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Join host archaeologist John as he reviews classic movies with his own spin. Using his archeological background, he connects historic, cinematic, genealogical, and current facts to add a dimension to his reviews that will increase your enjoyment of these classic movies. John tells all for movies over 25 years old. He also presents his world-famous short summaries of each classic movie reviewed. These classic movie reviews cover from silents by Charlie Chaplin, classic horror like Dracula (19 ...
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Join me for a Midi as I dive into "The Fighting 69th" (1940), a stirring World War I drama that explores Cowardice, Bravery, Religion, and Community. Uncover the powerful performances, historical context, and emotional depth of this classic war film. **Reviews Mentioned** **My Links** My Merch - jcornelison.redbubble.com My Site - https://classicmo…
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Susan Tabashnik, author of four books on Patrick Swayze, discusses his films and his impact on fans. They discuss the movie Road House (1989) and its enduring popularity, as well as the 2024 remake. They also talk about Dirty Dancing (1987) and its themes of love, social class, and coming of age. Sue shares insights and behind-the-scenes stories ab…
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In The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980), a mysterious object disrupts a hunter-gatherer band, leading to a series of comedic and adventurous events. The film explores the clash between nature and human nature, as well as the cultural differences between the Kung San tribe and the modern world. It also touches on the theme of stereotypes. The movie receive…
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In this conversation, John Cornelison and Russell Guest from Retro Movie Roundtable discuss the film noir movie Leave Her to Heaven (1945). They share their initial thoughts on the movie, the director's background, and the unique elements of the film. They explore the genre of film noir and how it can be seen in different genres. They discuss the p…
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In this conversation, John and Katherine discuss the origins and influence of vampires in literature and film, focusing on Bram Stoker's Dracula and the unauthorized adaptation Nosferatu (1922). They explore the plot and themes of Dracula, including the fear of sickness and the codification of vampire rules. They then delve into the production and …
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Dive into the epic world of Godzilla (1954), the iconic monster movie that started it all. Explore the origins, special effects, and cultural impact of this legendary creature feature. Join us as we delve into the depths of this colossal classic and discover why Godzilla remains a timeless symbol of cinematic greatness. **Reviews Mentioned** **My L…
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A Film Noir featuring Johnny Cash and a couple of other great actors. Five Minutes to Live (1961) is a gripping crime thriller. **Reviews Mentioned** The Shootist (1976) - https://youtu.be/OGIZrAYNsHw Stagecoach (1939) - https://youtu.be/4ThqfM7yKxI The Maltese Falcon (1941) - https://youtu.be/iDqjuPCKUVc D.O.A. (1949) - https://youtu.be/PlIXFqAW4g…
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Plunge into the gripping world of 711 Ocean Drive (1950), a Film Noir crime thriller that takes you deep into the underbelly of the criminal underworld. Join us as we unravel the suspense, explore the plot twists, and analyze the cinematic brilliance that defines this classic film. **Reviews Mentioned** Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) - https://youtu.be…
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Join us as we explore The Dawn Patrol (1938), a classic tale of World War I aviation with Erroll Flynn, David Niven, and Basil Rathbone. **Reviews Mentioned** Captain Blood (1935) - https://youtu.be/0ft41Sv0Bb4 Son of Frankenstein (1939) - https://youtu.be/0QpscVZfaOc The Bishop’s Wife (1947) - https://youtu.be/pV4tOpuneak The Private Lives of Eliz…
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Join us as we explore The Horse Soldiers (1959), a classic Western featuring John Wayne and directed by John Ford. We look at some of the historical aspects of this great film. Reviews Mentioned Chisum (1970) - https://youtu.be/ue7IeD3IR0I Stalag 17 (1953) - https://youtu.be/cEFpoxCd-K4 The Violent Men (1955) - https://youtu.be/__8NzakS6Wg The Alam…
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A Christmas Story 2 (2012) - a sequel continuing the Yuletide hi-jinks of the beloved A Christmas Story (1983). **Reviews Mentioned** It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - https://youtu.be/Yf_FkLFyQEk **My Links** Mystery of the Cave - Book two of the Michael Potts Archaeological Mystery novel - https://amzn.to/3EvGCEE My Merch - jcornelison.redbubble.com…
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Twelve Lines of Christmas: From the Sacred to the Profane. Join us as I talk about twelve famous Christmas quotes and giver my personal take on each. **Reviews Mentioned** A Christmas Carol (1938) - https://youtu.be/Dp2uWELY5-I National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) - https://youtu.be/1KiGCEOp7Ho Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - https://youtu.…
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Rumble on the Docks (1956): Film Noir with Star Trek Connections Join us as we dissect the intense world of Rumble on the Docks (1956), a gripping Film Noir crime drama depicting the raw and dangerous underbelly of the docks. Discover the film's powerful performances, gripping narrative, and connections to "Star Trek." **Reviews Mentioned** The Kil…
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For the second year in a row, I will celebrate NOIRvember by answering one question daily about Film Noir for the entire month. I have a list of about 70 questions that I add to regularly. I used a random number generator in Excel and selected 30 for November. Each video was a short and was less than one minute long. Celebrate Film Noir, Femme Fata…
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World In My Corner (1956): Sweet Science and Medal of Honor **Reviews Mentioned** The Set-Up (1949) - https://youtu.be/kt8JjYqJRF0 High Sierra (1941) - https://youtu.be/mjtFlh5QlO0 One, Two, Three (1961) - https://youtu.be/ggRu4HRiUvI Ride the Pink Horse (1947) - https://youtu.be/m76bC-8D1Z8 The Phenix City Story (1955) - https://youtu.be/jy2ofKEhb…
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I'm thrilled to introduce a true luminary in the literary and cinematic worlds. None other than author extraordinaire Scott Eyman. With an impressive portfolio of meticulously researched biographies and enthralling explorations of Hollywood's golden age, Scott has become a household name for those who crave a deeper understanding of the lives behin…
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Step into the world of '80s horror with our review and in-depth analysis of "Fright Night" (1985). Join us as we explore the terrifying and often hilarious battle between a teenager and his vampire neighbor. We'll uncover the film's iconic moments, special effects, and the enduring charm that makes "Fright Night" a cult classic. Don't miss this jou…
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Mystery of the Cave - Book two of the Michael Potts Archaeological Mystery novel - https://amzn.to/3EvGCEE Katherine and I were fortunate to spend some time with Jason Ginsburg and Eduardo Garcia Rascon, who wrote the music for "Children of the Night," a new song sung by Brette Alana. The song features the classic monsters that we have all come to …
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Mystery of the Cave - Book two of the Michael Potts Archaeological Mystery novel - https://amzn.to/3EvGCEE Today, we have a special treat for you. We're diving into the fascinating world of classic cinema, but with a unique twist – we'll be exploring the latest works of a renowned author who has shed light on the director Alfred Hitchcock and the f…
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Mystery of the Cave - Book two of the Michael Potts Archaeological Mystery novel -https://amzn.to/3EvGCEE October Frankenstein Playlist - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIHtsqDG5NETnnfrBOHiJOwibMZKqzmFk&si=6ToJavkH7-HW16BJ Join us on a chilling journey as we dissect "The Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942), a classic horror film that continues the le…
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Mystery of the Cave - Book two of the Michael Potts Archaeological Mystery novel - https://amzn.to/3EvGCEE Dance Hall Racket (1953) was written by comedian Lenny Bruce. The film featured his interesting wife - Honey Harlow. The script could have been worked into something. The film mostly lacked actors. The movie is listed as a Film Noir; however, …
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Following the death of Count Dracula, Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter (1936), arrives in London to try and break the family curse. Mystery of the Cave, an archaeological mystery by John Cornelison, is available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. Support the show with a purchase from Merch SPREAD THE WORD! If you enjoyed this episode, head on o…
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Dive into the seedy underbelly of 1950s crime cinema with our in-depth analysis of The Racket (1951). Join us as we explore the suspenseful world of corruption, betrayal, and law enforcement in this classic film noir. Discover the intricate storytelling, intense performances, and atmospheric visuals that make "The Racket" a true gem of its era. Don…
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The Big Red One (1980), directed by Sam Fuller, is one of the classic World War II movies. The movie is based on Fuller's war years. A Third Face by Samuel Fuller (Affiliate Link) Reviews MentionedThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) - https://youtu.be/emKXc5cn-lw The Cowboys (1972) - https://youtu.be/i5TwV6-rdPo Pickup on South Street (1953) - …
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Based on Chandler's novel "The High Window," The Brasher Doubloon (1947) is the second of many times this classic was brought to the screen. The Coyote's Tale, a noir mystery by John Cornelison, is available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. Support the show with a purchase from Merch SPREAD THE WORD! If you enjoyed this episode, head on over t…
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