Episodes

July 7, 2021

Comrade Cukor: When Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Taylor and Cicely Tyson Inv…

In 1975, Hollywood legends attempted a Cold War thaw

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April 28, 2021

Bruce Lee and Bruceploitation 101

Send in the Clones

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Feb. 23, 2021

Lions and Tigers and Stitches, Oh My! The Making of Roar

When Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren spent five years filming a wild-animal epic gone violently wrong

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Jan. 13, 2021

When Nicholas Ray Made a Student Film... at 61

Years after "Rebel Without a Cause," he took a teaching gig... and taught by making a film

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Nov. 18, 2020

The Woodstock on Wheels

In 1970 Warner Brothers had a surprise hit on its hands when they released the documentary/concert film Woodstock. Though the …

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Oct. 25, 2020

My Wife! From Kazakhstan Watched the New Borat (Bonus Episode)

When I met my wife, I only knew one thing about her home country

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Sept. 16, 2020

How Superman IV Became a Disaster: Christopher Reeve's Two-Picture De…

But Superman IV spawned Morgan Freeman's career

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July 22, 2020

Blood Circus — Inside an Infomercial Star's One-Ring Circus

Wrestling, rock and fake gold: What could go wrong?

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June 11, 2020

The Other John Barry

John Barry won an Oscar for Star Wars – then worked on a disaster

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April 9, 2020

Five Days of the Tiger

In 1971 actor Elliott Gould was on top of world. Then he started A Glimpse of Tiger, a new movie that he was starring and produci…

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March 17, 2020

Behold... The Apple!

When Israeli filmmaker Menahem Golan wanted to break into Hollywood he went all in on an over the top disco musical. Unfortunatel…

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Dec. 15, 2019

Bonus Episode: A Very Special Presentation

Slow, melancholy, and the true meaning of Christmas. It might sound more like a December mass at a local church but it's actually…

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Nov. 6, 2019

A Not So New Hope

Patrick Read Johnson first wrapped on his autobiographical film 5-25-77 back in 2004. The title refers to the day Star Wars was r…

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Oct. 23, 2019

How To Slice A Sicilian

Director Michael Cimino has a complicated history. As Oscar and Razzie winner who only made seven films, Cimino frequently found …

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Oct. 9, 2019

The Rebellion of Jamaa Fanaka

Jamaa Fanaka was the most prolific college filmmaker of all time. Once he left college he found Hollywood to not be so inclusive.…

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Sept. 25, 2019

He Really Was That Masked Man

On paper it was a great idea. Bringing the iconic character of The Lone Ranger to the silver screen should have brought with it g…

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Sept. 11, 2019

No Mr. Bond, I Expect You In Court

The James Bond series has been going for over 50 years. In that time the MI:6 agent has fought many villains. However, for many f…

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Aug. 28, 2019

The (Almost, But Not Quite) Return of Billy Jack

In the 1970's actor Tom Laughlin helped change the industry with his advertising and distribution ideas for his Billy Jack series…

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