I was delighted to contribute a chapter to the volume Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann which was edited by Steve Rawle and K.J. Donnelly and published by Manchester University Press in December 2016.
My chapter is entitled ‘On The Road with Hitchcock and Herrmann: Sound, Music and the Car Journey in Vertigo (1958) and Psycho (1960)’
Please see here for more information: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9780719095863/
I wrote a booklet essay for the new Masters of Cinema edition of Luchino Visconti’s Conversation Piece.
You can find more information on the film here: https://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/moc/conversation-piece
On 4th August, I joined Nigel Floyd to discuss two of the week’s film releases on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Janice Forsyth Show – Edelenyi’s The Carer and Cox’s Sid & Nancy.
You can listen to the show again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07m8g43
On Tuesday 12th July, I joined Fiona Shepherd and David Eustace on The Janice Forsyth Show‘s Tuesday Review panel to discuss Róisín Murphy’s new album Take Her Up To Monto, BBC 6 Music’s The First Time with…Yoko Ono and the new series of Channel 4 comedy Man Down.
You can listen again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07k10q9
To mark the centenary of the birth of the great Italian filmmaker Luigi Comencini (1916 – 2007), I made a video essay on his 1979 black comedy L’ingorgo (The Traffic Jam).
I wrote on all twelve films in Filmhouse’s touring season of Patricia Highsmith adaptations. The season began on Friday 8th July with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 adaptation of Strangers on a Train and will continue with titles such as Plein Soleil (René Clément), Le meurtrier (Claude Autant-Lara), The Glass Cell (Hans W. Geissendörfer), The American Friend (Wim Wenders), Deep Water (Michel Deville), The Talented Mr Ripley (Anthony Minghella) and more.
To read all my twelve pieces, and to find out about screenings near you in summer/autumn 2016, please visit http://www.adaptingmisshighsmith.com.
On 20th June, I gave a sell-out public lecture at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival on ‘Colour in Contemporary Cinema’. In the talk, I discussed the use of colour in recent films by directors such as Claire Denis, Nicolas Winding Refn, Denis Villeneuve and Wes Anderson.
More information on the lecture here: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/2016/an-insight-into-eiff-colour-in-contemporary-cinema