09 Jul 2007 Interview: Guy Maddin's Brand Upon the Brain!

Welcome to the very first episode of the Errata podcast, an audio program of movie chit-chat. This first episode features a conversation with filmmaker Guy Maddin about his new silent film, Brand Upon the Brain!, which is being presented in various cities this summer as a live extravaganza, with an orchestra, foley artists, a soloing castrato, and a different celebrity interlocutor at each stop.

Duration: 37:17

In case you'd like to read more about the films and figures mentioned in this episode, we've assembled a convenient list of...

Films and Figures Mentioned in This Episode

Maddin's Feature Films

Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2002)
Tales From Gimli Hospital (1988)

Maddin's Shorts, Incomplete Projects, and Writings

My Dad is 100 Years Old (2005)
Sombra Dolorosa (2004)
Sparklehorse It's a Wonderful Life (2002) [via Sparklehorse]
The Heart of the World (2000)
BBB: Banning Barbara and Beauty (incomplete)
From the Atelier Tovar: Selected Writings of Guy Maddin

Other People and Other Movies

Footlight Parade (with Jimmy Cagney)
My Last Sigh (Luis Bunuel's autobiography)
Joan Chen
Isabella Rossellini
Geraldine Chaplin
Lou Reed
P.T. Barnum
Baz Luhrman
Gustav Mahler
The Hoax (with Richard Gere)
Scott Rudin
The Queen
Wes Anderson
P.T. Anderson
Nacho Libre
Blood Money (with Frances Dee)
Day of Wrath (Carl Dreyer)
Flowers of St. Francis (Roberto Rossellini)
Jackson Pollack
The Hairy Ape (with William Bendix, based on Eugene O'Neill)
Douglas Sirk
The Patsy (Jerry Lewis, with Peter Lorre)
The Bellboy (Jerry Lewis)
Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette)
The Brothers Quay
Vertigo (with Kim Novak)
Citidel (Atom Egoyan)
Maddin on Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
The Elephant Man (David Lynch)