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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 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cineversary/support

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 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cineversary/support

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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 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cineversary/support

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Episodes

#46 Singin' in the Rain 70th anniversary with TCM's Alicia Malone and Brian Eggert

4/14/2022
In Cineversary podcast episode #46, host Erik Martin honors the 70th birthday of what most regard as the finest Hollywood musical of them all, Singin’ in the Rain, directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Joining Erik for this installment is Turner Classic Movies host Alicia Malone, author of the newly released book Girls on Film: Lessons From a Life of Watching Women in Movies. Erik and Alicia examine how Singin’ in the Rain remains a bona fide classic 70 years later, why it still matters,...

Duration:01:30:22

#45 The Godfather 50th anniversary with Harlan Lebo

3/16/2022
In Cineversary podcast episode #45, host Erik Martin commemorates the 50th anniversary of perhaps the best American film of the 20th Century, The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, by talking with Harlan Lebo, author of The Godfather Legacy and a senior fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg. Erik and Harlan investigate why this movie still matters, ways it has stood the test of time, its cultural impact and legacy, what we...

Duration:01:12:09

#44 To Be or Not to Be 80th anniversary with Steve Darnall

2/16/2022
In Cineversary podcast episode #44, host Erik Martin honors the 80th anniversary of To Be or Not to Be, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, by interviewing Steve Darnall, host of the Those Were the Days radio show and publisher of Nostalgia Digest magazine. Erik and Steve explore what makes this film both a comedy gem and a gripping wartime thriller as they examine why To Be or Not to Be is deserving of kudos eight decades later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the movie in...

Duration:01:09:50

#43 The Fellowship of the Ring 20th anniversary with Brian Sibley

1/13/2022
In Cineversary podcast episode #43, host Erik Martin celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, by interviewing Brian Sibley, the author of Jackson's biography who is also renowned for writing the famous BBC radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and other works, including The Lord of the Rings: Official Movie Guide. Erik and Brian take the scenic route through Middle Earth to explore Fellowship's legacy and cultural impact, why it's worth...

Duration:01:21:44

#42 It's a Wonderful Life 75th anniversary with Jeanine Basinger and Tom Lucas

12/16/2021
In Cineversary podcast episode #42, host Erik Martin honors the 75th anniversary of It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra, by interviewing Jeanine Basinger, the recently retired film studies professor at Wesleyan University and the author of The It’s A Wonderful Life Book. Together, they take the scenic route to Bedford Falls and explore why the film is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the movie in 2021, and more. This...

Duration:01:27:22

#41 A Place in the Sun 70th anniversary with George Stevens Jr. and David Thomson

11/17/2021
In Cineversary podcast episode #41, host Erik Martin celebrates the 70th anniversary of A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens, by interviewing two great guests: George Stevens Jr., son of the director, founder of the American Film Institute, and author of the forthcoming book My Place in the Sun; and David Thomson, revered film critic and historian, author of numerous books on cinema including A Light in the Dark, and a frequent contributor to The Criterion Collection. Together,...

Duration:01:28:13

#40 Frankenstein 90th anniversary with Sara Karloff and David Skal

10/14/2021
In Cineversary podcast episode #40, host Erik Martin has a monster of an interview with Boris Karloff's daughter Sara Karloff and David Skal, a highly respected horror film historian and author of the book Fright Favorites. Together, they commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1931 Universal horror classic Frankenstein, examining why the film is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the movie in 2021, and more. Learn more about...

Duration:01:25:59

#39 Mulholland Drive 20th anniversary with Dennis Lim and Chris Rodley

9/20/2021
For Cineversary podcast episode #39, host Erik Martin tackles a tantalizing but tricky cinematic text, David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, which celebrates a 20th anniversary this year. Joining Erik this month are two terrific guests: Dennis Lim, director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and author of the book David Lynch: The Man From Another Place; and Chris Rodley, a UK-based filmmaker and editor of the book Lynch on Lynch. Erik, Dennis, and Chris claim a front-row seat at...

Duration:01:13:52

#38 The Last Picture Show 50th anniversary with Barna Donovan

8/19/2021
For Cineversary podcast episode #38, host Erik Martin welcomes back Barna Donovan, film professor at Saint Peter’s University and author of several books on the cinema, including Blood, Guns, and Testosterone: Action Films, Audiences, and a Thirst for Violence, and Conspiracy Films: A Tour of Dark Places in the American Conscious. Erik and Barna revisit the Royal Theater, turn that dusty old projector on, and examine Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show as it prepares to celebrate a...

Duration:01:25:27

#37 The Searchers 65th anniversary with Glenn Frankel

7/28/2021
For Cineversary podcast episode #37, host Erik Martin teams up with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and film scholar Glenn Frankel, author of The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend, to honor the 65th anniversary of one of the greatest western of all time: The Searchers, directed by John Ford. Erik and Glenn probe deep into the dark psychological crevices of this celebrated but controversial American classic and investigate the myths and majesty of Ford's glorious western canvas as...

Duration:01:21:27

#36 Raiders of the Lost Ark 40th anniversary with James Kendrick

6/17/2021
In Cineversary podcast episode #36, host Erik Martin is joined by James Kendrick, Baylor University film professor and author of Darkness in the Bliss-Out: A Reconsideration of the Films of Steven Spielberg, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the greatest action/adventure movie of all time, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Together, Erik and James explore deep and dark caves, pits, tombs, and catacombs of conversation in their analysis of Raiders, examining why the film is worth celebrating all...

Duration:01:08:09

#35 Citizen Kane 80th anniversary with Michael Phillips, Scott McGee, and Joseph McBride

5/17/2021
In Cineversary podcast episode #35, host Erik Martin takes an extensive tour through Xanadu with three special guests to celebrate the 80th birthday of what many still consider to be the best film ever made: Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, originally released in May 1941. This king-sized installment features interviews with Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips, TCM's senior director of original programming Scott McGee, and film historian, professor, and author Joseph McBride....

Duration:02:00:47

#34 M 90th anniversary with Jan-Christopher Horak

4/19/2021
In Cineversary podcast episode #34, host Erik Martin revisits Weimar Republic-era Germany to commemorate the 90th birthday of quite possibly that country's finest film export ever: Fritz Lang's M, originally released in May 1931 and starring Peter Lorre in his breakout performance as a serial killer of children. Accompanying Erik on this outing is Jan-Christopher Horak―past director of the UCLA film and television archive, former curator for the George Eastman Museum, previous director of...

Duration:01:14:04

#33 Fargo 25th anniversary with Chris Hewitt

3/15/2021
For Cineversary podcast episode #33, host Erik Martin heads to the Upper Midwest to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Coen brothers' Fargo, which first hit theaters in March 1996. Joining him for this installment is Minneapolis StarTribune film critic Chris Hewitt, who's been singing the praises of this film for a quarter century. Together, they explore why Fargo is worth honoring all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the film in 2021, how it has...

Duration:01:02:03

#32 The Silence of the Lambs 30th anniversary with Ed Saxon

2/15/2021
In Cineversary podcast episode #32, host Erik Martin sends birthday wishes to The Silence of the Lambs, which was released 30 years ago on Valentine's Day, 1991. The film's co-producer Ed Saxon joins Erik to examine why this film is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the movie today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions...

Duration:00:54:21

#31 City Lights 90th anniversary with Jeffrey Vance

1/13/2021
In Cineversary podcast episode #31, host Erik Martin wishes a happy 90th birthday to Charles Chaplin's City Lights with film historian Jeffrey Vance, author of the book Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema and film archivist for the Chaplin family's Roy Export Company. Jeffrey and Erik will explore why this movie is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the movie today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. Learn more about the...

Duration:01:22:13

#30 Toy Story 25th anniversary with Tom Sito

12/16/2020
In Cineversary podcast episode # 30, host Erik Martin and animation professor, historian, author, and ex-Disney animator Tom Sitotravel to infinity and beyond in their admiration of “Toy Story,” which turns 25 this year. Erik and Tom examine why this film is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the movie today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at tinyurl.com/cineversarypodcast and...

Duration:01:17:06

#29 All About Eve 70th anniversary with Sam Staggs

11/23/2020
For Cineversary podcast episode #29, host Erik Martin and “All About All About Eve” author Sam Staggs crash the Sarah Siddons award ceremony to dish delicious details about “All About Eve,” directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz, which celebrates a 70th anniversary this year. Erik and Sam explore why this film is worth commemorating 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...

Duration:01:11:29

#28 Psycho 60th anniversary with Alexandre Philippe

10/20/2020
For Cineversary podcast episode #28, host Erik Martin celebrates the 60th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's ultimate treatise on terror, "Psycho." Erik checks into the Bates Motel with Alexandre Phillipe, the director of "78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene," which deconstructs the infamous shower murder sequence from Psycho. He and Alexandre explore why this film is worth commemorating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has...

Duration:01:01:12

#27 Goodfellas 30th anniversary with Glenn Kenny

9/21/2020
For Cineversary podcast episode #27, host Erik Martin wears a wire and goes undercover with film critic Glenn Kenny, author of the new book Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas, to uncover the secrets behind perhaps the greatest mob movie ever made, “Goodfellas,” directed by Martin Scorsese, which celebrates a 30th anniversary this month. Erik and Glenn explore why this film is worth commemorating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today,...

Duration:01:01:58