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Paleo-Cinema Podcast

Summary: A great podcast about movies before 1980, crime, exploitation, classics, science fiction, exploitation and other genres. I look at movies trying to understand what makes them tick, where they come from and to do cinematic archaeology on film.

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  • Artist: Terry Frost
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 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 248 - A Star Is Born - Il Sorpasso | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:19

For the first Paleo-Cinema of 2019 I look at the 1954 version of A Star Is Born, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, then we head forward to 1962 for the Italian masterpiece Il Sorpasso starring Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Tritingant, which may be one of my new favourite films.   You can support the podcast by paying as little as $US1 per month at The YouTube channel can be found at

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 247 - Seasonal and Italian Pop Music Extravaganza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:21

Time for another music podcast. I mix up a lot of weird shit this time. Italian pop music, novelty seasonal songs and things I just like for no particular reason.   Enjoy the holiday season, peeps. Bigger and better things for us all next year.   You can support the podcast by becoming a patron at 

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 246 - East Of Eden - No Love For Johnnie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:21

For this episode, it's Northern California a century ago for the 1955 adaptation of John Steinbeck's East Of Eden, starring James Dean, Julie Harris and Raymond Massey. Then we head to 1961 for a small, forgotten political drama No Love For Johnnie starring Peter Finch, Billie Whitelaw and Stanley Holloway.   You can support the podcast at   The YouTube Channel is

 Paleo-Cinema 245 - The Other Side Of The Wind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:52

Forty eight years in the making, Orson Welles' final film The Other Side Of The Wind has been released on Netflix. I talk about it and what I think about it. Watching this one was a weird, wonderful journey.  Become a patron of the podcast at The YouTube channel is here:  

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 244 - Americathon and Waffling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:29

This time around, I look at the prophetic and slightly pathetic 1979 American satirical comedy Americathon starring John Ritter, Zane Buzby and Peter Riegert. If you ever wanted to see Meat Loaf fight a car, this is the movie for you. I also waffle about watching movies in the cinema as opposed to home screens.   You can support the podcast via Patreon for as little as $1 per month at Https://patreon,com/paleocinema. Charity begins with podcasts.

 Paleo-Cinema 243 - Cabin In The Sky - Finian's Rainbow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:39

Musicals again. We go from the 1943 all black musical Cabin In The Sky starring Ethel Waters and Eddie Anderson to the first musical Francis Ford Coppola directed, 1968's Finian's Rainbow starring Fred Astaire, Petula Clark and Keenan Wynn.    You can support the podcast at, and find my YouTube channel at   See ya soon

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 242 - Breakheart Pass - Cat On A Hot Tin Roof | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:28

This time we go from Charles Bronson to Burl Ives with the 1975 Alistair McLean adaptation Breakheart Pass starring Bronson, Jill Ireland and Richard Crenna, then we move back to 1958 for the adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Could two movies be any more different?   You can support the podcast at for as little as $US1 a month and the YouTube channel is at 

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 241 - The Harder They Fall - How The West Was Won | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:01

This time I look at Humphrey Bogart's last film, the boxing drama/expose The Harder They Fall also starring Rod Steiger and Jan Sterling. From there it's over to the second Cinerama narrative feature film, the picaresque How The West Was Won with a cast of hundreds. So we go from palookas to pinto ponies.   Please support the podcast via Patreon for as little as $US1 per month at

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 240 - Animal House - The Canterville Ghost | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:20

This time around, more comedies. First the 1944 adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 1887 novella, The Canterville Ghost, starring Charles Laughton, Robert Young and Margaret O'Brien, then we go to 1978 for the seminal college comedy, National Lampoon's Animal House starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson and Peter Riegert. Spooks and Toga Parties for everyone.   You can support the podcast for as little as a dollar a month at You know you want to.

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 239 - The Return Of Dr. Zom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:48:16

This time I chat with Dr Zom (not a real doctor) from Silva And Gold Podcast about Tom Cruise's weird asexual persona, Ralph Meeker, weird Japanese Reality TV and James Bond... for an hour and a half.   Support the podcast for as little as $1 per month at

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 238 - 2018 AMA (Ask Me Anything) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:37

This time, as I have a bad cold, I went for a different format. I put out questions for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) and the listeners responded.    Here are the questions, and answers, and a little bit of music.   Support the podcast at   Feeling better today.

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 237 - The Silver Chalice - The Thief | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:55

Back from hiatus, I take a look at a stylistically interesting biblical epic, 1954's The Silver Chalice with Paul Newman, Pier Angeli and Jack Palance, then to a 1952 hidden gem of a film noir with absolutely no dialogue at all, The Thief, starring Ray Milland and Rita Gam.   You can find The Thief on YouTube here:   Please support the podcast at

 Paleo-Cinema 236 - The Prize - Smile Jenny You're Dead - plus Two Days In Another Town. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:19

This time around, I talk about another train trip to Sydney and the two movies I watched en route. The first is the second pilot TV movie for the David Janssen series Harry-O, Smile, Jenny You're Dead also starring Jodie Foster and Clu Gulager. Then a movie where the screenwriter copied his previous movie's beats and tropes, 1963's The Prize starring Paul Newman and Elke Sommer.   Support the podcast via Patreon for as little as $1.00 a month at   Feedback to

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 235 - The Annual Music Episode 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:51

This time around it's everything from French Canadian chanteuses to Texas rednecks in the annual music episode. So put your cans on and wait for the tunes to hit your tympanic membranes.   Support the podcast for as little as a dollar a month at

 Paleo-Cinema Podcast 234 - Black Legion - Decoy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:13

In this one, Humphrey Bogart joints the alt-Right in Black Legion and Jean Gillies in Decoy gives us the most amazing femme fatale in all film noir.   Become a patron of the podcast at   Get your free public domain ebook of Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here at


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