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Hell is for Hyphenates: Martin Scorsese

A monthly podcast since 2010, Hi4H is momentarily hanging up the hyphenates. How long they’ll be on hiatus, we don’t know – or even if they’ll return – but Lee and Rochelle have signed off with a humdinger of a finale, the career of Martin Scorsese.

Past guests and hosts (including my current Plato’s Cave co-host, Paul Anthony Nelson), have gathered together to contribute their various thoughts on Scorsese and his voluminous oeuvre. I make an appearance (having previous tackled Roman Polanski on Hell is for Hyphenates) where I talk about experiencing Goodfellas andCape Fear for the first time as an impressionable, young lass.

Congratulations to Rochelle and Lee for not just surviving but excelling at their commitment to fully survey cinematic auteurs as chosen by their special guests each month. I, for one, have loved being on the show.

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Hell is for Hyphenates: Roman Polanski

Stepping up for the November 2017 episode of Hell is for Hyphenates was… shall we say… intimidating.

We’d laboured over my selection of the films of Roman Polanski for almost a year and, within that year, Polanski as a contentious topic had only got more contentious and more dangerous with the likes of #metoo gaining momentum.

But we decided to do it anyway. And we decided to debate the concept of separating art from the artist. Can it be done? Should it be done?

What resulted was a full-throttle episode of Hell is for Hyphenates that went for 2.5 hours and, miraculously, Lee Zachariah edited down to a sharp one hour that rockets along at the speed of light, and includes a few contemporary film reviews as well.

I cannot thank Lee and Rochelle Siemienowicz enough for putting their trust in me for what could have been a complete car crash. I feel very proud of the result, and I urge you to listen to Hell is for Hyphenates every month because it is an excellent podcast.

Click on the link below to listen, and click on this link to read the fantastic show notes on Roman Polanski that Lee compiled.

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