Nov 16, 2015
This time, it's another film noir episode with a twist. The French invented the term film noir in the late 1940s but they produced a film in 1931 which influenced film noir. That movie, La Chienne directed by Jean Renoir is the focus of this podcast along with Scarlet Street from 1945, which is the American remake of it. Both tell the same story but in different countries with different viewpoints.
This time around we go from a 1952 perfect crime movie, Phil Karlson's Kansas City Confidential (which you can view here for free) starring John Payne, Preston Foster and Lee Van Cleef to 1965 biowarfare paranoia with John Sturges' The Satan Bug starring George Maharis and Anne Francis.
Oct 2, 2015
Two films noir recommended by none other than Martin Scorsese. Firstly we have the docudrama from 1955 - The Phenix City Story starring John Ireland and Richard Kiley, then a minimalist noir involving an idiosyncratic hitman, Murder By Contract starring Vince Edwards, Herschel Bernardi and Phillip Pine.
Two Godfrey Campbridge movies from 1970 this time. First, the race satire Watermelon Man also starring Estelle Parsons, then the adaptation of Chester Himes' crime novel Cotton Comes To Harlem starring Cambridge, along with Raymond St Jacques, Calvin Lockhart and Judy Pace.
Jul 26, 2015
For 166 I look at a couple of good crime dramas. 1970's adaptation of John D, MacDonald's Darker Than Amber starring Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall and William Smith, then to 1981 for the neo-noir drama Cutter's Way a.k.a. Cutter and Bone starring Jeff Bridges, William Heard and Lisa Eichhorn.
May 31, 2015
Misunderstood teenagers and evil corporations this time. We go from Nicholas Ray's 1955 classic Rebel Without A Cause starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo to the 1974 world of political assassination and conspiracy for The Parallax View starring Warren Beatty and Paula Prentiss.
We also have The List Of Movies Richard Nixon Watched In Office.