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Recluse Horror reviews all types of horror films from the silent film era on, occasionally sharing some insights into cinema history and film-making techniques, often expositing about the base fears evoked by great horror films, proper storytelling techniques, symbolism in films, and any number of other related topics. The hosts also go off on unrelated tangents and make bad jokes. While once a daily podcast, it currently releases approximately every two weeks.
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Join the intrepid trio of Josh, Michael and John as we explore the history of film from the silent era through today’s releases, and from Hollywood to the far reaches of world cinema. Through lively discussion and occasional argument, these three old friends will take the listener on a highly opinionated tour of some of the more obscure recesses of film studies. If, as Alfred Hitchcock was fond of saying, film is life with the boring bits left out, then Vintage Sand will be film study with t ...
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Watching Silent Films

Watching Silent Films

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Film podcast discussing the Silent era (1894 to 1929) and the importance these moving pictures still have in todays age. Every week, we watch silent films, then talk about it! Hosted by YiFeng, Lily, Bob, Diane, and Adam. For more details, visit us here: https://watchingsilentfilms.wordpress.com/
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The Forgotten Filmcast covers the movies that time forgot. On each episode, host Todd Liebenow is joined by another film blogger or podcaster to discuss a film that has fallen off the radar. We've covered films from the silent era all the way up to the early 90's.
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Join legendary character actor James Cromwell and acclaimed actor Penelope Ann Miller as they discuss their Oscar-nominated film “The Artist”. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius and set in Hollywood 1927, the film portrays the end of the silent film era. Cromwell plays Clifton, the steady right-hand confidante and chauffer to the film’s lead actor, the silent film star George Valentin, portrayed by Oscar-nominated Jean Duajardin in the film.
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Season 4: Stephen King the 70s & 80s This season we move away from directors and look at the movies based on the works of Stephen King. Season 3: Shyamalan Starting August 2nd 2023. This time Jeff and Eric are taking a deep dive into the films of the master of the twist, M. Night Shyamalan. Of course, all done in chronological order. Season 2: Spielberg Just when you thought it was safe to unsubscribe, a chronological podcast returns with season two. Jeff returns with Eric from The Gaming Ne ...
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Academy Vs Audience

Claire Bolton, Dan Gibbins, and Erin Weir

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Ever since 1928, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has handed out trophies to what it considered the best in film. Sometimes they were absolutely right, sometimes they were entirely wrong, sometimes they were so, so basic. But in all that time, audiences have had their own opinions, sometimes better, sometimes much worse. And sometimes, when the stars align or the fates allow, they even agree. Academy Vs Audience is a deep dive into Oscar history, revisiting film history from t ...
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Welcome to On Cue Chris Costello. My Dad, Lou Costello, of the popular comedy team Abbott and Costello, was not only a comic, but a humanitarian who loved helping people. He was a sincere advocate when it came to helping others, and to be there for people who wanted to make a positive difference in our world. I guess you might say, his passion has been passed on to me. I invite you to come and listen, as I talk with people who are making an imprint in our world. People such as Elizabeth Beis ...
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“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad!” The wonderful opening lines of this 1921 novel set the tone for the rest of this delightful story of an adventurer and romantic who dons several roles in his colorful life. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini is an historical novel set in the turbulent times of the French Revolution. The plot describes Andre-Louis Moreau, a young lawyer adopted by his godfather who cannot reveal his parentage. Moreau inadvertently stumbles ...
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I'll Watch Anything

Henry Giardina, W.M. Akers

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A movie podcast with a sense of optimism! Mystery novelist W.M. Akers and ace film critic Henry Giardina take a rambling tour through film history, using dice to pick random movies from the silent era to today. They try to love everything they watch. It doesn't always work out.
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How have writers, illustrators, film makers, and musicians shaped the American experience? In this podcast series historian Dr. Darren R. Reid explores American history through the lens of the artist. From classic comics books to music and film, this podcast examines how art and artistry has reflected and informed the American experience. Featured iTunes podcast (January and February 2014), #1 episodes in Education and Higher Education. Current series, "Comic Book Studies" explores the histo ...
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Tales From Hollywoodland

Tales From Hollywoodland

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TALES FROM HOLLYWOODLAND is a fast-paced weekly show business podcast, with an emphasis on all genres of movies; classic to current, as well as Broadway, TV, Cable, and Streaming. Hollywood vets Arthur Friedman, Steve Rubin, and Julian Schlossberg will be interviewing Hollywood luminaries, treating the listeners to decades worth of stories, anecdotes, insider viewpoints, candid opinions, as well as vivid and often hysterically funny celebrity encounters. From Sinatra to Cruise, Redford to Di ...
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The Mosaic

CHUO 89.1 FM Contributors

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CHUO 89.1 FM News & Spoken Word Contributors explore topical and news issues in longer form, interviews, commentary, discussions, documentaries, poetry and more.
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Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.
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Entertaining and informative discussions abound as host Patrick Vasey and the world's top experts, authors and film historians take a chronological deep dive into the films of Laurel and Hardy. The production history and many untold stories are revealed about these well-loved comedy classics. Regular guests include the world's leading authorities on all things Stan and Ollie and Hal Roach Studios, such as Randy Skretvedt, Richard W. Bann, Glenn Mitchell, Rob Stone, Leonard Maltin, Neil Brand ...
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Step into the spotlight with the Tales From Hollywoodland Podcast as we dive into the dazzling world of Broadway musicals! Join Steve, Julian & Arthur for an in-depth discussion on the history, magic, and cultural impact of some of the most iconic stage productions. From behind-the-scenes stories and legendary performances to the evolution of music…
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Welcome to Academy Vs Audiences All 80s Summer! The hits get bigger and the Oscar winners get smaller, and nothing spells that out quite like 1980. The Oscars go with Ordinary People, Robert Redford's film about a family in turmoil after a tragedy, and the different ways we successfully or unsuccessfully process grief. The audience, however, just r…
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In this episode of Tales From Hollywoodland, the hosts engage in a nostalgic discussion about TV westerns, sharing personal anecdotes and analyzing the genre's influence on American culture. Join Steve, Arthur, and Julian as they reflect on iconic shows and the rise of actors like Clint Eastwood while examining the appeal of Westerns in terms of es…
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Our Alternate Oscars episodes, based on Danny Peary’s fantastic 1992 book of the same name, have always been among our most popular. Over the course of the podcast, we’ve covered the 1930’s, 1950’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, and the 2000’s. Comparing what films actually won Best Picture to what we believe should have won is always a fun challenge, an…
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In this episode, Julian, Steve, and Arthur, are joined by Producer Mike to dive into the Beatles' profound influence on music and culture. They reminisce about the band's rise to fame, their groundbreaking music, and the cultural revolution of the 1960s. Personal experiences and historical insights paint a picture of the Beatles' enduring legacy, f…
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Our Alternate Oscars episodes, based on Danny Peary’s fantastic 1992 book of the same name, have always been among our most popular. Over the course of the podcast, we’ve covered the 1930’s, 1950’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, and the 2000’s. Comparing what films actually won Best Picture to what we believe should have won is always a fun challenge, an…
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Tales from Hollywoodland is a fast-paced weekly show business podcast, with an emphasis on all genres of movies; classic to current, as well as Broadway, TV, Cable, and Streaming. Hollywood vets Arthur Friedman, Steve Rubin, and Julian Schlossberg will be interviewing Hollywood luminaries, and treating the listeners to decades worth of stories, ane…
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It's 1979, nearing the end of the era of serious dramas for adults ruling the box office, and Dustin Hoffman's divorce and custody drama becomes one of our more unlikely joint champions. Erin, Claire, and Dan dig into Ted Kramer's attempts to juggle two lives: raising his son alone after his wife Joanna disappears into the night, and a career that …
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In the new episode of Tales From Hollywoodland, join Steve, Arthur, Julian, and Mike as they discuss classic sci-fi movies from the early years of Hollywood. They are delving into the production, cultural impact, and personal anecdotes related to these films. They highlight the historical context of the era, such as the fear of atomic bombs, and th…
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Listen in as I chat with Denny S. Bryce and Eliza Knight, co-authors of Can't We Be Friends: A Novel of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe listed in the Music category on Art In Fiction. View the Video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83F2k2cCnR8&t=1s How Denny & Eliza decided to write their novel about Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe…
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Classic songs go with Oscar telecasts, but it's simply amazing how many classics were never nominated in the Best Song category. This week on Tales from Hollywoodland, Arthur, Julian, and Steve examine the musical track record of the Academy Awards, wondering aloud how so many songs not only didn't receive Oscar gold, but weren't even nominated - "…
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In today's episode of The Mosaic, we look ahead to Earth Day by telling listeners about Re4m's upcoming eco-market. We talk with Re4m's founder Heather Jeffery about local eco-friendly vendors and the work her design firm does to keep materials out of the landfill. Then, a conversation with Haitian turntablist, soundchemist, and electronic music pr…
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It's 1978 and the tonal gulf between Oscar winner and people's champ has, if anything, widened, as has the gap in host reactions. The Academy goes for Michael Cimino's home-from-Vietnam story The Deer Hunter, which has some stellar performances but also very strange and off-putting pacing, and an iconic, definitive scene that maybe does more harm t…
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In this episode of "Tales from Hollywoodland," the hosts and their guest Lee Tsiantis discuss the silent film era's rich history and its profound impact on the film industry. They explore the origins of film, animation, the transition to sound films, and the challenges actors faced during this shift. The conversation covers the low survival rate of…
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In this episode of The Mosaic, Marcela Gonzalez and Fathia Tijani bring you notes from the Ottawa Black Film Festival's insightful panels (1:15). They break highlight the various panelists' messages on the Black art scene in the capital and discuss the unique challenges faced by people of colour in the industry. Then, we look ahead to the Ottawa Bl…
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To celebrate the podcast's 4th anniversary, we welcome the legendary film critic Leonard Maltin onto the show. Leonard discusses his lifelong love for Stan and Ollie, and Patrick asks him to choose his three favourite films. In addition, Leonard recounts his meetings with Buster Keaton as well as Laurel and Hardy co-stars Billy Gilbert and Dorothy …
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This week on Tales from Hollywoodland, Arthur, Julian and Steve explore the mannerisms, machismo and mythos of the truly iconic actor, Marlon Brando. From yelling "Stella!" so memorably in A Streetcar Named Desire, to his mumblings in the jungle in Apocalypse Now, with a visit along the way to The Wild One, Guys and Dolls, The Young Lions, The Godf…
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Join me as I chat with Daisy Goodwin, author of Diva listed in the Music category on Art In Fiction. View the Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dYCDxSyXwAU Highlights include: Why Daisy chose to write a novel about Maria Callas, the great opera singer The nature of the female genius What's a Diva? Writing about a real person -- getting into their …
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Starting off this episode, Arya Gunde brings us notes from The Centre for International Policy Studies' panel on The Peoples' Republic of China's assimilation policies in Tibet (1:09). He covers the democratic consequences and political unrest of cultural cleansing. Then, a conversation in the studio with local artist Ryan Mendoza, who's been cast …
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In 1977, a long time ago, you might say Academy and Audience's tastes were far, far away. Claire, Erin, Dan, and returning guest Munsi Parker-Munroe strap in to take on one Woody Allen in his seminal hit, Annie Hall, asking how well it's aged and how challenging it is to deal with the Woody Allen of it all. That accomplished, it's time for our firs…
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Dive deep into the shadows of Hollywood's past with our latest episode of The Tales From Hollywoodland Podcast! Join us as we uncover the riveting story of J. Edward Bromberg and his tragic entanglement with The Hollywood Blacklist. From his prolific career on stage and screen to his unjust persecution during the McCarthy era, we explore the tumult…
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Step into the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas' golden era with our latest episode of The Tales From Hollywoodland Podcast! Join us as we journey through the captivating history of the Rat Pack and their legendary reign over the iconic city. From Frank Sinatra's smooth crooning to the high-stakes antics of Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., we uncover …
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It began six years ago, in the before time, with three film nerds who have been friends for four decades. Through the years, whenever we hung out together, we would inevitably end up talking for hours about film. So, we wondered aloud, why not make it official? Thus was born, in the spring of 2018, Vintage Sand, your film history podcast. One pande…
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On today's episode, we hold a conversation with filmmaker Viveka Melki about human trafficking in Canada (1:39). She released a documentary called Trafficked Voices, in which she heard the stories of survivors and those affected. We speak about how human trafficking has evolved with time, her work on the film, and the important conversations that n…
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The Oscars have happened, Award Season is done for now, and we take a look at the ten candidates for Best Picture of 2023, with returning guest Oscar enthusiast, and greatest living fan of Zardoz, Olav Rokne. Dan and Olav saw all ten, as is their wont, Erin's seen six, and Claire's here for the vibes as we speed through reviews of nine great movies…
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Catch an exclusive glimpse into the legendary world of Hollywood with our latest episode of The Tales From Hollywoodland Podcast! Join us as we sit down with acclaimed author Scott Eyman for an enlightening discussion on his book, delving deep into the life and legacy of the iconic John Wayne. From his early days to his rise as an American cinemati…
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Episode 35 kicks off Season Two of the podcast properly and introduces us to Laurel and Hardy’s talking pictures. Patrick is joined by two of the world’s leading experts in the world of Laurel and Hardy and the Hal Roach Studios. Randy Skretvedt assists in discussing the production history of the boys’ first talkie, Unaccustomed As We Are, and Rich…
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Kicking off the show, Marcela Gonzalez and Fathia Tijani bring us coverage from the Ottawa School of Art's showcase celebrating its 145th anniversary (1:18). Then, we speak with Carleton film studies professor Laura Horak about her upcoming screening of Cinema's First Nasty Women, a collection of silent-era films highlighting queerness, gender dive…
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This week on Tales from Hollywoodland, Arthur, Julian, and Steve interview prolific East Coast gossip columnist and entertainment reporter Roger Friedman who regales us with some of the scandalous stories he has covered in his career, from OJ to Harvey Weinstein and beyond. Links Tales From Hollywoodland on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/talesfr…
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Join me as I chat with Nancy Bilyeau, author of several arts-inspired novels on Art In Fiction, including The Orchid Hour about a speakeasy in 1923 Jazz Age New York and listed in the Theater category on Art In Fiction. View the Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/CvIYJYb-PfQ Highlights include: Why Nancy set her latest novel in Prohibition-era New …
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It's 1976, and audiences and the Academy are united in loving one man: Rocky Balboa. A nine film franchise spanning six decades has a small and simple beginning as a struggling young Sylvester Stallone writes himself into stardom as a simple palooka trying to prove to the world and himself that he can go the distance with heavyweight champ Apollo C…
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In this episode of "Tales from Hollywoodland," Ziggy Gruber of Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen shares his deli expertise and experiences. The hosts, Julian Schlossberg, Arthur E. Friedman, and Stephen Jay Rubin, delve into the history of delis and Ziggy's personal journey in the business. They discuss Ziggy's time in Los Angeles, his move to …
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Listen in as I chat with ReShonda Tate, the best-selling author of dozens of novels including The Queen of Sugar Hill, ReShonda's first historical novel. It's listed in the Film category on Art In Fiction. View the Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aIofW073t_U Highlights include: Why write a novel about Hattie McDaniel, famous for playing Mammy in…
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