The Screening Room
The Screening Room S3E19 - Remembering Dave Prowse

The Screening Room S3E19 - Remembering Dave Prowse

November 30, 2020

Last weekend brought the sad news of the passing of a Star Wars legend:  Dave Prowse.  The British actor and weightlifting champion portrayed numerous characters during the 60s and 70s, but is perhaps best known for playing the iconic villain Darth Vader, as well as the children's safety advocate The Green Cross Code Man.

In this episode, Rutvig remembers his many encounters with Dave over the years and the impact Dave's work had on him as a child.

The book Dave talks about in the audio clip at the end of this episode is Play Safe with the Stars: Child’s Guide to Safety and used copies can be readily found online.  The audio clip was edited from this interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6AxQyBsbu8 used with respect to the original author(s).

RIP Dave.  Thank you for the memories.

The Screening Room S3E18 - John Higgins

The Screening Room S3E18 - John Higgins

November 23, 2020

John Higgins is a British comics artist renowned for his work on 2000AD, Watchmen and Batman:  The Killing Joke.  Rutvig discusses with Higgins his incredible decades long career in comics.  

Whilst this interview was originally recorded mid 2018, it leads us into Rutvig's new From Page to Screen series, where he will examine books and their film counterparts in real time, starting next week with the animated film Batman:  The Killing Joke.  Make sure you have both your copy of the graphic novel and the film lined up and ready.  And even if you don't, either way, it should be an interesting series, looking at how well the work translates across mediums.

You can learn more about John Higgins' work here: http://artofjohnhiggins.com 

Enjoy!

The Screening Room S3E17 - Matthew Stirling

The Screening Room S3E17 - Matthew Stirling

November 16, 2020

This week, Rutvig chats with Hollywood stuntman, actor and magician Matthew Stirling.  Matthew has worked on some of the biggest films to date, including the more recent Disney Star Wars films, and has also appeared on Britain's Got Talent.  

Listen to Matt talk about his incredibly varied work in the industry.

You can view Matt's filmography here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1946831/ 

and here: http://www.stirlingstunts.co.uk 

Enjoy.

The Screening Room S3E16 - The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Screening Room S3E16 - The Hero with a Thousand Faces

November 9, 2020

In this impromptu episode, Rutvig reacts (sort of) to the recent Kanye West appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast, and West's comments about Star Wars and the Hero's Journey.  

Amongst the various ramblings, Rutvig recounts some early fancy dress costumes, as well as reciting passages from Joseph Campbell's book The Hero with a Thousand Faces (with little understanding of much of it).  He also tries to relate elements of the book, as best he can, to the beginning chapters of each Star Wars trilogy; Episode 4: A New Hope, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and Episode 7:  The Force Awakens.

Next week, we'll return to our 'regular format' with an interview with Hollywood (and Star Wars) stuntman (and Britain's Got Talent star) Matthew Stirling.

 

The Screening Room S3E15 - Charan Singh

The Screening Room S3E15 - Charan Singh

November 2, 2020

In this week's episode, Rutvig talks to long time theatre buddy and actor, Charan Singh.  The two discuss how they first met in London (at Rutvig's first ever audition no less), their starts on stage and later, with Charan (now a resident of Singapore) speaking specifically about his evolution from stage to screen actor, to his directorial debut and more.

We apologise for the slightly poor audio on the guest's side.  Technology!  You gota love it!

Enjoy.

 

 

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App