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Feb 27, 2008

Paleocinema Podcast 9 - Rififi, Topkapi, Prizefights and Time Machines

In this podcast I look at Jules Dassin's two classic crime caper movies, Rififi and Topkapi - the sources from which all subsequent caper movies evolved. In the film noir segment I talk about Robert Wise's 1949 boxing film, The Set-Up, based (believe it or not) on a 1929 poem by Joseph Moncure March and finally, the third of my alternative Magnificent Seven action film stars of the 1960s - Australian actor Rod Taylor.

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Feb 20, 2008

Podcast 9 Delayed

Hi guys. Podcast 9 will be several days late. Sal and I are vacationing in sunny Adelaide, capital of South Australia, city of churches and adult marital aid emporia, home of Coopers Brewery and sustainable energy HQ for Australia, then up to the river country in Mildura. Burglars beware, we have people house-sitting.

Feb 10, 2008

Quantum of Solace Poster Is Out

The first teaser poster for the new James Bond movie is out. As a primo Bond fan, this gives me a little frisson. The name of the movie is a bit lame. The Ian Fleming short story of that name is less of a James Bond story than an attempt by Fleming to write a Somerset Maugham story in which Bond is a character. But I have high hopes for the movie.

Feb 7, 2008

Alvin Has Been Banished

The Chipmunk Podcast Problem has been solved. Thanks to cerpts for pointing it out. Hopefully it's a non-recurring phenomenon. Now I'm off to watch both the 1946 and the 1964 version of Hemingway's "The Killers" which Umbrella Entertainment have just released locally.

Feb 3, 2008


In podcast #8 I look at the history of ITC, Lew Grade's TV production company which has given us shows like The Adventures of Robin Hood, Danger Man, The Prisoner, The Persuaders, Department S and The Muppet Show. I add the second actor to my alt.magnificent 7 list and I look at Otto Preminger's film noir classic Angel Face starring Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons.

Link to the Lee Marvin Playboy interview.

A List of ITC TV Shows/.
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