Special Guest: Brian Jay Jones
Guest Co-Hosts: Kat Ellinger, El Goro

Jim Henson and Frank Oz's The Dark Crystal (1982) is a dark fantasy story of Jen, one of two remaining gelflings in the world of Mithra. He goes on a quest to reunite a shard with the titular Dark Crystal in order to restore balance to his world.

El Goro of the Talk Without Rhythm podcast and Kat Ellinger of Diabolique Magazine discuss all the various versions of the revolutionary film with Mike while guest Brian Jay Jones -- author of Jim Henson: The Biography -- talks about Henson's career from his early days of puppeteering to his experimental films and beyond.

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Links:
Buy The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History by Caseen Gaines
Download The Darker Crystal fan edit
Download The Dark Crystal workprint
Read about The Third Eye TV series
Read about Lidsville

Music:
"Overture" - Trevor Jones
"Trip Like I Do" - The Crystal Method

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5/22/2018

EgoFest VI? That's a lotta ego.

Yes, it's that time where I brag and boast and occasionally say something that may be of use to listeners of the Projection Booth. On this episode you'll learn more about... Hosting updates, recent guest hosting gigs, how much of an old fart Mike is, Icepick to the Moon, Survival of the Film Freaks, Mike's love of Rotten Tomatoes, upcoming episodes, and more.

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Links:
The Kulturecast podcast
The Kolchak Tapes
Icepick to the Moon: A Documentary about Fred Lane
Survival of the Film Freaks
Read about Mission: Caligula (Penthouse Reveals Plans for New 'Caligula' Cut)
Moviate Film Festival
Chicago Underground Film Festival
TromaDance Detroit
Carnal Cinema Blog
Projection Booth Patreon
Rate and review The Projection Booth on iTunes

Music:
"Danger is My Beer" - Rev. Fred Lane
"Dial 'O' for Bigelow" - Rev. Fred Lane
"Rubber Room" - Rev. Fred Lane

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Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992) by Craig Baldwin from Philo Drummond on Vimeo.

5/19/2018

Special Guest: Andy Robinson
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Maurice Bursztynski

Loosely based on the novel The Looters by , Don Siegel's Charley Varrick (1973) stars Walter Matthau as the titular Varrick, who, when he robs a backwater bank, accidentally gets embroiled with the mob.

Actor Andy Robinson discusses his career from playing Scorpio in Dirty Harry to Larry Cotton in Hellraiser to Garak in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Co-hosts Maurice Bursztynski and Heather Drain talk about the appeal of Walter Matthau and Joe Don Baker, the films of Don Siegel, and much more.

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Links:
Buy Charley Varrick on Blu-Ray (Region B)
Buy Stepping into the Light: Sources of an Actor's Craft by Andy Robinson

Music:
"Last of the Independents" - Rory Gallagher

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5/16/2018

Special Guests: Peter M. Lenkov, Fred Dekker, Daniel Waters, David L. Snyder
Guest Co-Hosts: Laura Helen Marks, Chris Bricklemyer

Directed by Marco Brambilla and produced by Joel Silver, the Demolition Man (1993) stars Sylvester Stallone as hot shot supercop John Spartan. When he's set up to look like a mass murderer by his nemesis Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes), the two are sent to cryo-prison where they’re put on ice until the distant future year of 2032 where Phoenix breaks out of jail and the namby pamby cops of the future have no idea how to handle him. Of course, it's up to John Spartan to bring Simon Phoenix to justice again.

Stallone superfan Professor Laura Helen Marks and Outside the Cinema's Chris Bricklemyer join Mike to discuss this disarmingly charming sci-fi action film. Guests include three of the many writers of the film from original scribe to to . We also hear from the incredible production designer David L. Snyder.

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Bonus: More with David L. Snyder


Links:
Buy Demolition Man on Blu-Ray
Buy Demolition Man (the novelization) by Robert Tine
Buy The Original Movie Game
Buy Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic by Laura Helen Marks
Support The Projection Booth on Patreon

Music:
"Demolition Man" - The Police
"Demolition Man" - Def Leppard
"Demolition Man" - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
"Demolition Man" - Rizzle Kicks
"Demolition Man" - Grace Jones

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5/10/2018

Special Guests: Kenneth E. Hall, Joseph McBride
Guest Co-Hosts: Jon Cross, Ben Buckingham

We travel back to the days of yesteryear with a look at the 1962 film from director John Ford, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The film stars Jimmy Stewart as Ransom Stoddard, a lawyer who comes out west only to get robbed by the titular Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). The film also stars John Wayne as Tom Doniphan, a man of action and the living embodiment of "The Old West".

Joseph McBride and Kenneth E. Hall discuss the works of John Ford while Jon Cross and Ben Buckingham join Mike to talk about Liberty Valance and revisionist Westerns.

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Bonus: Joseph McBride Interviews John Ford

Copyright © 1970, 2018 by Joseph McBride

Links:
Buy The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance on Blu-Ray
Buy The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance by Dorothy M. Johnson
Listen to Jon Cross's Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures

Music:
Soundtrack by Cyril Mockridge
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" - Gene Pitney

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5/03/2018

Special Guest: William Richert
Guest Co-Hosts: Jeff Meyers, Matthew Socey

Based on the 1974 novel by , William Richert's Winter Kills (1979) tells the tale of Nick Kegan (Jeff Bridges), half brother of President Tim Kegan who was assassinated in Philadelphia in February 1960. When he receives a deathbed confession from the man who allegedly shot President Kegan, Nick goes down the rabbit-hole, trying sort out the truth from the lies and obfuscations of everyone around him, including his father, Pa Kegan (John Huston).

William Richert discusses the making of the film -- a story which rivals the on-screen antics. Matthew Socey and Jeff Meyers join Mike to talk about comic conspiracy films.

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Links:
Buy Winter Kills (The Director's Cut) on DVD
Watch Winter Kills on Amazon Prime Video
Buy Winter Kills on DVD
Buy Winter Kills by Richard Condon

Music:
Score by Maurice Jarre
"The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)" - Fun Boy Three

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4/25/2018

Special Guests: Daniel Bird, James Steffen
Guest Co-Host: Larry Revene

We're looking at Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates. Released in 1969, the film is something of a look at the life of Armenian ashugh told in an oblique and beautiful way.

Director and DP Larry Revene joins Mike to talk about this poetic film. Daniel Bird, director of The World is a Window: The Making of The Color of Pomegranates and James Steffen, the author of The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov, discuss the making of the film as well as the cuts imposed by Russian censors.

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Links:
Buy The Color of Pomegranates on Criterion Blu-Ray
Buy The Color of Pomegranates on Second Sight Blu-Ray
Read Cecilia Cenciarelli; “The restoration of ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ was Scorsese’s idea.” by Ruzan Bagratunyan
Read What Color is The Color of Pomegranates? A Critique of the 2014 World Cinema Project/L’Immagine Ritrovata Restoration of Parajanov’s Film by James Steffen

Music:
All music by Nicholas Jaar's Pomegranates

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4/19/2018

Special Guests: Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley
Mike talks to filmmakers Michael Galinski and about their careers from their early narrative work (Half-Cocked) to their documentary Horns & Halos to their most recent work, All The Rage (Saved by Sarno) (2017).

Visit the AllTheRageDoc.com website.

Music:
"All the Rage" - The Royal We

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Watch:

All the Rage - Trailer from rumur on Vimeo.

4/13/2018