This time it's Shakespeare versus Alistair Sim with a look at the first Technicolor Shakespeare adaptation, Laurence Olivier's 1944 Henry V. Then it's on to 1959 for the comedy of manners, School For Scoundrels starring Ian Carmichael, Alistair Sim and Terry-Thomas.
This time around, we look at two really gear movies. First, A Hard Day's Night from 1964 and Help! from 1965, both starring The Beatles. These movies show the anarchic zaniness to the 1960s. Both were made predominately to sell records to teenagers. One is better than the other.
For this week's podcast, I look at two films that weren't really appreciated at the time of their release. The first of these is Anthony Mann's historical epic from 1964 - The Fall Of The Roman Empire starring Stephen Boyd, Sophia Loren and Alec Guinness and the second is an Elia Kazan movie from 1960, Big River starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick and Jo Van Fleet. Both films didn't get enough love and both have something important to say politically.
This time, to celebrate the life of Gene Wilder who stepped on the rainbow this week, I take a look at his work and career and explain what was magical about this strange-looking and extremely talented man.
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.