent you have. The dispatch was well done, but it’s hard to maintain interest for an hour. I wonder how other potential listeners feel about that?

    Fernando Gros 7 years ago

    Toni – The accent is a funny thing. When I lived in the UK, it definately softened. I guess working in a British university had an effect. That lingered a bit when I was in India, as many of my friends were Brits. People used to find it hard to pick my accent. But, in recent years I’ve been travelling regularly to Australia and I socialise a lot less, so I guess it has reverted.

    As far as the length of the episodes – yes they are too long. No question about that.

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