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The Reel Woman
73 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
S4|Ep. 1: Universal's Classic Monsters - A Talk with Jessica Raney
In this episode author, Jessica Raney and I discuss the quality and long-lasting influence of two classics of the Universal horror series. We look at 1933’s The Invisible Man and 1941’s The Wolf Man. Pick up the Halloween issue of Stitched magazine to read Jessica Raney’s article and short story.
62 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
S3|Ep.6 Forbidden Hollywood Pre - Code
A conversation with writer and photographer Mark Vieira about Hollywood’s Pre-Code era films of 1930-1934. Why did the era begin? and what brought it to such an abrupt end? We look at some of the stars of the period such as Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Norma Shearer, Jean Harlow, and Mae West. As well as some of the movies that defined the period, including but not limited to, The Divorcee, Red-Headed Woman, She Done Him Wrong, and Baby Face. Visit his website: markavieira.com
68 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
S3|Ep. 5 Movies About The Movies: Hollywood Reflected
A discussion with Dr. Christopher Ames, the president of Russell Sage College, about his book “Movies About The Movies: Hollywood Reflected”. We focus on two movies from his book - Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels (1942), and Gene Kelly, and Stanley Donen’s Singin’ In The Rain (1952). We also look at two movies not in his book - Michel Hazanavicius’ black and white, mostly silent Best Picture winner The Artist (2011), and the Coen Bros.’ Hail, Caesar! (2016). What do these movies say about Hollywood? What do these movies say about America? And why are movies about Hollywood and the moviemaking process so popular?
58 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
S3|Ep.4 A Conversation with Intimacy Coordinator Ann James
A conversation with intimacy coordinator Ann James. What intimacy coordination is, its history in the entertainment industry, and how she's working to make it a more diverse field. Find Ann on IG @intimacycoordinatorsofcolor Her podcast is Intimacy Choreography in Conversation and is available on Spotify and Apple Podcast.
88 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
S3|Ep. 3 Cult Films: The Warriors (1979), Xanadu (1980), and Clash of the Titans (1981)
Michael Niederman and Daniel McCoy, the hosts of Whiskey Flicks Live, join me to talk about three cult films that have a basis in Greek Mythology. Films discussed are The Warriors (1979), Xanadu (1980), and Clash of the Titans (1981). We get into the hair, the outfits, and the music. We try to figure out what subway The Warriors use to get back to Coney Island and of course the magic and charm of Gene Kelly. Find my guests on IG @whiskey_flicks_live and join their FB group Whiskey Flicks Live!
81 minutes | May 25, 2021
S3|Ep.2 Serial Killers: The Collector vs. The Silence of the Lambs
In this episode, I talk with author Jessica Raney about John Fowles’ book The Collector and Thomas Harris’ book The Silence of the Lambs. We also get into both of their film adaptations - William Wyler’s The Collector and Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs. We discuss the serial killers at the center of each story, their victims…and what the deal is with all those butterflies.
28 minutes | May 11, 2021
S3|Ep.1 Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew
In the first episode of the third season of The Reel Woman podcast, I am joined by author John Oller to discuss his 1997 biography of screen legend Jean Arthur. We talk about her life, career, and that unique voice of hers.
49 minutes | May 20, 2020
S2|Ep. 10: The Killing Fields
From 1970 to 1972, Anne Perryman, my mother, traveled through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. She was a freelance journalist and she joins me this episode to discuss the 1984 film The Killing Fields - a film about real-life journalists and photographers (some of whom she knew) in Cambodia from 1973 to 1979. Anne shares stories and a unique insight into the film.
55 minutes | May 8, 2020
S2|Ep. 9: Fritz Lang, Henry Fonda and the Seeds of Film Noir
Former high-school film teacher Nate Duell and I discuss the Fritz Lang film You Only Live Once. We explore its place in film history as a forerunner of film noir.
88 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
S2|Ep. 8: Olivia De Havilland: Lady Triumphant
After a longer than expected hiatus, The Reel Woman is back with the always lovely, Dr. Victoria Amador. Victoria has returned to talk about the biography she has written about the great Classic Hollywood actress Dame Olivia de Havilland.
58 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
S2|Ep. 7: Ballet Rising: A Talk with Casey Herd
In this episode, I talk with Casey Herd, former principal dancer, of the Dutch National Ballet. Casey is currently working on a YouTube docuseries called Ballet Rising. With the series, Casey and his crew are focusing on the emergence of classical ballet in the most unique places.
28 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
S2|Ep. 6 Idlewild International Film Festival: Talking with founder Tinisha Brugnone
A conversation with filmmaker Tinisha Brugnone about her film "With Love from Idlewild" and how she came to create the Idlewild International Film Festival.
58 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
S2|Ep5: Being Satori Circus
A discussion with Satori Circus. Topics include: Satori's over 30-year career in Detroit as a performance artist and the new documentary film that is currently in works about him entitled Being Satori Circus.
38 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
S2|Ep. 4: The Strait Guys: Rick Minnich & Matt Sweetwood
In August of 2019, I met and talked with documentary filmmakers Rick Minnich and Matt Sweetwood in Potsdam, Germany about their current film The Strait Guys, about a plan to build a tunnel under the Bering Strait. We also discussed some of their past films, such as Forgetting Father, and Beerland.
58 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
S2|Ep. 3 Jitterbugs: Talking with Director Haleem "Stringz" Rasul
Dancer, choreographer and director Haleem "Stringz" Rasul, joins me to discuss his 2014 documentary, Jitterbugs: Pioneers of Jit, about a uniquely Detroit dance style called Jit.
81 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
S.2 E. 2: Horror & Comedy: A Conversation with Jason Zumwalt
Screenwriter Jason Zumwalt and I discuss the connection between Horror and Comedy. We touch on many films but the focus is on Cabin in The Woods (2011) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).
67 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Season 2 Episode 1: Hollywood Fashion: A Talk with Ramona Dandridge
Vintage clothing store owner and aficionado, Ramona Dandridge and I discuss her favorite high fashion and vintage clothing moments in cinema from Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's to Diana Ross in Mahogany.
56 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
Episode 12 : James Spooner - AfroPunk
I talk to filmmaker James Spooner about his groundbreaking documentary AfroPunk. For more info about the movie and screenings go to afropunkfilm.com and follow James on IG at spoonersnofun.
93 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
Episode 11. Billy Wilder & Ernst Lubitsch
In this episode, I speak to former high-school film teacher turned college swim coach and all-around film nerd Nate Duell about four films, Ninotchka, The Shop Around the Corner, The Apartment and Some Like it Hot from two classic Hollywood directors Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch.
91 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
Episode 10: 1991 - Point Break & Thelma & Louise
Maggie Mackay, Executive Director of Vidiots, joins me to discuss two films from 1991 - Thelma & Louise and Point Break.
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