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.

March 16, 2019  

This time around, it's Hitchcock and good old fashioned soap opera with nudity. Firstly, Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 stunt of a movie, Rope starring James Stewart, John Dall and Farley Granger, then we move on to 1974 for Number 96 - an Australian comedy based on a taboo-breaking television soap opera starring Elaine Lee and Johnny Lockwood. 


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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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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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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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July 24, 2018  

This time, as I have a bad cold, I went for a different format. I put out questions for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) and the listeners responded. 


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This time around, I talk about another train trip to Sydney and the two movies I watched en route. The first is the second pilot TV movie for the David Janssen series Harry-O, Smile, Jenny You're Dead also starring Jodie Foster and Clu Gulager. Then a movie where the screenwriter copied his previous movie's beats and tropes, 1963's The Prize starring Paul Newman and Elke Sommer.


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For this one I go from a 1970 WW2 caper film, Kelly's Heroes starring Clint Eastwood and Donald Sutherland to a 1957 Hemingway adaptation, The Sun Also Rises starring Tyrone Power and Ava Gardner. Tanks to bulls. The kid stays in the picture.

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February 19, 2018  

It's all stunts and balloon animals this time. First off, Brian Trenchard-Smith's 1976 stunt extravaganza Deathcheaters starring John Hargreaves and Grant Page, then we move over to 1991 for the Citizen Kane of Alcoholic Clown Movies, Shakes The Clown starring Bobcat Goldthwait and Tom Kenny.


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February 5, 2018  

For this one, the shit gets serious. Firstly, Frank Capra's 1939 political comedy Mr Smith Goes To Washington starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, then we move on 1957 for Sidney Lumet's debut movie, 12 Angry Men starring Henry Fonda, Lee J Cobb and Martin Balsam. Plus there is feedback.


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January 21, 2018  

This time it's droll British Eurospy versus French New Wave cum Film Noir. First, it's Hot Enough For June, Ralph Thomas' Eurospy comedy starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylva Koscina with a great supporting cast including Robert Morley and Leon McKern. Then we hit Louis Malle's French crime drama Elevator To The Gallows starring Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet.


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