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Old Movies Saved My Life
23 minutes | 3 years ago
Old Movies Saved My Life Episode 7 I Know Where I'm Going with Romina Puma
Comedians, Mel Byron and Romina Puma, discuss the 1945 classic British film, I Know Where I'm Going. Romina's Italian and is surprised by some of the words and phrases used here in 1945. Let's not even mention the Scottish accents. Proof, though, that you can learn a lot from old movies.
38 minutes | 3 years ago
Old Movies Saved My Life Episode 6 'M' with Luke Poulton
Comedians, Mel Byron and Luke Poulton get temporarily serious about Fritz Lang's 1931 German classic, M. Well, it IS a very dark and disturbing film. At least they get to show off their film knowledge, especially when Luke gets on to his beloved monster movies. Yes, somehow the journey takes them from 1930s Berlin to 1950s Japanese monsters!
28 minutes | 3 years ago
Old Movies Saved My Life Episode 5 Laura (1944) with Emily McQuade
If at first you don't succeed, try again. After a recording failure the first time around, Mel Byron and Emily McQuade return to Otto Preminger's 1944 noir classic, Laura. How will it look to them two weeks after their first attempt? Will the hats be bigger? The barbs more, well, barbed? Join two comedians taking one of the great American classics very seriously..again. (contains mild swearing.)
36 minutes | 3 years ago
OId Movies Saved My Life, Episode 4, Suspicion (1941)
Full on film nerd alert. This time, Mel Byron talks to comedian and former film student, Jamie Allerton, about Alfred Hitchcock's classic, Suspicion (1941). Is Cary Grant a murderer? Can Mel and Jamie agree on this? How astonished are we that a hilarious Scouser turns out to be a serious afficionado? Well, more pleased than astonished.
30 minutes | 3 years ago
Old Movies Saved My Life Episode 3 - The Band Wagon (1953)
Mel Byron and Louise Atkinson, comedians and film-lovers both, have fun discussing the 1953 musical classic, The Band Wagon. Even though neither of them fully understands the plot. But it's got Fred Astaire in it, so that makes everything ok.
20 minutes | 3 years ago
Old Movies Saved My Life Episode 2 - 42nd Street
This week, Mel Byron welcomes comedian, Lisanne Fridsma. They watch and talk about the 1932 musical classic, 42nd Street, What exactly is the plot-within-the-plot all about? And don't those women have great legs? (By 'great' we mean normal-looking.)
26 minutes | 3 years ago
Old Movies Saved My Life Episode 1 - The Man in Grey
First episode of a new podcast in which I, comedian, Mel Byron, introduce fellow comics to classic movies (30s, 40s, 50s) and we have a good chat about them. Included is some good-natured roasting. This time, I welcome David Ferguson and we have good fun dissecting classic British film, The Man in Grey (1944). It's a bit shocking, but not in the way you might think.
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