Two very different movies this time. The definitive and classic version of Oscar Wilde's 1895 play The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952) starring Michael Redgrave, Joan Greenwood and Margaret Rutherford, then we move to 1969 for a forgotten but gritty drama The Reckoning starring Nicol Williamson and Anne Bell. We go from upper class frippery to working class angst in one fell podcast.
This time it's 1960s women's pictures. We start off with the rom-com remake Move Over Darling starring Doris Day, James Garner and Thelma Ritter, then we go way iconic with 1961's Breakfast At Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal.
This time it's blaxploitation and miltech action all the way, starting with 1972's Superfly starring Ron O'Neal and then moving to 1983 for the action flick Blue Thunder starring Roy Scheider and Malcolm McDowell. Pimpmobiles and choppers.
This time around, I have a bad cold so it's time for a music podcast. From a gay-oriented Sinatra song to the dirty boogie, from Nina Simone to Lalo Schifrin. There will be bongo drums. Go, Daddy, Go!
Two very different films from two different eras and two different countries. Firstly, the 1935 French historical comedy La Kermesse Heroique (Carnival In Flanders) starring Francoise Rosay and Jean Murat, then we go to America in 1988 for Oliver Stone's Talk Radio, starring and written by Eric Bogosian. The only thing they have in common is that they're both really, really good.
For 189 I look at the 1848 MGM musical biopic Words And Music starring Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake and Janet Leigh. I also look at the straightwashing of Lorenz Hart, the subject of the biopic and how Hollywood totally ignored the facts of his life.
This time around, it's 1970s porno chic and the social context around it. Deep Throat, Behind The Green Door and The Devil In Miss Jones legitimised adult cinema for a time and changed the way adult entertainment was perceived for all time.
We go from the most unusual gunfight in cinema history with Dalton Trumbo's Terror In A Texas Town (1958) starring Sterling Hayden to from 1958 as well a cute little British comedy about a rundown fleapit cinema, The Smallest Show On Earth starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna.
This time around, it's Scottish villages and the Jersey Shore in the 1950s. We start with the 1983 British comedy Local Hero starring Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster and Peter Capaldi, then we go to 1996 for Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub and Isabella Rosellini in Big Night. I also offer my thoughts on the death of podcasting friend and good human being, Vince Rotolo.
This time it's a 1958 drama set on the Riviera, Otto Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse starring Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr and David Niven, then a savage 1969 satire on advertising and politics, Robert Downey Senior's Putney Swope starring Arnold Johnson.