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We commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a look at the acheivements & influence of the Hispanic and Latino community throughout Hollywood history. Brandon is thrilled to welcome author, Luis Reyes to the podcast to dicuss his latest book, "Viva Hollywood: The Legacy of Latin and Hispanic Artists in American Film". The book pays tribute to the many actors & craftsmen who left an indelible legacy on film history. Their story includes the fight to overcome sterotyping & predjudice while building a rich legacy for film fans to treasure forever. Brandon and Luis' conversation includes tributes to stars ranging from Lupé Velez & Caesar Romero to Rita Hayworth & Anthony Quinn. We hope this conversation will inspire you to dscover or re-discover many these talented artists. "Viva Hollywood: The Legacy of Latin and Hispanic Artists in American Film" is available from Turner Classic Movies and Running Press wherever books are sold. Luis I. Reyes is a renowned scholar, author, and lecturer who specializes in the history of Latinos in the Hollywood film industry. He is the author or coauthor of several books on film, including Hispanics in Hollywood, Made in Paradise: Hollywood's Films of Hawaii and the South Seas, and Made in Mexico: Hollywood South of the Border.He has been featured on Turner Classic Movies, CNN, TNT Latin America, NBC, Good Morning America, and NPR's Latino USA. His articles on film have appeared in DGA Quarterly, Hawaii magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the Oakland Tribune. Reyes lives in Pasadena, CA.
Front Row Classics celebrates the history of rock n'roll in the movies with author, Fred Goodman. Goodman has penned a fantastic new book dedicated to the marriage of cinema and rock. "Rock on Film: The Movies That Rocked the Big Screen" highlights the origins of rock on film all the way up to the present day. The book highlights 50 must-see films that will appeal to any rock or film fan Brandon and Fred discusses the many genres that encompass rock n'roll's impact in the movie world from musicals & drama to documentaries and comedy. "Rock on Film: The Movies That Rocked the Big Screen" is available from Running Press and Turner Classic Movies wherever books are sold. Fred Goodman is a former editor at Rolling Stone, whose work has appeared in the New York Times and many other publications. His previous books include the award-winning The Mansion on the Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce and Why Lhasa de Sela Matters. He lives in New York.
This week, we're welcoming back a woman I had so much fun dissecting Roger Moore's Bond era with the last time she appeared on the podcast towards the end of Season 2. Julia Ricci is a Senior Programmer at Heartland Film in Indianapolis, Indiana, which organizes the Heartland International Film Festival and the Academy Award-qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival. She has been part of the programming team since 2018, selecting films for the festivals' shorts, features, and retrospective slates, and has programmed 17 short films that went on to become Oscar nominees and winners in the Live Action, Documentary, and Animated Short categories.Prior to Heartland Film, Julia was a researcher for Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection's former streaming platform FilmStruck, and appeared on TCM as a Guest Fan Programmer. She has a degree in History from Ball State University and is a regional Emmy nominee for the documentary short "Legacies of Perfection: Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg," from 2013.Returning to celebrate three classic underdog sports stories set in Indiana, in this episode, we look at beloved family favorites Breaking Away, Hoosiers, and Rudy, and also investigate our relationships to these films and sports in general, and discuss what makes the genre so timeless and compelling.Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music ArchiveLogo: Kate Gabrielle (KateGabrielle.com)Originally Posted on Patreon (9/2/22) here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/71424071
In this super-interesting episode, Dane shares the tragic-but-hilarious story of the man who wrote Full Metal Jacket, and riffs about the disclaimer that Turner Classic Movies forced him to watch before he could see Gone with the Wind (as if the movie wasn't long enough!). Support the show on Patreon or 15 kitties will feel sad.Support the show
Costume designer and the youngest child of director Sam Peckinpah, Lupita Peckinpah, discusses the Turner Classic Movies 2019 documentary, Peckinpah Suite, of which she is the focus of. Lupita also talks about the life and films of her father, and shares stories from her career.
Lucille Ball is the topic when Beowulf speaks with Ben Mankiewicz, host of Turner Classic Movies and the podcast The Plot Thickens: "Lucy". They discuss "I Love Lucy", her early struggles, her interaction with the House on the Un-American Activities Committee, and more. Listen at theplotthickens.tcm.com - Call or text (202) 656-6271 to participate in the show!
Download the STARZ app at https://bit.ly/STARZBINGE for a limited time affiliate offer.Karl Urban Says He's Still Interested In Making A Dredd Sequel. Recently, he told GQ. And recently, we delivered the best Judge Dredd review of all time.Anne Heche Is Legally Dead; Tragic. Her final film is a Lifetime movie, even more tragic. And our opinions on being left on life support as meat bags for organic harvest.Alec Baldwin said, “I didn't pull the trigger.” “This gun can't be fired without pulling the trigger,” says the FBI. Opinions?Tonight's movie? Wait Until Dark (1967) A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. Richard Crenna, Alan Arkin, Jack Weston, and Audrey Hepburn - What a lineup!!!We also discuss new true crime documentaries and a disturbing catfish story.Support the show
The history of witchcraft and witches in American film and television is truly fascinating and goes back to silent films! Patrick has a conversation with writer and journalist, Heather Greene, who wrote the amazing book, Lights, Camera, Witchcraft. Topics include The Craft (1996), the different incarnations of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Hocus Pocus (1993), Satanic Panic, Rosemary's Baby (1968), the “Production Code”, the Wicked Witch of the West, boy witches, SCOTUS and the end of Roe v. Wade, and modern day witchcraft! Visit BigSeance.com/218 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :46 Heather Greene is a freelance writer, journalist, and editor. She received a BA in film at Wesleyan University and an MA in film studies from Emory University. She also studied film and theater at Cornell University and the University of Paris. Heather has written for Religion News Service, Turner Classic Movies, The Wild Hunt, Circle Magazine, Patheos.com, and other outlets. She is a member of Circle Sanctuary, Covenant of the Goddess, and the Religion Newswriters Association. 1:28 Book description for Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television. 2:18 Patrick did homework as he progressed through the book, and went down several rabbit holes! 3:58 Reclaiming the name. “The witch has been with us since recorded history.” 4:55 Three Sovereigns for Sarah (1985), Rose O' Salem Town (1910), The Cavalier's Dream (1898), The Witch (2015), and The Craft (1996)! 6:53 The Craft was a watershed film for teenagers and witchcraft in general! 7:55 For extra fun, watch the films as you progress through the book. 8:25 The different incarnations of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. 9:50 The main categories of witches in the history of film include the accused woman, the wild woman, the fantasy witch, and the “other”. Also discussed here are vamp witches (the wicked queen, Jennifer from 1942's I Married a Witch), the witch next door (Sabrina, Jillian from 1958's Bell, Book and Candle, Samantha, Morticia), the teenage witch (The Craft, Sabrina, Charmed, Twitches, Harry Potter), satanic witches, and the clown witch (1993's Hocus Pocus). 12:03 Women's power and Hollywood's treatment of witches. 16:19 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold's Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who've had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 20:51 Satanic panic, Hocus Pocus (1993), and more on girl power films and TV. 23:08 Until Rosemary's Baby (1968), the film industry's Production Code took a lot of the fun and freedom out of witchcraft storylines. 25:18 In 1972, Raymond Buckland was probably the first to consult Hollywood on witchcraft in films. 29:38 Hollywood's affect on modern witchcraft. 31:26 More on satanic panic and the controversy with Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch of the West from 1939's The Wizard of Oz) on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and Sesame Street. 33:32 Boys can't be witches, can they? 37:54 The Covenant (2009) 41:30 “The witch is always going to be the liminal figure that's pushing the boundaries. She's forever going to be an activist, so to speak. She's always going to be someone who's not at the center of society. So she's going to push the boundaries.” 43:14 “How do you make a thousand witches with one SCOTUS decision?” Final thoughts from Heather Greene! 45:58 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 48:04 Outro 50:20 For more on Heather Greene HeatherGreene.net Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television (Amazon) The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!
“I've been blessed with a somewhat pragmatic view, and I had a good sense of who I was and what I had to offer.” Charles Busch has been around a while… and in the meantime. He is one of the first self-producers and self-advocates in the industry. Since he was eleven, he was writing three act places and found out very early at Northwestern that he would not find success in mainstream showbusiness. “Too gay” for the industry in the 70's he says… so maybe the things that made him uncastable and unemployable could actually be what brings him success. Even after going to an incredible acting program, Busch still didn't feel he was able to find himself in the industry. He sold numerous pilots to networks, but still found himself back to putting on a show with people he loves. And sometimes even finding himself in places at the top of the food chain (like writing a book for a new musical) and saying to himself, “I really hate this!” And yes, we talk about Taboo, one of Broadway's biggest flops. We also talk about his huge success on Broadway, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Charles also takes us down discovery lane as he found his love of drag, cabaret, a symbiotic relationship with his beloved manager, taking the road less traveled, and the upcoming 54 Below show, Backstage Babble, which he'll be appearing in on September 6th at 7pm. Charles Busch has forged a unique place in the world of entertainment as playwright, actor, director, novelist, cabaret performer and drag icon. He is the author and star of over twenty-five plays including The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, The Tribute Artist, The Confession of Lily Dare and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom; one of the longest running plays in the history of Off-Broadway. His play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway, won the Outer Circle Critics' John L. Gassner Award for playwrighting, received a Tony nomination for Best Play and is the longest running Broadway comedy of the past twenty-five years. He wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays, Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival. For two seasons, he appeared as Nat Ginzburg on the HBO series OZ and is the author of the auto-biographical novel Whores of Lost Atlantis. He has directed two films; the Showtime short subject, Personal Assistant, and a feature, A Very Serious Person, which won an honorable mention at the Tribeca Film Festival. Due to his love and knowledge of film and theatre history, he has appeared as a guest programmer and in numerous documentaries for Turner Classic Movies, and has lectured and conducted master classes at many colleges and universities including NYU, Harvard, UCLA and Amherst College. In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright and was given a star on the Playwrights Walk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. He is also the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Lady in Question is Charles Busch. He is a two-time MAC award winner and has performed his cabaret act in many cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, London, Paris, Barcelona and New York. In winter of 2016, his show The Lady at the Mic premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. His first CD, Charles Busch Live at Feinstein's 54 Below, was released by Broadway Records. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NOW...That's what I call DUNE! Have you ever wanted to hear the sounds of DUNE from the comfort of your very own home? Well have a sniff of spice and get your headphones! You have GOT to hear this episode of DEATH BY DVD, all about NOW : THAT'S WHAT I CALL DUNE! The sounds of DUNE! NEW EPISODES COMING SOON!HEY, while you're still here.. have you heard...DEATH BY DVD PRESENTS : WHO SHOT HANK? The first of its kind (On this show, at least) an all original narrative audio drama exploring the murder of this shows very host, HANK THE WORLDS GREATEST! Explore WHO SHOT HANK, starting with the MURDER! A Death By DVD New Year Mystery WHO SHOT HANK : PART ONE WHO SHOT HANK : PART TWO WHO SHOT HANK : PART THREE WHO SHOT HANK : PART FOUR WHO SHOT HANK PART 5 : THE BEGINNING OF THE END WHO SHOT HANK PART 6 THE FINALE : EXEUNT OMNES The Death By DVD SENTINEL remix theme by LINUS FITNESS-CENTRE
My guest, Lora Stocker is a graphic designer, artist , and illustrator who has worked with Turner Classic Movies social media. She's also a board member of and social media strategist for the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, North Carolina. We talked about the different phases of Gardner's five decade career, how she went from an untrained discovery to an accomplished actress, and both her popular films and some lesser known suggested picks. Films featured in this episode: Ghosts on the Loose (1943) Whistle Stop (1946) The Killers (1946) The Bribe (1949) Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) City on Fire (1979) Earthquake (1974) Night of the Iguana (1964) Tam Lin (1970) Lora Stocker on Twitter and Instagram The Ava Gardner Museum website The show is available on Spotify, PocketCasts, Breaker, Stitcher, Anchor, Google, Radio Public, and YouTube. Watching Classic Movies podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts! If you are enjoying the show, please give it a 5-star review and share it with your friends. Like the podcast? Want to hear more frequent episodes? Subscriptions are as low as 99 cents a month, click on the Support button here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/k-cruver/support
Scott McGee is a Senior Director of Original Programming at Turner Classic Movies. He's also a programmer for the TCM Classic Film Festival and the TCM Cruise. Scott frequently presents at TCM events and other film festivals.Recently, Scott authored one of the most enjoyable books about the movies that I've ever had the pleasure to read. It's called, Danger on the Silver Screen: 50 Films Celebrating Cinema's Greatest Stunts. If you like behind-the-scenes stories of how movies are made, and especially about spectacular stunts and the extraordinary people who pull them off, then I cannot recommend Danger on the Silver Screen enough.
Brand new episodes of DEATH BY DVD are currently available for your listening displeasure EVERY TWO WEEKS. Two, count 'em 2, weeks! Be sure to subscribe at www.deathbydvd.com to receive e-mail updates on new episodes & when they come out + news, merch discounts & more. HEY, while you're still here.. have you heard...DEATH BY DVD PRESENTS : WHO SHOT HANK? The first of its kind (On this show, at least) an all original narrative audio drama exploring the murder of this shows very host, HANK THE WORLDS GREATEST! Explore WHO SHOT HANK, starting with the MURDER! A Death By DVD New Year Mystery WHO SHOT HANK : PART ONE WHO SHOT HANK : PART TWO WHO SHOT HANK : PART THREE WHO SHOT HANK : PART FOUR WHO SHOT HANK PART 5 : THE BEGINNING OF THE END WHO SHOT HANK PART 6 THE FINALE : EXEUNT OMNES The Death By DVD SENTINEL remix theme by LINUS FITNESS-CENTRE
My guest is Millie De Chirico, programmer for Turner Classic Movies, including TCM Underground, and co-host of the essential movie podcast I Saw What You Did. While it is a period in her career that many find lacking, Millie and I are big fans of the movies Elizabeth Taylor made from the mid-sixties through the seventies. We had a talk about the unique magic of Taylor in middle-age, still beautiful and outrageously famous, but making bolder choices in her performances and choice of roles. Films Featured on This Episode: Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) Boom (1968) Secret Ceremony (1968) The Only Game in Town (1970) X, Y, and Zee (1972) Hammersmith is Out (1972) Ash Wednesday (1973) Night Watch (1973) The Driver's Seat/ Identikit (1974) Follow Millie on Instagram and Twitter Listen to Millie's podcast I Saw What You Did The show is available on Spotify, PocketCasts, Breaker, Stitcher, Anchor, Google, Radio Public, and YouTube. Watching Classic Movies podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts! If you are enjoying the show, please give it a 5-star review and share it with your friends. Like the podcast? Want to hear more frequent episodes? Subscriptions are as low as 99 cents a month, click on the Support button here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/k-cruver/support
On this episode of Death By DVD we've gone on holiday by mistake. The 1987 British black comedy WITHNAIL & I is discussed at length! Possibly the quintessential British movie, join THE Linus Fitness-Centre & Harry-Scott as they pour a shot of lighter fluid and get into the politics of WITHNAIL & I. Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood (Paul McGann) and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail (Richard E. Grant) -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty (Richard Griffiths), they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.This is an episode you DON'T wanna miss! And remember all hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hair are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight.HEY, while you're still here.. have you heard...DEATH BY DVD PRESENTS : WHO SHOT HANK? The first of its kind (On this show, at least) an all original narrative audio drama exploring the murder of this shows very host, HANK THE WORLDS GREATEST! Explore WHO SHOT HANK, starting with the MURDER! A Death By DVD New Year Mystery WHO SHOT HANK : PART ONE WHO SHOT HANK : PART TWO WHO SHOT HANK : PART THREE WHO SHOT HANK : PART FOUR WHO SHOT HANK PART 5 : THE BEGINNING OF THE END WHO SHOT HANK PART 6 THE FINALE : EXEUNT OMNES The Death By DVD SENTINEL remix theme by LINUS FITNESS-CENTRE
DEATH BY DVD is now releasing episodes EVERY other week! This not REALLY an episode, but an episode details just that & serves as a reminder that FOR NOW...Just for now...DEATH BY DVD is releasing episodes every TWO weeks + for the first time ever, we are telling you what the next episode is! For the 13 years of Death By DVD we have always kept the next episode secret. From the live era to now, what is DEATH BY DVD doing next? No one knows! NOW, FINALLY, you know! And when you know, well, you know! NEW EPISODES EVERY OTHER WEEK + EPISODE UPDATES! LISTEN NOW! DEATH BY DVD PRESENTS : WHO SHOT HANK? The first of its kind (On this show, at least) an all original narrative audio drama exploring the murder of this shows very host, HANK THE WORLDS GREATEST! Explore WHO SHOT HANK, starting with the MURDER! A Death By DVD New Year Mystery WHO SHOT HANK : PART ONE WHO SHOT HANK : PART TWO WHO SHOT HANK : PART THREE WHO SHOT HANK : PART FOUR WHO SHOT HANK PART 5 : THE BEGINNING OF THE END WHO SHOT HANK PART 6 THE FINALE : EXEUNT OMNES The Death By DVD SENTINEL remix theme by LINUS FITNESS-CENTRE