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In this episode, Mike talks to his friend Hillary who he works with on the Bobby Bones Show. He gets to know Hillary by asking her about her favorite Disney movies, Marvel, and the actor she would watch no matter what they are in. They also review the new Hulu movie “Palm Springs” starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti. They give a SPOILER ALERT before discussing major details of the movie.  New Episodes Every Monday! Follow Mike on Instagram: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Facebook: @mikedeestro Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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On the July 31, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.   Opening Banter: Comic Con at home, and Ben's Lost-inspired office.   At The Water Cooler: What we’ve been Doing:Peter went back to a theme park with Knott’s Taste of Calico event. Watch our video of the event here. Brad was able to get all of the Comic-Con exclusives that he wanted, received $250 in KFC gift cards for liking Secret Recipe Fries. Hoai-Tran guested on Chris’ 21st Century Spielberg podcast. What we’ve been Watching:Jacob and HT watched Ju-on: Origins.  Peter watched the first two seasons of How To Sell Drugs Fast (Online) on Netflix. Jacob watched 2009’s Star Trek, Relic, Crawl, Impetigore, Amulet, Devil’s Gate. He is also re-watching The Boys. Ben rewatched Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Brad watched both seasons of What We Do in the Shadows, first few episodes of Muppets Now, the first season of Love on the Spectrum, The Old Guard Hoai-Tran watched the Indiana Jones movies, The Adventures of Tintin, and Ocean Waves. What we’ve been Eating:Brad tried Tropical Froot Loops, Hostess S’mores Cupcakes, Ben & Jerry’s Netflix and Chill’d Ice Cream, Taco Bell Grilled Cheese Burrito,  What we’ve been Playing:Jacob is several sessions in with the two online RPG campaigns he’s running.   Other Articles Mentioned: Photos of Ben’s Lost-inspired office   All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.  You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS).  Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!  Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.
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A young film buff named Peter Bogdanovich grows up in New York, learning to obsess over the movies the way his father obsesses over art.  With his sights set on acting, Peter lies his way into the most prestigious acting class in the world.  That’s where he unexpectedly finds his calling as a director – by sparring with one of the biggest TV stars of all time.
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It's the end of Season 1...welcome to the AFI Thunderdome! Amy and Paul discover which movies from the AFI 100 surprised and stuck with Unspooled listeners the most, reveal their top 10 and bottom 10 films from the list (along with Producer Josh and Engineer Devon) and make some hard decisions regarding which films deserve to stay in the 100, and which should get cut. Stick around until the end for a big announcement about Season 2, which begins August 20th.   Go to unspooledpod.com to see Paul & Amy's ranked list of their top 40 films from the AFI 100! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled and Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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James appears on Late Night with David Letterman, as The Abyss disappoints. The Terminator finally finds its fanbase. James rediscovers his passion in a documentary screening, and pitches Titanic. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!
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Paul & Amy will always have 1942's Humphrey Bogart WWII romance Casablanca! They learn the trick Bogart used to make himself a magnetic romantic lead, ask each other what their most used Casablanca quote is, and watch an alternate ending as imagined by The Simpsons. Plus: Ben Mankiewicz (TCM, The Plot Thickens) shares why he thinks Casablanca is a greatest-film-of-all-time contender.   Join us next week as we say goodbye to the AFI list and tell you what we have in store for Season 2. In the meantime, see if you can cut the list down to 50 must-keep films! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Peter challenges himself to film an “unfilmmable” book and creates one of the seminal movies of the 1970s: The Last Picture Show.  His actors win Academy Awards and the accolades pour in, including comparisons to Orson Welles himself.  But Peter risks losing his family after an affair with his leading lady, Cybill Shepherd.
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Alone for the first time, Peter finds love in an unexpected place: the Playboy Mansion.  His passionate romance with Playmate Dorothy Stratten ignites his creativity, culminating in his best movie in years.  But Peter’s life is forever changed by a devastating murder and a series of disastrous financial decisions.
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Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks college best friend and screenwriter Bill Wisher about co-writing Terminator 2: Judgment Day with James Cameron, and James' career trajectory leading into Titanic. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Peter meets Polly Platt, his closest creative collaborator – and soon, his young wife.  The newlyweds drive across the country to break into the movie business, starting with a low-budget directing gig for Roger Corman.  And Peter finally encounters Orson Welles, who becomes an important mentor to the eager young filmmaker.
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Feeling betrayed, Orson Welles humiliates Peter on national television.  So Peter heads overseas to shoot a daring new movie, filming in secret to evade government censors.  While his career starts to recover, he embarks on an affair with his new leading lady – causing his relationship with Cybill to crumble.
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Following The Last Picture Show, Peter directs two more major hits, What’s Up, Doc? and Paper Moon.  But then his wife leaves him, and his next three movies are high-profile flops.  As his relationship with Cybill is splashed across the tabloids, Peter finds himself despised by the public and ostracized in Hollywood.
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Grief-stricken for years, Peter finally goes back behind the camera and ends up shooting one of his most popular films.  But he sues the studio before the movie is released, further endangering his career.  While trying to recover, Peter once again becomes a target of the press after he marries Dorothy’s sister.
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Highlights from Peter Bogdanovich’s interviews with three of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, who talk about the unique challenges of working with director and legendary curmudgeon John Ford.
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Peter Bogdanovich sits down with one of his filmmaking heroes, Alfred Hitchcock, for a wide-ranging conversation about Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window and more.  Plus, Hitchcock shares stories about being arrested as a child, appearing in his own movies, and why he doesn’t like eggs.
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For our first bonus episode, Peter Bogdanovich interviews director Howard Hawks in the Palm Springs desert in April 1972.  Hawks tells Peter how he got started in showbiz and provides insight into many of his best movies, including Rio Bravo, The Dawn Patrol, His Girl Friday, Hatari! and Scarface.
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James' vision is threatened by a mutiny at Pinewood Studios. Pressure builds on composer James Horner. James' father declines an opportunity to celebrate his son's success. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!
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Amy & Paul take a bite out of 1975's blockbuster Spielberg creature feature Jaws! They take a close listen to John Williams' iconic score, praise the way Spielberg adds emotional stakes to the story, and ask whether Jurassic Park does much of what Jaws does, but better. Plus: Hannah Medd, founder of the American Shark Conservancy, weighs in on whether dolphins are bigger jerks than sharks.   Which AFI character do you think deserves their own thematic film festival, along the lines of Sundance? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Tom Hanks is a huge movie star, that we all know and love. His one of the highest grossing actors of all time but that doesn’t mean every movie he’s done had been great. In this episode, Movie Mike talks about the Best AND Worst Tom Hanks movies of-all-time. He also review Tom Hanks’ latest movie “Greyhound” from Apple+. Plus a round up of all the latest delays in movies.  New Episodes Every Monday! Follow Mike on Instagram: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Facebook: @mikedeestro Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Learn more about the first season of The Plot Thickens, the new podcast from Turner Classic Movies.  The first two episodes premiere on April 28.
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The new Hulu comedy PALM SPRINGS wouldn’t exist without the broad comedy and sentimental romance of GROUNDHOG DAY, but there are some key differences in its depiction of life and love inside a time loop — chief among them the decision to give Andy Samberg’s character a partner in looping, played by Cristin Milioti — that make it a very different sort of circular journey. We’re joined once again by Vox critic at large Emily Vanderwerff to discuss the efficacy of that decision, as well as how the two films function as romances, as parables, and, most importantly, as comedies. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your radar Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about Groundhog Day, PALM SPRINGS, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730.  Show Notes Works Cited: • “Cristin Milioti Explains the Time-Loop Science Behind Palm Springs,” by Rachel Handler (vulture.com) • “Torn apart in production, The Emperor’s New Groove came out at exactly the wrong time,” by Petrana Radulovic (polygon.com) Your Next Picture Show: • Genevieve: Leslye Headland and Natasha Lyonne’s RUSSIAN DOLL • Emily: Michaela Coel’s I MAY DESTROY YOU • Scott: Hlynur Palmason’s A WHITE, WHITE DAY • Tasha: John-Paul Davidson and Trudie Styler’s THE SWEATBOX Outro Music: Hall & Oates, “When the Morning Comes” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Paul & Amy make a last stand for 1969's mythic Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! They praise the film's use of montage, discuss how the unusually light tone sets it apart from other Westerns, and contemplate whether Steve McQueen could have played Sundance as well as Robert Redford. Plus: Author Thom Hatch (The Last Outlaws) tells us the stories of the real life Butch and Sundance he wishes made it into the film.   For Casablanca week, send us a quote from the movie in another famous character's voice! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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James finishes filming on The Terminator, only to see the film disappoint. James marries his producer Gale, and fights for Sigourney Weaver's big payday in Aliens. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!
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Get ready for Unspooled: The New 100, beginning August 20th!
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Amy & Paul run through 1982's moody Ridley Scott dystopia Blade Runner! They listen to the infamous original voiceover, learn what inspired Philip K. Dick's source material, and yes, give their theories on whether Deckard is a replicant. Plus: Screenwriter David Peoples explains which pivotal scene makes the whole film work.   Give us a more iconic cowboy name than "Shane"! Call it in to the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall   Donate to the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund here: https://www.naacpldf.org/support/donors/ Learn more about Black Lives Matter LA at blmla.org
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On the July 29, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and TV news, including the 2020 Emmy nominations, Universal and AMC’s historic deal, a new Black Beauty, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, and Comic-Con at Home’s disappointing numbers.   Opening Banter:    In The News:    (HT) 2020 Emmy Nominations: ‘The Mandalorian’ Scores Best Drama Nod, ‘Watchmen’ Leads with 26 Nominations (Brad) The Biggest Surprises and Snubs of the 2020 Emmy Nominations (Ben) Universal and AMC Reach Historic Deal Shortening Theatrical Exhibition Window From 3 Months to 3 Weeks (HT) Modern-Day ‘Black Beauty’ Adaptation Starring Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet is Coming to Disney+ (Brad) ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’ First Look Video Teases VR Experience, Reveals ‘Star Wars’ Veterans Joining the Cast (HT) Comic-Con at Home Failed to Generate Buzz, With YouTube Panels Averaging 15,000 Views   Other Articles Mentioned:     All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.  You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS).  Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!  Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.
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Young James engineers a hot air balloon in Chippawa, Ontario. Tension builds on the set of Piranha II. James embraces his worst nightmare. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!
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GROUNDHOG DAY didn’t invent the time-loop genre, but it’s safe to say that without Harold Ramis’ beloved 1993 Bill Murray-starring comedy, we wouldn’t have nearly as many film and television series about people stuck in a period of time that keeps resetting and endlessly repeating — including the new Hulu comedy PALM SPRINGS, the subject of next week’s discussion. We’re joined this week by our friend and former colleague Emily Vanderwerff, Vox’s critic at large, to dissect how our feelings about and memories of GROUNDHOG DAY have evolved over the years, and discuss how the film functions as both a religious and moral parable, as well as an exemplar of that endangered cinematic species, the American small town movie. Plus, we tackle some listener feedback about representation in film and critics’ responsibility in discussing it.  Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about GROUNDHOG DAY, PALM SPRINGS, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730.  Outro Music: Frank Yankovic, “Pennsylvania Polka” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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An up-and-coming Ridley Scott decides on a film that will revolutionize science fiction horror. James pitches The Terminator, and meets bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!
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Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks friend Randy Frakes about James Cameron's frustrations filming Aliens, their discovery of the Fairlight Synthesizer for sound effects (or was it music?), and speaking with James' father Philip about his son's career. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend!
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Paul & Amy piggyback onto 1934's Frank Capra romantic comedy It Happened One Night! They ask if this script fits the "screwball" mold, praise Claudette Colbert for subverting the cliches of the genre, and learn how Clark Gable inspired Bugs Bunny. Plus: which romantic comedies would Unspooled listeners add to the AFI list?   Help make a campaign ad for (or against) the mayor in Jaws! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Support Classic Movie Musts on Patreon and get access to our weekly exclusive podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly exclusive podcast, Max's Movie Musts.  Join at www.patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we dissect George Cukor's film, The Women (1939), starring Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford.   Timestamps:   Opening Credits: 1:39   Feature Presentation: 6:23   Ending Credits: 59:31
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Premiere. 1977: College dropout James Cameron, a 22-year-old truck driver, aspires for something more. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!
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James Cameron excels at Roger Corman's film studio, meeting several people who will change the course of his life. An electric moment on set demonstrates James' filmmaking potential. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!
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On this special episode of The Projection Booth we’re looking at the 1985 film from director Mark L. Lester, Commando. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger at PEAK Schwarzenegger. The film really defines 80s action movies -- hyper violence, a killer soundtrack, and corny one-liners. The only things missing are gay panic and a good dose of misogyny. Ti Singh (In Search of the Last Action Heroes) and Chris Stachiw (The Kulturecast) join Mike to discuss action films, Schwarzenegger, the unmade sequel, the Russian remake, and more.
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Amy & Paul jump into 1990's kinetic Scorcese mob epic Goodfellas! They learn some of the wild details about Henry Hill that didn't make it into the film, discover the origins of the Morrie's Wigs commercial, and ask if there are too many gangster films on the AFI list. Plus: Chef Evan Funke (The Shape Of Pasta) shares a tomato sauce recipe you can make even in quarantine.   Next week tune in for our Spool Party episode about Kid N Play's House Party! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. And check out our Spool Parties live on youtube.com/earwolf- this Monday we're talking about Clue! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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What better time to talk about "Grease" than on a summer night? Scott and Mike also discuss Carl Reiner, Naya Rivera, some recent shocking news related to the LaBianca family, and more!
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Bonus Archival. This special extended episode contains original news reports of the "greatest ocean discovery in history" on September 1, 1985. First is CTV's original report the evening of the discovery, and then ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. After this, CBS News and ABC News continue their coverage with the questions around who owns the ship, and excerpts from the 1986 documentary "Titanic: The Nightmare and the Dream." Lastly, Dr. Robert Ballard speaks about his discovery, and the top-secret military origins of the mission that found Titanic. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!
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Paul & Amy roll into 1951's Southern Gothic Tennessee Williams drama A Streetcar Named Desire! They compare the opposite physicality of Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, analyze the buildup to Brando's famous scream, and listen to a montage of musical Streetcar references. Plus: Brian Lohmann from the Impro Theater discusses improvising in the style of Tennessee Williams.   For Blade Runner week, give us your rendition of the "tears in rain” speech! Call it in to the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall   You can watch the Tennessee Williams UnScripted show we talk about in our interview with Brian here: https://vimeo.com/291407149/46ddada77a
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Mike talks to actor Sean Whalen who starred in the movie Twister with Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt and Philip Seymour Hoffman in 1996. Mike and Sean talk about his character in the movie, what 2 actors didn’t get along on set, him improvising lines with Philip Seymour Hoffman and how Bill Paxton fought for a sequel. They also talk about the new reboot in the works now. Mike also goes through all of Sean’s biggest movies from the 90’s such as Men in Black, That Thing You Do!, Never Been Kissed Batman returns and how he became known as an actor where you’d know his face but maybe not his name.  Follow Sean on TikTok and Instagram @SeanWhalenActor New Episodes Every Monday! Follow Mike on Instagram: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Facebook: @mikedeestro Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Paul & Amy peer into 1957's voyeuristic Hitchcock thriller Rear Window! They learn how the magnificent set was constructed, marvel at Jimmy Stewart's portrayal of a man on the moral edge, and discuss why Grace Kelly is not a "Lisa." Plus: Lane Moore, author of How To Be Alone, talks about how she deals with loneliness and isolation.   Next week we are (actually) talking about 12 Angry Men - help defend a criminal character you think deserved a fairer trial! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.   Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Our story today covers the capture of the notorious Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann. The operation to hunt him down and bring him to justice was depicted in the movie Operation Finale, and today we'll find out how many of the things we saw on screen actually happened.   Did you enjoy this episode? Help keep Based on a True Story going by supporting the show and get exclusive bonus content: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ You can find all the show notes for this episode at:  https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/162/
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The Fisherman's Friend, Downton Abbey and Sense8 star discusses some of her most memorable scenes
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Amy & Paul deliberate over 1957's Sidney Lumet jury-room drama 12 Angry Men! They ask if all-male juries were ever common, compare Lumet's version to William Friedkin's remake, and praise the powerful performances in this ever-relevant film, Plus: Jury consultant Marissa Beyers talk about how jury selection has evolved since the 50s.   For Sullivan's Travels week, who's a movie director you think could learn something on the road? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Peter Bogdanovich was a young cinephile who quickly rose to become one of Hollywood's top directors. But he soon found himself a victim of jealousy, hubris, public scorn – and a devastating crime.  Now, he looks back on a life of fame and failure, and through it all, an enduring love of the movies. A new seven-part documentary podcast from Turner Classic Movies. Premiering April 28.
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Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks college friend and screenwriter Bill Wisher about James Cameron's early interests and motivations, and about starring in James and Randy Frakes' short film Xenogenesis. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend!
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It's been five years since the demise of Jason Voorhees, but don't tell Tommy Jarvis. Nightmares still plague the teenager, and he's bringing that terror to Pinehurst Halfway House, where he'll soon learn he's not the only one with horror on the mind. Along for the ride are Halloweenies co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, and McKenzie Gerber. Together, they discuss the what-ifs, missed opportunities, and pitfalls of this aborted reboot for the Friday the 13th franchise. Rest assured, nobody has ever spent this much time discussing this cast. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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Amy & Paul make the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs to 1977's George Lucas space fantasy Star Wars! They learn why Carrie Fisher hated those buns, praise the visionary designs of Ralph McQuarrie, and ask if we can still appreciate it as a single film in a post Star Wars world. Plus: Paul Hirsch, the editor of Star Wars, talks about bringing Lucas' vision to the final cut.    Next week our Best Of The Decade series continues! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your favorite movie of the decade. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall   This episode is brought to you by Invitae, The Irishman on Netflix, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and AMEX.
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Things are about to get SQUISHY! This week it's a double bill of David Cronenberg: Mike is joined by artist / illustrator extraordinaire Mike Lee Graham to discuss THE BROOD and SCANNERS in spoilerific detail.
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Amy & Paul pay tribute to 1972's mobster epic The Godfather! They praise the film's incredible rich cinematography, wonder if Michael makes his character turn too quickly, and debate whether this is truly the second greatest American film ever. Plus: Gianni Russo, who plays Carlo Rizzi in the film, shares stories from the set.   Next week is Godfather Pt. II - tell us one of your deepest secrets! Don't worry, you can use a fake voice, just call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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A deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock. Psycho is among the greatest thrillers in movie history–and it nearly didn’t happen! Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho
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The story of The Exorcist is rooted in horrifying facts. Robbie is a young boy living in suburban Washington DC and he has been possessed by...something. Young Linda Blair loves horses, young William Friedkin loves scaring people, and young William Peter Blatty hears the story of the haunted boy in his religion class at Georgetown. It was so shocking, he would never forget it. One day, he will write it down. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
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078 - Geez Louise it's a big movie this week. A sibling to Star Wars, and the love child of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg - we are of course talking about 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark. We delicately dust-off this cultural artefact with the thorough cultural lens that you've come to expect - from origin story through to legacy, we pull this thing apart and put it back together with all the care of a ruggedly handsome 1940s archeologist. We also recorded wayyyy past our bed times - so format might be a little looser than usual...
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Paul & Amy crank through 1936's mechanical Charlie Chaplin comedy Modern Times! They praise the film's ever-escalating setpieces, learn why Joseph Goebbels banned it in Germany, and ponder how much the working world has really changed since the 30s. Plus: We hear your recommendations for other silent films to add to the list.   For It Happened One Night week, what other romantic comedies do you want to see on the AFI list? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Paul & Amy mosey into 1953's archetypal western Shane! They learn about star Alan Ladd's often tragic life, examine how director George Stevens made gun violence feel heightened, and play a referential clip from the X-Men film Logan. Plus: Digging into your thoughts and theories on Blade Runner.   For Modern Times week, what silent film do you think needs to be on the AFI list? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Welcome to the AwardsCircuit.com podcast, “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, & TV Podcast,” part of the CIRCUIT BREAKER MEDIA NETWORK. “Circuit Breaker” is a weekly podcast show with Podcast Host & website Editor/Owner Clayton Davis. With a team of panelists including Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson, along with other special guests and contributors, we discuss movies, television, and all the award shows that need predicting. New episodes of “Circuit Breaker” are released every Monday. The spin-off series “Circuit Breaker: The Extras” will be announced and scheduled via site announcements or on our social media platforms, so make sure to check back. Make sure to follow for more. All podcast episodes are produced and edited by Drew Griffith. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com and submit your comments and questions at the bottom of the episode. On the episode’s agenda (recorded July 26, 2020): * The AwardsCircuit Community Awards is a staple of our thriving and enthusiastic community of movie lovers and we have your nominees for 1990. Listen to the nominations and see if your favorite films and performances made the cut. Your ACCA 1990 nominations are announced. COMMENT, SHARE, and SUBMIT hashtag questions and suggestions for games in the comments section below or social media. Game hashtags include: * #CINEPHILESHOWDOWNS (give two movie or performance choices for us to choose the “better” one) * #DELETETHEACTOR (give an Oscar acting lineup and ask us to remove the “weak link” of the list) * #CHOOSETHEGOLD (name any actor/actress, filmmaker, or craftsperson and we decide which film they should have won the Oscar for, replacing the Academy’s actual winner) * #ACCIRCUITBREAKER (any general question about any topic you desire) Like Us on Facebook: The Awards Circuit Facebook Page Follow Us on Twitter: @Circuit_Pod & @AwardsCircuit Download Us on Stitcher Radio! Listen to Us on Spotify! Rate and Download Us on iTunes Subscribe to the Podcast by the FEED SHARE #BlackLivesMatter, #‎StartTheREALConversation, and #StopMuslimBan, three causes that are aligned with our values ABOUT AWARDS CIRCUIT The Awards Circuit has been the premier entertainment and awards site since May 2008. It is owned and operated by Editor-in-Chief Clayt...
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Paul & Amy salute to 1942's Jimmy Cagney musical extravaganza Yankee Doodle Dandy! They analyze the film as a template for modern musical biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody, break down a bizarre proposal scene, and learn how the real life political views of Jimmy Cagney clashed with his subject George M. Cohan. Plus: listeners offer their thoughts on Cabaret!   For Intolerance week, what movie set do you think could inspire a great mall! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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“The octopus is the most intelligent species in the ocean.” And yet, an anthropomorphic version of an octopus saw fit to appear in this film. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they try to figure out exactly what the filmmakers were going for in […]
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On the July 27, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Tenet, Movie Theater concessions, Back to the Future, Stephen King, Edgar Wright, and Horror Nights.   Opening Banter:  How was Comic Con @ Home?   In The News:  Jacob (og Chris): ‘Tenet’ Opening Overseas This Summer Before Opening in the United States [UPDATED]Peter: Is this a smart move? Will This movie be hurt massively due to piracy?  Ben (og HT): Disney Delays ‘Mulan’ Indefinitely, Pushes ‘Avatar’ Sequels and New ‘Star Wars’ Films Back a Year Jacob (og Chris): The El Capitan Theatre Offering Concessions To-Go This WeekendPeter: Why would anyone do this? Ben: ‘Back to the Future’ 4K Trilogy Comes With Audition Footage of Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, and MorePeter: Whose audition footage are you most interested to see? Jacob: ‘The Stand’ Miniseries Will Be ’70s Steven Spielberg Meets ’90s Oliver Stone, Will Embrace R-Rated Content Ben: Edgar Wright to Direct ‘Stage 13’, a Movie About a Ghost Who Haunts a Film Studio Peter: Edgar has a couple other projects on his plate? Jacob (og HT): Reddit Horror Story ‘My Wife and I Bought a Ranch’ Picked Up by Netflix; ‘Stranger Things’ Team and James Wan to Produce  Jacob (og Chris): Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For the First Time in 30 YearsPeter: Is halloween canceled this year?   Other Articles Mentioned:     All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.  You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS).  Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!  Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.
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Amy & Paul yodel through 1965's blockbuster musical The Sound Of Music! They learn the history of the real Trapp family singers, contemplate Julie Andrews' post-Sound Of Music career, and ask if the story of the film holds up as well as the songs. Plus: Composer and lyricist Adam Guettel (The Light In The Piazza) talks about his relationship with his grandfather, Richard Rodgers.   Next week Unspooled takes a break from the AFI list to discuss Best Picture winner Parasite! What foreign film do you think should have won Best Picture? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Movie Mike talks about some of the most underrated songs from Disney movies all all time. The ones that don’t get the credit and attention they deserved even though they are such great songs from classic movies like The Lion King, Pocahontas, Tarzan and more. Mike also takes a look at what was called the Dark Age of Disney and the 8 movies that didn’t meet the standards of the brand. Plus a review of Hamilton (Disney+) from a guy who doesn’t like musicals (or so he says...)  New Episodes Every Monday! Follow Mike on Instagram: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Facebook: @mikedeestro Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Support Classic Movie Musts on Patreon and get access to our weekly exclusive podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly exclusive podcast, Max's Movie Musts.  Join at www.patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we're joined by Ted Walch to discuss Michael Curtiz's film, Mildred Pierce (1945), starring Joan Crawford.   Timestamps:   Opening Credits: 1:03 Feature Presentation: 6:24 Ending Credits: 1:16:40
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Amy & Paul don't fight the power of 1989's Spike Lee breakthrough Do The Right Thing! They praise the film's Shakespearean qualities, analyze the infamous reception it received at Cannes, and ask whether this story has a true villain. Plus: The man himself, director and star Lee joins the show to discuss why the film still feels so timely 30 years later.  What do you think The Deer Hunter is about? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (www.betterhelp.com/unspooled code: UNSPOOLED), Ooni (www.ooni.com code: UNSPOOLED), and CNN - The Movies.
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Paul & Amy gawk at 1916's D.W. Griffith silent spectacle Intolerance! They praise the eternally cool Mountain Girl, ask if Griffith was the original 'troll' director, and marvel at the ambition on display in the oldest film on the AFI list. Plus: Unpacking your thoughts on Yankee Doodle Dandy.   If you could kick just one film off the AFI list, which would it be? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.comand don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Amy & Paul hit the road for 1969's counter-cultural tone piece Easy Rider! They learn what Spiro Agnew thought of this film, compare its drug trip moments to the films it inspired, and ask what the controversial ending is really trying to say. Plus: listeners dig deeper into Sullivan's Travels' take on poverty.   For Cabaret week, sing us a bit of "Wilkommen"! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your contribution. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Amy & Paul strut through 1972's Weimar Berlin-set musical Cabaret! They learn about the many forms this story took before becoming a film, discuss a scene that foreshadows today's "fake news" era, and ask if Liza Minnelli is too good of a singer to play Sally Bowles. Plus: Adam Pascal, who played the Emcee in the revival of Cabaret, talks about why he finds the character so unnerving.   Who's a tough guy actor you suspect is actually a great dancer? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf, and hear Paul & Amy talk about Yankee Doodle Dandy next week on afi.com/movieclub! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Priests try - and fail - to exorcise the haunted boy’s demons. Meanwhile, William Friedkin witnesses a life-changing execution and insults a Hollywood icon. He loses a job but impresses writer William Peter Blatty, who’s working on a story that is his next best alternative to unemployment. Friedkin finishes the movie The French Connection as Blatty prepares the book that will soon become a number one bestseller. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
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A torturous first day of shooting Star Wars in the Tunisian desert. Including a one-time “carpenter to the stars,” an actor named Harrison Ford. Cut to: A young George Lucas captivated and thrilled by a new gadget called “television” and the thrilling, swashbuckling serials of Flash Gordon. Later, Lucas falls for fast cars. More speeding tickets than baseball cards. Fights at home with his father over work and school and career. “I’m gonna be a millionaire before I’m 30,” he shouts at his dad. But he’s failing classes and his best hopes are for a life as an auto mechanic. Then, one fateful day he’s in his tiny Fiat turning left across traffic. That’s when a car smashes into him - an accident that nearly kills him. And an experience that will change his life forever. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Wix - Go to Wix.com and use the coupon code YODA, you’ll get 10% off any premium plan! Quip - Go to GETQUIP.com/YODA to get your first refill pack for FREE!
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Amy and Paul cross 1957's David Lean WWII epic The Bridge On The River Kwai! They explore the career of star Sessue Hayakawa, ask why Lean's tyrannical methods pop up so often in the AFI 100, and compare the film to author Pierre Boulle's other famous work "Planet Of The Apes." Plus: responding to your comments on Goodfellas, and the passing of Fred Willard and Lynn Shelton.   For Streetcar Named Desire week, scream your post-quarantine desires a la "Stella!" Call it in to the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Also check out our live Spool Party episodes on youtube.com/earwolf! Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Paul & Amy travel to 1941's Preston Sturges Hollywood farce Sullivan's Travels! They learn why the US government made Veronica Lake's hairstyle illegal, praise the screenplay's rapid-fire dialogue, and ask if this is actually Sturges' best film or just his best known. Plus: More thoughts on the amazing career of Sidney Lumet.   For Easy Rider week, who would you want to go on a motorcycle road trip with? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks author and co-director of James' short film Xenogenesis Randy Frakes about James' early motivations, nearly electrocuting Bill Wisher on set, and James rising through the ranks of Roger Corman's studio. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend!
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Amy & Paul chart a course through 1998's epic tragedy Titanic! They marvel at the film's structure and use of geography, discuss whether the Titanic backlash was deserved, and count how many times Jack & Rose say each other's names. Plus: Danny Nucci, aka Fabrizio!, shares stories from the set, and what it was like to work with the legendarily intense James Cameron. What is the true meaning of 2001: A Space Odyssey? Tell us by calling the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. This episode is brought to you by Pitney Bowes C200 (www.pb.com/UNSPOOLED), Audible (www.audible.com/UNSPOOLED), and LightStream (www.lightstream.com/UNSPOOLED).
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Amy & Paul tap, swing and two-step through 1952's meta-musical Singin' In The Rain! They are dazzled by the film's stylized color, dive into its perspective on honesty in Hollywood, and hear Lena Lamont's real voice. Plus: dancer & choreographer Sarah Reich drops by the show to talk about the art of tap! For Sixth Sense week, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 and tell us which dead actor from an Unspooled film you'd want to talk to! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com/UNSPOOLED60 code: UNSPOOLED60).
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This week on Headcanon, we close the book on season five of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (16:53). Buffy finds a body, fights off some truly lame Knights, and gives Dawn a Gift. Come for the misery, stay for the Ben slander.
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Paul & Amy run through 1994's satirical American history tour Forrest Gump! They learn the nutty plot of the sequel book Gump & Co, listen to a bit of the Lt. Dan Band, and ask how John Candy would have played the Forrest role. Plus: We take your calls and hear why this film has resonated with so many movie fans.   What do you think The Best Years Of Our Lives is about? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com  and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks legendary producer and Academy Award honoree Roger Corman about James Cameron's rapid rise through New World Pictures in the 1980s, and about his disappointment with James being fired from Piranha II. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend!
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The haunted boy is freed from the demon...or is he? William Friedkin’s The French Connection is a stunning success, but will his broken down Rolls Royce make it to the Oscar ceremony? Later, Friedkin opens a packaged tossed into a suitcase and spends all night reading what’s inside: William Peter Blatty’s book The Exorcist. He is stunned. Blatty wants Friedkin to direct. All the pieces are in place for the most controversial movie of their careers and one of the most horrifying films of all time. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
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Amy and Paul drink in 1966's black relationship comedy Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? They learn about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's status as the Brangelina of their day, ask which member of the ensemble is the meanest, and wonder if George and Martha are truly in love after all. Plus: A new tasting segment, this time with a very rare spirit! What do you think is in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Ooni Wood Fired Pizza Oven (www.ooni.com code: UNSPOOLED10) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/unspooled).
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Paul & Amy hunker down to cover 1986's Vietnam War drama Platoon! They look at director Oliver Stone's relationship with Martin Scorsese, discover how he film captures the chaos of war, and remember the ill-advised Platoon video game Plus: Amy sits down with the military advisor on Platoon, Dale Dye, to learn how he helped the cast get in the soldier mindset. What do you think The General is about? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 and let us know. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. This episode is brought to you by LightStream (www.lighstream.com/UNSPOOLED) and Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/unspooled).
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Author, film critic, and all around hilarious are ways to describe Thelma Adams and she joins us this week to discuss all things 2011.
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We pull off into the wrong driveway with Scott's favorite movie, Sunset Blvd. (aka Sunset Boulevard)! We also discuss Little Richard, Fred Willard, Jerry Stiller, Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the allegedly haunted Ozzie and Harriet house, and more.
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Paul and Amy boogie through 1994's Quentin Tarantino indie breakout Pulp Fiction! They revisit the moment Pulp Fiction won at Cannes, ask what this film did right that so many imitators did wrong, and try to figure out what's in the briefcase. Plus: Some of the couples you thought should star in a modern "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" What do you think Bringing Up Baby is about, if you haven't seen it? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com).
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1916: The vicious “Man-eater of Matawan” meets his end. Cut to: The premiere and record-breaking success of JAWS. The awards Steven Spielberg expected – but never came. Even the world’s most commercial filmmaker wasn’t good enough to earn the respect of his peers. The death of Robert Shaw and the impact of his legacy on one-time rival Richard Dreyfus. Spielberg passes the torch to J.J. Abrams as the ORCA at Universal Studios crumbles to dust. Steven Spielberg experiences a remembrance of a heritage that once embarrassed him, but now makes him proud. A premiere for Ready Player One at SXSW, and the contents of a mysterious note revealed. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Casper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/Jaws Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWS Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
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On episode one of Unspooled, Paul and Amy jump straight into the AFI’s number one film of all time, Citizen Kane. They explain why it was almost never released, take a closer listen to Orson Welles’ innovative use of sound, and try to answer the big question: is this really the best movie ever? Plus: an interview with a guest expert, cinematographer Steve Gainer, on why Citizen Kane looks so incredible. Want to tell us your best guess as to what Ben Hur is all about? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824! Don’t forget to subscribe to us on your podcast app, and follow us on Twitter @Unspooled. This episode is brought to you by Sorry To Bother You in theaters this July.
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Amy & Paul fly through 1941's Humphrey Bogart proto-noir The Maltese Falcon! They ask if this is the ultimate "dad movie," learn about all of Malta's unique animals and praise the incredible fonts of 1940's San Francisco. Plus: Adam Savage (Mythbusters) talks about his obsession with recreating the original Maltese Falcon prop. How would you recast The Philadelphia Story's love triangle in 2019? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall   This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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This week Paul & Amy investigate 1976's journalistic thriller All The President's Men! They learn about the controversy surrounding who wrote the screenplay, appreciate the unshowy direction of Alan Pakula, and ask whether Woodward & Bernstein are a true cinematic 'odd couple.' Plus: Liz Hannah, the screenwriter of The Post, tells us whether her film was an intentional prequel to President's Men. What do you think the Treasure Of The Sierra Madre is? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com [unspooledpod.com], and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Vrbo, Black Tux (www.blacktux.com code: UNSPOOLED), and Fracture (www.fractureme.com/UNSPOOLED).
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1916: Matawan Creek, New Jersey. This time, the shark’s victim is a child and the entire town is up in arms. Cut to: 1963: The Kennedy Assassination precipitates a frightening encounter on a dusty California mountain road – an encounter that leads to the thrilling Man vs. Big Rig fable Duel. This is Spielberg’s ticket to fame and fortune. Even if the truck doesn’t explode into a network-satisfying fireball, and even if Universal plucks choice scenes for an episode of The Incredible Hulk. The stage is set for Spielberg’s next project, based on a book by Peter Benchley and called JAWS. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Hello Fresh - Get $30 off your first week of meals when you visit them at HelloFresh.com/Jaws30 and enter code Jaws30 at checkout Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
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The new EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA concerns a different genre and different part of the world than Christopher Guest’s folk-music-focused A MIGHTY WIND, but the comedies share an irreverently reverent approach to parodying their chosen music scene. In this half of our pairing of the two films, we debate whether that approach is helped or hindered in EUROVISION by the presence of Will Ferrell, along with the function of the film’s centerpiece “Song-Along.” Then we bring EUROVISION into conversation with A MIGHTY WIND to compare how the two films each tackle music, comedy, and the intersection thereof. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about A MIGHTY WIND, EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730.  Show Notes Works Cited: • “Eurovision Director David Dobkin Never Wanted to Make Fun of Anyone,” by Chris Lee (vulture.com) Your Next Picture Show: • Genevieve: Las Culturistas podcast, “Family Style (w/Will Ferrell)"; “Love Me Like You Should: The Brave and Bold Sylvester”; Sam Feder’s DISCLOSURE • Tasha: Gina Prince-Bythewood’s THE OLD GUARD • Keith: Byron Haskin’s THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) • Scott: Tobe Hooper’s THE FUNHOUSE Outro Music: Fire Saga, “Ja Ja Ding Dong” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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This week Amy and Paul uncover 1981's rollicking Indiana Jones adventure Raiders Of The Lost Ark! They ask if Indy is actually a good archeologist, find out whether Belloq really ate a fly, and discuss what makes the film's action sequences so irresistible to kids. Plus: Indiana Jones superfan Guy Klender shares his wealth of Indy knowledge, and talks about his work on the Raiders fan remake. What do you think the film The African Queen is about? If you haven't seen it, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your best guess! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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The room where the haunted boy was released was haunted ever more. No one would enter that place again. Meanwhile, the impossible task of casting The Exorcist. The actors who said yes, no, and “hell no.” Friedkin’s remarkable interview with Linda Blair after more than 1,000 girls had auditioned and failed. Shooting begins, tragedies overwhelm a cursed set. A Manhattan barfly gets his shot at fame. It’s all leading up to the exorcism sequence, a story of damnation and pea soup and a demon’s voice summoned from a lifetime of alcohol, tobacco, and bronchitis. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
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We "dive" into the iconic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure and the true fate of its cast. We also discuss the new Tarantino film, ALF's Max Wright, and other odd news of the day! VIDEO: Host Mike Dorsey’s video of the 4th of July earthquake in Southern California LISTING: The LaBianca house is for sale ARTICLE: Former Mouseketeer Dennis Day’s handyman arrested in his death ARTICLE: Holocaust survivor run over by lady in Valley Village, CA ARTICLE: Man pulled over with rattlesnake, uranium and open bottle of whiskey ARTICLE: Woman killed by steel straw VIDEO: Teaser for the Judy Garland biopic Judy ARTICLE: Max Wright tabloid scandal VIDEO: Trailer for The Poseidon Adventure ARTICLE: Story about Shelley Winters auditioning VIDEO: Watch Mike's short documentary Happy for FREE on Vimeo VIDEO: Scott's "Goddess Bunny" video Roddy McDowall's Powder Room Display(Photos: Scott Michaels) Memorial for Shelley Winters at Silver Spoon(Photos: Scott Michaels)
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Paul & Amy latch on to 2019's Best Picture winning Korean class parable Parasite! They talk about overcoming the "one inch barrier of subtitles," praise director Bong Joon Ho's use of lines and vertical camera movement, and learn about Bong's political awakening and how it inspired the film. Plus: Justin Chang (LA Times, NPR) tells us what the reaction to Parasite was like at Cannes.   For M*A*S*H week, give Paul a M*A*S*H worthy nickname! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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This week Paul & Amy play with 1995's pioneering CGI adventure Toy Story! They learn about the surprising career of Randy Newman, ask if Sid was really such a bad kid, and debate whether the film was a greater triumph for art or commerce. Plus: Annie Potts, the voice of Bo Peep, tells us how she joined the film, and Josh Cooley shares what it was like to direct Toy Story 4. What Pixar film would you put on the AFI list? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer, and join us next week for Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Good One: A Podcast About Jokes, I Hate Talking About Myself Podcast, Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/unspooled), Sonos (www.sonos.com), and Turo (www.turo.com code: UNSPOOLED25).
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Amy & Paul flirt with 1940's archetypal Katharine Hepburn romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story! They discover the origins of the industry trope of "box office poison," explore the strange social mores of the 40s, and learn that everyone on set may have been in love with Jimmy Stewart. Plus: Screenwriter Katie Silberman (Set It Off, Isn't It Romantic) explains why The Philadelphia Story is one of her top romantic comedies ever.   Can you make the most famous line in Network your own? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 and give it a shot! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall     This episode is brought to you by Bombas (www.bombas.com/unspooled).
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1968: A retired Navy Captain commits suicide. Many years earlier, his vessel suffered the worst naval disaster at sea in U.S. History. It was the U.S.S. Indianapolis, and hundreds of its crew were eaten by sharks. Cut to: 1974. Spielberg enlists writer Carl Gottlieb to “eviscerate” the script for JAWS. Spielberg’s friend George Lucas visits the mechanical shark in a workroom and gets his head stuck in it. Second unit footage is shot using real sharks and real shark cages, but the stuntman barely survives and locks himself in the toilet. Every day, more stress, more delays, more production troubles, more nightmares and – perpetually – the shark is not working. Will this nightmare ever end? Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include: Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at GetQuip.com/JAWS Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWS Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
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Paul & Amy beam up to Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming alien feature, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial! They learn E.T.’s real name, marvel at Spielberg’s uncanny ease directing children, and wonder how well the film holds up with kids today. Plus: Seth Shostak, an astronomer from the SETI Institute, tells us how likely we are to find actual E.T.s on Earth.  Next week: the western showdown classic, High Noon. If you've never seen it, or can't quite remember it, give us your guess about the plot, and bonus points will be awarded for your best cowboy impression. Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 and tell us what you think! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. This episode is brought to you by Stitch Fix (www.stitchfix.com/UNSPOOLED).
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Paul & Amy sap your bodily fluids with 1964's Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb! They unpack how director Stanley Kubrick manipulated his cast to get the best performances, learn the origin of Strangelove's voice, and play a Strangelove-inspired song by a classic SoCal punk band. Plus: recapping the Golden Globes! What other satires would you add to the AFI list? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com).
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Too much success too young - William Friedkin is warned by legendary auteur Orson Welles. Friedkin’s production company passes on a little movie called Star Wars so he can make his passion project which is eclipsed by its shadow. The film industry turns its back on him, but his love story teaches him a valuable lesson. Meanwhile, Jason Miller dies, William Peter Blatty’s son speaks to him after death, and Linda Blair battles obstacles to save the lives of sheltered dogs. This, as the demon comes home to Iraq, and we answer the question: Whatever happened to the haunted boy? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
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Amy & Paul traverse 1959’s Alfred Hitchcock blockbuster North By Northwest! They discuss what makes Cary Grant’s suit one of the greatest in cinema, ask why so many Hitchcock films feature women betraying men, and draw a line from this film to the Coen Bros. Plus: Daniel Raim, director of “The Man On Lincoln’s Nose,” talks about Hitch’s famed art director Robert Boyle.   For Spartacus week, what do you think the film is about? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall       This episode is brought to you by Bombas (www.bombas.com/UNSPOOLED) and M&Ms Hazelnut
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This week Paul & Amy tunnel through Frank Darabont's prison allegory The Shawshank Redemption! They discuss the use of opera as a 90's film signifier, learn why Shawshank was constantly played on TNT, and debate whether this is "the Bud Light of movies." Plus: comedian and podcaster Duncan Trussell stops by to talk about Stephen King adaptations, and how prison films can be a metaphor for transcendence. Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your best King Kong grunt or Fay Wray scream! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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Amy & Paul raise the roof for 1990's Kid N' Play comedy smash House Party! They, listen to the film's all-timer rap battle, look at how the Simpsons was influenced by hip-hop culture, and talk to the film's writer and director Reginald Hudlin, and star Christopher "Kid" Reid. (This episode originally aired live on YouTube as part of Unspooled's "Spool Party" series.)   Next week get ready for the 1957 war epic "The Bridge On The River Kwai"! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Check out the rest of our Spool Parties live on youtube.com/earwolf. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Friedkin wants to shoot the opening sequence of The Exorcist in Iraq, but first he has to teach the Iraqis how to make fake blood. And where’s the demon statue? Not in Iraq - on a tarmac in Australia, unfortunately. Legendary makeup artist Dick Smith spends two hours a day with Linda Blair, most of it watching The Flying Nun on TV. The exorcism scene takes place in a refrigerated room, making everyone sick. Max Von Sydow faces a crisis of faith and can’t bear to hear young Linda Blair curse. Pea Soup is vomited and heads spin 360 degrees. Famed composer Bernard Hermann calls Friedkin’s movie “dreck.” The voice of the demon, who spent years battling her own demons, will drink and smoke and eat raw eggs while bound to a chair. But when this movie comes out, will anybody see it? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
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Strap on your death sandals, as Paul & Amy jump into 1959's Roman epic Ben Hur! They discuss the incredible scope of the film, how Star Wars ripped off the famous chariot race, and how many characters say the word "leper." Plus: Paul & Amy talk to stunt professional Christopher Leps about his career, and where Ben Hur ranks among the great stunt films. For next week's episode, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 and tell us how you would cast a modern Wizard Of Oz! Don’t forget to subscribe to us on your podcast app, and follow us on Twitter @Unspooled. This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com/unspooled30 code: UNSPOOLED30).
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Now that Paul & Amy have gone deep on their favorite films of the 2010s, they're ready to hear from everyone else! This week they finish off Unspooled's Best Of The Decade miniseries with picks from Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Leslye Headland, Seth Rogan, Adam McKay, Jenna Fischer, Jorma Taccone, Rob Huebel, Emily V. Gordon, Justin Roiland, LeVar Burton, Janet Varney, Felicia Day, Michael Weber, Conan O'Brien, Bendavid Grabinski, and the Unspooled listeners. Plus: Engineer Devon & Producer Josh get on mic for their own Top 10 films of the decade.   Next week we return to the AFI list with Dr. Strangelove - pitch us your "Dr. Strange___" movie! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Francis Coppola urges a struggling and dirt poor George Lucas to write something human and stop being “so weird.” The result is American Graffiti, the classic coming of age movie. United Artists agrees to pick up the project along with one other idea, something vague about wars in space. But the deal falls apart in part because “nobody knows what American Graffiti means.” Universal comes to the rescue but retains final cut. The screenings are great, but Universal is convinced it will be a disaster, so they cut the film - because they can. A resentful and hungry Lucas scribbles a two-page treatment for something called “The Star Wars.” Everyone in town rejects the project, except for Fox exec Alan Ladd Jr, who buys the idea for a paltry sum and offers a thin vote of confidence for George Lucas. Then, American Graffiti is released and becomes a hit. Lucas renegotiates not for more money but for sequel and merchandising rights, both worthless at the time. Now he spends every day for the next three years writing the script. Grueling days. Bleeding on the page. Pulling teeth would be easier and more pleasant. We meet Lucas’s dog, an Alaskan malamute named “Indiana” who inspires a certain Wookiee named “Chewbacca.” We discover the inspiration for “R2D2.” Meanwhile, it’s clear that Fox is dragging their feet - that many at the studio wish Star Wars would simply…go away.   Support us by supporting our sponsors! Wix - That’s Wix.com, code YODA for 10% off any premium plan!
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Close your eyes, tap your heels together three times, and join Paul & Amy as they discuss 1939's The Wizard Of Oz! Discover what makes the land of Oz so satisfyingly tactile, how the Tin Man and Cowardly Lion tormented each other on set, and whether this is the most influential film of all time. Plus: Paul & Amy talk to Walter Krueger, who owns one of the world's biggest collections of Oz memorabilia. What do you think the Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire musical "Swing Time" is about? Call 747-666-5824 with your best guesses! Don't forget to subscribe to Unspooled on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, or your favorite app, and follow us on Twitter @Unspooled.
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A family, a party of teenagers, and one mysterious hitchhiker have all descended upon Camp Crystal Lake. But there's murder in the headlines, a missing body at the morgue, and reason to believe the masked killer is still on the loose. Who will survive the night? Join Halloweenies co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, McKenzie Gerber, and Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman as they celebrate the creme de la creme of Jason Voorhies movies: 1984's Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. Together, they discuss the return of Jason Voorhees creator Tom Savini, the what-if career of '80s softboy Crispin Glover, the cultural currency of Corey Feldman, and whether or not this should have really been the final chapter. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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In 1916 a killer shark terrorized the New Jersey shore in one of the inspirations for the movie JAWS. Cut to: Phoenix, AZ in the 1960’s, where a young Steven Spielberg is an outsider struggling to fit in. He’s ashamed of his heritage, bad at school, bad at sports, bad at everything. And then he discovers the magic of moving images on an oversized screen. It turns out he’s good at something after all. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at GetQuip.com/Jaws Casper - Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them at Casper.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
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Alec Guinness tells a child to stop watching Star Wars and drives him to tears. Kenny Baker - the man inside R2D2 - dies, but not before meeting the son he never knew. After great emotional struggle, George Lucas sells Star Wars to Disney. After a lifetime of total control, now he has to say “goodbye.” Carrie Fisher boards a plane at Heathrow Airport in London in 2016 and stops breathing before reaching Los Angeles. The world says goodbye to Princess Leia. Lucas acknowledges the fact that Star Wars used to be his, and now it’s ours. He used to live only for movies - and then he had children. Finally, a wide-eyed return to a movie theater in 1977 and the first time anyone ever saw Star Wars. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to getquip.com/YODA right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE. Buffy - For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter code YODA
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Amy and Paul storm the beaches of 1998's Steven Spielberg WWII picture Saving Private Ryan! They plunge into the disorientation of the storied opening sequence, look at what the film means to the Greatest Generation, and ask whether Sausage Party could take Private Ryan's place on the list. Plus: A look at the latest controversy between Spielberg and Netflix. For A Night At The Opera week, who would you cast as the modern day Marx Brothers? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Mubi.com (www.mubi.com/unspooled) and Black Tux (www.blacktux.com code: UNSPOOLED).
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We remember to avoid the brown acid as we dance through the history of Woodstock! Also discussed: Rush drummer Neil Peart, Buck Henry, The Beatles, Brittany Murphy, Nashville and Dollywood, famous LA houses, Tupac, and more. And we got our first sponsor!
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Amy & Paul saddle up for Clint Eastwood's revisionist 1992 Western Unforgiven! They ask if Gene Hackman is truly the villain of the piece, put the film in the context of Eastwood's career, and praise the script's comic touches. Plus: Screenwriter David Webb Peoples discusses Unforgiven's origins, and Saul Rubinek (W.W. Beauchamp) tells stories from the set that shed light on Eastwood's directing style. If you've never seen The Last Picture Show, what do you think it's about? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by On the Basis of Sex and Black Tux (www.blacktux.com code: UNSPOOLED).
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Brian zips through another short stack of discs this week - touching on stuff from Kino Lorber, Vinegar Syndrome, Shout Factory and Warner Archive! Follow the Show on Twitter here for Episode previews and new Blu-ray News! twitter.com/justthediscspod We're also on Instagram! instagram.com/justthediscspod/
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Paul & Amy go to war over 1939's blockbuster Southern epic Gone With The Wind! They praise the chemistry of Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh, watch a trailer for the misbegotten sequel, and ask whether a film this messy deserves to be in the AFI's Top 10. Plus: Kevin J. Goff, the great grand-nephew of Hattie McDaniel, talks to Amy about her legacy. Suggest a cocktail for us to drink on next week's episode, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, by calling the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Present Company with Krista Smith from Netflix and Sonos (www.sonos.com).
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Amy & Paul plow full steam ahead through Buster Keaton's silent opus The General! They realize this was the Fast And Furious of 1926, examine the rivalry between Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, and dig into Buster's incredibly depressing childhood. Plus: An interview with Jeff Tremaine, the director of the Jackass films, on why he's never messed around with trains. Does The Shawshank Redemption deserve to be the #1 film on IMDB? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your take. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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Amy & Paul rumble with 1961's musical Shakespeare riff West Side Story! They compare the film's colors to modern art, praise the intelligence Rita Moreno brings to Anita, and ask how Elvis would have performed in the lead role. Plus: writer and Stephen Sondheim fan Anthony King (Gutenberg: The Musical) gives us his perspective on where this fits in Sondheim's career. If you haven't seen City Lights before, what do you think it's about? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com [unspooledpod.com], and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by The Human Algorithm Podcast, Mubi.com (www.mubi.com/unspooled), Caavo (www.caavo.com code: UNSPOOLED), and Black Tux (www.blacktux.com code: UNSPOOLED).
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This week Jen Handorf and Mike discuss eyes, faces and souls with two classics from the early 60s.
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On this special episode we're discussing Better Off Dead (1985) from writer/director Savage Steve Holland. The film stars John Cusack as Lane Myer, a high school student obsessed with his girlfriend, Beth. When Beth breaks up with him -- throwing Lane over for Roy Stalin, a jock douchebag who can ski the most dangerous mountain around -- Lane attempts suicide several times… like you do in a good comedy. Jess Byard and Mike "McBeardo" McPadden, author of Teen Movie Hell, join Mike to discuss the film and its fast follow-up, One Crazy Summer.
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It's been a long time coming, and finally, its time to devote an entire episode to singing the praises of 'Columbo'!  In this Very Special Episode of the pod, Jason is once again joined by TV historian and pop-cultural eminence grise Richard Brown as they discuss the classic Columbo episode 'Try and Catch Me', starring Ruth Gordon and work their way through 20 Questions About Columbo as submitted by Full Cast and Crew SuperListeners Cindy and Mike.
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The director of Over The Edge and The Accused takes us on a journey through some of his favorite movies.
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Amy & Paul check in to 1960's Billy Wilder-helmed romantic comedy The Apartment! They learn about the real life murder that inspired this story, ask if there's an actor like Jack Lemmon working today, and discover what Nikita Khruschev thought of the film. Plus: Revisiting your thoughts on The Wild Bunch!   Next week we're talking about The Oscars; nominate a 2019 film for a made-up category of your choice! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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In our 100th episode, Edgar Wright takes us on a musical journey through some of his favorite cinematic needle drops.
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Amy & Paul embark on an epic quest through Peter Jackson's 2001 fantasy adaptation The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring! They praise Elijah Wood's stellar silent acting, learn which modern dictator hates being compared to Gollum, and debate which if any Harry Potter film could make the list. Plus: Motion capture specialist Brett Ineson talks about making Gollum come to life in Return Of The King. For Psycho week, what would you write in your positive Yelp review of the Bates Motel? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 and let us know! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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Paul & Amy journey beyond the infinite to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey! They ask what the film has in common with a Rothko painting, marvel at what 2001 got right about the future, and decide whether to join Team Hal. Plus: Discover what other listeners think that ending is all about!  What iconic duo would you cast in a modern Bonnie & Clyde? Call 747-666-5824 with your answers. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. And watch "The Universe" here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PGkYt6CPJM This episode is brought to you by Pitney Bowes (www.pb.com/UNSPOOLED).
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Paul & Amy investigate 1944's murderous noir Double Indemnity! They talk about what lines snuck past the censors, learn about the true story that inspired the film, and ask whether Barbara Stanwyck's femme fatale is actually telling the truth in her final scenes. Plus: comic & crime fiction writer Ed Brubaker stops by to talk about the contentious relationship between Billy Wilder & Raymond Chandler. Who would you boink, marry or kill from the cast of Singing In The Rain? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don't forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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Paul and Amy see dead people in 1999's supernatural drama The Sixth Sense! They debate how Haley Joel Osment's performance compares to modern child actors, explain how the famous twist is accomplished through misdirection, and dive deep into the career of Tommy Tammasimo, Plus: Actor and magician Rob Zabrecky explains what it's like to perform a seance. For Taxi Driver week, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 and tell us what you think Travis Bickle's taxicab smells like! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. This episode is brought to you by RXBAR (www.rxbar.com/UNSPOOLED).
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Paul & Amy clear their throat for 1977's Woody Allen breakthrough "Annie Hall"! They ask how autobiographical the film is, learn who else was considered for that Marshall McLuhan cameo, and decide if the list absolutely needs a Woody Allen film. Plus: Tony Roberts, who plays Rob in the film, talks about his relationship with Woody.   Pitch us your "Raging ___" film! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall   This episode is brought to you by Invitae (www.invitae.com) and Amex.
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Shooting on Star Wars wraps, but the troubles are far from over. Lucas has to “crack the whip” at ILM, which is way behind on FX shots. Lucas discovers the perfect voice for Darth Vader. The John Williams score is finished and Lucas is moved to tears. He screens the film for his movie friends and the reception is ugly. The FOX sales team loves the movie, but the studio board is convinced they’re wrong - Star Wars will be an enormous bomb, they believe. So they move the release date early and dump it into a small number of theaters before it’s forgotten forever. And then, Star Wars premieres and is a phenomenon. Lines around the block everywhere. Lucas vacations with Spielberg and tosses out an idea for another movie, one led by a character named “Indiana Smith.” Lucas negotiates the sequels, then takes a long vacation from Star Wars until a new series of prequels. And that’s when the backlash begins.  Support us by supporting our sponsors! Casper - You can get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/YODA and using code YODA at checkout. Wix - Go to Wix.com and use the coupon code YODA to get 10% off any premium plan.
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June 6th, 1944. D-Day. Fast forward 76 years and on June 6th, 2020, we'll chat with author and historian Marty Morgan to separate fact from fiction in one of the most popular movies depicting D-Day, Saving Private Ryan.   Find the show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/159/ Marty's work mentioned in the episode: D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion Down to Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy Marty's site   Did you enjoy this episode? Help keep Based on a True Story going by supporting the show and get exclusive bonus content: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/
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This week Paul & Amy hit the streets for 1971's The French Connection! They discuss whether Popeye Doyle is actually a hero, what went sideways during that incredible chase scene, and who the real-life inspirations for Doyle & Russo were. Plus: an interview with cop-turned-actor Brian Danker about what French Connection gets right and wrong about police work. Tell us your hot take about next week's film, Titanic, by calling the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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Paul & Amy enlist for 1970's groundbreaking Robert Altman war comedy M*A*S*H! They work to separate the film from the iconic TV show, dissect a controversial scene with Sally Kellerman, and explore how this film was a precursor for 70s comedy to come. Plus: Tom Skerritt (Duke Forrest) explains how Altman made his career.   What do you think Sunrise is about? (Hint: there's a pig in it!) If you haven't seen it, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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1945: The saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis – no ships, no planes, no rescue. Just…sharks. Cut to: The emotional center of JAWS: Sometimes drunk, sometimes sober - Robert Shaw’s indelible tale of the Indianapolis receives an ovation from cast and crew. The ORCA starts to sink – with all hands still on deck. The journey of a rotting shark carcass from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard. The on-set rivalry between Richard Dreyfus and Robert Shaw. A post-production panic attack for Steven Spielberg. And an unsolved murder nearby the JAWS shoot – more than 40 years later, was the mystery solved by writer Joe Hill? Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Casper- Get $50 towards select mattresses when you visit them atCasper.com/Jaws Dollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
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Support Classic Movie Musts on Patreon and get access to our weekly exclusive podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly exclusive podcast, Max's Movie Musts.  Join at www.patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we're discussing Martin Scorsese's film, Casino (1995), starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci.
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Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing,” shot on location in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, is now considered not only a classic of modern cinema, but a clarion call to social justice, frequently connected with current acts of racist violence. But “Do the Right Thing” is inspired by specific historical events in New York City in the years before its release – and a general atmosphere of racial tension and police brutality, much of it empowered by the casual racism of Mayor Ed Koch. This episode connects the film to those incidents and to that atmosphere, and looks back at its initial (and fraught) reception. We also connect Lee’s iconic work to current events, and ask how we can carry its lessons into the current struggle. Our guests are “New York Times” culture / op-ed editor  Jamil Smith (https://www.rollingstone.com/author/jamil-smith/) .  Check out our website (https://www.funcitycinema.com/) for more information. Thanks for listening!
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Paul & Amy sing the praises of 1975's sprawling country opus Nashville! They compare Robert Altman's loose technique to the perfectionist auteurs of past Unspooled movies, find further parallels to Quentin Tarantino's latest, and learn what real Nashvillians thought of the film. Plus: Screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury shares her inspiration for the film's story. What would you do for the Maltese Falcon? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Tool and Sonos (www.sonos.com).
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The Exorcist opens - with no credit for the voice of the demon, Mercedes McCambridge - and she’s furious. Audiences break down the doors to see the movie. Hysteria ensues: Vomiting, fainting, heart attacks, and more. The prominent critics...hated it. Rev. Billy Graham said “the devil is in every frame of that film.” Pressure was building to stiff the movie at awards time, despite its popularity. Linda Blair was shattered. But despite the lack of industry support, William Friedkin was now wildly famous and could do anything. Or could he? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/itex Thank you to our sponsors: Shudder - Join Shudder today for the best in thrillers, suspense, and horror and get a free month when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.shudder.com Mack Weldon - When facing down your worst nightmare, performance based undergarments can make all the difference. Get 20% off when you enter code EXORCIST at checkout. www.mackweldon.com
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1916: A bounty is offered to whoever can kill the “Man-eater of Matawan.” Cut to: 1973. Peter Benchley sells the rights to JAWS to a pair of legendary Hollywood producers, Richard Zanuck and David Brown. Sensing a winner, Spielberg steals the galleys off Zanuck’s desk before insisting that this be his next project. Meanwhile, Zanuck and Brown toss away a would-be director who can’t distinguish between a whale and a shark, legendary director Henry Hathaway offers Spielberg some advice, and casting begins. Two very important executives want their wives to play the Chief’s wife. In Spielberg’s words, “Oy vey.” Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Dollar Shave Club - Get the DSC daily essentials kit for just $5 at DollarShaveClub.com/JAWS Nutrafol - Get your first months supply for just $10 when you use code JAWS at Nutrafol.com Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
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Paul & Amy drive down to 1950's Hollywood house of horrors Sunset Boulevard! They ask if Joe Gillis is a reliable narrator, praise Gloria Swanson's transformative performance, and wonder if Hollywood really hasn't changed in 70 years. Plus: Alicia Malone (TCM host and author of "The Female Gaze") joins us to help place Sunset Boulevard in it's historical context. What's your favorite evil doctor (or other medical professional) in pop culture history? Before we discuss One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. This episode is brought to you by Black Tux (www.blacktux.com code: UNSPOOLED).
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Amy and Paul suit up for 1982's gender-bending Dustin Hoffman comedy Tootsie! They ask whether Michael is really a great actor, praise Bill Murray's scene-stealing performance, and compare the film to last year's Best Picture winner. Plus: drag comedian Roz Drezfalez ("Ghosted" podcast) tells us why he loved Tootsie as a kid. For Silence Of The Lambs week, help us create a menu for Hannibal Lecter's next meal! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 in your best Hannibal impression.Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com [unspooledpod.com] and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Ooni Koda (www.ooni.com code: UNSPOOLED) and Black Tux (www.blacktux.com code: UNSPOOLED).
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Amy & Paul gaze through the looking glass into 1937's Walt Disney fairy tale Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs! They appreciate Snow's sense of humor, question the hygiene of squirrels washing dishes, and wonder what Disney would think of the behemoth his company has become. Plus: animation historian J.B. Kaufman explains what made Snow White so groundbreaking, and Kate Littleton, the moderator of the Unspooled Facebook group, tells us why Snow White is one of her favorite films. Next week is All The President's Men - who would you cast as Robert Mueller in a future movie about Russiagate? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com [unspooledpod.com], and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Vrbo app and Zoom podcast.
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Amy & Paul kick off a new decade-spanning miniseries, where they'll pick their favorite films from each year of the 2010s! This episode covers the years 2010-2012, and they'll advocate for knotty films from cinema's modern masters, a balls-to-the-wall cult comedy, and a nearly-forgotten Best Picture winner among many others.   Next week the series continues with 2013-2015; keep sending us voicemails with your pick for best movie of the decade! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall   This episode is brought to you by Issue Zero Podcast, The Irishman, and AMEX.
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Examining John Hancock’s Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971) in the context of anxiety. From social anxiety to personal anxiety to how psychological treatment for anxiety has evolved since the late 1960s-early 70s, this episode covers it all while celebrating and dissecting this creepy hidden gem. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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This week Paul & Amy take a close look at Steven Spielberg's unflinching Holocaust drama "Schindler's List." They discuss the filmmaking instincts Spielberg brings to difficult material, praise Ralph Fiennes' terrifying performance, and discover the crucial role Adam Sandler played in keeping Spielberg's mood up. Plus: Embeth Davidtz (who plays Helen Hirsch) calls in to talk about the unlikely family formed on set. Next week, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your favorite memories of watching It's A Wonderful Life. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Palm (www.palm.com) and Try My Fit Jeans (www.myfitjeans.com code: UNSPOOLED).
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Paul & Amy dig into 1991's serial killer thriller The Silence Of The Lambs! They praise the many ways the film puts us in Clarice Starling's head, discover the inspirations for Hannibal Lecter's voice, and learn how Buffalo Bill was originally received by LGBT activists. Plus: former detective Paul Holes of the Murder Squad podcast explains what Silence of The Lambs gets right abour criminal profiling. Who should play Atticus FInch in a modern adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Paul & Amy say buona sera to 1974's epic mobster sequel The Godfather Pt. II! They analyze Robert De Niro's Sicilian, learn which US president loved the film, and ask if this sequel really covers territory not covered by the first film. Plus: Tom Santopietro, author of The Godfather Effect, talk about how the Godfather films have affected the Italian-American community.   For The Grapes Of Wrath week, tell us about your experience with unions! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall     This episode is brought to you by Villains (www.parcast.com/VILLAINS).
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"What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?" We're talkin' 'bout the classic '80s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and some of the most troubled child stars in TV history. Relive the last days of Gary Coleman and Dana Plato, and find out what happened to the rest of the cast. We also talk about Kenny Rogers, Crocodile Dundee, Doris Day, and more! And as a Dearly Departed Pod FIRST, you will be able watch video of this episode on YouTube at "DearlyDepartedOnline": https://www.youtube.com/user/DearlyDepartedOnline It takes Diff'rent Strokes to move the world... And it took technology to make this show while socially distanced during the coronavirus pandemic. No podcast hosts were harmed during the production of this episode as we produced it remotely from our individual homes. So stay home, wash your hands, and listen to the Dearly Departed Podcast!
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Amy & Paul rise up for 1927's expressionist F.W. Murnau masterwork Sunrise! They learn how Janet Gaynor won the Best Actress Oscar for three films at once, praise the film's groundbreaking soundtrack, and ask how such a simple story can resonate so strongly. Plus: Animal trainer Laura Bourhenne talks about the challenges of training pigs.   For 12 Angry Men week, help defend a criminal character you think deserved a fairer trial! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Paul & Amy continue the Best Of The Decade miniseries, picking their favorite films from each year of the 2010s! This episode covers the years 2013-2015, and they'll discuss a visionary action film, a super-low-budget indie gem, and an inescapable musical among many others. Plus: a critical eye on this year's Golden Globe nominations.   Next episode, we're pausing the miniseries for a week to cover the original Star Wars. Tell us your favorite minor Star Wars character! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall   This episode is brought to you by Issue Zero Podcast, Invitae (www.invitae.com), Away (www.awaytravel.com/unspooled), Sonos (www.sonos.com), and AMEX.
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Producer of some of the best documentaries in the world joins us to discuss the movies that have influenced him throughout his life.
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Paul & Amy fall into Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 psychological thriller Vertigo! They learn who created the famous Vertigo zoom, listen to a classic 90s song inspired by Vertigo, and ask if the age gap between Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak works to the film's credit. Plus: Tony Lee Moral, author of multiple books on Hitchcock, tells us where Vertigo fits into his filmography. Next week is our 50th movie special - tell us which films we've covered so far surprised you or stuck with you, or offer us your 30 second elevator pitch for an AFI movie mashup! Just call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Turo (www.turo.com code: UNSPOOLED).
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Movie Mike talks to director Rod Lurie about his new movie “The Outpost” starring Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood. The movie is about 53 U.S. soldiers that battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in 2009. Rod talks about how he went about capturing realistic action in the battle scenes, what it was like directing Orlando Bloom and how much Scott Eastwood reminded him of his dad Clint Eastwood on set. Mike also gives his full review of the movie.  New Episodes Every Monday! Follow Mike on Instagram: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Facebook: @mikedeestro Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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The Halloweenies head out to California for a little off-campus lunch with the one and only Laurie Strode in 1998's Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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In this special BONUS episode, INSIDE STAR WARS creator and host Mark Ramsey interviews Brian Jay Jones, the author of the recent best-selling biography “George Lucas: A Life.” We talk about our shared love of the original film and how the franchise shaped our youths. We discuss what it’s like to chase down the details of a living legend who has contributed so much to modern pop culture. And Brian reveals the one question he would most like to ask Lucas today: “Are you happy?” It’s a fascinating conversation about the man at the center of Star Wars. Brian Jay Jones also wrote a wonderful biography of Muppet creator Jim Henson, and his current best-seller is this great book: “Becoming Dr. Seuss - Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination.” Support us by supporting our sponsors! Buffy - For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter code YODA. Casper - Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/YODA
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We're BACK! This week Mike is joined by Ghost Stories writer, actor and director Andy Nyman to discuss ghosts in the horror genre. He's then joined by BFI Journalist and editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Films & TV (EOFFT), Kev Lyons to discuss the cinematic origins of the ghost story.
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This week Paul & Amy cruise through 1976's terrifying character study Taxi Driver. They ask whether the film is anti-misogynist or simply misogynist, debate whether the ending is real or fake, and discover a surprising source of inspiration for another film on the AFI 100. Plus: actor and writer Curt Neill tells us about his experiences driving for Uber, and how it helped him empathize with Travis Bickle. If E.T. didn't stand for extra-terrestrial...what would it stand for? Next week is E.T. week, so call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 and tell us what you think! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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Amy & Paul excavate 1948's Humphrey Bogart thriller The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre! They ask if Fred C. Dobbs qualifies as an antihero, look at the wild career of director John Huston, and explore how Treasure inspired everything from Breaking Bad to There Will Be Blood. Plus: film critic extraordinaire Leonard Matin explains how he became a Bogart fan. For Chinatown week, complete the famous line "Forget it Jake, it's ___" with the town of your choice! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer.Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Vrbo.
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In our first look at the musical world of Harry Potter, we discuss the creative inspiration behind "Hedwig's Theme," "Harry's Wondrous World" and more. We then ask the question: is there a theme for Harry Potter himself? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Erica Kelley is the host of the Southern Fried True Crime podcast. She joins us today to separate fact from the fiction in the 2019 movie Just Mercy. Want to learn more about the real story? Listen to Erica's episode on the murder of Rhonda Morrison and the framing of Walter McMillian: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/85-the-murder-of-ronda-morrison-the-framing-of-walter-mcmillian Subscribe to Erica's podcast: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/   Did you enjoy this episode? Help keep Based on a True Story going by supporting the show and get exclusive bonus content: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ You can find all the show notes for this episode at:  https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/161/
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Join us as we watch 2006's Casino Royale together as a group experience.  For this episode, don your tailored tuxedo, grab a properly made Vesper martini, and cue up your copy of Casino Royale as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Spoiler alert: everyone loves this film. As well as dropping some lesser-known behind-the-scenes facts, we discuss some of the bold creative decisions that made this reboot of the franchise one of the most beloved films of the entire series. The recording took place on July 10th, 2020 in the USA, UK, and Spain. James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020
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In this episode, we "improv" our way through 45 years of Saturday Night Live and the deaths of John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley and Phil Hartman. We also talk about Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas, Ron Jeremy, Scott's trip to the Oscars, and more!
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On the July 20, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including what Tenet’s release date delay might mean for US movie theaters, Hawkeye, Grease prequel, and Netflix’s most popular original movies.   Opening Banter:    In The News:  Chris: ‘Tenet’ Release Date Delayed IndefinitelyPeter: When will this hit theaters? Could it be released internationally before the US? Ben: Could U.S. Theaters Stay Closed Until Mid-2021?Peter: If movies don’t reopen until mid-2021, what would it mean? Chris (og HT): ‘Tenet’ Runtime Might Be Too Long to Play in China’s Theaters Peter: Would Nolan allow a 30 minute shorter china cut? Ben: Marvel’s ‘Hawkeye’ Recruits ‘Troop Zero’ and ‘Comrade Detective’ DirectorsPeter: It’s interesting that Marvel is going away from its one filmmaker/showrunner approach, any theories on why? Chris: ‘Grease’ Prequel Brings In ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ Director Brett Haley Peter: Does Haley make you even a little bit curious about this unnecessary Grease prequel? Ben: Netflix Reveals Its 10 Most Popular Original Movies, and ‘Extraction’ is Still Number OnePeter: What do these movies tell us about the Netflix audience and what Netflix might be more apt to invest in future original movies?   Other Articles Mentioned:     All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.  You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS).  Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!  Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.
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In this week's special episode, Paul & Amy are answering all of your questions, submitted by Unspooled's Facebook group! They reminisce about the origin story of the podcast, explain which documentaries they would add to the AFI 100, and tell each other their favorite movie snacks. Finally, they celebrate the first 25 episodes by unveiling their official ranking of every movie covered on Unspooled so far. Next week's movie is "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington," so call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your best campaign speech for Jimmy Stewart (in a Jimmy Stewart voice!) Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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Amy & Paul dig into 1938's Howard Hawks screwball classic Bringing Up Baby! They ask if Cary Grant was the model for Christopher Reeve's Superman, learn how Hepburn modulated her performance to get the comic tone just right, and wonder why weddings were so casual in the 30s. Plus: Cary's daughter Jennifer Grant shares memories of growing up with her father. For Nashville week, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with a monologue that we'll turn into some Altman-style overlapping dialogue! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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Come and listen to our story 'bout a man named Jed... We talk The Beverly Hillbillies and the cast's fate! We also discuss OJ Simpson, the Oklahoma City bombing, LA's famous Formosa Cafe, Gloria Vanderbilt, and more! ARTICLE: The massive fire at Universal and the scandal brewing from it TWITTER: OJ Simpson's Twitter account WATCH: Two audio recordings of the OKC bombing explosion Host Scott Michaels' photos of the OKC bombing site ARTICLE: Is LAX’s Theme Building coming back to life as part of an on-airport hotel? Scott's photo of the Beverly Hillbillies house, also known as Chartwell Nancy Kulp's "interesting" photo spread Scott with Louis Nye, who was Sonny Drysdale on The Beverly Hillbillies and Zombo on The Munsters Scott with Buddy Ebsen aka Jeb Scott with Max Baer Jr. aka Jethro
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This week Amy & Paul hail the Marx Brothers' 1933 madcap comedy Duck Soup! They ask whether this is the first great comedy of the talkie era, parse the different comedic styles of the brothers, and praise Margaret Dumont as the perfect foil. Plus: Conan O’Brien joins the show to talk about why he loves the Marx Bros! Don't forget to tune in to next week's special episode, where we answer all our listeners' burning questions and officially rank the first 25 films. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. This episode is brought to you by Screen Dive and Audible.
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Carrie Fisher auditions hairstyles and the “Buns of Navarone” are born. Star Wars begins shooting. Carrie is smitten by her handsome co-star, Harrison Ford. Greedo nearly suffocates during the Cantina sequence. George Lucas breaks the news to Alec Guinness that his character will be killed off - without a satisfying death scene, and Guinness is furious. Luke and Leia swing across a dangerous chasm, but first someone has to tape down Carrie Fisher’s breasts. Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin is a horror legend - where does he go on his bicycle every day during the shooting of Star Wars? Shooting nears its end and George Lucas falls into depression and despair. Strife with the studio continues, and now Lucas is suffering chest pains. Star Wars is literally going to kill him. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Wix - Go to Wix.com and use the coupon code YODA, you’ll get 10% off any premium plan Casper - You can get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/YODA and using code YODA at checkout
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This week Paul & Amy investigate 1974's sunlit neo-noir Chinatown! They examine the charges against Roman Polanski and discuss how to watch and contextualize his work today, before diving into the film's recurring water symbolism and Faye Dunaway's superlative performance. Plus: historian and writer Hadley Meares (Curbed LA) breaks down some of the true Los Angeles history that inspired Chinatown. What would your alternate title for Tootsie be? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com  and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Vrbo, Fracture (www.fractureme.com/UNSPOOLED), and Stitch Fix (www.stitchfix.com/UNSPOOLED).
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Amy & Paul take a trip down South for 1967's racially charged police thriller "In The Heat Of The Night!" They celebrate the excellent soundtrack, scrutinize how well the film holds up as a procedural, and take a close look at Sidney Poitier's incredible road to Hollywood. Plus: Two interviews this week, with Pod Save The People's DeRay Mckesson on the value of art as activism, and Lee Grant, who plays Mrs. Colbert, reflecting on her trailblazing career as an actor and director. For next week's episode on "The Searchers," can you search your heart for a New Years resolution, and tell it to us in your best John Wayne voice? Just call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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On the July 17, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.   Opening Banter:    At The Water Cooler: What we’ve been Doing:Brad received a big Peacock promotional package, downloaded Peacock on Apple TV, set up an inflatable pool because it’s damn hot, has been hating the process of how collectible action figures are being released. Peter plug the new youtube video Galaxy’s Edge Has Changed! [Disney World Reopening] Chris released a new episode of 21st Century Spielberg.  What we’ve been Reading:Jacob is reading The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn. Chris read Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay.  What we’ve been Watching:Brad, Hoai-Tran, and Jacob watched Palm Springs Jacob and Chris watched The Beach House. Peter watched Gamemaster, and some more of Unsolved Mysteries. Jacob watched The Old Guard. He’s also fallen deeply in love with Schitt’s Creek. Brad watched David Foster: Off the Record Chris watched Tesla, Supermarket Sweep, and the Criterion Collection Bruce Lee box set. Ben rewatched Wet Hot American Summer and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and saw The Right Stuff. Hoai-Tran watched The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, rewatched Pride and Prejudice. What we’ve been Eating:Peter tried Try Teats, an international snack mystery box. This one featured Croatian and Serbian snacks and candy. Watch the video on YouTube. Brad tried Caramel Apple Jacks, Apple Pie Kit Kats, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream What we’ve been Playing:Jacob is running two RPG campaigns this weekend. Other Articles Mentioned:   All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.  You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS).  Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes, tell your friends and spread the word!  Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.
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You may know today's guest as Hiro from NBC’s HEROES, but Masi Oka also worked at Industrial Light & Magic as a Digital Effects Artist on the Star Wars prequels. We dive deep into his career, both at ILM and about his start in acting. And we focus in on one of his biggest contributions to Attack of the Clones: the seismic blast on the asteroid belt. And, now that we’ve had both him and Greg Grunberg on the same show, maybe it’s just time for me to just spin off into a TALKING HEROES podcast.
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We're on the hunt for James Bond and the fate of the films' many actors spanning more than five decades! Also discussed: Brian Dennehy, John Prine, Jan and Dean, and more. Also, check out the video version of this episode on YouTube at "DearlyDepartedOnline": https://www.youtube.com/user/DearlyDepartedOnline And please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dearlydepartedpod
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Carl Gottlieb is the co-screenwriter of JAWS, a featured player in this podcast, and the author of The Jaws Log, about the making of the classic film. With Inside JAWS creator Mark Ramsey, Carl discusses his background in Improv, how he met Steven Spielberg, how JAWS came to be a classic, and what lessons the movie has for filmmakers and audiences alike. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include: Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/JAWS Dollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
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In this “mini episode” we talk about Liberace, Anna Nicole Smith, Dollywood, The Beatles and more! Also, we just launched on Patreon.com, so please go to patreon.com/dearlydepartedpod to SUPPORT THIS PODCAST! You can sign up for as little as just $2 per month. Mini-episodes like this one will only be available to our patrons there from now on, so please sign up to keep getting every episode of the Dearly Departed Podcast.
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Put on your best dancing shoes for Swing Time with Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire! Paul & Amy caper through the 1936 film's strange comic beats, spontaneous choreographed dances and timeless tunes. Plus: an interview with choreographer Kat Burns (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) about Fred & Ginger's dance numbers, and Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome from the "Yo Is This Racist?" podcast stop by to discuss "that scene." What do you think the tag line for The French Connection should be? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824, and follow us on Twitter @Unspooled. Don't forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts!
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In this month’s episode of Fragments of Fear, we return to the Italian thrillers of the late 1960s, looking at Franco Rossetti’s The Rage Within. Released in 1969, at the height of the student protests, we examine how the political volatility of the late 1960s manifests throughout the film - assessing if the purported ideologies of the main characters are wholly honourable. Adapted from Alberto Moravia’s short story, “Crime at the Tennis Club” we look at how Rossetti translates Moravia’s themes of Roman existentialism to the 1960s through various familiar giallo thematic tropes such as blackmail, jealousy and double crossing. We also analyse what The Rage Within says about the widening chasm of the generational divide in the 1960s and explore this concept in relation to the relationships between the central characters.
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Amy & Paul fight for 1960's Roman epic Spartacus! They discuss why Spartacus isn't usually considered part of director Stanley Kubrick's canon, learn about Kirk Douglas' heroic efforts to get the film made, and liken the movie to a good casserole. Plus: Thomas Doherty, author of Show Trial, talks about how screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was affected by the Hollywood Blacklist.   Next week is Some Like It Hot week - help us come up with a better title for the film! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall     This episode is brought to you by Sonos (www.sonos.com) and M&Ms Hazelnuts.
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1916: Another vicious shark attack at the Jersey Shore. Cut to: Hollywood, 1965: Steven Spielberg hides out at Universal Studios in a toilet stall. He watches his idol, Alfred Hitchcock, at work. He fast-talks the guard at the studio gate day after day. He has an unpleasant encounter with a naked Marlon Brando – and all this while he’s still in high school. He lays it all on the line and heads west to Cal State Long Beach, where he makes a dirt-cheap, but impressive student film called Amblin that leads to a studio deal and an encounter with Joan Crawford. Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/Jaws Other sponsors include Dollar Shave Club - Get your started pack for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Jaws Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejaws Or Twitter at @insidejaws
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Trailer. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!
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Before the release of Season 2, creator Matt Schrader is joined by sound designer Peter Bawiec and producer Elena Bawiec to discuss the origin of Blockbuster (new season coming June 2020) and discuss their own entrepreneurial struggles in this special release for Dell Technologies Small Business PodFerence, a virtual conference of podcast creators. Matt details how he left his career in broadcast journalism with CBS and NBC to self-finance his own feature documentary (2017's Score: A Film Music Documentary, a New York Times Critics Pick), and the challenges the Blockbuster team faced tryiing to create a new model of high-end "biopic podcast" (biopod) storytelling, which parallels some of the struggles of many entrepreneurs, not to mention filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. For more tips and inspiration from podcasters that can help your small business thrive in uncertain times, visit Dell Technologies Small Business PodFerence website at http://www.delltechnologiespodference.com. http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! New season coming in spring 2020.
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The new Netflix comedy EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA sneaks moments of real pathos into its parodic look at a highly specific music scene, a sly approach it shares with another classic of the musical-spoof form: 2003’s A MIGHTY WIND, the third in a series of improv-heavy comedies directed by Christopher Guest and starring a cast of ensemble players. In this unfortunately “Ja Ja Ding Dong”-free half of our pairing, we dive into A MIGHTY WIND to examine the source and efficacy of said pathos, and how it aligns with Guest and co’s approach to both folk music and improv comedy. Plus, feedback on our recent Studio Ghibli bonus episode prompts further discussion of the oft-ignored Isao Takahata and the sub-vs.-dub debate. Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about A MIGHTY WIND, EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730.  Outro Music: “A Mighty Wind” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Join Paul, Amy and special guest Hayes Davenport (Hollywood Handbook, Flagrant Ones) for this discussion about LA and apocalyptic films, with a special focus on the 1984 cult classic Repo Man! Learn about the strange history of LA urban planning initiatives, the inspiration for Repo Man's generic products, and a great party fact about "Ralphs." This episode was recorded live from Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles.
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Support Classic Movie Musts and get your exclusive access to our weekly supplemental podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly supplemental podcast, Max's Movie Musts, by subscribing on Patreon at www.patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we're joined by Ted Walch to discuss the maternal melodrama Stella Dallas (1937), directed by King Vidor and starring Barbara Stanwyck.   Timestamps: Opening Credits: 1:02 Feature Presentation: 4:14 Ending Credits: 53:20
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Amy & Paul undergo the Ludovico technique to watch Stanley Kubrick's dark dystopia A Clockwork Orange! They explain the history of the famous "Singin In The Rain" scene, compare the complicated adaptation to Anthony Burgess' original novel, and question why Kubrick should be considered a moral authority on anything. Plus: Paul weighs in on the online discussion about the AFI list and "incels." CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank discussion of rape and rape scenes. For Rocky week, tell us about how you first encountered the Rocky franchise! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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This week Amy & Paul unveil 1933's seminal monster movie King Kong! They ask if this was the first true blockbuster film, discover how the distinctive animal sounds were made, and wonder what Ann sees in Jack Driscoll. Plus: primatologist Kate Gilmore stops by to explain King Kong is not a gorilla! What do you think All About Eve is all about? If you haven't seen it, call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your best guesses. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts.
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In lieu of our regular episode this week, we're offering the first episode of Spinach Skrewtny, our Patreon-exclusive chronological examination of the Popeye cartoons made by the Fleischer Studio. We talk about the character's origins in Segar's strip and why incidental elements like spinach and Bluto became staples of the animated series. We were astounded at how rich this first year was, and just what made this sailor (and the animators who brought him to life) so special!
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Raymond Chandler once wrote: “Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor—by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world… “The story is this man’s adventure in search of a hidden truth, and it would be no adventure if it did not happen to a man fit for adventure. If there were enough like him, the world would be a very safe place to live in, without becoming too dull to be worth living in.” Or, as Doc might put it: “Who, me?” Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/one-heat-minute-productions/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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