Paleo-Cinema Podcast A podcast about movies: all kinds of retro, cult, grindhouse, forgotten and interesting movies, childhood favourites and things I have just discovered.

In this episode, I look at the life and career of the great film and jazz composer Michel Legrand who died this week at the age of 86. 


His legacy is over 250 movie and tv scores, as well as his other collaborations with people like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Claude Nougaro, Iggy Pop and Dusty Springfield.


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January 9, 2019  

For the first Paleo-Cinema of 2019 I look at the 1954 version of A Star Is Born, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, then we head forward to 1962 for the Italian masterpiece Il Sorpasso starring Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Tritingant, which may be one of my new favourite films.


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Time for another music podcast. I mix up a lot of weird shit this time. Italian pop music, novelty seasonal songs and things I just like for no particular reason.


Enjoy the holiday season, peeps. Bigger and better things for us all next year.


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December 6, 2018  

For this episode, it's Northern California a century ago for the 1955 adaptation of John Steinbeck's East Of Eden, starring James Dean, Julie Harris and Raymond Massey. Then we head to 1961 for a small, forgotten political drama No Love For Johnnie starring Peter Finch, Billie Whitelaw and Stanley Holloway.


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Forty eight years in the making, Orson Welles' final film The Other Side Of The Wind has been released on Netflix. I talk about it and what I think about it. Watching this one was a weird, wonderful journey. 

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This time around, I look at the prophetic and slightly pathetic 1979 American satirical comedy Americathon starring John Ritter, Zane Buzby and Peter Riegert. If you ever wanted to see Meat Loaf fight a car, this is the movie for you. I also waffle about watching movies in the cinema as opposed to home screens.


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Musicals again. We go from the 1943 all black musical Cabin In The Sky starring Ethel Waters and Eddie Anderson to the first musical Francis Ford Coppola directed, 1968's Finian's Rainbow starring Fred Astaire, Petula Clark and Keenan Wynn. 


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This time we go from Charles Bronson to Burl Ives with the 1975 Alistair McLean adaptation Breakheart Pass starring Bronson, Jill Ireland and Richard Crenna, then we move back to 1958 for the adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Could two movies be any more different?


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September 2, 2018  

This time I look at Humphrey Bogart's last film, the boxing drama/expose The Harder They Fall also starring Rod Steiger and Jan Sterling. From there it's over to the second Cinerama narrative feature film, the picaresque How The West Was Won with a cast of hundreds. So we go from palookas to pinto ponies.


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This time around, more comedies. First the 1944 adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 1887 novella, The Canterville Ghost, starring Charles Laughton, Robert Young and Margaret O'Brien, then we go to 1978 for the seminal college comedy, National Lampoon's Animal House starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson and Peter Riegert. Spooks and Toga Parties for everyone.


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