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November 24, 2022

Episode 598: Cutter's Way (1981)

Special Guests: Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, Arthur Rosenberg, Ann Dusenberry, Lisa Eichhorn
Guest Co-Hosts: Maitland McDonagh, Mike Watt

Noirvember 2022 continues with a look at Ivan Passser’s Cutter's Way (1981). Originally released as Cutter and Bone, the film is an adaptation of Newton Thornburg’s 1976 book and stars John Heard as Cutter and Jeff Bridges as Bone. They’re a pair of troubled souls who engage themselves in a mystery that may or may not be real.

Mike Watt and Maitland McDonagh join Mike to discuss this fascinating neo-noir. They're joined by screenwriter and actors Arthur Rosenberg, Ann Dusenberry, and Lisa Eichhorn.

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Buy Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg
Visit Rabbi Arthur Rosenberg's website

Music:
"Cutter's Way Soundtrack" - Jack Nitzche

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November 21, 2022

Episode 595: Intimate Lighting (1965)

Episode 595: Intimate Lighting (1965) Guest Co-Hosts: Spencer Parsons, Matthew Asprey Gear

Czechtember 2022 continues with a look at Intimate Lighting (1965). The first feature film from director Ivan Passer, it’s the story of Peter (Zdenek Bezusek), a cello player, who -- along with his girlfriend, Stepa (Vera Kresadlová), returns home to his village to stay with his friend Bambas and his family.

Spencer Parsons and Matthew Asprey Gear join Mike to discuss this landmark of the Czech New Wave.

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Music:
"Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - Mozart

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November 16, 2022

Episode 597: Under the Silver Lake (2018)

Guest Co-Hosts: Jedidiah Ayres, Tim Luz

Noirvember 2022 continues with a look at David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake. Released in 2018, the film stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, a slacker who’s about to be kicked out of his apartment and lose his car. He becomes entranced by a neighbor at his apartment complex who disappears, setting Sam on a path filled with dog killers, pop music, and secret codes.

Jedidiah Ayres and Tim Luz join Mike to crack the codes and enjoy this entry into Slacker Noir.

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Buy Under the Silver Lake on Blu-Ray
Read Secret Codes in Under The Silver Lake by Paul's Perambulations

Music:
"Turning Teeth" - Jesus & The Brides of Dracula

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November 14, 2022

Episode 596: 90 Degrees in the Shade (1965)

Guest Co-Hosts: Jonathan Owen, Kat Ellinger

We conclude Czechtember 2022 with the 1965 film from Jirí Weiss, 90 Degrees in the Shade. The film was a Czech and British co-production meaning that there is both Czech and English version of the film. It’s the story of Alena (Anne Heywood), a woman who has been involved with a married man who is also her boss which will lead to a lot of intrigue when Mr. Kurka (Rudolf Hrusínský) audits the shop in which they work.

Jonathan Owen and Kat Ellinger join Mike to discuss this oddity of Czech cinema.

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Buy 90 Degrees in the Shade on Blu-Ray

Music:
"31 Ve stínu" - Pavel Kopta

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November 11, 2022

Special Report: Patrick Read Johnson on 5-25-77 (2022)

Special Report: Patrick Reed Johnson on 5-25-77 (2022) Special Guests: Patrick Read Johnson

Eighteen years in the making, Patrick Read Johnson's 5-25-77 (2022) is a partially autobiographical film about a young man (John Francis Daley) in the Midwest who sees an early screening of Star Wars and how it changes his life.

Mike talks to Johnson about the journey of the film along with the story behind the end theme to Spaced Invaders (1999).

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Buy 5-25-77 on Blu-Ray
Buy Spaced Invaders on Blu-Ray

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Music:
"Takin' Over the World" - David E. Russo, Kirk R. Thatcher, Michael McClure and David Friendly

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November 9, 2022

Episode 594: Far From Home (1989)

Episode 594: Far From Home (1989) Special Guests: Meiert Avis, Tommy Lee Wallace, Paul Miller, Donald P. Borchers
Guest Co-Hosts: Andras Jones, Bryan Connolly

We kickoff #Noirvember 2022 with something a little different; an erotic thriller from 1989. Directed by Meiert Avis, co-written by , shot by Paul Elliott, and produced by Donald P. Borchers, the film stars Drew Barrymore as Joleen Cox who, along with her father Charley (Matt Frewer) are stranded in a shitty little trailer park in Nevada on their way back to California.

She’s on the edge of 14 years old and encounters a whole mess of interesting characters… and character actors. There’s Susan Tyrrell who runs the trailer park, Dick Miller as the local lawman, Richard Masur as a burnt out mechanic, Anthony Rapp as a squirrely little guy named Pinky, and there’s some guy named Andras Jones who menaces Joleen and may be murdering people around the park.

Andras Jones and Bryan Connolly of The World Is Wrong podcast join Mike to discuss the film and the phenomenon of erotic thrillers.

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Links:
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Buy Far From Home on DVD
Visit the official Meiert Avis website
Visit Donald P. Borchers's YouTube channel
Visit The Directors’ Wall podcast
Visit Radio8Ball

Music:
"Gun Shy" - 10,000 Maniacs
"Hometown Boy Made Bad" - Mr. Jones & The Previous

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November 2, 2022

Episode 595: Nightmare Alley (1947)

Poster Art by Erik J. Kreffel @jauntworks Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Andrew Nette

We continue #Noirvember 2022 with a look at Edmund Goulding’s Nightmare Alley (1947). Based on the novel by , the film stars Tyrone Power as Stanton Carlisle, a smooth operator at the carnival. He works his way through a trio of women and a string of jobs always looking for that next big score but always haunted by the howl of the geek.

Samm Deighan and Andrew Nette join Mike to discuss the original and 2021 Guillermo del Toro adaptation.

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Buy Nightmare Alley on Blu-Ray
Buy Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham
Buy Nightmare Alley (2021) on Blu-Ray
Buy Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley: The Rise and Fall of Stanton Carlisle by Gina McIntyre
Buy The Amazing Mr. X on Blu-Ray

Music:
"Nightmare Alley" - Maynard Ferguson

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October 31, 2022

Special Report: The Dr. No Roundtable

On this special episode, Mike talks with a trio of authors about Sean Connery's first outing as James Bond, the 1962 feature Dr. No:

AJ Black, author of The Cinematic Connery: The Films of Sir Sean Connery

James Chapman, author of Dr. No: The First James Bond Film

Steven Jay Rubin, author of The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia

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Buy Dr. No on DVD
Buy Dr. No by Ian Fleming

Music:
"Dr. No" - The Ventures

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