A blog and podcast about seminal and classic cinema from 1895 to 1990. Cult flicks, film noir, science fiction, horror and all kinds of exploitation.


May 29, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 188- Behind The Green Door The Devil Deep In The Throat Of Miss Jones

This time around, it's 1970s porno chic and the social context around it. Deep Throat, Behind The Green Door and The Devil In Miss Jones legitimised adult cinema for a time and changed the way adult entertainment was perceived for all time.

May 15, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 187 - Terror In The Smallest Show On Earth

We go from the most unusual gunfight in cinema history with Dalton Trumbo's Terror In A Texas Town (1958) starring Sterling Hayden to  from 1958 as well a cute little British comedy about a rundown fleapit cinema, The Smallest Show On Earth starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna.

May 1, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 186 - Local Hero- Big Night

This time around, it's Scottish villages and the Jersey Shore in the 1950s. We start with the 1983 British comedy Local Hero starring Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster and Peter Capaldi, then we go to 1996 for Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub and Isabella Rosellini in Big Night. I also offer my thoughts on the death of podcasting friend and good human being, Vince Rotolo.

Apr 17, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 185 - Bonjour Tristesse - Putney Swope

This time it's a 1958 drama set on the Riviera, Otto Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse starring Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr and David Niven, then a savage 1969 satire on advertising and politics, Robert Downey Senior's Putney Swope starring Arnold Johnson. 

Mar 20, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 183 - ... And God Created The Wilby Conspiracy

For this one we go from 1975 apartheid South Africa for the political action thriller The Wilby Conspiracy starring Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier and Nichol Williamson (who steals the flick) to 1950s St Tropez for Roger Vadim's scandalous and sensuous ...And God Created Woman, starring Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jurgens and Jean-Louis Trintingnant. Bureau of State Security versus Bardot doing the mambo

Mar 10, 2016

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Posted by Terry Frost on Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Feb 7, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 180 - Gabin, Delon, Ventura, Belmondo and Sharif

This time around it's two Eurocrime movies from the great and largely unsung action director Henri Verneuil. 1969's The Sicilian Clan starring Jean Gabin, Alain Delon and Lino Ventura and 1971's The Burglars (Le Casse) starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif and Dyanne Cannon. Capers, car chases, tough guys and the best plan hijacking in cinema history.