The Projection Booth Podcast

The Projection Booth Podcast

The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 500 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, Joe Dante, Bruce Dern, Chris Elliott, William Friedkin, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Ed Harris, John Landis, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Palin, Sir Tim Rice, Julie Taymor, John Waters, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis. Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

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May 27, 2022 31 min
On this special episode Mike talks with Stuart Pankin a bit about his illustrious career including his work on Not Necessarily the News, Fatal Attraction, and his latest film, Deep in the Forest.
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We conclude our month of discussions about Soviet Cinema with a double feature from Kira Muratova, Brief Encounters from 1967 and The Long Farewell from 1971. Brief Encounters got a very limited release while The Long Farewell was shelved before release. Both films finally got their day in the sun as the Cold War began to thaw.

In Brief Encounters, two women are in love with the same man. The film has a real New Wave feel to it w...
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Upright Citizens Brigade members Doug Mand and Dan Gregor discuss their career from their early days, shorts, How I Met Your Mother, Most Likely to Murder, and their latest work, Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers. They talk about the long gestation of their latest project as well as some of the challenges of working with a vast array of intellectual property.
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On this special episode Mike talks to Ceci Cleary who's had quite a career. She started off as a wind-surfer before moving into stunt and location work. These days she's a producer of feature films including the 2022 movie To Leslie. Find out more at https://cecicleary.com/
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We continue our month of discussing Soviet Cinema with a look at Three Poplars on Plyuschikha Street. It’s the story of Nyura, a country woman who comes to the big city of Moscow to see her sister in law. There she meets Sasha, a taxi driver. They share stories and a song on the way to Plyuschikha Street. He offers to take her to the movies and she agrees but things go wrong.

Gianna D'Emilio and Alistair Pitts join Mike to...
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On this special episode Mike talks with George Stevens Jr., filmmaker and founder of the AFI, Kennedy Center Honors, and Co-Chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities about his new book, My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington which is available for purchase at https://amzn.to/3sAFaLI
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On this special episode Mike talks with Ed Glaser, host of the Deja View YouTube series and author of How the World Remade Hollywood: Global Interpretations of 65 Iconic Films from McFarland Books. It's a terrific book which looks at foreign interpretations of American films.

Get your copy today at https://amzn.to/3vZJBSw
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We continue our month of discussing Soviet Cinema with a look at Elem Klimov's Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964). It’s the story of a group of kids at a summer camp where one boy, Kostja Inockin (Viktor Kosykh), breaks from the pack and swims a little too far. He’s immediately expelled by Director Dynin (Evgeniy Evstigneev) but later Inockin returns.

Alistair Pitts and Gianna D'Emilio join Mike to discuss this fast-paced...
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Mike speaks with director Matt Eskey about his documentary The Mojo Manifesto: The Life & Times of Mojo Nixon.
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Mike talks with author Andrew J. Rausch about his 2019 book My Best Friend's Birthday which documents the early days of Quentin Tarantino's acting and filmmaking including the titular film from Tarantino and Craig Hamann.
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We are kicking off a month of discussions around Soviet cinema with a look at the 1962 film, The Amphibian Man. It’s the story of a love triangle between the daughter of a poor man, Guitierre (Anastasiya Vertinskaya) who has been promised to the rich Don Pedro (Mikhail Kozakov). She’s saved from a shark attack by the titular Amphibian Man, whose real name is Ichthyander (Vladimir Korenev). Of course, Guitierre and Ichthyander fall ...
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Mike speaks with filmmaker Gina Gaston about her latest film, 9 Bullets (2022). The film stars Lena Headey as Gypsy, a burlesque dance who must go on the run to save a neighbor boy (Dean Scott Vazquez).
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April 29, 2022 164 min
We’re wrapping up Screwball month with a look at Frank Capra’s Arsenic and Old Lace. Released in 1944, though shot several years before that, the film stars Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic and avowed bachelor who has found the love of his life in Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane) who lives right next door to his kind-hearted aunts, Abby and Martha. There’s just one thing…. Abby and Martha have a terrible habit of po...
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On this special report, Mike talks with Mike Hugo, the editor of Hypochondriac (2022). The film is the story of a young potter whose life begins to unravel thanks to childhood trauma. Hugo also discusses his early career and his meticulous process.
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April 20, 2022 73 min
Screwball month continues with a look at Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth (1937). Based on the play by Arthur Richman, the film stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunn as Jerry and Lucy Warriner, a couple who break up before the first act is even over. They would have a clean break apart from their both wanting custody of their dog, Mr. Smith, and that they both still may love one another.

Kat Ellinger and Aaron Peterson join Mike to discuss t...
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Mike spoke to writer/director Riley Stearns about his latest film, Dual, which opens theatrically in the U.S. on April 15, 2022.
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April 13, 2022 117 min
Screwball month continues with a look at Gregory la Cava’s My Man Godfrey. Based on the novel and co-written by Eric Hatch, the film stars William Powell as the titular Godfrey. He’s a forgotten man, living in a Hooverville in New York City where he’s picked up by a bunch of swells out on a scavenger hunt. Bringing in a forgotten man will net a lot of points and help Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) win the game. In return, she hires...
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April 6, 2022 123 min
We are kicking off a month of screwball comedy discussion with a look at Howard Hawks’s 1941 film Ball of Fire. Written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, the film stars Gary Cooper as one of an octet of professors who are writing an encyclopedia. Cooper is writing an article on slang only to find that he’s very deficient. In an effort to bolster his research he comes across Sugarpuss O’Shea (Barbara Stanwyck ). The moll of a vi...
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April 4, 2022 209 min
It's that time, folks... It's another Ego Fest and Mark Begley (Wake Up Heavy) joins Mike in The Projection Booth to ask your burning questions. This special episode also features interviews with Kevin Gootee about the Gutting the Sacred Cow podcast and Dan Gardner of the RunPee app (where you can get 5 free Pee Coins with promo code ProjectionBooth).
Get the scoop on what goes into making an episode of your favorite podcast...
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April 1, 2022 83 min
We conclude our look at adult films with the raunchiest we've covered so far, New Wave Hookers (1985), a film from the Dark Brothers mired in controversy. Starring Jack Baker and Jamie Gillis, it's the story of two men who share a dream of becoming pimps and hypnotizing women into doing their bidding via the power of new wave music. The film also features Ginger Lynn and originally featured Traci Lords before it broke that ...
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