Episode 36: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas


Bill speaks with critic and author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas about her many pursuits, from co-founding Fiend Magazine and writing books like RAPE-REVENGE FILMS and FOUND FOOTAGE HORROR FILMS to editing for Senses Of Cinema and co-curating the Pioneering Women program on Australian women filmmakers of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Topics covered include: Carol Clover, Plato’s Cave, date movies, masks, MEGAN IS MISSING, writing and editing tips, Hal Hartley, THE STENDHAL SYNDROME, Graveyard Shift Sisters and the predatory behavior of Pepé Le Pew.


Visit Alexandra Heller-Nicholas’s official site:
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Visit Alexandra Heller-Nicholas’s site Generation Starstruck, focusing on Australian women’s filmmaking made between 1980-1999:

Visit Alexandra Heller-Nicholas’s Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Alexandra-Heller-Nicholas/e/B0050PI6V0/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1520336609&sr=8-1

Watch this panel on cinephilia, featuring Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jonathan Rosenbaum, David Jenkins, Conor Bateman and Cerise Howard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyCOFM66Ns8

Visit the online film journal Senses Of Cinema:

Hear Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on The Cinephiliacs: http://www.thecinephiliacs.net/2017/03/episode-90-alexandra-heller-nicholas-ms.html

Buy the Region B Arrow Video edition of Brian De Palm’s CARRIE, featuring audio commentary by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Lee Gambin: https://www.arrowfilms.com/product-detail/carrie-blu-ray/FCD1686

Read Daphne du Maurier’s THE BLUE LENSES: http://moellerlit.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/2/4/10248653/shorts_--_the_blue_lenses_dumaurier.pdf

Read a roundtable discussion conducted by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on LOST GIRLS: https://fourthreefilm.com/2017/05/lost-girls-a-jean-rollin-roundtable/

Read Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on Andrzej Zulawski: https://overland.org.au/2016/02/andrzej-zulawski-and-the-powerlessness-of-language/

Read Alexandra Heller-Nicholas' celebrated essay on MAD MAX: FURY ROAD: https://overland.org.au/2015/05/furious-and-furiosa/

Hear Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the Plato’s Cave radio program: https://www.rrr.org.au/program/plato-s-cave/

Visit the official site of Graveyard Shift Sisters:

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