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#5 Touch of Evil 60th anniversary with Jonathan Rosenbaum

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...


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

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...


#3: Vertigo 60th anniversary with Drew Casper

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...


#2: Groundhog Day 25th anniversary with Danny Rubin

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...


#1: 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th anniversary with Barry Vacker

For our first episode, we're commemorating the 50th anniversary of an all-time great flick: 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Host Erik Martin is joined by Barry Vacker, professor of media studies at Temple University and author of the book Specter of the Monolith, which was inspired by Kubrick's movie. They discuss why 2001: a Space Odyssey is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood...