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Cineversary celebrates a milestone anniversary of a cinematic classic. Every month, we wish a happy birthday to a different film currently observing a joyous jubilee--everything from a 20th to a 100th anniversary. Host Erik Martin interviews film scholars, critics, historians and fans to discuss why each spotlighted movie is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. For more details, visit tinyurl.com/cineversarypodcast

Cineversary celebrates a milestone anniversary of a cinematic classic. Every month, we wish a happy birthday to a different film currently observing a joyous jubilee--everything from a 20th to a 100th anniversary. Host Erik Martin interviews film scholars, critics, historians and fans to discuss why each spotlighted movie is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. For more details, visit tinyurl.com/cineversarypodcast

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Cineversary celebrates a milestone anniversary of a cinematic classic. Every month, we wish a happy birthday to a different film currently observing a joyous jubilee--everything from a 20th to a 100th anniversary. Host Erik Martin interviews film scholars, critics, historians and fans to discuss why each spotlighted movie is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. For more details, visit tinyurl.com/cineversarypodcast

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Episodes

#21 Airplane! 40th anniversary with Michael Digiovanni and Andrew Bloom

3/15/2020
For Cineversary podcast episode #21, host Erik Martin yuks it up with guests Michael Digiovanni and Andrew Bloom, hosts of the Classic Film Jerks podcast, to honor the 40th anniversary of one of the funniest flicks ever, "Airplane!", directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker. Collectively, they examine why this comedy gem is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and...

Duration:01:08:16

#20 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 100th anniversary with Kristin Thompson

2/17/2020
For Cineversary podcast episode #20, host Erik Martin speaks with guest Kristin Thompson, film scholar, Criterion Channel video essayist, and co-author of the seminal film studies texts Film Art and Film History, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the most influential movies of all time and the first horror feature film that really mattered, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," directed by Robert Wiene. Collectively, Kristin and Erik explore why this masterwork is worth celebrating all...

Duration:00:56:14

#19 The Grapes of Wrath 80th anniversary with Joseph McBride

1/20/2020
For Cineversary podcast episode #19, host Erik Martin interviews guest Joseph McBride, film historian, biographer, author, educator, and screenwriter, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of the most controversial and socioculturally important films of Hollywood's golden age: "The Grapes of Wrath," directed by John Ford. Together, Erik and Joe explore why this classic is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how...

Duration:01:04:13

#18 The Wizard of Oz 80th anniversary with John Fricke

12/15/2019
In Cineversary podcast episode #18, host Erik Martin talks with guest John Fricke, the world's foremost Oz historian and author of several books about The Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland. Erik and John honor the 80th anniversary of the most watched and arguably the most beloved film in history, "The Wizard of Oz," and explore why this masterwork is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of...

Duration:01:31:32

#17 Double Indemnity 75th anniversary with Eddie Muller

11/11/2019
For Cineversary podcast episode #17, host Erik Martin welcomes guest Eddie Muller, host of Turner Classic Movies' Noir Alley, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, and author of several books including Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir. Erik and Eddie commemorate the 75th anniversary of one of the all-time great noir films "Double Indemnity," and investigate why this masterwork is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn...

Duration:01:14:00

#16 Alien 40th anniversary with Andrea Subissati and Mike Muncer

10/14/2019
For Cineversary podcast episode #16, host Erik Martin is joined by not one but two great guests: Mike Muncer, the UK-based film journalist, producer, and host of the Evolution of Horror podcast, as well as Andrea Subissati, the Toronto-based executive editor of Rue Morgue magazine and co-host of the long-running Faculty of Horror podcast. Together, they honor the 40th anniversary of "Alien" and examine why this horror/sci-fi classic is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural...

Duration:01:12:37

#15 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 80th anniversary with Joseph McBride

9/16/2019
For Cineversary podcast episode #15, host Erik Martin is joined by San Francisco State University film professor Joseph McBride, author of "Frankly: Unmasking Frank Capra" and "Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success." Together, they dive deep into Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," marking an 80th birthday this fall, and explore why the movie is worth celebrating four decades later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has (and hasn't) stood...

Duration:01:11:07

#14 Apocalypse Now 40th anniversary with Jason Henderson

8/25/2019
Cineversary podcast episode #14 is here. This time, host Erik Martin speaks with Jason Henderson, host of the Castle of Horror podcast and author of the Young Captain Nemo book series. Together, they examine Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 epic “Apocalypse Now,” which celebrates a 40th birthday this month, and discuss why the movie is worth celebrating four decades later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has (and hasn't) stood the test of time, and...

Duration:00:53:43

#13 Do the Right Thing 30th anniversary with Monica Ndounou

7/22/2019
For episode #13 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin interviews Monica White Ndounou, associate professor of theater at Dartmouth College, to discuss Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” which celebrates a 30th birthday this month. Erik and Monica examine why the movie is worth celebrating three decades later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has (and hasn't) stood the test of time, and more. Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at...

Duration:00:55:05

#12 Easy Rider 50th anniversary with Barna Donovan

6/24/2019
In episode #12 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin is joined by Barna Donovan, professor of communications and media studies at Saint Peter's, the Jesuit College of New Jersey; together, they take a cosmic trip (minus the hallucinogenics) back to 1969 and celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Easy Rider." Erik and Barna examine why the movie is worth celebrating five decades later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has (and hasn't) stood...

Duration:01:01:54

#11 The 400 Blows 60th anniversary with Annette Insdorf

5/22/2019
For episode #11 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin takes a trip to France (let's call it an audio journey) with Columbia University film studies professor Annette Insdorf, author of the book "Francois Truffaut" and former personal translator for the late director. She's the ideal guest to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of "The 400 Blows." In this installment, Erik and Annette explore why the movie is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what...

Duration:00:55:55

#10 Pulp Fiction 25th anniversary with Adam Kempenaar

4/22/2019
In episode #10 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin invites Filmspotting podcast co-host Adam Kempenaar to join him for a bowl of Fruit Brute cereal, a Big Kahuna burger, and a $5 milkshake from Jackrabbit Slims as they honor the 25th birthday of Quentin Tarantino's masterwork "Pulp Fiction." Erik and Adam explore why the movie is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and...

Duration:01:02:25

#9 The Matrix 20th anniversary with William Irwin

3/18/2019
In episode #9 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin jumps down the rabbit hole with philosophy professor and author William Irwin to explore "The Matrix," which celebrates a 20th birthday this month. They examine why the film is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at tinyurl.com/cineversarypodcast, like us on Facebook...

Duration:00:57:36

#8 Some Like It Hot 60th anniversary with Laurence Maslon

2/17/2019
For episode #8 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin wishes a happy 60th birthday to "Some Like It Hot" and is joined by New York University arts professor Laurence Maslon, author of the book "Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion." They explore why the film is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at...

Duration:00:52:14

#7 Midnight Cowboy 50th anniversary with Niles Schwartz

1/21/2019
For episode #7 of the Cineversary podcast, we take a walk on the wild side to New York City in the late 1960s, a town where street hustlers and sex workers find both refuge and rejection--as evidenced in the film "Midnight Cowboy," which celebrates a 50th anniversary in 2019. Host Erik Martin interviews Niles Schwartz, a movie reviewer for Slant Magazine and co-founder of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Cinephile Society. Together, they examine why "Midnight Cowboy" is worth celebrating all these...

Duration:00:46:04

#6 Bicycle Thieves 70th anniversary with Jacqueline Reich

12/17/2018
In episode six of the Cineversary podcast, we put the pedal to the metal and ramp up our affection for "Bicycle Thieves,” Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece of Italian neorealism, originally released 70 years ago in 1948. Host Erik Martin interviews Jacqueline Reich, professor and chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University and a renowned scholar of Italian cinema. Together, they explore why "Bicycle Thieves" is worth celebrating all these years later, its...

Duration:00:54:31

#5 Touch of Evil 60th anniversary with Jonathan Rosenbaum

11/11/2018
In episode five of the Cineversary podcast, the spotlight shines on "Touch of Evil," Orson Welles' 1958 film noir classic, which marks a 60th anniversary this year. Host Erik Martin interviews Jonathan Rosenbaum, former head critic of the Chicago Reader, author of several books on cinema, and consultant on the 1998 re-editing of Touch of Evil and on the 2018 completion of Welles’ movie The Other Side of the Wind. Together, they discuss why "Touch of Evil" is worth celebrating all these years...

Duration:00:47:50

#4 Halloween 40th anniversary with Tommy Lee Wallace and Kyle Bishop

10/14/2018
For its fourth episode, the Cineversary podcast celebrates the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter's classic horror film "Halloween." Host Erik Martin interviews two guests: the film's production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, who spills his guts about how the movie was made--including his important role in creating the look of Michael Myers; and Southern Utah University film professor Kyle Bishop, who performs a film analysis autopsy on "Halloween" with Erik. Learn more about the...

Duration:01:21:41

#3: Vertigo 60th anniversary with Drew Casper

9/16/2018
For its third episode, Cineversary pays homage to one of the greatest movies of all time: Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo," originally released in 1958. Host Erik Martin interviews USC film professor and world-renowned Hitchcock film scholar Drew Casper to get at the heart of what makes "Vertigo" so memorable. They discuss why the picture is so revered 60 years later, ways it inspired countless filmmakers, what it can teach us today, and more. Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at...

Duration:00:55:13

#2: Groundhog Day 25th anniversary with Danny Rubin

8/12/2018
For its second episode, Cineversary honors the silver anniversary of a solid gold film: Groundhog Day, originally released in 1993. Host Erik Martin interviews the movie's screenwriter, Danny Rubin, and learns what makes Groundhog Day tick. They discuss why the picture still resonates all these years later, how it inspired a cottage industry of time loop movies, what it was like collaborating with Bill Murray and director Harold Ramis, and more. Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at...

Duration:00:45:38