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.

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Mar 22, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 157 - The Flame And The Arrow And The Prowler.




For this one, I look at Burt Lancaster's first swashbuckling movie, the Jacques Tourneur directed The Flame and The Arrow also starring Virginia Mayo and Nick Cravat, then we go to film noir territory for Joseph Losey's The Prowler starring Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes. Both good movies in their own way, but very different.




Mar 9, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 156 - Ninotschka's Silk Stockings.




This time it's glorious technicolor, breathtaking cinemascope and stereophonic sound with Ernst Lubitsch's 1939 comedy of politics and manners, Ninotschka starring Greta Garbo and Melvin Douglas and then the musical remake of it, 1957's Silk Stockings starring  Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Peter Lorre. 


Feb 22, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 155 - 8 1/2 and All That Jazz






It's time to look at autobiographical movies and two of the best are Federico Fellini's 1963 masterwork Otto E Mezzo, (8 1/2) starring Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale and Sandra Milo. and Bob Fosse's 1979 musical autobiopic All That Jazz starring Roy Schneider, Jessica Lange, Anne Reinking and Leland Palmer.
So we go from Rome to Broadway looking at movies that are about their directors.


Feb 8, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 154 - Murderous French Women






Just for a change I've decided to do two French films together and both feature murdering women. First off there is the 1968 Francoise Truffaut adaptation of Cornell Woolrich's novel The Bride Wore Black starring Jeanne Moreau then we go right to 1990 for the cinema de look action classic, Nikita (a.k.a. La Femme Nikita) starring Anne Parillaud and Jean Reno. 

Jan 26, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 153 - Eureka Stockade - Newsfront





For Australia/ Invasion Day I look at a couple of iconic Australian films - 1949's Eureka Stockade starring Chips Rafferty and Peter Finch and Phillip Noyce's 1987 Newsfront starring Bill Hunter and Wendy Hughes. Both great looks at Australian history and both worth your attention.


Jan 11, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 152 - Smiles Of A Summer Night From Here To Eternity







This time around I'm going for the big time. Ingmar Bergman's 1955 romcom Smiles Of A Summer night, and then on to a movie that won 8 Academy Awards from 13 nominations in 1953, including a Best Supporting Actor gong for Frank Sinatra - From Here To Eternity. What do these movies have in common? Both have been adapted as musicals.


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Dec 28, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 151 - Strong Women and Top 10 List



Our good friend Armin in Germany joins me to do a top three tough women in classic cinema and I give my top 10 classic films first seen in 2014. Feedback has been held over until the next episode.

Dec 14, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 150 - The Best Of 2014



This time around I look at the best documentaries and recent films I saw in 2014. Fifteen pieces of quality cinema which I enjoyed this year.


Nov 30, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 149 - The Emergency Music Podcast



This time around, due to a family thing, it's another music podcast. Jazz, silly songs, cool stuff, radio ads for cult movies the works.