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April 11, 2017

Special Report: They Live (1988)

Special Guests: D. Harlan Wilson, Sandy King, Peter Jason, Keith David
Guest Co-Hosts: El Goro, Patrick Bromley

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, we're giving you a choice: either put on the podcast, or start eating a trash can.

Yes, we're talking about John Carpenter's They Live (1988) wherein a man with no name -- or a name that means nothing -- Nada ("Rowdy" Roddy Piper) comes to Los Angeles looking for work only to find a vast conspiracy instead.

We talk to the author of the They Live Cultography, D. Harlan Wilson, as well as producer Sandy King, and actors Peter Jason and Keith David.

F! This Movie's Patrick Bromley and Talk Without Rhythm's El Goro join Mike to discuss this politically-charged film as well as Pizzagate, Wrestlemania, Shepard Fairey's use of wrestling, skateboarding, and politics via the "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" phenomenon, and morning in America.

Download Episode Now:

Buy They Live on Blu-Ray
Buy They Live (Cultography) by D. Harlan Wilson
Buy They Live (Deep Focus) by Jonathan Lethem
Buy Mitch O'Connell's The Real Donald Trump Revealed T-shirts
Listen to 8 O'Clock in the Morning by Ray Nelson
Read Nada by Ray Nelson and Bill Wray
Visit the official John Carpenter website
Visit Storm King Productions
Visit the official Peter Jason website
Visit the official Keith David website
Visit the official D. Harlan Wilson website
Visit the official Rowdy Roddy Piper website
Visit the official Ray Nelson website
Visit Obey Giant - The Art of Shepard Fairey
Learn more about Wallflower Press
Listen to the Talk Without Rhythm podcast
Listen to the F! This Movie podcast
Read John Carpenter Is Fighting With Internet Nazis Over His Cult Classic They Live by Sidney Fussell
Read more about Les Hoffman, Felix Hoffman, and Albert Hoffman
Read 33 Things We Learned From John Carpenter’s and Roddy Piper’s They Live Commentary by Rob Hunter
Read Larger than life: An oral history of WrestleMania III by Adam Graham and Tony Paul
Listen to our episode on The Thing
Hear more Keith David on the Requiem for a Dream episode
Hear more about Other Side of the Wind

"Return to Church" - John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
"Wake Up" - John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
"Back Alley" - John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
"Transport Station" - John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
"For Everybody" - "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
"With Hoffman Lenses We Will See The Truth" - Set Your Goals
"They Live" - Reign of Zaius
"Obey, Consume... Escape" - Jon of the Shred


1 comment:

  1. Very good work, highlighting this beloved docu-drama...
    Saw this on Election Day, 1988... and 30 years later, it's still just as depressing.

    Actually, as things go, this could stand a follow-up/sequel - obviously, The Resistance didn't get very far...