May 23, 2019

Episode 415: The Mad Max Series

Special Guests: Mike Thompson, Ben Buckingham
Guest Co-Hosts: Roger Ward, Vernon Wells, Virginia Hey, Bruce Spence, Luke Buckmaster, Hugh Keays-Byrne

On this epic episode of The Projection Booth, we remember the road warrior, the man we called Mad Max. In the roar of an engine, he lost everything and became a shell of a man, a burnt-out desolate man, a man haunted by the demons of his past, a man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again.

Ben Buckingham and Mike Thompson join Mike White to discuss the ever-shifting landscape of George Miller’s Mad Max series from its audacious beginning as a bikie exploitation / revenge Mad Max (1979) to the post-apocalyptic Western Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) to the troublesome Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and concluding (?) with the spectacular Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).

Interviews feature actors from three of the four films — Roger Ward, Vernon Wells, Virginia Hey, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne — as well as writer Luke Buckmaster, author of Miller and Max.

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May 17, 2019

Episode 416: Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Special Guest: Danielle Ouimet
Guest Co-Hosts: Kat Ellinger, Heather Drain

It seemed a fairly ordinary night when Stefan (John Karlen) and his wife Valerie (Danielle Ouimet), two young, normal, healthy kids on their honeymoon. They stop in Belgium on their alleged way to England where they check into a nearly abandoned hotel. There they encounter the mysterious Countess Bathory (Delphine Seyrig) and her assistant Ilona (Andrea Rau). From there, some strange things start to happen in Harry Kümel's Daughters of Darkness (1971).

Kat Ellinger -- author of the Devil's Advocates book on Daughters of Darkness -- and Heather Drain join Mike to discuss lesbian vampires, Blood and Roses, The Velvet Vampire, and more.

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Buy Daughters of Darkness on Blu-Ray

"Accident Et Cymbalum" - François de Roubaix
"Daughters Of Darkness Opening" - François de Roubaix


May 11, 2019

Special Report: Other Side of the Wind Redux

Special Guests: Bob Murawski, Joseph McBride, Josh Karp
Guest Co-Hosts: Ken Stanley, Rob St. Mary

On this special episode of The Projection Booth we're looking at Orson Welles's The Other Side of the Wind (2018) again. Way back in May 2015, four years ago, it was still something of a dream that this film would ever get completed and shown to the world. There were rumors but there had been rumors before.

Rob St. Mary and Ken Stanley join Mike to discuss finally seeing the forty-year-in-the-making film. Josh Karp (author of Orson Welles's Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind and Joseph McBride (author of Whatever Happened to Orson Welles?) return to give their thoughts on the film while Michigan's own Bob Murawski discusses the incredible task of completing Welles's fragmented film.

Correction: Per Bob Murawski, the section with the mannequins was not done via CGI!

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Bonus Interview with Bob Murawski:

Listen to the Previous Other Side of the Wind episode:

Watch The Other Side of the Wind on Netflix
Buy Orson Welles's Last Movie by Josh Karp
Buy What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? by Joseph McBride
Buy Making Movies with Orson Welles by Gary Graver (with Andrew Rausch)
Read more about Other Side of the Wind at WellesNet
Buy the Other Side of the Wind script (in English and French)
Read more about Kael Vs. Kane

"Music to Watch Girls By" - Tony Hatch
"Music to Watch Girls By" - Les McCann
"Music to Watch Girls By" - The Ventures
"Fruit and Icebergs" - Blue Cheer


May 2, 2019

Episode 414: Outland (1981)

Special Guest: James B. Sikking
Guest Co-Hosts: Jedidiah Ayres, Josh Hadley

Peter Hyams’s Outland (1981) plays like a Western in space with Sean Connery as Marshall W.T. O’Neil, the head lawman at a rough and tumble mining colony where a mysterious series of deaths puts him at odds with the powers that be including his own Deputy (James B. Sikking) and the colony's head honcho (Peter Boyle).

Jedidiah Ayres and Josh Hadley join Mike to discuss Peter Hyams's filmography, High Noon, and more.

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Read OUTLAND: Peter Hyams’ Sci-Fi Murder Mystery Western For The Ages by Roxanne Benjamin
Read Outland: The Press Kit
Buy Outland by Alan Dean Foster
Buy High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic
by Gary Frankel

Original Score - Jerry Goldsmith
"High Moon" - Star One


April 27, 2019

Special Report: A Woman's Work - The NFL's Cheerleader Problem (2019)

Special Guests: Yu Gu, Lacy Thibodeaux-Fields, Maria Pinzone

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to director Yu Gu, former Oakland Raiderette Lacy Thibodeaux-Fields, and former Buffalo Jill Maria Pinzone about the 2019 documentary A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem which tackles the startling pay inequity of the National Football League.

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Visit the official website
Like A Woman's Work on Facebook
Follow A Woman's Work on Twitter

"Huddle Formation" - The Go! Team


April 23, 2019

Episode 413: M (1931)

Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Jamey Duvall

Fritz Lang's M (1931) is the story of a child murderer (Peter Lorre) in Berlin during the last years of the Weimar Republic. When the police fail to capture the terror of Berlin it's up to the criminal underworld to do the job.

Movie Geeks United's Jamey Duvall and Daughter of Darkness's Samm Deighan (author of the new Devil's Advocates book on M) discuss the original film, Joseph Losey's tepid remake and the impact of M on serial killer films overall.

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"In the Hall of the Mountain King" - Neeme Järvi, Göteborgs Symfoniker


April 18, 2019

Guest Spot: Ozploitation on Kulturecast

It's the return of "Mike White March" on the Kulturecast with a look at four Ozploitation films.

Stone (1974):

The Man from Hong Kong:

Mad Dog Morgan:

Money Movers:

Episode 412: The Passover Plot (1976)

Guest Co-Hosts: Spencer Parsons, Chris Bricklemyer

Just in time for Easter, we get passionate about a film with a very inflammatory title, The Passover Plot (1976). Directed by Michael Campus (The Mack, Z.P.G.), the film is loosely based upon the controversial book by . It stars Zalman King as Jesus, Scott Wilson as Judas, and Donald Pleasence as Pontius Pilate, and co-produced by Menahem Golan.

Spencer Parsons and Chris Bricklemyer join Mike to discuss various passion plays, Jens Jørgen Thorsen's The Return (AKA Jesus vender tilbage), and more.

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Download The Passover Plot
Buy The Passover Plot on DVDr
Buy The Passover Plot by Hugh J. Schonfield
Visit the official Bart D. Ehrman website
Buy Screen Jesus: Portrayals of Christ in Television and Film by Peter Malone

"Heaven On Your Minds" - Terry Wallace And His Interstellar Moog Sounds
"King Herod's Song" - Christo Graham
"Superstar" - Minoru Terada