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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Aug 29, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 58 - The Final Fly Victim.


 In honour of Aussiecon 4 - the 2010 World Science Fiction convention, this time we're looking at three science fiction movies from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, starting with the 1958 classic, The Fly starring Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall and David Hedison, then moving into the 1965 grooviness of La Decima Vittima, a.k.a. The Tenth Victim starring Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress and into 1973's The Final Programme based on a novel by Michael Moorcock starring Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre and Derrick O'Connor.

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Aug 23, 2010

My Panel Committments for Aussiecon 4 - the 2010 World Science Fiction Convention

How to enjoy this convention


Some experienced campaigners share anecdotes and general good adviceon how to get the most out of your Aussiecon Four experiences. So goodthat we’re running it twice. New comers should attend to find out what this Worldcon stuff is all about. Old timers should attend to ensure that they can refute all the vile canards from the panel. Toni Weisskopf, Jack Bell, Andrew I. Porter, Terry Frost, Megan Dansie Thursday 1500 Room 204; Saturday 1000 Room 204 (NOTE THIS ITEM IS BEING RUN TWICE)


To Eternity And Beyond: We’re all Futurists right?


So where is fandom going? What will it mean to be a fan at Aussiecon Five? A gaggle of nostradami will put their predictive powers to the test. We may even bury a virtual time capsule to be opened at Aussiecon Five.Gina Goddard, PRK, Terry FrostFriday 1000 Room 213


Micro-audiences and the online critic


Between 2007 and 2009, 36 major newspaper-based film critics in the USA had their contracts dropped, leading to a growing dearth of quality movie reviews among the nation’s print media. At the same time an overwhelming number of online amateurs have risen to take their place. Through blogs, podcasts and other forms of social media, this new army of critics are very different: the broad-but-narrow viewpoint of 20th century criticism has been replaced by the narrow-but-deep focus of the 21st. A look at how the world of criticism has changed, not just for film but for all art: the advantages and drawbacks, whether we will ever see 20th century style professional critics again, and should we miss them if we don’t?


Terry Frost, Alison Croggon, Rose-Marie Lillian Saturday 1600 Room 219

Aug 8, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 57 - The Magnificent Samurai Beyond The Stars Times 7


While still in the depths of a Melbourne winter, I talk about three movies all with the same story. First off, Akira Kurosawa's 1954 action masterpiece Seven Samurai, then John Sturges' iteration, the 1960s western The Magnificent Seven and finally, the Roger Corman produced version, set in outer space, Battle Beyond The Stars.

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