Burning Down the Art House

A Podcast Mini-Series

I kick off the second season of my blog and podcast venture Culture Dept. with a three-part mini-series, which explores how my interest art films was stoked by three parody short films I saw as a kid – Python’s French Subtitled Film, George Coe’s De Düva, and Tom Schiller’s La Dolce Gilda – brought me to a lifelong love of the films of art house heavyweights Jean-Luc Godard, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, respectively. — Daedalus Howell

Part One

Whilst developing my feature-length art film, Pill Head, I ask why I’m drawn to the genre and whether it’s really a genre at all. Godard may know…

Part two

Still in pursuit of the elusive art film, I find my way to Ingmar Bergman through the portal of parody and pubescent thanatos. Behold, De Düva… 

Part Three

Tom Schiller’s SNL hat tip to Fellini, La Dolce Gilda, starring Gilda Radner evokes a nostalgia trip for your host that ends in a music video.

By Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of Pill Head and the upcoming Wolf Story, and author of the novels Quantum Deadline and the Late Projectionist, and the editor of the Bohemian and Pacific Sun. As a writer-filmmaker he creates and examines storytelling as an art, business and lifestyle. If you're in, or interested in the trade, sign up for his newsletter below. Learn how he went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.