December 18, 2018

Episode 395: The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Rob St. Mary

Based on a novel from the early 19th century book by , The Saragossa Manuscript / Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (1965) tells the rather oblique tale of Alphonse Van Worden (Zbigniew Cybulski), a Walloon captain of the guard, and his circular adventures in the region of Zaragoza which is in modern day Spain.

Rob St. Mary and Samm Deighan join Mike to discuss Wojciech Has and the multilayered nature of The Saragossa Manuscript.

Read about The Duchess of Avila
Read Martin Schell's Saragossa Manuscript outline

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Title Theme by Krzysztof Penderecki


December 13, 2018

2018 Year End Wrap Up: EgoFest VII + Music Mix

Answering questions, thanking patrons, giving updates, and talking smack.... it's Ego Fest VII just in time to wrap up 2018.

See our list of 2019 episodes on the Facebook Group
Support The Projection Booth Patreon

"Dirty Back Road" - Technicolor Odyssey
"Strobe Light" - The B-52s

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2018 Music Mix:

2018 Music Mix Track Listing
Children of the RevolutionT-RexZPG / Children of Men
Demolition ManGrace JonesDemolition Man
Kill the PoorDead KennedysSociety
Dream PoliceCheap TrickWho Wants to Kill Jessii?
Detroit Rock CityKISSDetroit Rock City
Antichrist SuperstarMarilyn MansonBegotten
Fiend Without a FaceMisfitsFiend Without a Face
Kiss Me DeadlyGeneration XKiss Me Deadly
Easy Rider, 1970Chris SikelianosThe Last Movie
Knocking On Heaven's DoorBob DylanPat Garrett & Billy The Kid
Freedom Isn't FreeTrey ParkerAn American Carol
The Last Of The IndependantsRory GallagherCharley Varrick
Fifth Horseman Of The ApocalypseUltimate SpinachThe Fifth Horseman is Fear
The Court Of The Crimson KingKing CrimsonZPG / Children of Men
Mother Sky (Reedited From Soundtracks)CanDeep End
Magic And EcstasySnakefingerExorcist II: The Heretic
Theme Of The MackWillie HutchThe Mack
Public ImagePublic Image LimitedThe Public Image is Rotten
Mr.Vampire ThemeJie'er ChoirMr.Vampire
Love & CraigslistRuthCraigslist All-Stars
The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)Fun Boy ThreeWinter Kills
VigilanteFront Line AssemblyFalling Down
Fly AwayLenny KravitzThe Getaway
The Look Of LoveDusty SpringfieldFat City
The Long GoodbyeJohn Williams / Dave Grusin TrioThe Long Goodbye
Sleep WalkSanto & Johnny12 Monkeys
(The Man Who Shot) Liberty ValanceGene PitneyThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
PsychoEddie NoackPsycho
Dial "O" For BigelowFred LaneEgo Fest VI
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The PositiveJohnny MercerL.A. Confidential
God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenJimmy SmithKings & Deperate Men
And Her Tears Flowed Like WineAnita O'dayThe Big Sleep
Is That All There Is?Peggy LeeWanda
The Dark Crystal OvertureTrevor JonesThe Dark Crystal
Suspiria (Main Theme)GoblinSuspiria
MarnieBernard HerrmannMarnie
Yojimbo SuiteMasaru SatohYojimbo
Bloody ChristmasJerry GoldsmithL.A. Confidential
Maltese FalconWarner/Chappell ProductionsThe Maltese Falcon
Farewell, My LovelyYeong-Wook JoMurder, My Sweet
L'amour m'emporte, WalzeVeronika KincsesThe Earings of Madame De…
The MorrowMichael NymanGattaca
Dita SaxováLuboš FišerDita Saxova
Parallax TestMichael SmallThe Parallax View
Piece for Tape RecorderClimax Golden TwinsSession 9
The Big SleepThe GatheringThe Big Sleep
MuseNicolas JaarThe Color of Pomegranates
The DisputeVladimír HirschMarketa Lazarova
Addio Zio TomRiz OrtolaniMandingo
Winterreise - Zwölf Lieder Von Franz Schubert, S561 - No 12 - Im DorfeFranz LisztThe Piano Teacher
End theme from ScarecrowFred MyroScarecrow
End CreditsLalo SchifrinMan on a Swing


December 11, 2018

Episode 394: Psycho (1960)

Special Guest: Alexandre Philippe
Guest Co-Host: Christine Makepeace

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) stars Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, an unmarried woman who’s in love with Sam Loomis (John Gavin), a man under the debt of his deceased father and living ex-wife. In a move of desperation, she sees an opportunity to change her circumstances and takes it in the form of 40,000 dollars.

Christine Makepeace (The Feminine Critique) joins Mike to discuss Psycho and its legacy, sequels, Turkish remake and more. Alexandre Philippe, the director of 78/52, talks about his fascinating documentary which takes apart the famous Psycho shower scene.

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The Psycho Series:

Buy The Psycho Legacy on DVD
Buy Psycho by Robert Bloch
Buy Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello
Listen to the Inside Psycho podcast
Listen to John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee: Psycho
Listen to our Homicidal episode
Read Marion, Venus, and Susanna in the Mirror: The Paintings in the Parlor of The Bates Motel by Katrina Powers
Read about Psycho II's unexpected success
Read about the German version of Psycho
Watch Steven Soderbergh's comparison of the Hitchcock and Van Sant Psychos

"Herrmann: Psycho (A Narrative For Orchestra)" - London Philharmonic Orchestra & Bernard Herrmann
"Norman" - Sue Thompson
"Psycho" - Eddie Noack


December 4, 2018

Episode 393: Roommates (1981)

Special Guests: Jane Hamilton, Larry Revene, Rick Marx
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Ashley West

Directed by Chuck Vincent and written by , Roommates (1981) tells the tale of a trio of women trying to make their way in New York City. The film stars Samantha Fox as Billie, a former prostitute trying to make it in the straight world, Kelly Nichols as Sherry, a model from California with a drug problem, and Veronika Hart (AKA Jane Hamilton), as Joan, an aspiring actress from the Midwest.

Heather Drain and Ashley West join Mike to discuss this harrowing adult film, the film that inspired it and the lesser film that Roommates inspired.

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Read about Ghosts of Chuck Vincent’s Film Studio
Visit the Distribpix website
Buy Larry Revene's books
Buy Raw Talent by Jerry Butler
Listen to our episode on Chuck Vincent's Cleo/Leo
Read our interview with Rick Marx

"Roommates Only" - Simon Dominic
"Roommates (Remixed)" - Now, Now
"Little Lost Girls" - The Runaways


November 29, 2018

Special Report: Hitler's Hollywood (2017)

Special Guests: Rüdiger Suchsland

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with director Rüdiger Suchsland about his two documentaries: From Caligari to Hitler (2014) and Hitler's Hollywood (2017). The films trace the decline of Weimar cinema and the rise of propaganda as the national cinema of Germany during WWII.

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Buy From Caligari to Hitler by Siegfried Kracauer
Buy Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 by Thomas Doherty

"I am Caligary" - Processory
"The Curse of Dr. Caligari" - Enine
"Dr. Caligari" - Bill Nelson
"Das Cabinet" - In the Nursery


November 27, 2018

Episode 392: The Long Goodbye (1973)

Special Guest: Elliott Gould
Guest Co-Hosts: Terry Frost, Eric Cohen

We wrap up #Noirvember and our Philip Marlowe journey for the year with Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973). Adapted by , one of the two main writers from Howard Hawks’s The Big Sleep, the film stars Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe, a man now out of time with the world.

Eric Cohen and Terry Frost join Mike to discuss Philip Marlowe's place in the now and the Japanese mini-series of The Long Goodbye.

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Buy The Long Goodbye on Blu-Ray
Buy The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
Hear more about Jim Bouton's Ball Four
Read ‘The Long Goodbye’: Robert Altman and Leigh Brackett’s Unique and Fascinating Take on Chandler and Film Noir

"The Long Goodbye" - Poisonville
"The Long Goodbye" - Jack Sheldon


November 20, 2018

Episode 391: The Big Sleep (1946)

Special Guest: Dahlia Schweitzer
Guest Co-Hosts: Terry Frost, Eric Cohen

We continue our #Noirvember coverage with a discussion of The Big Sleep (1946). The first proper Philip Marlowe book by , it was the second appearance of Marlowe on screen, this time portrayed by Humphrey Bogart.

Eric Cohen and Terry Frost join Mike to discuss the pre-release version of Howard Hawks's film, how Bogart portrayed Marlowe, and the 1978 re-interpretation of the source material by Michael Winner.

Dahlia Schweitzer returns to The Projection Booth to discuss her upcoming book, L.A. Private Eyes.

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Buy The Big Sleep (1945/1946) on DVD
Buy The Big Sleep (Annotated Version) by Raymond Chandler
Buy The Big Sleep (1978) on Blu-Ray
Read more about Bogart and Hawks

"Du plomb dans la cervelle" - Max Steiner
"And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine" - Anita O'Day


November 13, 2018

Episode 390: Murder My Sweet (1944)

Special Guest: Tom Williams
Guest Co-Hosts: Terry Frost, Eric Cohen

We continue our #Noirvember2018 coverage with the first in a trio of adaptations -- Edward Dymytrk’s Murder My Sweet (1944). Based on the second of Chandler's Philip Marlowe novels, Farewell My Lovely, the film stars Dick Powell "as you've never seen him before."

Terry Frost and Eric Cohen join Mike to discuss the 1944 film and the 1976 adaptation. Tom Williams, the author of A Mysterious Something in the Light; the Life of Raymond Chandler, provides insight on Chandler's career in and out of Hollywood.

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Buy Murder My Sweet on Blu-Ray
Buy Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
Buy Farewell My Lovely on DVD
Read about Only To Sleep by Lawrence Osborne

"Farewell My Lovely" - Yeong-Wook Jo

Buy Raymond Chandler and Film by William Luhr