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Dec 28, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 66 - The Assassination of Paradise

This time around we get our kicks in Paleo-Cinema 66 with an early proto-steampunk extravaganza starring Oliver Reed and Diana Rigg The Assassination Bureau Limited and a look at Queensland politics in the 1980s through a satirical and alternate eye in the AFI winning and almost forgotten whimsy and wonderfulness of Goodbye Paradise starring Ray Barrett and Robyn Nevin. Have a great new year, people.



Dec 25, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 65 Groovy Movie Music and Other Oddities

Just a quick and sometimes dirty podcast, sharing some of my current music listening. Enjoy and have a happy Newtonmas!Produced with the aid of Jill The Kitten.


Dec 18, 2010

The Trailers For Paleo-Cinema Podcast 66

Goodbye Paradise (1983)

The Assassination Bureau Limited (1969)

A Yuletide Trailer

Dec 12, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 64 - The Kremlin Drivers

For Paleo-Cinema 64 I look at a couple of movies with totally awe-inspiring ensemble casts. Both of them are somewhat obscure and definitely underappreciated. The first is the 1957 gritty Brit drama Hell Drivers starring Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins and Patrick McGoohan and the 1970 brutal spy drama The Kremlin Letter directed by John Huston and starring Patrick O'Neill, Richard Boone and Bibi Andersson.

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Dec 6, 2010

Nov 27, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 63 - The President's Moonshine

Here's a look at the new Paleo-Cinema Logo by Christian Ferreiro:

For Paleo-Cinema 63 I look at the 1958 Robert Mitchum B-Movie Thunder Road where moonshine runners go up against the US government and corpulent criminals. Also, the Ted Flicker directed 1967 political satire, The President's Analyst starring James Coburn, Godfrey Cambridge and Severn Darden. The voicemail number (US) is (206) 350-5440.

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Nov 20, 2010

Trailers For Paleo-Cinema Podcast 63 The President's Thunder

Thunder Road (1958) Starring Robert Mitchum & Gene Barry.

The President's Analyst (1967) Starring James Coburn.

See you in a week for these two movies

Nov 14, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 62 - Diabolical Bullitt

Style more than substance this time around. I'm looking at a couple of films from 1968. Peter Yates' Bullitt starring Steve McQueen and Mario Bava's cult classic, Danger: Diabolik starring John Phillip Law and Marisa Mell.


Oct 30, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 61: Don't Spare The Rod

For Paleo-Cinema Podcast 61, I look at the career and to some extent the life of Rod Taylor from his days as a Sydney radio actor in the 1950s to his work with Quentin Tarantino in 2009's Inglourious Basterds.

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Oct 16, 2010

A Surprise For Paleo-Cinema Fans

This is for fans of Paleo-Cinema. It's my new gig as movie guy for ABC local radio Darwin on Friday evenings. Someone (not myself) has posted a link.

Oct 10, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 60 - Wrong Is Caligari's Sin.

For the Three Score podcast we have a psychological, psychiatric horror movie, THE CABINET OF CALIGARI from 1962, a prophetic political satire from 1982, WRONG IS RIGHT and finally, feminism smashes the glass ceiling in the realm of oriental evil geniuses, in 1972’s MADAME SIN. Don’t forget to vote for Paleo-Cinema at Podcast Alley and if you’ve just inherited a couple of gigabux you can make a PayPal donation at Paleo-Cinema’s Website.



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Oct 9, 2010

The Trailers For Paleo-Cinema Podcast 60

The Cabinet Of Caligari (1962)

Madame Sin (1972)

Wrong Is Right (1982)

Sep 18, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 59 - Three Strange Cinematic Worlds.

For podcast 59 - I talk about movies that show three different worlds and there's an interview with me done by Erk of Erk Pod and ChannelErk at Aussiecon 4.

In Nothing Lasts Forever (1984), Zach Galligan finds that tramps run the cities of the World and that retired people take buses to the Moon to go shopping.

In 99 & 44/100% Dead (1973), Richard Harris is a hit man in a gangster world where Edmond O'Brien & Bradford Dillman fight for control of a city.

Finally, in Night of The Eagle a.k.a Burn Witch Burn (1962), rationalist university lecturer Peter Wyngarde discovers that the true nature of the World is not what he thinks it is. This one was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1963.

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Sep 12, 2010

The Trailers For Paleo-Cinema Podcast 59

99 & 44/100ths Percent Dead Trailer (1974)

Night Of The Eagle (1962) Start of the movie

Nothing Lasts Forever 1984 Trailer.

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.

Take note of the new phone number for voicemails or skype to paleocinema to leave comments or use the email address.

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Jul 21, 2010

Movies That Have Been Discussed In Paleo-Cinema Podcast So Far

The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
I SPY Series 1
Sundry Vincent Price movies.
The Thief Of Bagdad (1940)
Stone (1974)
Spy Films Before James Bond
Journey To Italy (1954)
Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (1969)
Advise and Consent
Various Rankin-Bass Christmas Movies.
Alice In Wonderland (1976)
The Big Combo (1955)
Angel Face (1952)
Rififi (1955)
Topkapi (1964)
The Set-Up (1949)
49th Parallel (1941)
The Valley Of Gwangi (1969)
Panic In Year Zero (1962)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Dead Of Night (1946)
Hellzapoppin' (1941)
The Three Caballeros (1944)
The World, The Flesh And The Devil (1959)
The Man From Hong Kong (1975)
Shaft (1971)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
The Mechanic (1972)
Sands Of The Kalihari (1965)
The Naked Prey (1966)
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)
A Face In The Crowd (1957)
Not Quite Hollywood (2008)
The Bribe (1949)
Black Orpheus (1959)
Thirst (1979)
She (1935)
Lost Horizon (1937)
The Oscar (1966)
The Gang's All Here (1943)
Kismet (1955)
One Touch Of Venus (1948)
Apache (1954)
Vera Cruz (1954)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
The Big Knife (1955)
Road House (1948)
Secret Of The Incas (1954)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
The Village Of The Damned (1960)
Children Of The Damned (1963)
The Damned (a.k.a. These Are The Damned) (1963)
Damn Yankees (1963)
Bedazzled (1967)
The Phantom Of The Paradise (1974)
Casablanca (1942)
Citizen Kane (1941)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
The Hanzo The Razor Trilogy (1974)
Tokyo Drifter (1966)
Branded To Kill (1967)
Confidential Report-Mr Arkadin (1955)
Touch Of Evil (1958)
F For Fake (1974)
D.O.B. (1981)
Airplane!/ Flying High (1980)
Caddyshack (1980)
A Canterbury Tale (1044)
The Shout (1978)
The Asphyx (1974)
Dolemite (1975)
The Human Tornado (1976)
Black Shampoo (1976)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Seven Days In May (1964)
Seconds (1966)
Funeral In Berlin (1966)
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1965)
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Murder My Sweet (1944)
Harper (1966)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The Night Of The Hunter (1955)
Miranda (1948)
Mad About Men (1954)
La Ronde (1950)
Pickup On South Street (1953)
Shock Corridor (1963)
The Naked Kiss (1964)
God Of Gamblers (1989)
Die Hard (1988)
The Wild Party (1975)
The Tunnel (1935)
The House Of Games (1987)
Went The Day Well (1942)
Kiss The Girls And Make Them Die (1966)
Night Tide (1961)
The Siege Of Pinchgut (1959)
Hickey And Boggs (1972)
The Killer Elite (1975)
Ace In The Hole (1951)
Villain (1971)
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Battle Beyond The Stars
The 10th Victim (1965)
The Fly (1958)
The Final Programme (1973)
99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)
Night Of The Eagle a.k.a. Burn Witch Burn (1962)
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
The Cabinet of Caligari (1962)
Madame Sin (1972)
Wrong Is Right (1982)
The Films Of Rod Taylor
Bullitt (1968)
Danger: Diabolik (1968)
The President's Analyst (1967)
Thunder Road (1958)
Hell Drivers (1957)
The Kremlin Letter (1970)
Goodbye Paradise (1983)
The Assassination Bureau Limited(1969)
Seven Days To Noon (1950)
Innocent Bystanders (1972)
Pépé le Moko (1936)
Alvin Purple (1973)
Barbarella (1968)
Eyes Without A Face (1960)
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
The Flight Of The Phoenix (1965)
Ginger (1971)
The Abductors (1972)
Girls Are For Loving
The Hustler (1961)
House Of Bamboo (1955)
In A Lonely Place (1950)
I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
Jour De Fete (1949)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
The Killers (1946)
The Killers (1964)

Jul 18, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 56 - Crooked Reporters And Crooks.

This time around, we're looking at the original media circus, Billy Wilder's 1951 movie Ace In The Hole, also known as The Big Carnival and then move from the Arizona desert to London for Richard Burton's controversial 1971 crime drama, Villain.

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Jun 29, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 54 - 70s Tough Guys

For Number 54 I talk about Sam Peckinpah's 1975 spy/ninja/kung fu/Bo Hopkins with a shotgun movie, The Killer Elite and Robert Culp and Bill Cosby play a pair of down and out detectives in 1970s LA in Hickey and Boggs. I also expose to the world the coolest version of Ghost Riders In The Sky ever. Enjoy.


Jun 6, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 53 - Kiss The Night Tide Off Pinchgut

Okay, for this one, we're looking at Dennis Hopper's first starring role as a sailor who falls in love with a girl who may or may not be a mermaid in the 1961 Curtis Harrington movie Night Tide, move on to more Eurospy silliness in the 1967 film Kiss The Girls And Make Them Die and move on to the last film made by Ealing Studios, 1959's The Siege of Pinchgut, starring Aldo Ray.

May 16, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast #52 The Films Of Larry Cohen

This time I look at the movies of Larry Cohen. From Bone in 1972 to his work on the Masters Of Horror TV show in 2006 he has had his say on issues like racism, police corruption, cannibal monster babies, giant Aztec gods in New York, serial killers dressed as cops, involuntary donor transplants, carnivorous yoghurt and political corruption.

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Apr 25, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 51 - Tunnels, Secret Nazis and Bad Ponies.

For this one I look at a British WW2 propaganda flick which doubles up as a guerilla warfare manual, Went The Day Well? from 1942 then back to 1935's retro-futuristic The Tunnel and way up to 1987 for David Mamet's movie directorial debut House Of Games. And don't forget the podcast's new voicemail number: 206-666-4886.

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Apr 14, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Has Voicemail

Yes, we now have an USA voicemail number. It is 206-666-4886. Please leave your voicemail messages there at any time you like.

Mar 31, 2010

The 50th Paleo-Cinema Podcast - Gamblers, Good Time Girls and Hans Gruber.

This time around for the big 50th Podcast I look at God of Gamblers (1989) starring Chow Yun Fat, Die Hard (1988) and The Wild Party (1975).

A Great Article On Why Modern Films Have A Limited Colour Palette

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Die Hard (1988)

God Of Gamblers (1989)

By the way, you can watch all of God of Gamblers on Youtube, too. Start here and enjoy.

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Mar 14, 2010

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 49 Three By Sam Fuller

Excuse the change in the podcast numbering. I've rolled the three music special podcasts into the numbering regime which makes this one the 49th Paleo-Cinema. This time around I look at Samuel Fuller's Pickup On South Street, Shock Corridor and The Naked Kiss. So it's pickpockets, reporters, prostitutes and wards full of insane nymphomaniacs.

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