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SPECIAL GUEST
Author Luke Buckmaster, “Miller and Max”

What a day, what a lovely day this is as we take you on an auditory tour of George Miller’s vicious 2015 dystopian masterpiece Mad Max: Fury Road.

This podcast is non-profit and has been broadcast for educational purposes. Excerpts from the following material has been included to enhance the listener experience:

MOVIES
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) dir. George Miller, Australia

SHOW NOTES

Our first special guest this month is Luke Buckmaster, author of “Miller and Max” first published in 2017. Luke is the film critic for Guardian Australia, and has also written for The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, and Filmink magazine, as well as appearing on both the ABC and the BBC.

For Namibia and other under-developed countries, burning more fossil fuels offers one path to social cohesion and environmental preservation—the very opposite of collapse. The average Namibian creates just 1.4 metric tons of carbon a year, while the average Australian creates 16.7. In 2010, only 34 percent of Namibians had access to electricity, which means they cut wood or other biomass to cook dinner. Increasing electrification in Africa preserves remaining forests, cuts the time people spend scavenging wood, improves health, and, because of electric lights, creates more opportunities for education.

The environmental impact of the filming of Mad Max: Fury Road wasn’t lost on the country of Namibia. Ecological damage was caused and then left, but Slate did an excellent job of looking at how increasing use of fossil fuels (something the Mad Max series has forewarned against) could in fact help the country.
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/02/mad_max_fury_road_filming_and_environmental_damage_in_namibia.html

Mad Max: Fury Road is now renowned for its amazing on-set stunts. A lot of what you see on screen looks exactly as it was shot, with little to no CGI used in many of the stunt or explosion sequences. Here’s a YouTube video showing what was shot, and how it looked in the final edit.

If you want to follow us on Letterboxd, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too.

Luke Kane: http://www.letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/
Damien Heath: http://www.letterboxd.com/jedikaos/
Cameron Crothers: http://www.letterboxd.com/crot00192/

You can find Celluloid Junkies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Luke is also on Twitter, as is Damien.

Thanks again for checking out Celluloid Junkies. We’ll see you next month with a special Halloween episode on Tobe Hooper’s “Poltergeist”. Or is it Steven Spielberg’s? Hmmm…

SPECIAL GUEST
Author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, “Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria” and editor for Senses of Cinema.

This month we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the most unusual horror films ever made, Dario Argento’s lurid supernatural shocker Suspiria.

This podcast is non-profit and has been broadcast for educational purposes. Excerpts from the following material has been included to enhance the listener experience:

MOVIES
Suspiria (1977) dir. Dario Argento, Italy
Opera (1987) dir. Dario Argento, Italy
“The Opposite”, Seinfeld (1994) dir. Tom Cherones, USA
The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) dir. Dario Argento, Italy
Dario Argento: An Eye For Horror (2000) dir. Leon Ferguson, USA

SONGS
“Witchcraft” (1957) w: Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, p: Frank Sinatra
“Main Title” [Score] (1977) w: Goblin

SHOW NOTES

Our special guest this month is Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, a prolific Australian film critic and writer of many articles and books on horror film theory. She is the author of “Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria” first published in 2015.

Alexandra is also the editor of and a writer for Senses of Cinema, one of the best film websites around. Check out her work, which includes a lot of writing on horror cinema and Australian cinema.
http://sensesofcinema.com/author/alexandra-heller-nicholas/

Alexandra wrote a piece of Suspiria, Argento and cinematographer Luciano Tovoli for Senses of Cinema.
http://sensesofcinema.com/2015/feature-articles/luciano-tovoli-suspiria/

You can also check out Alexandra’s personal website for a more comprehensive overview of her work, including other books that she has written.
http://www.thebluelenses.com

Suspiria is currently doing the rounds in cinemas, being projected in both 4K as well as from a new 35mm film print that has been discovered. Check it out while you can!
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/06/suspiria-uncut-35mm-print-discovered-screenings-1201844977/

Dario Argento is a student of cinema as much as he is a master. The British Film Institute took a look at five films that inspired Argento along the way to create his masterpiece.
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/suspiria-dario-argento-influences

Den of Geek took a look back at Suspiria recently, calling it a one-off in their article “Looking back at Dario Argento’s Suspiria”.
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/suspiria/21300/looking-back-at-dario-argento’s-suspiria

Film School Rejects also took a look back, focusing on the composition of shots used in the film to create an element of displacement and suspense.
https://filmschoolrejects.com/perfect-shots-dario-argentos-suspiria/

Slash Film have called Suspiria the craziest, most colourful bad dream you’ll ever watch.
http://www.slashfilm.com/suspiria-review/

If you want to follow us on Letterboxd, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too.

Luke Kane: http://www.letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/
Damien Heath: http://www.letterboxd.com/jedikaos/
Cameron Crothers: http://www.letterboxd.com/crot00192/

You can find Celluloid Junkies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Luke is also on Twitter, as is Damien.

Thanks again for checking out Celluloid Junkies. We’ll see you next month with a close-up, in depth look at George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road”, the second film we’ve looked at from an Australian director.

SPECIAL GUESTS
Author Lesley Brill, “John Huston’s Filmmaking”
Jason Taylor, The Bogie Film Blog

This month we are waiting out the storm with Bogart, Bacall and Robinson as we look back at John Huston’s 1948 home invasion thriller Key Largo.

This podcast is non-profit and has been broadcast for educational purposes. Excerpts from the following material has been included to enhance the listener experience:

MOVIES
Key Largo (1948) dir. John Huston, USA
The African Queen (1951) dir. John Huston, USA

SONGS
“Main Title” [Score] (1948) w: Max Steiner
“War” (1969) w: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong, p: The Temptations
“Moaning’ Low” (1975) w: Ralph Rainger, p: Barbra Streisand

SHOW NOTES

Our first special guest this month is Lesley Brill, author of “John Huston’s Filmmaking” first published in 1997. Lesley is a Professor of English and Film Studies at Wayne State University.

Our second special guest this month is Jason Taylor, who created and writes The Bogie Film Blog. It’s an invaluable source of information on Humphrey Bogart, so check it out.
https://bogiefilmblog.wordpress.com

Variety magazine from January 1949 listed the top box-office grossers of 1948. This is interesting just for historical purposes; the number one movie grossed $4.5 million that year, equivalent to about $45 million today. Key Largo came in 18th with $3.25 million.
https://archive.org/stream/variety173-1949-01#page/n45/mode/1up

Hollywood’s Golden Age looks at, well, Hollywood’s “golden age” from 1930-1959, and has lots of great trivia about Key Largo and many other films from the period.
http://www.hollywoodsgoldenage.com/movies/key_largo.html

One of our favourite podcasts is Karina Longworth’s You Must Remember This. We’ve referenced it numerous times, including in this episode and in our Baby Jane episode. Check out their episode on The Blacklist, HUAC, and Humphrey Bogart’s very bad trip to Washington in 1947.
http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/you_must_remember_this/2016/03/you_must_remember_this_on_the_blacklist_humphrey_bogart_and_the_african.html

Den of Geek call Key Largo the “definitive post-war film”, and we couldn’t really disagree as far as American films go. Just as Bicycle Thieves in Italy captured the post-war depression of that European country, so does Key Largo capture the triumph of patriotism and the defeat of Communism.
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/key-largo/238347/key-largo-lauren-bacall-the-definitive-post-war-film

Movie Diva looks at Key Largo in the context of not only the film, but Hollywood at the time and the careers of all of the film’s major players, including Huston, Bogart and Bacall. Worth a read.
http://www.moviediva.com/MD_root/reviewpages/MDKeyLargo.htm

“4’33 The Movie” is a 2012 edit of Key Largo set to ‘music’ by John Cage. This experiment by Cage looks at creating music with the atmosphere, wherever and whatever that may be. Key Largo is a sophisticated mix of sound and action, and when the dialogue is removed, as it is here, it takes on a sinister quality. Check it out on Vimeo.

If you want to follow us on Letterboxd, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too.

Luke Kane: http://www.letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/
Damien Heath: http://www.letterboxd.com/jedikaos/
Cameron Crothers: http://www.letterboxd.com/crot00192/

You can find Celluloid Junkies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Luke is also on Twitter, as is Damien.

Thanks for listening to the first season of Celluloid Junkies. We’ll see you next season with a debut episode discussing Dario Argento’s Italian giallo horror masterpiece “Suspiria”.

In this episode we’re joined by guest star Cassandra Kane, and we’re all going to discuss Robert Aldrich’s 1962 gothic horror film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, and Ryan Murphy’s new FX series Feud: Bette and Joan.

This podcast is non-profit and has been broadcast for educational purposes. Excerpts from the following material has been included to enhance the listener experience:

MOVIES
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962) dir. Robert Aldrich, USA
Strait-Jacket (1964) dir. William Castle, USA
The Nanny (1965) dir. Seth Holt, ENG

SONGS
“What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” (1962) w: Frank DeVol, p: Debbie Burton & Bette Davis
“Autumn Leaves” (1956) w: Jacques Prevert, p: Nat King Cole
“Feud” [Score] (2017) w: Mac Quayle

SHOW NOTES

AMC’s Filmsite.org has again given us a stellar write-up of this classic movie. Check this out, and then spend the next few months of your life following links on their page and researching every other great American movie ever made.
http://www.filmsite.org/what.html

VICE Magazine wrote a great article on why Baby Jane should not be considered ‘camp’, but instead should be regarded as one of the greatest movies of all-time.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/forget-campwhat-ever-happened-to-baby-jane-is-one-of-the-best-films-of-all-time

Dramatica has done another story write-up, following the key story arcs and dramatic beats of Lukas Heller’s gothic horror screenplay.
http://dramatica.com/articles/what-ever-happened-to-baby-jane

If you don’t listen to the podcast “You Must Remember This”, then you must be missing out. Recently host Karina Longworth did a series called Six Degrees of Joan Crawford, and dedicated an episode to Baby Jane and the feud between Crawford and Bette Davis.
http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2016/9/3/six-degrees-of-joan-crawford-bette-davis-and-what-ever-happened-to-baby-jane

The University of Kent hold an interestingly-titled Melodrama Research Group, and have done an equally interesting article on Baby Jane.
https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/melodramaresearchgroup/2013/11/01/summary-of-discussion-on-what-ever-happened-to-baby-jane/

Senses of Cinema is another great website, and here’s their in-depth look at the movie.
http://sensesofcinema.com/2006/cteq/what-ever-baby-jane/

If you haven’t seen Bette Davis singing “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” on the Andy Williams Show, your life just isn’t complete. You can change that by clicking here.

The New York Times says Feud asks a question that is as important now as it was in 1962: where are the roles for women in the entertainment industry?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/arts/television/feud-fx-ryan-murphy-jessica-lange-susan-sarandon.html?_r=1

Harpers Bazaar has a thrilling timeline of the real-life antagonism between the two great actresses.
http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/a20666/feud-bette-davis-joan-crawford-timeline/

Flavorwire compare the show to the movie, and state that much of the ‘feud’ is on-screen in Baby Jane.
http://flavorwire.com/600794/what-what-ever-happened-to-baby-jane-already-told-us-about-bette-and-joans-feud

Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald looks at how the Hollywood system was originally responsible for turning Davis and Crawford against one another.
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/feud-how-sexist-hollywood-turned-bette-and-joan-against-each-other-on-baby-jane-20170321-gv2son.html

Finally, Vanity Fair discuss the amazing opening credits of FX’s Feud. If you haven’t seen it, you need to!
http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/03/ryan-murphy-feud-opening-credits-interview

If you want to follow us on Letterboxd, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too.

Luke Kane: http://www.letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/
Damien Heath: http://www.letterboxd.com/jedikaos/
Cameron Crothers: http://www.letterboxd.com/crot00192/

You can find Celluloid Junkies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Luke is also on Twitter, as is Damien.

SPECIAL GUESTS
Author Murray Pomerance, “Alfred Hitchcock’s America”
Author John Fawell, “Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window: The Well-Made Film”

This month we are profiling one of the greatest films ever made by a cinematic giant, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 thriller Rear Window.

This podcast is non-profit and has been broadcast for educational purposes. Excerpts from the following material has been included to enhance the listener experience:

MOVIES
Rear Window (1954) dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA
“Bart of Darkness”, The Simpsons (1994) dir. Jim Reardon, USA
Alfred Hitchcock Talking About Fear (2010) YouTube video, iconic

SONGS
“Rebecca – Suite” [Score] (1940) w: Franz Waxman
“Vertigo” [Score] (1958) w: Bernard Herrmann
“Psycho” [Score] (1960) w: Bernard Herrmann
“Obsession” [Score] (1976) w: Bernard Herrmann

SHOW NOTES

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” is an epic film, well and truly deserving of its place in the discussion of the best films of all-time. So we’ve done an epic podcast to cover it, and we’ve got an epic set of Show Notes to link you to some interesting discussion of the film. If you love the movie, we hope you’ll enjoy reading more about it.

Our first special guest this month is Murray Pomerance, author of “Alfred Hitchcock’s America” first published in 2013, and “An Eye For Hitchcock” first published in 2004. Murray is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Our second special guest this month is John Fawell, author of “Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window: The Well-Made Film” first published in 2001. John is a Professor of Humanities at the College of General Studies at Boston University.

John Fawell also provided the audio commentary for Universal Studio’s remastered release of the 2008 DVD of “Rear Window”. This audio commentary was carried over to the 2012 Blu-ray release, which is available separately or as part of the 14-movie Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection.

Filmmaker Jeff Desom created a time lapse of the amazing set used in “Rear Window” which is definitely worth checking out.
http://www.criticalcommons.org/Members/ccManager/clips/spatialized-timelapse-of-hitchcocks-rear-window/view

Or you could just check out 1,000 frames from the movie, courtesy of The Alfred Hitchcock Wiki.
https://the.hitchcock.zone/wiki/1000_Frames_of_Rear_Window_(1954)

AMC’s excellent Filmsite.org has one of the best write-ups on the movie available anywhere online. It’s a very in-depth analysis of the plot, as well as a brief history of the movie.
http://www.filmsite.org/rear.html

Likewise, Turner Classic Movies has a pretty thorough set of links dealing with the movie, including a synopsis, review, trivia, quotes and behind-the-scenes.
http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/87777/Rear-Window/articles.html

Dramatica have done a comprehensive analysis of “Rear Window”, including a storyform analysis, character analysis and ploy analysis. If you’re interested in how Hitchcock’s film works in any of these ways, this makes for some very interesting reading.
http://dramatica.com/analysis/rear-window

No Film School have done a good analysis of the editing techniques used in the film. ‘How Hitchcock used editing to turn “Rear Window” into a masterpiece of visual storytelling’.
http://nofilmschool.com/2014/07/alfred-hitchcock-editing-rear-window-kuleshov-effect

Dangerous Minds have compiled a series of amazing behind-the-scenes photos, all of which are worthwhile for film historians, Hitchcock fans and lovers of the movie.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/behind_scenes_alfred_hitchcock_rear_window

If you want to follow us on Letterboxd, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too.

Luke Kane: http://www.letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/
Damien Heath: http://www.letterboxd.com/jedikaos/
Cameron Crothers: http://www.letterboxd.com/crot00192/

You can find Celluloid Junkies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Luke is also on Twitter, as is Damien.

Thanks again for checking out Celluloid Junkies. We’ll see you next month with a close-up, in depth look at John Huston’s “Key Largo”.

This month we’re embroiling ourselves in romantic entanglements whilst battling an existential crisis as we look back in appreciation of Woody Allen’s 1986 romantic drama-comedy Hannah and Her Sisters.

This podcast is non-profit and has been broadcast for educational purposes. Excerpts from the following material has been included to enhance the listener experience:

MOVIES
Annie Hall (1977) dir. Woody Allen, USA
Stardust Memories (1980) dir. Woody Allen, USA
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) dir. Woody Allen, USA
Aliens (1986) dir. James Cameron, USA
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012) dir. Robert B. Weide, USA

SONGS
“Just You, Just Me” (1954) w: Raymond Klages & Jesse Greer, p: Nat King Cole
“Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” (1964) w: Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart, p: Barbra Streisand
“You Made Me Love You” (1941) w: Joseph McCarthy & James V. Monaco, p: Harry James
“Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra” (1717-1723) w: Johann Sebastian Bach, p: The Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra

SHOW NOTES

In 2010 The Guardian named Hannah and Her Sisters the seventh-best romantic comedy of all-time. Certainly many current rom-coms could take a hint or three from Allen’s masterpiece.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/oct/16/hannah-sisters-romance

Want to go on your own Star Maps journey of New York City to see the locations in the film? Just check out this page, and then recreate David’s architecture tour with Holly and April as you meander through Central Park West, Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue.
http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/h/hannahand.html#.WL574KMr2CR

Woody Allen has obviously never been the best judge of his own work. He frequently cites Annie Hall, Manhattan and Hannah and Her Sisters as three “disappointments”. What are his favourite films? Stardust Memories, The Purple Rose of Cairo and Match Point. But why does he feel that his three most critically lauded films were failures? Find out here.
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Woody-Allen-Explains-Why-Annie-Hall-Hannah-Her-Sisters-Were-Disappointments-31531.html

Carrie Fisher, who plays April in Hannah and Her Sisters, passed away in December 2016. She’s most famous for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, but certainly had many amazing roles throughout her career, in addition to her other work. Find out some of the best of her work here.
http://www.vulture.com/2016/12/carrie-fisher-non-star-wars-roles.html

Turner Classic Movies wrote an eye-opening retrospective on Hannah and Her Sisters which is well worth the time for any fans of the movie.
http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/88182%7C0/Hannah-and-Her-Sisters.html

The Woody Allen fan-site Woody Allen Wednesdays does a “screening companion” for each of his films. Check out more tidbits of trivia and information on this and other Allen films.
http://woodyallenwednesday.com/hannah-and-her-sisters.html

Here’s the Reel Club article that we reference in the podcast. One of the best write-ups of the film available anywhere on the web.
https://reelclub.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/hannah-and-her-sisters-and-narrative-cinema/

Watch Woody Allen’s only appearance at the Academy Awards.

If you want to follow us on Letterboxd, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too.

Luke Kane: http://www.letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/
Damien Heath: http://www.letterboxd.com/jedikaos/
Cameron Crothers: http://www.letterboxd.com/crot00192/

You can find Celluloid Junkies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Luke is also on Twitter, as is Damien.

Thanks again for checking out Celluloid Junkies. We’ll see you next month with a close-up, in depth look at Alfred Hitchcock’s prototypical voyeur murder-mystery masterpiece “Rear Window”.

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