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NAKED GUMS w. Vanja Rakić: Jeffrey’s Underground Cinema

For almost two decades Jeffrey has been a programmer in the underground cinemas of Amsterdam, describing himself as a 'cultural activist'. In this podcast he and Vanja explore diverse soundtracks to neglected and forgotten movies. When the use of music in modern cinema has become clichéd and standardized, perhaps it is better to turn to the abandoned past for inspiration. Therefore in this podcast-journey there is an emphasis on delving into uncharted territory—secret places of mystery and otherworldly alternatives. Jeffrey feels it's in these buried treasures that a hard-hitting counter-culture can be envisioned. During our discussions in between the music tracks there is also an attempt to create a different idea about how music can be used in movies, one where the music clashes against the image rather than melting together with it emotionally.

This selection of music soundtracks traverses many parts of the world, embracing directors like Andrzej Żuławski, Kenneth Anger, Marguerite Duras and Shuiji Tereyama... and features music by Jean Guérin, Andrzej Korzyński, Bernard Parmegiani, Wanda Warska and Toru Takemitsu among many others.

Film list
- Rikyu directed by Toru Takemitsu [1989]
- Journey To Avebury directed by Derek Jarman [1971]
- Sauve qui peut (la vie) directed by Jean-Luc Godard [1980]
- Szamanka directed by Andrzej Żuławski [1996]
- Addio zio Tom (Goodbye Uncle Tom) directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi [1971]
- De doute et de grace [1990]
- Diabeł (Devil) directed by Andrzej Korzyński [1972]
- Invocation of My Demon Brother directed by Kenneth Anger [1969]
- Art of Mirrors directed by Derek Jarman [1973]
- Les Soleils de l'île de Pâques directed by Pierre Kast [1972]
- Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion) directed by Elio Petri [1970]
- Lucifer Rising directed by Kenneth Anger [1973]
- Der Todesking directed by Jörg Buttgereit [1990]
- Nietzsche inna Babylon directed by Jeffrey Babcock and Aryan Kaganof (unreleased)
- India Song directed by Marguerite Duras [1975]
- Bof... Anatomie d'un livreur directed by Claude Faraldo [1971]
- Blue directed by Derek Jarman [1993]
- Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets directed by Shûji Terayama [1971]
- La Via Della Droga directed by Enzo G. Castellari [1977]
- Valerie and Her Week of Wonders directed by Jaromil Jires [1970]
- 3-Iron directed by Kim Ki-Duk [2004]
- Nouvelle Vague directed by Jean-Luc Godard [1990]
- Trouble Every Day directed by Claire Denis [2001]
- Sauve qui peut (la vie) directed by Jean-Luc Godard [1980]
- The Wicker Man directed by Robin Hardy [1973]
- Camille 2000 directed by Radley Metzger [1969]
- Last Tango in Paris directed by Bernardo Bertolucci [1972]
- Night Train directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz [1959]
- Deprisa, Deprisa - directed by Carlos Saura [1981]
- O Lucky Man directed by Lindsay Anderson [1973]
- Vampire Lesbos directed by Jesús Franco [1971]
- Cuatro locos buscan manicomio directed by Rafael Gordon [1980] Shit sushi
- La Chinoise directed by Jean-Luc Godard [1967]
- W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism directed by Dušan Makajev [1971]
- The Brown Bunny directed by Vincent Gallo [2003]
- ASSA directed by Sergey Solovyov [1987]