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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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"Hey Mickey" - Pim


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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"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" - Alan Sherman


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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"I Think I Love You" - Paranoiacs


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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"Aquaman" - Goblin


April 29, 2022

Episode 570: Arsenic & Old Lace (1944)

Special Guests: Joseph McBride, Charles Dennis
Guest Co-Hosts: Sylvia Hubbard, Kat Ellinger

We’re wrapping up Screwball month with a look at Frank Capra’s Arsenic & Old Lace. Released in 1944, though shot several years before that, the film stars Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic and avowed bachelor who has found the love of his life in Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane) who lives right next door to his kind-hearted aunts, Abby and Martha. There’s just one thing…. Abby and Martha have a terrible habit of poisoning their single, lonely old men boarders.

Sylvia Hubbard and Kat Ellinger join Mike to discuss the film while special guest Joseph McBride (Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success) talks about Frank Capra while Charles Dennis reveals just a few of the things he's uncovered for his upcoming book There's a Body in the Window Seat!: The History of Arsenic and Old Lace.

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"End Titles" - Max Steiner
"There Is A Happy Land" - Lewis Family
"Run Runaway" - Slade


April 20, 2022

Episode 569: The Awful Truth (1937)

Episode 569: The Awful Truth (1937) Guest Co-Hosts: Aaron Peterson, Kat Ellinger

Screwball month continues with a look at Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth (1937). Based on the play by , the film stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunn as Jerry and Lucy Warriner, a couple who break up before the first act is even over. They would have a clean break apart from their both wanting custody of their dog, Mr. Smith, and that they both still may love one another.

Kat Ellinger and Aaron Peterson join Mike to discuss the film as well the 1953 interpretation of Richman's play, Let's Do It Again.

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"My Dreams Are Gone With the Wind" - Molly Ryan


April 18, 2022

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Over the years there have been a few episodes that have been posted without a post here to go along with them. Enjoy!

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