March 24, 2019

Guest Spot: Pulp Fiction on The Super 70 Podcast

Mike White of The Projection Booth Podcast takes the reigns of The Super 70 Podcast as he guides you through one of the most successful independent films ever made, Quentin Tarantino's . Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s coveted Palm D'Or in 1994, Pulp Fiction scored seven Academy Award nominations and started or restarted several acting careers. Its development, marketing, and distribution by Miramax Studios revolutionized independent cinema and its’ unconventional narrative structure, extensive use of homage and pastiche have led some to call it the prime example of postmodern film. Since its release it has been one of the rare films made after 1990 that has been grouped into the top 100 greatest films ever made and in 2013 was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry of the United States.

But while we may recognize talent, we also may be missing a few things on the surface and ask ourselves when does pastiche stop and plagiarism begin? Join Mike as he takes you scene by scene through a film as well known now as Casablanca, by a director as well known now as Hitchcock.

The Super 70 Podcast is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play, and my website at www.thatdylandavis.com. All music on The Super 70 Podcast is provided by Rozalind MacPhail whom you can all find on SoundCloud.

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Links:
Buy Pulp Fiction on Blu-Ray
Buy the Pulp Fiction soundtrack
Buy Pulp Fiction by Jason Bailey
Buy Pulp Fiction by Dana Polan
Buy Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino

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March 21, 2019

Episode 408: Me and Him (1988)

Special Guest: Doris Dörrie
Guest Co-Hosts: Adam Spiegelman, Heather Drain

Directed by Doris Dörrie, Me and Him (1988) is based on the novel Two: A Phallic Novel by and stars Griffin Dunne as Bert Uttanzi, a man who has a very active relationship with his penis. On the day of his 35th birthday he begins hearing directly from his penis, voiced by Mark Linn-Baker. Bert is an architect who’s trying to get his plans for a new marina built. He’s overly dedicated to his work while his penis tries to get him to care more about the carnal pleasures in life.

The film's producer, Bernd Eichinger, also produced last week's film, Heaven: The Story of a Murderer.

Heather Drain and Adam Spiegelman join Mike to discuss the film, talking genitals, and the dumb super powers.

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Links:
Download Me and Him
Buy Straight Through the Heart: Doris Dsrrie, German Filmmaker and Author by Franz A. Birgel and Klaus Phillips
Read The Voice From Below by Mike White
Read A Buddhist-Inspired Chronicler of the Present Buy Doris Dörrie's books on Amazon
Visit the official Robert Lasardo website

Music:
"No Woman No Cry" - Bob Marley
"Genius from the Waist Down" - Bootsey X and the Lovemasters

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March 20, 2019

Guest Spot: Death of a Nation on God Awful Movies


I was thrilled to be a part of God Awful Movies, one of my favorite podcasts, to discuss one of the worst movies I've ever seen, Dinesh D'Souza's "documentary", Death of a Nation: Can We Save America A Second Time? (2018).

God Awful Movies is ostensibly a comedy podcast and listeners can hear exactly why The Projection Booth isn't a comedy podcast because I'm simply not funny at all.

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March 18, 2019

Special Report: The Fly (1986)

Special Guests: Emma Westwood, Stuart Cornfeld
Guest Co-Hosts: Bill Ackerman, Samm Deighan

Samm Deighan and Bill Ackerman join Mike to discuss The Fly. Released in 1986, David Cronenberg’s film stars Jeff Goldblum as scientist Seth Brundle, a man who meets a journalist, Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis). The film tells the tale of their relationship as they get together and become driven apart after an accident changes Brundle irreparably.

Special guests are Emma Westwood, author of the Devil's Advocates book on The Fly and producer Stuart Cornfeld who discusses his work on The Fly as well as Tropic Thunder, Mimic, and more.

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Links:
Buy The Fly: The Ultimate Connection on Blu-Ray
Read about David Cronenberg's Six Legs
Buy The Fly: Outbreak graphic novel
Read The Beetle and the Fly by David Cronenberg

Music:
Original Soundtrack - Howard Shore
"Human Fly" - The Cramps
"Return of the Fly" - The Misfits
"Drawing Flies" - Soundgarden
"Jeff Goldblum" - Neal Deters

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March 13, 2019

Episode 407: Perfume - The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Special Guest: Andrew Birkin
Guest Co-Hosts: David Kittredge, Josh Stewart

Tom Tykwer's Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) is based on the 1985 book by . The film tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), a man born without scent and an acute sense of smell. He goes on a quest to capture the most beautiful scent in the world...

David Kittredge and Josh Stewart join Mike to discuss the film and Parfum the recent Netflix series somewhat inspired by Süskind's novel. Writer discusses the writing of the film.

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Links:
Buy Perfume: The Story of a Murderer on DVD
Buy Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind

Music:
"Scentless Apprentice" - Nirvana
"Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met...)" - Panic! At The Disco
"Du Riechst So Gut" - Rammstein
"Redhead Girl" - AIR

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March 6, 2019

Episode 406: Body Double (1984)

Special Guests: Robert J. Avrech, Gregg Henry
Guest Co-Hosts: Bill Ackerman, Jim Vendiola

Brian De Palma’s 1984 film, Body Double  stars Craig Wasson as Jake Scully, an actor in a low budget vampire film. After a terrifying bout of claustrophobia he loses his job, his girl, and his home until fellow actor, Sam Bouchard (Gregg Henry) does Jake a favor by letting him apartment-sit at a posh pad. As an added bonus, there’s a woman across the way who performs a nightly ritual of self-pleasure and, well, Jake likes to watch. But, of course, things aren’t always what they seem in Hollywood.

Jim Vendiola and Bill Ackerman join Mike to discuss this mash-up of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Rear Window. Screenwriter and actor Gregg Henry talk about the behind-the-scenes of De Palma's exploration of voyeurism.

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Links:
Buy Body Double on Blu-Ray
Buy Double De Palma by Susan Dworkin
Buy De Palma on Blu-Ray
Visit the official Annette Haven website
Read Body Double: why Brian De Palma's pornographic fiasco is worth another peek
Read De Palma Does Hollywood by Travis Woods
Read Brian De Palma’s ‘Body Double’: A Hitchcockian Thriller Executed in Completely Original Style
Read more about Pehla Nasha (1993)
Read the story about Craig Wasson on Bitchy Actress's blog
Listen to our Vertigo episode
Listen to our Blow Out episode

Music:
Original Soundtrack by Pino Donnagio
"Mr. Zero Ban Gaya Hero" - Vinod Rathod
"Relax" - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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February 27, 2019

Episode 405: Super Fly (1972)

Guest Co-Hosts: Rob St. Mary, Chris Stachiw

We wrap up Black History Month 2019 with three white guys talking about one of the pillars of the blaxploitation pantheon, Super Fly (1972). Directed by Gordon Parks Jr., written by , and produced by Sig Shore, the film stars Ron O'Neal as Priest, a drug deal who’s looking to get out of the game. The film was derided for its glorification of drug use and lauded for its soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield.

Chris Stachiw and Rob St. Mary join Mike to discuss the film, its two very uneven sequels, and the 2018 remake from Director X.

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Links:
Buy Super Fly (1972) on Blu-Ray
Buy The Return of Superfly (1990) on DVD
Buy Superfly (2018) on DVD

Music:
"Pusher Man" - Curtis Mayfield
"Superfly" - Peter Duchin
"Freddie's Dead" - Fishbone
"Super Fly Meets Shaft" - John and Ernest
"Funky Super Fly (Pts 1 & 2)" - Bobby Williams
"Superfly" - Curtis Mayfield

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February 21, 2019

Episode 404: Trouble Man (1972)

Special Guests: Robert Hooks, John D. F. Black, Mary Black
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Maurice Bursztynski

Black History Month 2019 continues with a look at the 1972  film directed by Ivan Dixon and written by , Trouble Man . Robert Hooks stars as cool cat Mr. T. That’s T that rhymes with P and this cat is great at pool. He does his business out of a billiards parlor where he holds court like a Sicilian on the day of his daughter’s wedding. Mr. T runs afoul a plot hatched by Chalky and Pete (Ralph Waite & Paul Winfield), a salt and pepper team of criminals who put T on the outs with Big (Julius Harris) and the cops.

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Links:
Buy Trouble Man on Blu-Ray
Buy the Trouble Man soundtrack by Marvin Gaye
Buy the Trouble Man novelization by John D. F. Black
Listen to our episode on The Spook Who Sat By The Door

Music:
All songs taken from the soundtrack by Marvin Gaye

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