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The Film Connection explores movies by following a niche central theme, or connection: 5 episodes that go bonkers for Billy Wilder here, 10 episodes that rave about Robin Williams there. You get the idea! So, if you’re a hardcore cinephile, an enthusiastic film fan, or a flat-out geek, you'll enjoy listening to The Film Connection.

The Film Connection explores movies by following a niche central theme, or connection: 5 episodes that go bonkers for Billy Wilder here, 10 episodes that rave about Robin Williams there. You get the idea! So, if you’re a hardcore cinephile, an enthusiastic film fan, or a flat-out geek, you'll enjoy listening to The Film Connection.
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United Kingdom

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The Film Connection explores movies by following a niche central theme, or connection: 5 episodes that go bonkers for Billy Wilder here, 10 episodes that rave about Robin Williams there. You get the idea! So, if you’re a hardcore cinephile, an enthusiastic film fan, or a flat-out geek, you'll enjoy listening to The Film Connection.

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English

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Episodes

Jean Vigo and L'Atalante

12/12/2018
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Film Journalist and ASU Professor Jeremy Carr joins me to discuss the short life and filmography of Jean Vigo

Duration:00:43:19

Studio Ghibli: When Marnie Was There

12/10/2018
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Hermione Flavia of wildfiremotionpictures.com joins us to discuss the heartrending tale of a lonely girl who become friends with a mysterious child living in the seemingly deserted marsh house, nearby. But is Marnie a ghost? The product of a disturbed mind? Or is she really here?

Duration:00:55:19

Studio Ghibli: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

12/8/2018
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Steven is joined by Paul Salt of the podcast One Good Thing to discuss Isao Takahata's beautiful and tragic watercolour masterpiece, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Duration:00:49:51

Studio Ghibli: Howl's Moving Castle

12/6/2018
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Wizards, witches, fire demons and giant moving castles. Hermione Flavia joins Matthew and Steven to discuss Hayao Miyazaki's epic fantasy.

Duration:00:51:50

Studio Ghibli: Whisper of the Heart

12/4/2018
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"Take me home, country roads..." What do a John Denver classic and magical cats have in common? It's the coming of age romance, Whisper of the Heart. Hermione Flavia of wildfiremotionpictures.com joins Matthew and Steven to discuss one of Studio Ghibli's lesser known efforts.

Duration:00:37:22

Studio Ghibli: Laputa: Castle in the Sky

12/2/2018
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That magnificent Miyazaki and his flying machines. Matthew Whitaker of the action cinema podcast Cinema Bushido joins me to discuss the truly wonderful, Laputa: Castle in the Sky.

Duration:00:43:42

Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen: It's Always Fair Weather

11/30/2018
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Lee Van Cleef of the action cinema podcast Cinema Bushido joins me to discuss the under-appreciated, melancholic war veteran musical, It's Always Fair Weather.

Duration:00:39:58

Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen: Singing in the Rain

11/28/2018
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Is this the greatest movie musical of them all? Paul Salt, of the podcast One Good Thing, joins me to discuss this Gene Kelly classic, co-starring Debbie Reynolds and the peerless Donald O'Connor.

Duration:00:48:50

Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen: On the Town

11/26/2018
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Horny sailors singing, dancing and chasing girls and all crammed into just one day of shore leave. Join us as we go On The Town with Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Ann Miller.

Duration:00:41:39

Bill Murray: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou

11/24/2018
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Bill Murray is an aquatic adventurer in Wes Anderson's gorgeously detailed, deadpan masterpiece. Those hilarious boys from the podcast One Good Thing join me to discuss The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou.

Duration:00:51:23

Bill Murray: Lost In Translation

11/22/2018
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For a relaxing time, make it Bill Murray time. This poignant, atmospheric story of two lonely people adrift in a strange country and falling in love, might just be Bill's true masterpiece. Niall Browne of the website Movies In Focus joins me to discuss Sophia Coppola's classic.

Duration:00:55:37

Bill Murray: The Man Who Knew Too Little

11/20/2018
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Is this '97 Bill Murray flop one of the most underrated comedies of all time, or did it deserve to be scathed by critics and ignored by audiences? Matthew, Lee and Steven debate.

Duration:00:47:22

Bill Murray: Quick Change

11/18/2018
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Is this the best Bill Murray you've never seen? We are joined by the wonderful Hermione Flavia of wildfiremotionpictures.com to discuss Murray's only directorial credit, Quick Change.

Duration:00:58:39

Bill Murray: Stripes

11/16/2018
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For the first in this five part series all about the legendary Mr Bill Murray we revel in the guilty pleasure that is Ivan Reitman's aaaarrrrmyyy comedy, Stripes.

Duration:00:40:44

Billy Wilder: The Front Page

11/14/2018
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Perhaps more than any other of Billy Wilder's movies, the gloriously acidic press room comedy, The Front Page deserves reappraisal. The Cinema Bushido boys join me once again.

Duration:00:39:28

Billy Wilder: Kiss Me Stupid

11/12/2018
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Film journalist and critic Jeremy Carr joins me to discuss Billy Wilder's largely dismissed sex comedy, Kiss Me Stupid.

Duration:00:36:42

Billy Wilder: One, Two, Three

11/10/2018
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I'm joined by the legendary cinephile James Hancock of the podcast Wrong Reel to discuss Billy Wilder's politically charged One, Two Three.

Duration:00:42:43

Billy Wilder: The Apartment

11/8/2018
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Billy Wilder's The Apartment is a romantic, suicide, comedy-drama. It may be among the most lauded movies in history, but does it stand up to scrutiny? Listen in!

Duration:00:35:27

Billy Wilder: The Lost Weekend

11/6/2018
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Ray Milland tussles with his boozy demons and toys with the affections of two women. We discuss and take a tipple ourselves.

Duration:00:35:13

Ghost in the Shell / Akira

10/30/2018
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We discuss the empty shell that is Ghost in the Shell (2017), and the anime classic Akira

Duration:01:17:14