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 28, 2014
Dec 14, 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
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
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
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
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.
There's also feedback.
Oct 3, 2014
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.
Sep 21, 2014
This time around, thanks to Patreon supporter Maurice, I look at the 1942 anti-Nazi comedy To Be Or Not To Be, directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard, then we go totally in another direction, namely 1990s action cinema for Tony Scott's 1991 action flick The Last Boy Scout starring Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans, with a script from none other than Shane Black.
Also, there's feedback and music. Enjoy!
Sep 6, 2014
This time one of the podcast's Patreon patrons, Tom Dale from Canberra and I talk about a couple of dramas from the 40s and 50s. We start with Carol Reed's The Third Man from 1949 starrign Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli and Trevor Howard then we hit 1954 for The Country Girl, a stage drama starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and William Holden. Also there's feedback and a bit of a bonus at the end and I talk about retrieving lost song lyrics from the memory vault.
It all adds up to almost two hours of fun, one of the biggest episodes ever.
Aug 24, 2014
This time around I celebrate B-movies. First I'm grokking in fullness the 1954 Hawaii based film noir Hell's Half Acre starring Wendell Corey and Evelyn Keyes. Then we smash-cut to 1960 for the crime caper movie Seven Thieves starring Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Eli Wallach and Joan Collins. I also tell you about a dream I had and about how I robbed Crown Casino last night.
Aug 10, 2014
For 141 I look at a couple of westerns starring Marlene Dietrich. Firstly there's 1939's Destry Rides Again starring James Stewart and Brian Donlevy and then 1952's Rancho Notorious directed by Fritz Lang and also starring Arthur Kennedy and Mel Ferrer.
Jul 28, 2014
This time around Armin Heinecke and I examine a couple of very different films noir from 1949 - Anthony Mann's low budget noir set during the French revolution, Reign Of Terror (a.k.a. The Black Book) starring Robert Cummings and Arlene Dahl and one of the classic noirs, Robert Siodmak's Criss Cross starring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo and Dan Duryea.
Jul 13, 2014
This time around I'm looking at Australian dicks. Not phalluses but good honest Australian detectives starting out with 1975's Scobie Malone starring Jack Thompson and Judy Morris then a decade later looking at the adaptation of Peter Corris'Cliff Hardy novel The Empty Beach starring Bryan Brown and Anna Maria Monticelli. Enjoy!
Jun 29, 2014
This time around the movies were selected by Miss Jane as part of the Paleo-Cinema Patreon Campaign. The first movie is a 1933 comedy/drama starring Lionel and John Barrymore, Wallace Beery and Jean Harlow: Dinner At Eight. The second movie is the film thought to be the funniest American comedy of all time, the Billy Wilder directed Some Like It Hot, with Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon.
I also talk about the French polymath Boris Vian and how his death directly relates to cinema.
Jun 18, 2014
Paleo-Cinema Podcast and its' sister 'cast, Martian Drive In Podcast have a Patreon campaign. For as little as $1.00 per month you can support the podcasts by helping to cover file hosting and equipment costs.
$1.00 per month gets you an official title in the style of movie credits, like Best Boy, Key Grip and Fluffer.
$2.00 per month and you get to choose a movie to be discussed on one of the podcasts
$5.00 per month and you get to choose a movie and also come on Paleo-Cinema or MDIP to talk about it with me via skype (if you want to).
All subscriptions are entirely voluntary and can be stopped at any time. You do not have to subscribe to get the podcasts.
Jun 16, 2014
This time around, I announce the opportunity for every listener to be Lorenzo De Medici to my Michelangelo with The Paleo-Cinema/ Martian Drive In Patreon campaign.
The movies this time are the 1949 Italian movie starring Orson Welles as Count Cagliostro: Black Magic a.k.a Cagliostro, also starring Nancy Guild and Akim Tamiroff then we head to Broadway for the 1959 drama Career starring Tony Franciosa, Dean Martin, Shirley Maclaine and Carolyn Jones. We go from an 18th Century mesmerist and con man to a 20th Century actor.
Emails to kultguru@gmail,con or you can drop feedback to The Paleo-Cinema Cafe on Facebook.
Jun 1, 2014
This time around I look at the two 1980s Timothy Dalton James Bond films The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill. I talk about how they changed the franchise, how they foreshadowed some of the changes to appear later and the real world events that influenced the direction Eon Films took these movies in.
Question Of The Episode: Which famous movie have you either not seen yet or not wanted to see because it sounds shitty?
May 18, 2014
This time we go from Rom-Com to 1970s action cinema with 1952's Pat and Mike starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn then zip-pan to 1972 for Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman in Michael Ritchie's action thriller Prime Cut.
Feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org and reviews on iTunes would be groovy too.
May 4, 2014
For 134 we have two truckin' movies: the 1953 classic Henri-Georges Clouzot thriller Le Salaire De La Peur (The Wages Of Fear) and the 1958 American remake of it, Warner Bros Violent Road starring Brian Keith and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. One is among the best thrillers of all time and the other is an honest B-picture dishonestly copied from the former.
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Apr 18, 2014
This time around, it's another playlist of my favourite songs. French chansons, movie related stuff, a potpourri of groovy sounds to get you through the season of chocolate eggs and Roman capital punishment..
Apr 6, 2014
For 132 I do something a little different. Firstly, I look at Jules Dassin's 1950 London film noir, Night and the CIty starring Richard Widmar, Gene Tierney and Googie Withers, then take a look at the acting and directing career of Ida Lupino, from her start in London to her career as both an actor and a movie and TV director.
Mar 23, 2014
For this one we go from the south of France to the Okie dustbowl of the 1930s. From 1973 and Truffaut's La Nuit Americaine (Day For Night) with Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Aumont to 1940 and John Ford's The Grapes Of Wrath starring Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell.
Mar 9, 2014
This time around for 130 I look at Quentin Tarantino's second feature film, 1994's Pulp Fiction and then to complete the set, I grok in fullness Walter Hill's 1979 flick based on a story over 2300 years old... The Warriors.
Feedback and iTunes reviews are always welcome.
Feb 22, 2014
For 129 and to celebrate St David's Day on March 1st, I'm looking at two movies starring Welsh actors. Firstly, the 1967 dramatisation of The Great Train Robbery, prosaically entitled Robbery starring Sir Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet and James Booth. Secondly, there's the 1964 movie adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play, The Night Of The Iguana starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr and Grayson Hall.
Feb 9, 2014
For 128 I look at two comedy satires about movies: 1987's Amazon Women On The Moon and the lesser known and lower budget 1989 movie That's Adequate - the only movie so far that starred both Robert Downey Jr. and Bruce Willis.
There's also the competition. The first person to create a Paleo-Cinema Podcast Wikipedia page gets to pick two of the movies for the podcast and chat with me about them on a future episode.
Feedback is great. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or voicemail on 206 337 5398