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.


Sep 21, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 144 - To Be Or Not To Be The Last Boy Scout

Hi cinephiles.

This time around, thanks to Patreon supporter Maurice, I look at the 1942 anti-Nazi comedy To Be Or Not To Be, directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard, then we go totally in another direction, namely 1990s action cinema for Tony Scott's 1991 action flick The Last Boy Scout starring Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans, with a script from none other than Shane Black.

Also, there's feedback and music. Enjoy!

Sep 6, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 143 - The Third Man and The Country Girl

This time one of the podcast's Patreon patrons, Tom Dale from Canberra and I talk about a couple of dramas from the 40s and 50s. We start with Carol Reed's The Third Man from 1949 starrign Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli and Trevor Howard then we hit 1954 for The Country Girl, a stage drama starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and William Holden. Also there's feedback and a bit of a bonus at the end and I talk about retrieving lost song lyrics from the memory vault.
It all adds up to almost two hours of fun, one of the biggest episodes ever.

Aug 24, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 142 - Seven Thieves In Hell's Half Acre

This time around I celebrate B-movies. First I'm grokking in fullness the 1954 Hawaii based film noir Hell's Half Acre starring Wendell Corey and Evelyn Keyes. Then we smash-cut to 1960 for the crime caper movie Seven Thieves starring Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Eli Wallach and Joan Collins. I also tell you about a dream I had and about how I robbed Crown Casino last night. 

Aug 10, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 141 -Rancho Destry

For 141 I look at a couple of westerns starring Marlene Dietrich. Firstly there's 1939's Destry Rides Again starring James Stewart and Brian Donlevy and then 1952's Rancho Notorious directed by Fritz Lang and also starring Arthur Kennedy and Mel Ferrer.

Jul 28, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 140 - Criss Cross Reign Of Terror

This time around Armin Heinecke and I examine a couple of very different films noir from 1949 - Anthony Mann's low budget noir set during the French revolution, Reign Of Terror (a.k.a. The Black Book) starring Robert Cummings and Arlene Dahl and one of the classic noirs, Robert Siodmak's Criss Cross starring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo and Dan Duryea.

1949 The Black book aka Reign of Terror

Jul 13, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 139 - Scobie Malone versus Cliff Hardy

This time around I'm looking at Australian dicks. Not phalluses but good honest Australian detectives starting out with 1975's Scobie Malone starring Jack Thompson and Judy Morris then a decade later looking at the adaptation of Peter Corris'Cliff Hardy novel The Empty Beach starring Bryan Brown and Anna Maria Monticelli. Enjoy!

Jun 29, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 138 - Miss Jane's Selection

This time around the movies were selected by Miss Jane as part of the Paleo-Cinema Patreon Campaign. The first movie is a 1933 comedy/drama starring Lionel and John Barrymore, Wallace Beery and Jean Harlow: Dinner At Eight. The second movie is the film thought to be the funniest American comedy of all time, the Billy Wilder directed Some Like It Hot, with Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon.

I also talk about the French polymath Boris Vian and how his death directly relates to cinema.

Jun 18, 2014

The Paleo-Cinema Patreon Campaign

Paleo-Cinema Podcast and its' sister 'cast, Martian Drive In Podcast have a Patreon campaign. For as little as $1.00 per month you can support the podcasts by helping to cover file hosting and equipment costs.

$1.00  per month gets you an official title in the style of movie credits, like Best Boy, Key Grip and Fluffer.

$2.00 per month and you get to choose a movie to be discussed on one of the podcasts

$5.00 per month and you get to choose a movie and also come on Paleo-Cinema or MDIP to talk about it with me via skype (if you want to).

All subscriptions are entirely voluntary and can be stopped at any time. You do not have to subscribe to get the podcasts.

Jun 16, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 137 - Black Magic Career

This time around, I announce the opportunity for every listener to be Lorenzo De Medici to my Michelangelo with The Paleo-Cinema/ Martian Drive In Patreon campaign. 
The movies this time are the 1949 Italian movie starring Orson Welles as Count Cagliostro: Black Magic a.k.a Cagliostro, also starring Nancy Guild and Akim Tamiroff then we head to Broadway for the 1959 drama Career starring Tony Franciosa, Dean Martin, Shirley Maclaine and Carolyn Jones. We go from an 18th Century mesmerist and con man to a 20th Century actor. 

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