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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 300 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems. 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

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 300 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems. 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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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 300 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems. 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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Episodes

2018 Music Mix

12/13/2018
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Frustrated DJ Mike White returns with a compilation of tunes featured in or inspired by the Projection Booth's 2018 episodes: Name — Artist Children of the Revolution — T-Rex Demolition Man — Grace Jones Kill the Poor — Dead Kennedys Dream Police — Cheap Trick Detroit Rock City — KISS Antichrist Superstar — Marilyn Manson Fiend Without a Face — Misfits Kiss Me Deadly — Generation X Easy Rider, 1970 — Chris Sikelianos Knocking On Heaven's Door — Bob Dylan Freedom Isn't Free — Trey Parker The...

Duration:02:50:45

Special Report: Ego Fest VII

12/13/2018
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Answering questions, thanking patrons, giving updates, and talking smack.... it's Ego Fest VII just in time to wrap up 2018.

Duration:00:54:43

Episode 394: Psycho (1960)

12/11/2018
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On this episode we are discussing Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho. The film stars Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, an unmarried woman who’s in love with Sam Loomis (John Gavin), a man under the debt of his deceased father and living ex-wife. In a move of desperation, she sees an opportunity to change her circumstances and takes it in the form of 40,000 dollars. Christine Makepeace (The Feminine Critique) joins Mike to discuss Psycho and its legacy, sequels, Turkish remake and more. Alexandre...

Duration:02:22:36

Episode 393: Roommates (1981)

12/4/2018
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Co-written by Chuck Vincent and Rick Marx, Roommates (1981) tells the tale of a trio of women trying to make their way in New York City. The film stars Samantha Fox as Billie, a former prostitute trying to make it in the straight world, Kelly Nichols as Sherry, a model from California with a drug problem, and Veronika Hart, as Joan, an aspiring actress from the Midwest. Heather Drain and Ashley West join Mike to discuss this harrowing adult film. Interviews include writer Rick Marx,...

Duration:02:44:59

Special Report: Rüdiger Suchsland on Hitler's Hollywood

11/29/2018
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On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with director Rüdiger Suchsland about his two documentaries; From Caligari to Hitler and Hitler's Hollywood. The films trace the decline of Weimar cinema and the rise of propaganda as the national cinema of Germany during WWII.

Duration:01:30:56

Episode 392: The Long Goodbye (1973)

11/27/2018
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We wrap up #Noirvember and our Philip Marlowe journey for the year with Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973). Adapted by Leigh Brackett, one of the two main writers from Howard Hawks’s The Big Sleep, the film stars Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe, a man now out of time with the world. Eric Cohen and Terry Frost join Mike to discuss Philip Marlowe's place in the now and the Japanese mini-series of The Long Goodbye.

Duration:02:28:11

Episode 391: The Big Sleep (1946)

11/20/2018
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We continue our #Noirvember coverage with a discussion of The Big Sleep. The first proper Philip Marlowe book by Raymond Chandler, it was the second appearance of Marlowe on screen, this time portrayed by Humphrey Bogart. Terry Frost and Eric Cohen join Mike to discuss the pre-release version of Howard Hawks's film, how Bogart portrayed Marlowe, and the 1978 re-interpretation of the source material by Michael Winner. Dahlia Schweitzer returns to The Projection Booth to discuss her upcoming...

Duration:02:10:05

Special Report: Michael Kallio

11/16/2018
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Local boy Michael Kallio packed up and moved to the big city, Los Angeles, and made good with feature films, shorts, music videos, and more. Hear him talk about his career from being a hand double for John Saxon to working with Bruce Campbell to remastering his early features such as Hatred of a Minute to an upcoming documentary about Gunnar Hansen, My Dinner With Leatherface.

Duration:00:44:03

Episode 390: Murder My Sweet (1944)

11/13/2018
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We continue our #Noirvember2018 coverage with the first in a trio of Raymond Chandler adaptations -- Edward Dymytrk’s Murder My Sweet. Based on the second of Chandler's Philip Marlowe novels, Farewell My Lovely, the film stars Dick Powell "as you've never seen him before." Terry Frost and Eric Cohen join Mike to discuss the 1944 film and the 1976 adaptation. Tom Williams, the author of A Mysterious Something in the Light; the Life of Raymond Chandler, provides insight on Chandler's career in...

Duration:02:10:01

Episode 389: The Getaway (1972)

11/6/2018
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#Noirvember2018 kicks off with the 1972 film from director Sam Peckinpah, The Getaway. Based on the novel by Jim Thompson and adapted by Walter Hill, the film stars Steve McQueen as Doc McCoy and Ali MacGraw as Carol McCoy, two young lovers with nothing better to do than rob a bank with the duplicitous Rudy Butler and the barely-a-character Jack Dodson. Let’s just say that things don’t go as well as they should. Maitland McDonagh and Aaron Carruthers join Mike to discuss the 1972 film, the...

Duration:01:31:49

Episode 388: Session 9 (2001)

10/30/2018
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Directed by Brad Anderson and co-written by Anderson and Stephen Gevedon, Session 9 was released in 2001 and stars Peter Mullen as the head of a team of guys who are taking out the asbestos from a psychiatric institution. As the story unfolds we learn more about Gordon as well as one of the patients of the asylum whose story mirrors his. Axel Kohagen and Jedidiah Ayres join Mike to discuss the film, its five male leads, and madness.

Duration:03:05:02

Special Report: Craigslist Allstars (2016)

10/26/2018
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Winner of the "Spirit of CUFF" award at the 2018 Chicago Underground Film Fest, Samira Elagoz's Craigslist Allstars is a documentary in which the filmmaker meets with fifteen different strangers and allows their stories to unfold. Filmmaker Haley McCormick (D A N C E R) and writer Carol Borden (The Cultural Gutter) join Mike to discuss the film and the strange rituals in which men and women engage. Learn more at http://www.samiraelagoz.com

Duration:01:15:10

Episode 387: Mr. Vampire (1985)

10/23/2018
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Released in 1985, the original Mr. Vampire was directed by Ricky Lau and stars Lam Ching-Ying as a Taoist priest who battles the forces of evil along with his two inept students. This became a blueprint for dozens of other films -- some of them under the Mr. Vampire moniker and others not. We discuss the “official” Mr. Vampire movies as well as the unofficial entries, some copycat films, and many other jiangshi movies along the way. Samm Deighan (Daughters of Darkness) and El Goro (Talk...

Duration:01:55:01

Episode 386: Begotten (1990)

10/21/2018
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This week we are discussing E. Elias Merhige’s Begotten. Released in 1990, the film is an experimental narrative. It’s about… well, I’m not sure what it’s really all about but I hope we come to some sort of consensus by the end of the episode, Heather Drain and Ben Buckingham join Mike to discuss experimental films, music videos, and much more.

Duration:01:27:35

Special Report: Survival of the Film Freaks (2018)

10/19/2018
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Mike talks to co-directors Kyle Kuchta (Fantasm) and Bill Fulkerson (Outside the Cinema) about their documentary, Survival of the Film Freaks (2018). Find out where the documentary is playing via the Survival of the Film Freaks Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Survivalofthefilmfreaks/

Duration:01:04:45

Episode 384: Suspiria (1977)

10/9/2018
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We kick off #Shocktober2018 with a discussion of Dario Argento’s 1977 film Suspiria. The film stars Jessica Harper as Suzy Banyon, a young dancer who travels from New York to Germany to attend a prestigious dance academy to not do lot of dancing but, instead, to become embroiled in a mystery… Maitland McDonagh (Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds) and Rob St. Mary join Mike in the discussion of the original film (and the 2018 re-imagining). Special guests include Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of...

Duration:02:45:51

Episode 385: Fiend Without a Face (1958)

10/3/2018
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Shocktober 2018 begins with the 1958 film from director Arthur Crabtree, Fiend without a Face. Written by Herbert J. Leder and based loosely on a story by Amelia Reynolds Long, the movie stars Marshall Thompson as Major Cummings, an Army officer stationed at that pivotal American/Canadian border where he’s investigating the strange goings on in and around his base. Unfortunately, he’s got a case of Brains Gone Wild... Maitland McDonagh and Troy Howarth join Mike to discuss this classic...

Duration:01:22:10

Special Report: The Predator (2018)

9/26/2018
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On this special episode, Mike shares an episode of The Kulturecast where he joins hosts Chris and Eric to discuss the latest film from Shane Black that continues the saga of the Predator. Be sure to visit www.kulturecast.com for more of The Kulturecast!

Duration:01:00:56

Episode 383: Who Wants to Kill Jessii? (1966)

9/25/2018
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We wrap up #Czechtember2018 with a look at Vaclav Vorlicek’s Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966) The film was co-written by Vorlicek and Milos Macourek and concerns a couple, Henry and Rosie. Rosie is a prestigious scientist who has discovered how to manipulate dreams -- though there are some unexpected consequences. While Henry makes his own discovery as he reads a comic series about Jessie and sees her anti-gravitational gloves, just the thing to help him out at his job. Jonathan Owen and Jim...

Duration:01:18:34

Special Report: Mario van Peebles on Armed (2018)

9/21/2018
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On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with the writer/director/star of Armed (2018), Mario van Peebles -- who also talks a bit about his roles in Baadasssss!, Heartbreak Ridge, Ali, and more.

Duration:00:27:53