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Looking for Charlie
The Artist in American History Podcast
Pop Culture Reviews and Analysis
Daniel Boone and Others - Voices from the American Frontier
Over the Rainbow - Why we Chose Black and White

Over the Rainbow – Why Looking for Charlie is Black and White

  When production started on Looking for Charlie back in March we (naively) devoted little thought to how the finished ...

Production Diary #2 - The Breakdown

Looking For Charlie – The Breakdown

Looking For Charlie - "The story of the suicidal clowns who inspired Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton"   Concept We all ...

Production Diary #1

Thoughts On Honesty in Documentary Films

  Documentary films can be many different things.  On one end of the spectrum are dry, PBS-sytle educational films and ...

Looking for Charlie Trailer Debut

Looking For Charlie – Teaser Trailer

Introducing: Looking for Charlie (+ Teaser Trailer) - Click Play to View   When we think about the most important comedians of the early twentieth century a list of familiar names come to mind – Laurel & Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and, of course, master of them all, Charlie ...

The Interview Review

The Interview – Review (It’s all in the Context)

Circumstances and context can make even the most asinine, rote film much more important than the sum of its parts.  That's not to say that one should not try to separate art from the larger narrative, that one should not try to understand and appreciate it purely on its own terms, but to place a ...

Pink Floyd - Endless Monotony

Pink Floyd – Endless Monotony (Endless River Review)

Pink Floyd’s The Endless River is not a meaningful album.  Stripped of almost any attempt to engage lyrically, the record falls back upon a series of intriguing but largely uninteresting instrumental tracks which never feel like they justify the decision to keep voices off of the album.  That ...

The Best of Seasons 1 and 2

The Artist in American History – Best of Seasons 1 and 2

First Time Visitors: The Artist in American History is an educational podcast series, featuring lectures and documentaries, by historian and Coventry University lecturer Dr. Darren R. Reid.  The series, now in its third season, examines how film makers, illustrators, writers, and musicians have ...