Behind the Screen with The Movie Files
By Jack Law
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Sponsored by Aplomb Publishing, Go Behind the Screen with The Movie Files is a podcast featuring behind-the-scenes tales of motion picture history. Some Podcasts are based on information from books released by or in conjunction with Aplomb Publishing. The Movie Files is featured on iTunes.
||CleanFacts of Life||Tackling some fairly weighty topics for the dawn of the 1960s, Facts of Life stars Bob Hope and Lucille Ball as spouses married to other people who become lovers in modern day suburbia in this situation comedy. We take a look back at the film and the te||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAcademy Says||With the Academy Awards this weekend all of Hollywood is abuzz with who will and wont take home the Oscar. As we prepare for the ceremony and the red carpet we take a look back at a number of notable actors, actresses and directors who never went home w||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThunderball||By the mid-1960s Bond fever had taken over the movies, films like Dr. No and From Russia With Love had made millions at the box office and the franchise was still in its early days when Thunderball hit movie theaters. It would become the biggest hit of||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLost Hitchcocks||A new book called The Lost Hitchcocks unearths a collection of films from The Master of Suspense that were never finished. In this episode we take a look at the new book and some of the films chronicled in it, including Titanic, Flamingo Feather, The Bl||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond the Poseidon Adventure||It was at midnight on New Year’s Eve that the SS Poseidon was hit by a massive tidal wave and capsized. The original film, The Poseidon Adventure, was such a hit that six years later Irwin Allen tried to recreate his success with a follow up film c||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrench Connection||Back by popular demand, our holiday season podcast is here with an unusual pick for a movie to watch over the holidays. This year Gene Hackman stars as Popeye Doyle in the Academy Award winning French Connection. While definitely not a film with a lot o||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHitch||With the topic of harassment in Hollywood making the news, history tells us that the issue has been around a long long time. While sexual harassment is real and needs to be addressed, the deeper truth is that this reality stems from power and control. I||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRepulsion||Repulsion is a 1965 horror film from Roman Polanski, but with current news reflecting on sexual harassment and how it impacts the victims over decades the movie offers a timely look at a taboo topic. With a director that has had his own share of trouble||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean78-52||Alfred Hitchcock’s infamous show scene consisted of 78 camera set ups and 52 edits to splice together one of the most famous scenes in movie history. A documentary was released this year that looks back at the making of that one scene and an in dep||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExorcist||With Halloween just around the corner we take a look back at a classic horror perfectly suited for the eerie holiday. The 1973 film, The Exorcist is based on a book by William Peter Blatty and was directed by William Friedkin. It stars Linda Blair and E||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoman Holiday||The 1953 film classic, Roman Holiday, directed by William Wyler, has Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn on a picture postcard tour of Rome. The city is a supporting character as the pair tour all the famous spots in one of the biggest romantic comedies of||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMunster Go Home||While many people remember The Munsters as an iconic TV series of the 1960s, the show also graced the big screen in 1966 in a full color feature film aimed at introducing the characters to foreign audiences as the series planned for broad international||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. No||In 1962 Ian Fleming’s iconic character, James Bond, was introduced to moviegoers. The results was a franchise that would stand the test of time. From the early sixties to present day we’ve had dozens of James Bond pictures and multiple acto||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDamien - Omen II||The success of the original The Omen starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick would lead to a series of sequels in the years after. The initial follow up stars William Holden and Lee Grant who take in young Damien after the unfortunate death of both his par||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn the Beach||Filmed in part in Melbourne Australia, and taking place there, Stanley Kramer’s 1959 film, On the Beach, looks at a possible scenario for the end of the world as a nuclear attack destroys the planet and folks living in remote areas like Australia a||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great for Classic Movie Lovers
I hope this podcast offers and nteresting look behind classic movie tales. While I am the narrator, I think the Podcasts are getting better as you go along as we get more comfortable with the format. The initial intention is the use the podcast to discuss books on classic movies, obviously to promote the publisher, but as it goes on we are intending to evolve and expand the discussion. Feedback has been helpful in trying to improve the show for listeners.
Great Movie History
Nice to hear someone talk about the story behind the movies. Some podcast on this topic are just a bunch of people talking about nothing but a personal review of the movie. Nice to hear some interesting history.