Early Fassbinder Part 2

David and I are back with another episode of The Eclipse Viewer, the podcast dedicated to the Criterion Collection’s Eclipse Series of DVDs.

In this episode, as promised, we finish our discussion of Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder that we started last week (see here). In this part, we discuss the final three films in the set: Gods of the Plague (1969), The American Soldier (1970), and Beware of a Holy Whore (1970), which nicely caps off this segment of Fassbinder’s short but prolific career.

Please find the podcast, the shownotes, and plenty of links over at CriterionCast here.


In the next episode of The Eclipse Viewer David and I will be talking about the films in Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave, which covers six films from five directors: Pearls of the Deep (1966), Daisies (1966), A Report on the Party and Guests (1966), Return of the Prodigal Son (1967), Capricious Summer (1968), and The Joke (1969). We anticipate this discussion will be broken into two parts as well.

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