Thursday, 14 May 2009

Series 2 ep 1: Jenny Agutter in conversation with Tony Earnshaw

Welcome back to the Box of Obfuscation. Yes, its been a long time, but rest assured we're back with avengeance and many great plans for the months ahead!

To kick of series 2 (ie. the 2009 series) we're presenting our exclusive recording of the onstage interview between the cult actress Jenny Agutter (An American Werewolf in London) and critic, journalist, and director of the Fantastic Films Weekend festival, Tony Earnshaw.

Jenny Agutter's appearance was one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the 2008 FFW and very nearly didn't happen owing to Jenny's very busy schedule. Thankfully she made it, and entertained the audience for a little over half an hour with her thoughts and memories of a long film career, focussing on her fantastic cinema connections. John Landis' brilliant An American Werewolf in London had been screened the previous evening and Tony and Jenny began by talking about it.

The Fantastic Films Weekend takes place at the National Media Museum in Bradford every June, and this year is being held from 12-14 June. For more information, log on to - the FFW is one of the finest film festivals around, packed full of new and classic delights. We heartily recommend it.

The conversation took place on Saturday 14 June 2008. Our thanks must be extended to Jenny and Tony for allowing us to record it for posterity, and sharing it with you.

(You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the title at the top of the post, we're also on Itunes, though we're having some difficulty getting the feed to update at present, so bear with us....)

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  1. Thanks!

    Just one minor point, it was recorded on 14 June not 14 May. Had a great time there, not least a lift back to Leeds with Jenny.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out! I got the date right on every occasion but one... thankfully now corrected ;)