23 episodes

A weekly film podcast with Lucy Smith and Michael Henry.
With a new theme each episode, we pick two films to discuss, using them as a lens to take closer looks at our own lives, experiences and creative processes - with boundless trivia, recommendations and tangents in between.
Tune in weekly and let us know what you think on Twitter: @mhfilm and @lucysmithwriter

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A weekly film podcast with Lucy Smith and Michael Henry.
With a new theme each episode, we pick two films to discuss, using them as a lens to take closer looks at our own lives, experiences and creative processes - with boundless trivia, recommendations and tangents in between.
Tune in weekly and let us know what you think on Twitter: @mhfilm and @lucysmithwriter

    Endings

    Endings

    How do you go out in style? In our final episode we discuss some of our favourite cinematic endings, the best way to develop a character arc, and the ways we’d ideally like to die...

    Films: Point Break (1991) & Magnolia (1999)

    Farewell friends, and thank you for listening!

    Let us know what you've thought of the series on Twitter: @mhfilm and @lucysmithwriter

    Music composed by Sebastian Moody.

    • 35 min
    Happiness

    Happiness

    Ever wonder what true happiness is? Is it about contentment? Taking risks? Finding purpose? We look from Las Vegas to Belfast to work out what films can tell us about the art of being happy.

    Films: Casino (1995) & Good Vibrations (2012)

    Let us know what you think on Twitter: @mhfilm and @lucysmithwriter

    Music composed by Sebastian Moody.

    • 30 min
    Dialogue

    Dialogue

    What is good dialogue? Can a talented actor turn a bad line good? Could dialogue in some ways be the enemy of cinema? We pick apart subtext and winning lines and examine our own lives to ask whether we always say what we really mean.

    Film picks: Little Miss Sunshine (2006) & Fargo (1996)

    Let us know what you think on Twitter: @mhfilm and @lucysmithwriter

    Music composed by Sebastian Moody.

    • 31 min
    Editing

    Editing

    What does an editor really do? How is the energy of a film crafted? And what is bad editing? We discuss two very different films and explore how an editor’s role is, in many ways, an art form.

    Film picks: The Godfather (1972) & Romeo + Juliet (1996)

    Let us know what you think on Twitter: @mhfilm and @lucysmithwriter

    Music composed by Sebastian Moody.

    • 29 min
    Animation

    Animation

    What can animation achieve that other films couldn’t dream of? And given the limitless possibilities, what are the ingredients of a truly great animation? We discuss meticulous attention to detail, the creation of dream worlds, and the art of making objects seem human.

    Film picks:  Spirited Away (2001) & The Quay Brothers' Animated Shorts

    Let us know what you think on Twitter: @mhfilm and @lucysmithwriter

    Music composed by Sebastian Moody.

    • 34 min
    Fear

    Fear

    What makes a film truly terrifying? Is there any merit to jump-scares? We discuss the many types of horror and relive childhood traumas…

    Film picks: The Others (2001) & Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

    Let us know what you think on Twitter: @mhfilm and @lucysmithwriter

    Music composed by Sebastian Moody.

    • 34 min

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