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Aug 7, 2020

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. 


Jul 11, 2020

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.

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Jul 4, 2020

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.


Jun 27, 2020

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.  

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Jun 20, 2020

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...