Sep 05

This time one of the podcast's Patreon patrons, Tom Dale from Canberra and I talk about a couple of dramas from the 40s and 50s. We start with Carol Reed's The Third Man from 1949 starrign Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli and Trevor Howard then we hit 1954 for The Country Girl, a stage drama starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and William Holden. Also there's feedback and a bit of a bonus at the end and I talk about retrieving lost song lyrics from the memory vault.

It all adds up to almost two hours of fun, one of the biggest episodes ever.
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Aug 23

This time around I celebrate B-movies. First I'm grokking in fullness the 1954 Hawaii based film noir Hell's Half Acre starring Wendell Corey and Evelyn Keyes. Then we smash-cut to 1960 for the crime caper movie Seven Thieves starring Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Eli Wallach and Joan Collins. I also tell you about a dream I had and about how I robbed Crown Casino last night. 

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Aug 09

For 141 I look at a couple of westerns starring Marlene Dietrich. Firstly there's 1939's Destry Rides Again starring James Stewart and Brian Donlevy and then 1952's Rancho Notorious directed by Fritz Lang and also starring Arthur Kennedy and Mel Ferrer.

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Jul 28

This time around Armin Heinecke and I examine a couple of very different films noir from 1949 - Anthony Mann's low budget noir set during the French revolution, Reign Of Terror (a.k.a. The Black Book) starring Robert Cummings and Arlene Dahl and one of the classic noirs, Robert Siodmak's Criss Cross starring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo and Dan Duryea. 

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Jul 12

This time around I'm looking at Australian dicks. Not phalluses but good honest Australian detectives starting out with 1975's Scobie Malone starring Jack Thompson and Judy Morris then a decade later looking at the adaptation of Peter Corris'Cliff Hardy novel The Empty Beach starring Bryan Brown and Anna Maria Monticelli. Enjoy!

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Jun 28

This time around the movies were selected by Miss Jane as part of the Paleo-Cinema Patreon Campaign. The first movie is a 1933 comedy/drama starring Lionel and John Barrymore, Wallace Beery and Jean Harlow: Dinner At Eight. The second movie is the film thought to be the funniest American comedy of all time, the Billy Wilder directed Some Like It Hot, with Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon.


I also look at the strange and cinematic death of French jazz musician and polymath Boris Vian.

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Jun 15

This time around, I announce the opportunity for every listener to be Lorenzo De Medici to my Michelangelo with The Paleo-Cinema/ Martian Drive In Patreon campaign

The movies this time are the 1949 Italian movie starring Orson Welles as Count Cagliostro: Black Magic, also starring Nancy Guild and Akim Tamiroff then we head to Broadway for the 1959 drama Career starring Tony Franciosa, Dean Martin, Shirley Maclaine and Carolyn Jones. We go from an 18th Century mesmerist and con man to a 20th Century actor. 
Emails to kultguru@gmail,con or you can drop feedback to The Paleo-Cinema Cafe on Facebook. 
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Jun 01

This time around I look at the two 1980s Timothy Dalton James Bond films The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill. I talk about how they changed the franchise, how they foreshadowed some of the changes to appear later and the real world events that influenced the direction Eon Films took these movies in.

Email kultguru@gmail.com or head over to The Paleo-CInema Cafe on Facebook to provide feedback. 
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May 17

This time we go from Rom-Com to 1970s action cinema with 1952's Pat and Mike starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn then zip-pan to 1972 for Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman in Michael Ritchie's Prime Cut.

Feedback to kultguru@gmail,com and reviews on iTunes would be groovy too.
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May 04

For 134 we have two truckin' movies: the 1953 classic Henri-Georges Clouzot thriller Le Salaire De La Peur (Wages Of Fear) and the 1958 American remake of it, Warner Bros Violent Road starring Brian Keith and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. One is among the best thrillers of all time and the other is an honest B-picture dishonestly copied from the former. 

Voicemail can be sent to 206-337-5398 and emails to kultguru@gmail.com.
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