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December 1, 2021

Episode 549: The Matrix (1999)

Episode 549: The Matrix (1999) Guest Co-Hosts: Christine Makepeace, Ben Buckingham

Released in 1999, The Wachowski Siblings's The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves as Thomas “Neo” Anderson, a cubicle jockey who is looking for meaning in his life by way of the notorious hacker Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). Neo gets more than he bargained for when he learns that the world in which we live is a computer-generated construct, the titular Matrix.

Ben Buckingham and Christine Makepeace join Mike to discuss this groundbreaking film.

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Bonus Interview with Rodney Ascher about A Glitch in the Matrix:

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Buy Art of the Matrix

Music:
"Dodge This" - Don Davis
"Wake Up" - Rage Against the Machine

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November 27, 2021

Special Report: Lost Highway (1997)

Special Guest: Barry Gifford
Guest Co-Hosts: Bill Ackerman, Jedidiah Ayres

We conclude #Noirvember 2021 with a special episode about David Lynch's Lost Highway (1997). Written by Lynch and , it’s the story of Fred Madison (Bill Pullman), a musician who has trouble trusting his wife, Renee (Patricia Arquette). When they begin to get anonymous deliveries of VHS tapes, the pair are plunged into an underworld of mystery...

Jedidiah Ayres and Bill Ackerman join Mike to discuss the film and this phase of David Lynch’s career.

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Buy Lost Highway on Blu-Ray
Buy the Lost Highway screenplay
Learn more about Barry Gifford and Roy's World
Listen to Tim Lucas's omitted commentary track

Music:
"Something Wicked This Way Comes" - Barry Adams
"Rammstein" - Rammstein

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ROY'S WORLD official trailer #1 from Rob Christopher on Vimeo.

November 24, 2021

Episode 548: Chameleon Street (1990)

Special Guests: Daniel Noga, Wendell B. Harris Jr.
Guest Co-Hosts: Jay Jackson, Jonathan Melville

#Noirvember 2021 continues with a look at Wendell B. Harris Jr.'s Chameleon Street (1990). After winning the Sundance film festival in 1990 the film took too long to come out theatrically and died a quick death after it did. It’s the story of Douglas Street played by Harris. He’s a man who goes from installing burglar alarms to extorting a Detroit Tiger to impersonating a doctor, student, lawyer, and more.

Jay Jackson and Jonathan Melville join Mike to discuss this thought-provoking film.

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Learn more about the restoration of Chameleon Street

Music:
"Street Chameleon" - Curtis MacDonald

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November 17, 2021

Episode 547: The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Guest Co-Hosts: Spencer Parsons, Peter Flynn

Noirvember 2021 continues with a look at Orson Welles's The Lady from Shanghai (1947). It’s the story of Michael O’Hara (Welles), a sailor who falls in with a strange group of people: A gorgeous blonde, Elsa (Rita Hayworth), the titular lady from Shanghai, her husband, Arthur Bannister, a high-powered lawyer, and his partner, Grisby, a weirdo who wants to fake his own death and pin it on Michael.

Spencer Parsons and Peter Flynn join Mike to discuss this highly-compromised film.

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Buy The Lady from Shanghai on Blu-Ray
Buy If I Die Before I Wake by

Music:
"Lady from Shanghai" - Tav Falco's Panther Burns

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November 10, 2021

Episode 546: Point Blank (1967)

Guest Co-Hosts: Jedidiah Ayres, Andrew Nette

Noirvember 2021 continues with a look at John Boorman's Point Blank. Released in 1967, the film was based on the 1962 novel by writing as Richard Stark. The film stars Lee Marvin as Walker, a man who was betrayed by his wife and his best friend. Now he’s back, seemingly from the dead, and goes on a quest to kill his friend and get back the money he feels he’s owed.

Jedidiah Ayres and Andrew Nette join Mike to discuss The Hunter, Point Blank, and the many cuts of Brian Helgeland's Payback.

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Buy Point Blank on Blu-Ray
Buy Payback: Straight Up on Blu-Ray
Buy The Hunter by Richard Stark
Buy The Hunter by Richard Stark and Darwyn Cooke
Buy Hard Sentences: Crime Fiction Inspired by Alcatraz
Visit The Violent World of Parker website
Read The Four and a Half Worlds of Parker by Mike White

Music:
"End Title" - Johnny Mandel

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November 3, 2021

Episode 545: The Silent Partner (1978)

Special Guest: Elliott Gould
Guest Co-Hosts: Jonathan Melville, Cullen Gallagher

Noirvember 2021 kicks off with a look at Daryl Duke’s The Silent Partner. Released in 1978, it was from a screenplay by and based on the book Think of a Number by . The film stars Elliott Gould as Miles Cullen, a rather mild mannered bank teller -- and keeper of the vault -- who figures out that his bank has been targeted for a robbery. With this piece of information he decides to rob the bank himself and let the robber (Christopher Plummer) take the fall.

Jonathan Melville and Cullen Gallagher join Mike to discuss the film while Elliott Gould talks about his role as Miles Cullen.

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Buy The Silent Partner on Blu-Ray
Buy Think of a Number by Anders Bodelsen
Buy Think of a Number on DVDr

Music:
"The Silent Partner" - Original Soundtrack
"Tænk på et tal" - Bent Fabricius-Bjerre

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This episode was brought you by Storyblocks

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October 31, 2021

Special Report: Carrie (1976)

Special Guests: Joseph Aisenberg, Nancy Allen, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Joe Maddrey
Guest Co-Hosts: Jamey Duvall, Keith Gordon

We’re wrapping up #Shocktober 2021 with a look at Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976). Based on the novel by , the film stars Sissy Spacek as the titular Carrie White. She’s a young woman who’s lived under her mother’s thumb and religious fervor. When she experiences her first period, she also experiences a new ability to move objects with her mind.

Keith Gordon and Jamey Duvall join Mike to discuss the film. Interviews include Piper Laurie, William Katt, Nancy Allen, Joseph Aisenberg (Studies in the Horror Film: Carrie), and Joe Maddrey (Adapting Stephen King: Volume 1, Carrie, 'Salem's Lot and The Shining from Novel to Screenplay).

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Buy Carrie on Blu-Ray
Buy De Palma on Blu-Ray
Buy Carrie, Carrie (2002), and The Rage: Carrie 2 on DVD
Buy Carrie & Carrie (2013) on DVD
Buy Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir by Piper Laurie
Buy Carrie by Stephen King
Buy A Long Time Ago, in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits - Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More by Paul Hirsch

Music:
Original Soundtrack - Pino Donnagio
"Prom Climax" - Carrie: The Musical

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October 27, 2021

Episode 544: The Medusa Touch (1978)

Guest Co-Hosts: Jeff Meyers, Agatha Luz

Shocktober 2021 continues with a look at Jack Gold’s The Medusa Touch (1978). It’s the story of John Morlar (Richard Burton) a man with a special gift who is "murdered" in the first few minutes of the film. It then becomes an investigation by Detective Brunel (Lino Ventura ) who tries to learn more about Morlar, who murdered him, and why.

Agatha Luz and Jeff Meyers join Mike to discuss psychic films, "dogs" of 1978, and more.

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Buy The Medusa Touch on DVD
Buy The Medusa Touch by Peter Van Greenaway

Music:
"Winchester Cathedral" - The New Vaudeville Band

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