18 episodes

The Slugline podcast explores the art and craft of motion pictures slug by slug. What began as a screenwriting workshop has now morphed into a meandering investigation into all things cinema. To join the conversation by submitting questions, comments, or topic suggestions, send us an email or connect with us on social media.

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The Slugline podcast explores the art and craft of motion pictures slug by slug. What began as a screenwriting workshop has now morphed into a meandering investigation into all things cinema. To join the conversation by submitting questions, comments, or topic suggestions, send us an email or connect with us on social media.

    Filmmaking As Tinkering

    Filmmaking As Tinkering

    Which came first: the theory or the film? Join me for a fireside chat about film theory, tinkering, and getting work done as a filmmaker. I'm Josh Bartels; this is Slugline - a podcast about all things cinema. 

    • 12 min
    If Film Is Art, Who Is The Artist?

    If Film Is Art, Who Is The Artist?

    The Slugline podcast explores the art and craft of motion pictures like a curious slug, meandering through the underbrush of cinema. Our investigation uncovers the infamous auteur theory of motion pictures. Think with me about who drives the film and implications we should draw out of the conclusions.

    To submit ideas for future expeditions into film-making, please email josh@foxfirefilms.co.

    • 32 min
    What's the Big Idea?

    What's the Big Idea?

    The Slugline podcast explores the art and craft of motion pictures like a curious slug, meandering through the underbrush of cinema. In this episode, we think about the ideas films communicate. 
    To submit ideas for future expeditions into film-making, please email josh@foxfirefilms.co.

    • 10 min
    How Not To Read a Movie

    How Not To Read a Movie

    The Slugline podcast explores the art and craft of motion pictures like a curios slug, meandering through the underbrush of cinema. In this episode, we lean on the great Andrey Tarkovsky to help us learn how to read movies well.  

    To submit ideas for future expeditions into film-making, please email josh@foxfirefilms.co.

    • 19 min
    The Wrong Question About Art

    The Wrong Question About Art

    The Slugline podcast explores the art and craft of motion pictures slug by slug. What began as a screenwriting workshop has now morphed into a meandering investigation into the art and craft of motion pictures. In this episode, Josh takes a stab at answering the question, "What is art?" and discovers that might not be the right question.

    To submit ideas for future expeditions into film-making, please email slugline@foxfirefilms.co.

    • 24 min
    Curious Slug Prologue

    Curious Slug Prologue

    The Slugline podcast explores the art and craft of motion pictures slug by slug. What began as a screenwriting workshop has now morphed into a meandering investigation into the art and craft of motion pictures. In this pilot episode, meet Josh and learn about the modus operandi for season two of Slugline (aka “The Curios Slug”).

    To submit ideas for future expeditions into film-making, please email slugline@foxfirefilms.co.

    • 11 min

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