Criterion Now – Episode 137 – A Conversation with Farran Smith Nehme

Jill and Aaron welcome Farran Smith Nehme to the show. Farran has an extensive by-line and has a wealth of knowledge about film. She also happens to appear on many supplements on Criterion discs and the Channel. We had an enjoyable conversation. We talked with her about the February slate of Criterion announcements. As it happens, she has a supplement on Love Affair. We also talked about her work on the Indicator Noir disc, and we got into David Lean, Jane Wyman, High Sierra, Raoul Walsh, The Irishman, and of course Citizen Kane, which she also has a supplement.

Episode Links

Classic Film Collective
Self Styled Siren – Substack
Box Office Blues by Farran Smith Nehme
This Happy Breed: Home Truths by Farran Smith Nehme
Jane Wyman and All That Heaven Allows

Aaron West

I am a somewhat educated Criterion dork, with a History and Film Studies bachelor's degree and plenty of self-education over the years. My tastes are all over the map. Probably my favorite is 1930s French Poetic Realism, but I like everything from noir, to animation, to horror, westerns, and modern film. Usually I prefer film that challenges and requires something of the viewer.