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March 7, 2011

Episode One: The Stunt Man (1980)

Special Guests: Richard Rush & Steve Railsback

To kick this thing off right Mike and Mondo Justin invite you into The Projection Booth this week as the dynamic duo discusses the amazing, and often forgotten 1980 Academy Award nominated action/drama masterpiece: Richard Rush's The Stunt Man.

Buy The Stunt Man on Blu-Ray
Buy The Sinister Saga on DVD
Visit the official Steve Railsback website
Read an interview with Richard Rush on the A/V Club

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1 comment:

  1. The Projection Booth hits the ground running with a loving look back at this curious, under-appreciated flick from 1980. And I have a particular soft spot for this flick because I saw it when I was a kid and I believe it was the first movie I ever snuck into that I wasn't old enough to watch legitimately.

    But I'll never forget the intense opening scene - an incredibly bloody war sequence. After the planes decimate a battalion of soldiers on the ground, a director yells cut then all the battered bodies climb out of the sand.

    I'd never seen anything as violent as that before so for me, The Stunt Man went a long way to instil an insatiable appetite for blood and guts, a desire that along with endless sexual fantasies would dominate my early adolescent inklings.

    So for his first episode, Mr. White sets the bar high with revealing interviews with director Richard Rush and actor Steve Railsback, the quirky performer who portrayed the film's title character. And unlike a lot of podcasts, The Projection Booth didn't needed a few episodes to find its footing. It started out very strong and only seems to be getting better as the years progress.

    So if you've never listened to the show and you're curious where to start, you can't go wrong with episode one!