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The Projection Booth Podcast
122 minutes | 5 days ago
Episode 515: Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)
Rob St. Mary returns to The Projection Booth to discuss Kinji Fukasaku's 1972 anti-war film, Under the Flag of the Rising Sun. The film stars Sachiko Hidari as the widow of Sgt. Katsuo Togashi who died in WWII. His death certificate is unclear about how he died and, thus, she can't claim survivor benefits. The authorities are either unable or, more likely, unwilling to help her so she investigates her husband's death, tracking down his fellow soldiers and unraveling a Rashomon-like story of what might have really happened to him. Along with Rob, Chris Stachiw joins Mike to talk about Fukasaku's film as well as Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers / Letters from Iwo Jima double feature. Subtitler and filmmaker Linda Hoaglund provides insight on Fukasaku's motivations during her interview.
33 minutes | 6 days ago
Special Report: Bruce Campbell's Evil Dead II Watch Party
Bruce Campbell provides live commentary on THE EVIL DEAD II on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST! Buy your tickets now! https://bit.ly/3g5aVXP
36 minutes | 10 days ago
Special Report: Bill Leimbach on Walkabout to Hollywood (1980)
On this special episode, Mike talks to director Bill Leimbach about his career including the Oscar-Nominated Raoni, as well as the documentary about David Gulpilil, Walkabout to Hollywood, and much more.Visit https://luckycountryproductions.com for more information about Mr. LeimbachVisit https://www.umbrellaent.com.au/ to buy Walkabout to Hollywood
169 minutes | 12 days ago
Episode 514: Kelly's Heroes (1970)
We're not gonna hit you with any negative waves about this odd, star-studded heist/war film, Kelly's Heroes. Samm Deighan and Bill Ackerman join Mike to discuss this Brian G. Hutton film from 1970 wherein Clint Eastwood leads a band of soldiers behind enemy lines in order to pilfer a cache of Nazi gold.On this episode you'll hear the rest of our interview with John Landis as well as interviews with Gavin MacLeod (Moriarty) and Stuart Margolin (Little Joe).
30 minutes | 13 days ago
Speical Report: Thorsten Thielow on Boys State (2020)
On this special episode, Mike talks with cinematographer Thorsten Thielow about his career, spotlighting the 2020 documentary Boys State. Visit https://www.thordp.com/ for more information.
31 minutes | 14 days ago
Special Report: Todd Melby on A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Todd Melby -- reporter, podcaster, author -- about his book A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere: The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo. It's a terrific book that goes into a lot of details behind the scenes of one of the Coen Brothers' most successful films. Find out more at https://www.toddmelby.com/book
91 minutes | 16 days ago
Special Report: Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
On a special episode done in conjunction with Chris Stachiw's Kulturecast, we discuss Adam Wingard's Godzilla Vs. Kong, the latest entry in the "Legendary" Monsterverse. We talk about the sprawling story that's stuffed to the gills with some mediocre performances set against a tale of two titans duking it out.
25 minutes | 17 days ago
Special Report: Daniel T. Dorrance on The U.S. vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
On this special episode, Mike talks with Daniel T. Dorrance, the production designer of Lee Daniels' The United States v. Billie Holiday (2021). Mr. Dorrance also dishes about working on the Maze Runner sequels and Michael Mann's Collateral.The United States v. Billie Holiday is now available via Hulu.
99 minutes | 18 days ago
Special Report: Krimi Double Feature
On this special episode, Mike is joined by Prof. Nicholas Schlegel, author of the upcoming "German Popular Cinema and The Krimi Phenomenon: Dark Eyes of London” coming from Lexington Books, Rowman’s academic imprint - https://rowman.com and Samm Deighan, author of the upcoming "The Legacy of World War II in European Arthouse Cinema" from McFarland Books - https://mcfarlandbooks.com to discuss Krimi films. These were a German subgenre of films based on the works of Edgar Wallace that were popular during the 1960s and paved the way for Italian Giallo films. We look at The Dead Eyes of London and The Creature with the Blue Hand and how they fit in the larger Krimi world.
191 minutes | 19 days ago
Episode 513: A Buster Keaton Celebration
Heather Drain and Maurice Bursztynski join Mike to sing the praises of Buster Keaton. The trio looks at five of Keaton's films: The General, Sherlock Jr, Steamboat Bill Jr, Seven Chances, and One Week. Maurice interviewed Gus Macmillan of The Blue Grassy Knoll, who have been providing new soundtracks for Keaton's films for the last few years.
32 minutes | 21 days ago
Special Report: Julien Temple on Crock of Gold (2020)
On this special report, Mike speaks with director Julien Temple (Earth Girls are Easy) about his latest documentary film, Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane McGowan. Produced by Johnny Depp, it's a documentary about the lead singer of The Pogues and his relationship to his native Ireland
284 minutes | 24 days ago
Episode 511: Never Cry Wolf (1983)
We're discussing Carroll Ballard's Never Cry Wolf (1983). Based on the novel by Farley Mowat, it's the story of Tyler (Charles Martin Smith), a bureaucrat who is sent into the Northern wilds to study wolves and their impact on the caribou population.Matthew Socey and Chris Stachiw join Mike to talk about the film, isolation, and sassy animals.
23 minutes | 25 days ago
Episode 511: Never Cry Wolf - Bonus Interview w/Sam Hamm
More of our interview with Sam Hamm about his post-Never Cry Wolf career, focusing specifically on his take on The Fantastic Four and what his version would have been like.
16 minutes | 25 days ago
Episode 511: Never Cry Wolf - Bonus Interview w/Richard Kletter
More from the interview with Richard Kletter as he discusses his work post Never Cry Wolf including a harrowing tale of The Man Who Fell to Earth TV Pilot.
207 minutes | a month ago
Special Report: Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
For a special live podcast, Chris Stachiw (The Kulturecast), Josh Haldey (1201 Beyond), and Mike joined up to discuss Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021): a film many years in the making. We discuss both the Joss Whedon and Zack Snyder versions, comparing the two to find any redemptive qualities in either and how the newer version acts as origin stories for a few of the film's main characters.
24 minutes | a month ago
Special Report: SXSW Day 4
Wrapping up SXSW 2021 with an interview with Malcolm Ingram, director of Clerk, a documentary about filmmaker Kevin Smith.
60 minutes | a month ago
Special Report: Graeme Clifford
Originally supposed to be part of our THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH episode, this is an interview with editor / director Graeme Clifford about his career, working on his own films (Gleaming the Cube, Frances, etc) as well as his work with Nic Roeg, Robert Altman, etc.
61 minutes | a month ago
Special Report: SXSW 2021 Day 3
More about movies from SXSW 2021 including:- The Spine of Night featuring an interview with co-directors Morgan Galen King and Philip Gelatt- Swan Song featuring an interview with Udo Kier- Alien on Stage featuring an interview with co-directors Danielle Kummer and Lucy HarveyFind out more at http://www.sxsw.com
68 minutes | a month ago
Special Report: SXSW 2021 Day 2
On today's SXSW 2021 report I discuss the following: Witch Hunt - including an interview with Elle Callehan Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break - including an interview with director Nick Gillespe Offseason - Including an interview with director Mickey Keating The United States vs. Reality Winner - including an interview with director Sonia KennebeckFor more information visit http://www.sxsw.com
84 minutes | a month ago
Episode 512: Seven Beauties (1975)
Lina Wertmüller's 1975 film Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Gianini as Pasqualino Settebellezze of Pasqualino of the Seven Beauties. He’s a man with several sisters that he’s trying to keep on the straight and narrow. When one of his sisters gets involved with a pimp, Pasqualino murders him and is put on a path of destruction where he goes to an asylum and eventually a concentration camp. Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger join Mike to discuss the film, Lina Wertmüller's oeuvre, and Giancarlo Gianini crying.
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