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Sep 19, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 196 - The Fall Of The Wild River.

For this week's podcast, I look at two films that weren't really appreciated at the time of their release. The first of these is Anthony Mann's historical epic from 1964 - The Fall Of The Roman Empire starring Stephen Boyd, Sophia Loren and Alec Guinness and the second is an Elia Kazan movie from 1960, Big River starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick and Jo Van Fleet. Both films didn't get enough love and both have something important to say politically.

Sep 4, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 195 - The Magic Of Gene Wilder

This time, to celebrate the life of Gene Wilder who stepped on the rainbow this week, I take a look at his work and career and explain what was magical about this strange-looking and extremely talented man.

Aug 20, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 194 - The Importance Of Being The Reckoning.


Two very different movies this time. The definitive and classic version of Oscar Wilde's 1895 play The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952) starring Michael Redgrave, Joan Greenwood and Margaret Rutherford, then we move to 1969 for a forgotten but gritty drama The Reckoning starring Nicol Williamson and Anne Bell. We go from upper class frippery to working class angst in one fell podcast.


Aug 7, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 193 - Move Over Darling At Tiffany's.

This time it's 1960s women's pictures. We start off with the rom-com remake Move Over Darling starring Doris Day, James Garner and Thelma Ritter, then we go way iconic with 1961's Breakfast At Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal.



Jul 10, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 191 - A Gay Sinatra Song and Other Miscellanies.

This time around, I have a bad cold so it's time for a music podcast. From a gay-oriented Sinatra song to the dirty boogie, from Nina Simone to Lalo Schifrin. There will be bongo drums. Go, Daddy, Go!

Jun 27, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 190 - Carnival In Flanders - Talk Radio.

Two very different films from two different eras and two different countries. Firstly, the 1935 French historical comedy La Kermesse Heroique (Carnival In Flanders) starring Francoise Rosay and Jean Murat, then we go to America in 1988 for Oliver Stone's Talk Radio, starring and written by Eric Bogosian. The only thing they have in common is that they're both really, really good.


Jun 9, 2016

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 189 - Words And Music And The Straightwashing Of Lorenz Hart

For 189 I look at the 1848 MGM musical biopic Words And Music starring Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake and Janet Leigh. I also look at the straightwashing of Lorenz Hart, the subject of the biopic and how Hollywood totally ignored the facts of his life.

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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.