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May 25, 2022

Episode 574: Brief Encounters (1967) and The Long Farewell (1971)

Episode 574: Brief Encounters (1967) and The Long Farewell (1971) Special Guest: Jane Taubman
Guest Co-Hosts: Gianna D'Emilio, Alistair Pitts

We conclude our month of discussions about Soviet Cinema with a double feature from Kira Muratova, Brief Encounters (1967) and The Long Farewell (1971). Brief Encounters got a very limited release while The Long Farewell was shelved before release. Both films finally got their day in the sun as the Cold War began to thaw.

In Brief Encounters, two women are in love with the same man. The film has a real New Wave feel to it with a fractured timeline and rough production. In The Long Farewell we see a mother, Yevgeniya, become more and more estranged from her son after he spends a summer with his father.

Jane Taubman joins us to discuss Muratova's work while Gianna D'Emilio and Alistair Pitts provide insight on these challenging films.

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Music:
"Gorodskoy romans" - Vladimir Vysotsky
"Ohota na volkov" - Vladimir Vysotsky

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May 23, 2022

Special Report: Doug Mand & Dan Gregor on Chip 'N Dale

Special Report: Doug Mand & Dan Gregor on Chip 'N Dale Special Guests: Dan Gregor, Doug Mand

Upright Citizens Brigade members and discuss their career from their early days, shorts, "How I Met Your Mother", Most Likely to Murder, and their latest work, Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022). They talk about the long gestation of their latest project as well as some of the challenges of working with a vast array of intellectual property.

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"Rescue Rangers Theme" - Jonathan Young

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May 18, 2022

Episode 573: Three Poplars on Plyuschikha Street (1968)

Guest Co-Hosts: Gianna D'Emilio, Alistair Pitts

We continue our month of discussing Soviet Cinema with a look at Tatyana Lioznova's Three Poplars on Plyuschikha Street (1968). Written by , it’s the story of Nyura (Tatyana Doronina), a country woman who comes to the big city of Moscow to see her sister in law. There she meets Sasha (Oleg Efremov), a taxi driver. They share stories and a song on the way to Plyuschikha Street. He offers to take her to the movies and she agrees but things go wrong.

Gianna D'Emilio and Alistair Pitts join Mike to discuss this heart-breaking film.

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Music:
"Tenderness" - Maya Kristalinskaya

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May 13, 2022

Special Report: Ed Glaser on How the World Remade Hollywood

Special Guest: Ed Glaser

On this special episode Mike talks with Ed Glaser, host of the Deja View YouTube series and author of How the World Remade Hollywood: Global Interpretations of 65 Iconic Films from McFarland Books. It's a terrific book which looks at unusual foreign interpretations of American films.

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Music:
"Hey Mickey" - Pim

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May 11, 2022

Episode 572: Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964)

Guest Co-Hosts: Gianna D'Emilio, Alistair Pitts

We continue our month of discussing Soviet Cinema with a look at Elem Klimov's Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964). It’s the story of a group of kids at a summer camp where one boy, Kostja Inockin (Viktor Kosykh), breaks from the pack and swims a little too far. He’s immediately expelled by Director Dynin (Evgeniy Evstigneev) but later Inockin returns.

Gianna D'Emilio and Alistair Pitts join Mike to discuss this fast-paced, whimsical bit of political allegory.

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Music:
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" - Alan Sherman

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May 9, 2022

Special Report: Matt Eskey on The Mojo Manifesto (2022)

Special Guest: Matt Eskey

On this special episode, Mike talks with director Matt Eskey about his documentary feature debut, The Mojo Manifesto: The Life and Times of Mojo Nixon (2022) which sheds some much-needed light on the unusual career of Mojo Nixon.

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"Vibrator Dependent" - Mojo Nixon

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May 6, 2022

Special Report: Andrew Rausch on My Best Friend's Birthday

Special Report: Andrew Rausch on My Best Friend's Birthday Special Guests: Andrew Rausch

Mike speaks with Andrew J. Rausch about his 2019 book, My Best Friend's Birthday: The Making of a Quentin Tarantino Film. It's a look at Quentin Tarantino and Craig Hamann's first feature film from the early '80s. Told as an oral history, the book features the voices of Hamann, Tarantino, Roger Avary, Rand Vossler, and more.

Learn about how this "lost" film came to be and how it can be seen as a Rosetta Stone for Tarantino's themes and career.

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Music:
"I Think I Love You" - Paranoiacs

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May 4, 2022

Episode 571: The Amphibian Man (1962)

Guest Co-Hosts: Gianna D'Emilio, Alistair Pitts

We are kicking off a month of discussions around Soviet cinema with a look at the 1962 film, The Amphibian Man. It’s the story of a love triangle between the daughter of a poor man, Guitierre (Anastasiya Vertinskaya) who has been promised to the rich Don Pedro (Mikhail Kozakov). She’s saved from a shark attack by the titular Amphibian Man, whose real name is Ichthyander (Vladimir Korenev). Of course, Guitierre and Ichthyander fall in love and should really be together. Can they escape from Argentina to Australia and live their lives there or will Don Pedro not allow their love to flourish?

Gianna D'Emilio and Alistair Pitts join Mike to answer this questions and more!

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Music:
"Aquaman" - Goblin

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