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.


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.

Nov 16, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 148 - Golden Needles Of The Black Windmill

This time I look at a couple of movies from 1974. First up is Robert Clouse's kung-fu/fantasy/comedy Golden Needles starring Joe Don Baker and Elizabeth Ashley then we have a rarely mentioned Michael Caine spy thriller called The Black Windmill. 

Nov 5, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 147 - St Trinians Mania

This time, I take a look at the first two St. Trinians movies, Belles of St Trinians and Blue Murder At St Trinians, so it's going to be schoolgirls, dodgy teddy boys, inept bureaucrats and all the fun of movie-makers thumbing their noses at post-War Britain.

Oct 19, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 146 - Michael Caine 1970

For one forty six I look at two movies Michael Caine made in 1970 and look at the historical reasons why the projects worked so well from his point of view. Firstly there's the Robert Aldrich directed WW2 drama Too Late The Hero also starring Cliff Robertson and Henry Fonda then we go to the 30 Year War in the 17th Century for The Last Valley, also starring Omar Sharif and Nigel Davenport.
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Oct 3, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 145 - The Intruder - The Twelve Chairs

This time around I look at racist rabble-rousing, not in the Australian Parliament but in the southern USA in the 1960s with 1963's Roger Corman directed movie The Intruder starring William Shatner, then we hit 1970 for one of Mel Brooks' least known movies, the Russia based comedy: The Twelve Chairs. 
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