Podcast – Interstellar

That’s right folks, here at CURNBLOG we’ve elected to give the world of Podcasting a go, and this is our first primitive attempt to enter the online audio universe. To be honest, we’re kind of making this up as we go along, so what these Podcasts are going to look like in the future is a little uncertain. Will it just be me prattling away or will others join the show? Will we run for 10 minutes or 30? What are we going to talk about? That’s something we’ll be figuring out over the days, weeks and months ahead.

But tonight, CURNBLOG is going to boldly go where it has never gone before. And what better way to kick off this journey into the unknown, than with a review of Christopher Nolan’s ambitious new science fiction epic, Interstellar.

James Curnow is an obsessive cinephile and the owner and head editor of CURNBLOG. His work as a film journalist has been published in a range of print and digital publications, including The Guardian, Broadsheet and Screening the Past. James is currently working through a PhD in Film Studies, focused primarily on issues of historical representation in Contemporary Hollywood cinema.

8 thoughts on “Podcast – Interstellar

  1. I wasn’t distracted so much by the “tangible love” bit as by the seemingly impossible things which were brushed over without so much as an explanation. E.G. isn’t the gas surrounding a black hole supposed to be hot? As in destruction of matter hot? Maybe I’ve got my astro-facts all wrong, but I would have appreciated at least a contrived explanation for how anyone can fly into a black hole, etc etc. Otherwise, I found the film hypnotic and intoxicating. Which is all I need from my films sometimes 😉

    Nice podcast – not so long as to induce trance but right to the point.

  2. Nicely done, sir…you have a good audio voice.

    I was happy to go along with so many of the plot holes (hunh, black holes, worm holes, plot holes…when did this become Yellow Submarine?), but I have to admit that the love soliloquy really took me out of the movie…after that moment, it became difficult for me to re-engage in anything more than a superficial manner. Too bad.

    • Thanks, Simon… Just waiting for the official CURNBLOG account to be approved by iTunes… Once that’s done we can get a little more slick. I’m certainly interested in getting others on board, so i’ll be touching base with contributors soon 🙂

  3. Great to finally hear you talking James. It must have felt like this when they saw the first ‘Talkies’ ! I enjoyed the review, and I noted that you managed to get in mentions of both ‘Sunshine’, and ‘Forbidden Planet’. As for the technical side, the podcast played well, it had clear audio, (on my cheap speakers) and you paced it well, without being too slow, and avoiding seeming rushed as well.
    I look forward to hearing more one of these days, but I confess I still prefer the writing.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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