12 episodes

A podcast from Bright Wall/Dark Room, engaging with the business of being alive, one movie at a time. Hosted by Veronica Fitzpatrick & Chad Perman.

The Bright Wall/Dark Room Podcast Bright Wall/Dark Room

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 17 Ratings

A podcast from Bright Wall/Dark Room, engaging with the business of being alive, one movie at a time. Hosted by Veronica Fitzpatrick & Chad Perman.

    Amadeus

    Amadeus

    To salute our May theme of “Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll,” Chad sits down with deputy cohost Fran Hoepfner and our special guest, movie and music writer Sydney Urbanek, to discuss the greatest initially-PG-rated movie of all time(?): Miloš Forman’s 1984 Amadeus. They get into childhood piano lessons, reading love letters in Salzburg, which composers hated their wives, modern resonance in period films, and the surprising extent of the Mozart cinematic universe, from Fernando and Carolina to Marie Antoinette. Subscribe to Sydney’s newsletter here, and sample Fran’s writing on classical music here.The Bright Wall/Dark Room Podcast is usually co-hosted by Veronica Fitzpatrick and Chad Perman and produced and edited by Eli Sands. Our theme music is composed by Chad Perman.Find all 100+ issues of Bright Wall/Dark Room, including this month’s sexy, druggy, rocked out issue, at brightwalldarkroom.com. We’re on Twitter @BWDR and @TheBWDRPodcast, and the best way to widen our pod’s reach is to send love and lunch money via Patreon. We welcome listener feedback and sponsorship inquiries at editors@brightwalldarkroom.com. Thanks for listening.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    Lock the door: for our April devotional to Paul Newman, we’re revisiting Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks, 1958) with BW/DR contributor and Vulture critic Roxana Hadadi. Join us as we get into the irrepressible chemistry of Newman and Elizabeth Taylor, the pitfalls and opportunities of stage-to-screen adaptation, where Tennessee Williams’s queer plot went, stormy weather indoors and out, and how Cat served as a fulcrum for both stars’ careers. Read Roxana’s 2019 essay on the film here, and her piece on Newman’s Road to Perdition here.The Bright Wall/Dark Room Podcast is co-hosted by Veronica Fitzpatrick and Chad Perman and produced and edited by Eli Sands. Our theme music is composed by Chad Perman.You can find all 100+ issues of Bright Wall/Dark Room, including this April’s all-Newman-all-the-time issue, at brightwalldarkroom.com. We’re on Twitter @BWDR and @TheBWDRPodcast, and the best way to widen our pod’s reach is to send love and lunch money via Patreon. We welcome listener feedback and sponsorship inquiries at editors@brightwalldarkroom.com. As always, thanks for listening.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Moments

    Moments

    Break out the tissues: for our tenth pod, we’ve got a revealing one-on-one episode with cohosts Chad and Veronica swapping a medley of their most memorable, formative movie moments, with a very special cameo by our producer and editor, Eli Sands. We chat about camera movement and transcendence, the power of misremembering, why melodrama rules, the terrible beauty of Cary Grant, the sun, the moon, and our limited time on earth. Deep. Watch along with the film moments we discuss:Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg, 2020)Sunshine (Danny Boyle, 2007)The Dybbuk (Michał Waszyński, 1937)Joe Versus the Volcano (John Patrick Shanley, 1990)All My Life (Bruce Baillie, 1966)Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)You can find all 100+ issues of Bright Wall/Dark Room, including this March’s issue on movie “Moments,” at brightwalldarkroom.com. We’re on Twitter @BWDR and @TheBWDRPodcast, and the best way to widen our pod’s reach is to send love and lunch money via Patreon. We welcome listener feedback and sponsorship inquiries at editors@brightwalldarkroom.com. As always, thanks for listening.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Down With Love

    Down With Love

    February is “Opulence” month at BW/DR and we’re at the juncture of maximalism and mid-century modern, tackling Peyton Reed’s 2003 rom-com Down With Love. Joining us is editor-in-chief of Fran Magazine, writer and OG Bright Waller Fran Hoepfner. We talk about the calculus of comedy, homage vs. parody, “high concept” romance, the David Hyde Pierce of it all, whether Pillow Talk sucks, and what goes into crafting Jacques Demy-style feel-gooderie for the new millennium.If you want to read some of what we reference, check out these interviews with actor Sarah Paulson, costume designer Daniel Orlandi, and set decorator Don Diers.The Bright Wall/Dark Room Podcast is co-hosted by Veronica Fitzpatrick and Chad Perman and produced and edited by Eli Sands. Chad Perman composed our theme.You can find all 100+ issues of Bright Wall/Dark Room, including our current issue, at brightwalldarkroom.com. We’re on Twitter @BWDR, and now also @TheBWDRPodcast, and the best way to widen our pod’s reach is to support us on Patreon! We also welcome listener feedback and sponsorship inquiries at editors@brightwalldarkroom.com. Thanks for listening, lovers.

    • 56 min
    The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    For our Best of 2021 issue, we’re diving deep into Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog with film critic and Quorum (Film Quarterly) editor Girish Shambu, author of The New Cinephilia–now in its second, expanded, PDF-only edition! We talk about Campion’s signature expressionism, the versatility of props, masculinities, Jonny Greenwood, and the capital-R Romanticism of this profound gothic western.The Bright Wall/Dark Room Podcast is co-hosted by Veronica Fitzpatrick and Chad Perman and produced and edited by Eli Sands. Our theme music is composed by Chad Perman.You can find all 100+ issues of Bright Wall/Dark Room, including our current issue, at brightwalldarkroom.com. We’re on Twitter @BWDR, and now also @TheBWDRPodcast, and the best way to help our pod grow is to support us on Patreon! We also welcome listener feedback and sponsorship inquiries at editors@brightwalldarkroom.com. Thanks, all, for listening, and happy new year from BW/DR.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ​​This month at BWDR, we swerve from the usual holiday sentimentality and instead explore films that exemplify a state of ‘FUBAR’: f****d up beyond all recognition/repair. Joining us is poet, educator, and original Bright Wall co-conspirator Elizabeth Cantwell to discuss Stanley Kubrick’s beloved psychosexual Christmas thriller, Eyes Wide Shut (1999). We chat about color and Christmas lights, shooting London for NYC (for Vienna), Tom Cruise’s dubious sex appeal, the complexities of marriage, whether the weed makes you aggressive, and much more.The Bright Wall/Dark Room Podcast is co-hosted by Veronica Fitzpatrick and Chad Perman, and produced and edited by Eli Sands. Our theme music is composed by Chad Perman. You can find all 100+ issues of Bright Wall/Dark Room, including our current issue, at brightwalldarkroom.com. We’re on Twitter@BWDR, and the best way to show your love for our pod and help us grow is to support us on Patreon. We also welcome listener feedback and sponsorship inquiries at editors@brightwalldarkroom.com. Thanks for listening! And stay safe.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

callmeesteban ,

Veronica can read me the phone book!

I don’t know what it is about her voice, but I love it. Whatever she’s got to say, I’m listening to it!!

Rwitten ,

Love the magazine

Veronica is great but I can’t hear the guys. They often trail off while speaking, and sound like they are mumbling or uncomfortable on the mic. I’d love to hear what they have to say and hope they either change their audio set up or practice speaking on mic with volume and diction.

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