Jun 28

This time, it's airplane disaster movies starting with 1954's The High And The Mighty starring John Wayne and a DC4 and then the first of the 1970s disaster movie cycle, 1970's Airport starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin and a Boeing 707. 

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Jun 18

While Sally and I are living la dolce vita in Perth for a couple of weeks, I have recorded this music show during a thunderstorm while ensconced in a high rise hotel in South Perth. We go from Claudine Longet to Scott Walker, Carmen McRae to Tom Jones and Boris Vian to Betty Hutton. Normal programming will resume next time.

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May 30

Misunderstood teenagers and evil corporations this time. We go from Nicholas Ray's 1955 classic Rebel Without A Cause starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo to the 1974 world of political assassination and conspiracy for The Parallax View starring Warren Beatty and Paula Prentiss.

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May 17

This time Sherlock Holmes goes under the magnifying glass with a look at a couple of atypical Holmes movies from the 1970s. First we have Billy Wilder's The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Stephens and Colin Blakely then we go to 1976 for The Seven Percent Solution starring Nicol Williamson and Robert Duvall. The game is afoot!

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May 03

Brainwashing and 1960s supercomputers. Who doesn't like those things? This time around, years after looking at the second Harry Palmer movie, Funeral In Berlin, I take a look at the first and third of the series.: The Ipcresss File (1965) and Billion Dollar Brain (great title- 1967) starring Michael Caine. Working class spy, gourmet, treated like shit by his upper-class bosses, Harry Palmer is the everyman secret agent.


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Apr 18

For this episode, I'm looking at a couple of classic American movies. First the 1974 detective classic directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston... Chinatown. The back to 1968 for a western that always makes me cry, Will Penny, directed by Tom Gries and starring Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett and Donald Pleasance. 

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Apr 05

So it's serial killers and drug dealers this time around. We go from 1968's The Boston Strangler starring Henry Fonda and Tony Curtis to the road movie classic, Easy Rider starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. Get your motor runnin'...

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Apr 05

So it's serial killers and drug dealers this time around. We go from 1968's The Boston Strangler starring Henry Fonda and Tony Curtis to the road movie classic, Easy Rider starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. Get your motor runnin'...

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Mar 22

For this one, I look at Burt Lancaster's first swashbuckling movie, the Jacques Tourneur directed The Flame and The Arrow also starring Virginia Mayo and Nick Cravat, then we go to film noir territory for Joseph Losey's The Prowler starring Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes. Both good movies in their own way, but very different.

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Mar 09

This time it's glorious technicolor, breathtaking cinemascope and stereophonic sound with Ernst Lubitsch's 1939 comedy of politics and manners, Ninotschka starring Greta Garbo and Melvin Douglas and then the musical remake of it, 1957's Silk Stockings starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Peter Lorre. 

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