With a wealth of musicals, westerns, sci-fi films, epics, comedies, character dramas and samurai movies, the 1950s was an exciting time for cinema. Here at Easy Riders Raging Podcast we're looking back at all the classics of the decade, discussing the films of Hitchcock, Wilder, Kurosawa, Kubrick and more. Aside from our discussions, each episode includes some of our trademark features such as Recastarama (where we recast the film using current actors) and Who Am I (where we work out who we ...
It's more Looney Tunes fun this week as Campbell, Kieran, Paul and I discuss the Daffy Duck/ Porky Pig cartoon 'Robin Hood Daffy'. Expects songs as well as talk of ruffs and the career of Sir Ridley Scott.
In this episode Paul, Kieran and I find ourselves getting pretty deep as we discuss the Japanese classic by Yasujirô Ozu, 'Tokyo Story'. A film which we solidly recommend.
In this episode- the 200th episode of Easy Riders Raging Podcast (excluding our exclusive episodes available at www.patreon.com/ERRP)- I'm joined by returning guest David Trumble to discuss Akira Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai'. Expect conversation surrounding the cinematic legacy of this film, the importance of geography in movies, comparisons to 'Pitc…
In this episode Paul, Kieran and I have a conversation about the Akira Kurosawa film, 'Rashomon', having watched this Japanese classic for the first time.
In this episode Paul, Kieran and I journey to Italy to talk about... well... 'Journey to Italy'- the film by Roberto Rossellini. Along the way we talk about Richard Linklater's 'Before' trilogy, the films 'Marriage Story' and '45 Years', the cast of the British TV show 'This Life', real-life trips to Italy and much, much more.…
In this episode Kieran, Paul and I discuss the Ireland set Porky Pig cartoon 'The Wearing of the Grin'.
This week Kieran, Paul and I head way out west for a discussion on the classic John Ford western, 'The Searchers'.
Whether it's real-time, the Hollywood blacklist or William H. Macy in the old west- there is lots to discuss as Jev and I discuss the Fred Zinnemann western, 'High Noon'.
This week we pick back up with our coverage of the Warner Bros cartoons, as Paul, Kieran and I discuss the Daffy Duck cartoon 'The Scarlet Pumpernickel'. Expect a bizarre half remembered childhood memory, we talk about Pitch Meeting, we compare Jean Claude van Damme to Errol Flynn, we talk about this cartoon's shocking ending and much more.…
Happy holidays everyone! In this festive episode- which kicks off with a musical tribute to the Isle of Wight- Kieran and I discuss the film 'White Christmas'.
This episode it's a pre-COVID conversation (recorded live and in person and everything) between myself and Kieran on the John Huston film, 'The African Queen'.
Following on from our episode on 'Paths of Glory', this week we tackle another anti-war film as Anna Cale joins me for a discussion on J. Lee Thompson's 'Ice Cold in Alex'. A very human drama (with some cracking set piece sequences) set in the midst of World War 2, with lots of gin, beer and tea. And be sure to download Anna's recent appearances on…
This week the Stanley Kubrick conversation continues as I am joined by very special guest David Trumble to discuss the (timely) anti-war film, 'Paths of Glory' (which is an absolute cracker if you haven't seen it- strong recommend).
Just a couple of days ahead of Noirvember, Jev and I sat down to discuss the Stanley Kubrick crime film, 'The Killing' (not to be confused with the Scandi jumper drama, which I'm told was very good).
Today on the podcast we wrap up a wonderful week of 'the Diz' with a conversation about 'Cinderella'.
As part of our continuing coverage of the Disney films of the 1950s, in this episode Kieran and I discuss their 1953 film, 'Peter Pan'.
In this episode Kieran and I continue our Disney coverage with a conversation on 'Alice in Wonderland'. And yes, we do find time to share our thoughts on the Tim Burton version of this story (spoiler- we're not fans).
Recorded back in 2019, Kieran and I continued our Disney coverage with a conversation on the film 'Lady and the Tramp'.
In this episode, kicking off a week- yes, you heard me right, a week- of Disney episodes, Kieran and I discuss 1959's 'Sleeping Beauty'.
In this episode, recorded in person (!) on the Friday night right before the UK went into COVID-19 lockdown back in March, Jev and I wrap up our run on 1950s Hitchcock films with a discussion on 'North by Northwest'.
In this episode- bathed in green light with intermittent trippy dream sequences- Jake, Kieran and Paul climb the tower with our discussion of the Alfred Hitchcock classic 'Vertigo'.
Expect conversation about quiche, chicken, salt and Nice biscuits (we must've been hungry recording this one) as Paul, Kieran and I continue our Hitchcock coverage by discussing 'To Catch a Thief'.
Recorded way back in March, right at the very start of the UK coronavirus lockdown, Paul, Kieran and I got together remotely to discuss one of the most celebrated films of Alfred Hitchcock's career, 'Rear Window'.
In this episode Paul, Kieran and I continue our Alfred Hitchcock coverage by discussing 'Dial M for Murder'. Along the way we learn Kieran loves Columbo, I want to be born into wealth, Paul wants Hitch's cameo to be at a strip club and my cat is a menace.
All aboard as we kick off our run of episodes on Alfred Hitchcock films from the 1950s, starting with a conversation between myself and Campbell on 'Strangers on a Train', which is- in case any of you haven't seen this one- one of Hitchcock's best, that we both strongly recommend.
This week I'm joined by Dan Thomas to discuss the Nicholas Ray film 'In a Lonely Place', starring screen legend, Humphrey Bogart. Along the way we talk about meet-cute's in the morgue, we compare the lead character to OJ Simpson, laugh at the character's name (Dixon Steele!) and talk about how this film is very applicable to the #MeToo era.…
Yes, it's another cartoon episode as this week Campbell, Kieran, Paul and I discuss the Bugs Bunny/ Daffy Duck cartoon 'Ali Baba Bunny'.
In this episode Kieran, Paul and I are back discussing Warner Bros. cartoons, and today it's a Marvin the Martian double-bill as we discuss 'The Hasty Hare' (which features our Bugs Bunny) and 'Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century' (which has Daffy Duck as the lead). Oh, and you can also hear quite a bit of conversation about the works of Ardman Anima…
In this episode, Jev and I discuss Sidney Lumet's courtroom classic, '12 Angry Men'.
In this episode Kieran, Paul and I return to the world of Warner Bros. cartoons by discussing 'One Froggy Evening'.
In this episode Paul, Kieran and I discuss 'Det sjunde inseglet', better known as Ingmar Bergman's 'The Seventh Seal'.
Today on the podcast Paul, Kieran and I discuss the classic cartoon 'Feed the Kitty', which sees bulldog Marc Anthony struggle to protect the oblivious cat Pussyfoot.
This week I'm joined by Liam, Matt and Paul- hosts of Star Trek podcast Spocklight- to discuss the Japanese monster movie classic, 'Godzilla'.
This week it's another cartoon- don't worry we will be back talking about feature films very very soon- but today Paul, Kieran and I are talking about the Oscar-winning short 'Gerald McBoing-Boing' (and also, more than a little, about the Police Academy films).
In this episode Paul, Kieran and I discuss the Oscar-winning cartoon 'Speedy Gonzales' (featuring Speedy Gonzales and Sylvester the Cat), as part of our cartoon coverage.
In this episode, Kieran and I discuss the Henri-Georges Clouzot film 'The Wages of Fear' (or, to give it it's original French title, 'Le salaire de la peur').
Continuing our coverage of Warner Bros cartoons, this week Paul, Kieran and I discuss two Wile E. Coyote cartoons: 'Beep, Beep' and 'Operation: Rabbit'.
In this episode Campbell and I discuss the Charles Laughton film, 'The Night of the Hunter' (spoiler- we both thought this was great and would recommend you track this one down).
Taking a brief pause from features, this episode sees Kieran, Paul and I kick off a mini-series on Warner Bros. cartoons, beginning with 'The Ducksters', starring Daffy Duck.
In this episode Campbell, Kieran, Paul and I discuss the 'oh-so-timely' animated film 'Animal Farm', based on the book of the same name by George Orwell.
In this episode- recorded remotely during the coronavirus lockdown- Jev and I discuss the multi-Oscar winning film by David Lean 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'.
In this solo episode I talk about Albert Lamorisse's short film 'The Red Balloon'(or, to give the film it's original French title, 'Le ballon rouge').
In this episode we return to the work of acclaimed filmmaker Billy Wilder, as Jev and I discuss 'Sunset Boulevard', his classic film noir about a former Hollywood superstar.
In this episode Kieran and I dip our toes into the world of Universal monster movies, with a conversation about 'Creature from the Black Lagoon'.
Returning for our third series- this time focusing exclusively on films from the 1950s- we kick things off with a conversation on one of the most beloved comedies of all-time, Billy Wilder's 'Some Like It Hot'.
With help from The Cinemile, Number One Rerun Podcast, The Cinema Guys, Bang Average Movie and The IMDB Journey Podcast, Jev and I say goodbye to the 70s with an Oscars-style awards ceremony celebrating the best of the decade.
In this episode Campbell and I discuss our final 1970s film, Francis Ford Coppola's 'Apocalypse Now'- a beautiful, bonkers masterpiece.
In this episode I talk some Ridley Scott- specifically his directorial debut 'The Duellists'- and I wrap up my 1970s Stanley Kubrick coverage by talking about his super-long film, 'Barry Lyndon'.
Expect adult conversation (no swears though!) as I discuss 'Straw Dogs' (by Sam Peckinpah) and 'A Clockwork Orange' (by Stanley Kubrick), two dark, violent films released back in 1971.
Concluding our 1970s coverage of films by director William Friedkin (I couldn't get hold of 'The Brink's Job', in case you wondered why this wasn't covered), this week Kieran and I discuss his Oscar-winning cop film, 'The French Connection'. Along the way we ramble on as if our lives depended on it, but have a bloody good chat about a 1970s classic…