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Author: Elise Hernke

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A film and pop culture history podcast brought to you by Elise Hernke teaching you about film history and finding underground hits, so you don't have to. Episodes range from historical deep-dives to casual discussions with guests, but it is always centered around the shared love of film. Instagram: @cinematicbreadcrumbs | Patreon can be found at patreon.com/cinematicbreadcrumbspodcast
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Eat the Rich season is going strong & has been on the rise for the past decade. In this episode of Cinematic Breadcrumbs podcast, your host Elise Hernke speculates on what societally happened starting at the turn of the century to provoke such an interest in the suffering of the rich on film. Films mentioned in this episode: 1990s/early 2000s - The Game, Titanic, The Family Man, Scrooged2010-2019 - Knives Out, Snowpiercer, Parasite, Ready or Not, You're Next, Get Out, The Big Short, Sorry to Bother You2020 - 2023 - Triangle of Sadness, The Menu, Knives Out: Glass Onion, White Lotus (TV; on HBO), Infinity Pool, Don't Worry DarlingSongs used in amateur compilation:Aerosmith - Eat The RichHall & Oates - Rich GirlABBA - Money Money Money Frank Ocean - Super Rich KidsWhite Lotus S'2 Theme SongEpisode of "You're Wrong About" that discusses the emergence of the middle class lobbied by advertising companies who desired to keep the upper class in power: https://www.stitcher.com/show/youre-wrong-about/episode/online-shopping-with-amanda-mull-207270849Follow the podcast Instagram here.
On this episode of Cinematic Breadcrumbs, we dive into what you should watch if you liked "Babylon" and are looking for more. This includes the Old Hollywood references and history that inspired the story and which films to watch to get a better look at that time period, films that tackle similar themes and other of director Damien Chazelle's big hitters. The main films we look at are, but are not limited to, "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013), "Sunset Boulevard" (1950), "Boogie Nights" (1997), "La La Land" (2016), and "Singing in the Rain" (1952). For full list of references and source material that I pulled for this episode, check out the episode notes.Follow the podcast Instagram here. 
We're back, baby!! To kick off the first episode of 2023, we are diving into "BABYLON" (2022) Damien Chazelle's latest, most controversial film, starring Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva, as a bunch of dreamers who ride the wave of Hollywood's transition from silent film to talkies, which also marks the end of the depraved and decadent world that it once was. In this episode, we discuss many of the true historical origins of many of the "Babylon" characters, the book "Hollywood Babylon," the original "Babylon" script, and the polarizing ending. Episode notes can be found here.Follow Cinematic Breadcrumbs on Instagram here.Hope you enjoy! 
Chris Motley joins us on this episode to help continue the angels on earth series with the 1978 Oscar winning football movie "Heaven Can Wait" starring Warren Beatty. He also brings the Cinematic Breadcrumbs listeners something that your host certainly can't - a nuanced look at the top 5 best sports movies out there, specifically the most underrated. In this episode, we talk about the various depictions of the afterlife / purgatory, the films logic, costume, set design and central love story, and the twist ending. Follow Chris on Instagram (and hire him to walk your dog if you're in Philly!) here.Episode notes can be found here.Follow the podcast Instagram here. 
On this episode, we continue with the series on angels with "City of Angels" the very 1998 Hollywood remake of one of the greatest films of all time ("Wings of Desire") starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. We have special guest Brittany Stiles, friend of the pod, who helps us break down the movie. Questions discussed include, but are not limited to: Should angels wear trench coats? Did this movie up the sales of Rolling Rock? Is surgeon the American version of a German trapeze artist? How on earth did this get made?Enjoy this silly episode. Episode notes can be found here.Follow the podcast instagram account here. 
This week we are sprinkling a little bit of angel dust on your holiday season with the 1996 Nora Ephron oddball rom-com fantasy movie starring John Travolta as an arch angel who comes to earth to seduce women, drink beer, make two naysayers fall in love, help a dog, see the largest ball of yarn and do some dancing. He might be an angel, but he ain't no saint! It's "Michael." We have special guest Jason Shoff of Critically Important Podcast joining us for the fun & you can follow him on Twitter @Shoffology. If you enjoyed this episode, you should also check out the two episodes where Cinematic Breadcrumbs host came on Critically Important here & here. Find episode notes here for your reference.Follow the podcast Instagram here.Podcast editing help by David Holmes. Enjoy!
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This week is a double wammy to finish off the Midcentury Macabre spooky movie series (yes, it lasted through Thanksgiving, but I never want spooky season to end!!!). We talk about the 1960 Georges Franju classic horror "Eyes without a Face," the film that made seven Scots pass out, inspired Michael Myer's mask, and prompted Pedro Almodovar to create a loose adaptation. We also talk about that adaptation, a 2011 film starring Antonio Banderas called "The Skin I Live In" which also credits the novel "Tarantula" by Thierry Jonquet. We have a special guest this week, "Snake In The Grass" episode 8 winner and horror enthusiast Juliet Bell. Follow her here. Follow the podcast Instagram account @cinematicbreadcrumbs.& if you want to support the Patreon, find it here.Finally, episode notes from this episode can be found here. Use search feature on IngloriousBaguettes.com for all archived episode notes.
This 1958 horror "The Blob" is known for being Steve McQueen's first on-screen leading feature, but there were so many more aspects to the film that keep it in the conversation even today. This week as part of the Mid-century Macabre series, we dive into the cultural landscape at the time that was used in the storytelling of this movie to make it that much more frightening for audiences at the time, including the space race, the cultural divide between teenagers (see: Greasers) and their parents, and small town Americas midnight horror movie. Episode notes can be found here.Patreon can be found here.Instagram can be found here.
This week we continue with the Mid-Century Macabre series by diving into the 1942 classic "Cat People" which made Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list, Steven Schneider's "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die," the Criterion Collection and it's way into my heart. This episode is all about the feminine villain and sympathetic monsters going all the way back to the forties. There is also a bit of bonus content in the form of a list of the top 10 best cats in film. Episode notes can be found here.Patreon can be found here.Instagram can be found here.
Kicking off our next series "Mid-Century Macabre" - horror movies from the 1950s/60s is a film with a long-lasting legacy and surprising back story, "Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954). This week is all about the creatures creator, Milicent Patrick, whose biography exists within the pages of the book "The Lady from the Black Lagoon" by Mallory O'Meara. DIVE IN with me and we will look at the culture impact of the film, its relationship to other monster movies, and how the film came to be. Episode notes can be found here.Follow myself/the pod on Instagram here.Cover art by Isis Petit with coloration by Katie Anderson
Continued discussion about Rear Window - for the second half of the conversation we dive further in and look at more of the technical aspects of the film, comparisons to the story it was based on and its legacy.ALSO it's officially time to announce THE PATREON!! Launching October 1st, you will be able to have access to minisodes, monthly movie lists, book recommendations to pair with the episodes and more! Follow Aaron Jacobi and his photos here.Episode notes can be found here.See our Mimosa Matinee day here.Follow myself/the pod here.Cover art by Isis Petit with coloration by Katie Anderson
My friend who is also a photographer Aaron Jacobi (see episode on "The Batman") is back! This week we embark on the first of a two-part-er (expect nothing less for a flawless Hitchcockian summer thriller). We talk about the beloved "Rear Window" (1954) and what it says about voyeurism, how placing a photographer in the foreground informs most of the shots and how it compares to the short story it is based on. Follow Aaron Jacobi and his photos here.Episode notes can be found here.See our Mimosa Matinee day here.Follow myself/the pod here.Cover art by Isis Petit with coloration by Katie Anderson
On this weeks episode, we take a look at the year 1999 in film, and continue the sizzling summer series with one of my all time favorite thrillers: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cate Blanchett. Stacked cast, perfect aspirational summer aesthetics and unexpected thrills.Follow the pod on Instagram @ingloriousbaguettes or on TikTok @cinematicbreadcrumbsEpisode notes can be found here.Cover art by Isis Petit with coloration by Katie Anderson
This week your host Elise Hernke and special guest Phillip Yancey of @coyotemustache talk the 1975 summer blockbuster of all summer blockbusters "Jaws" and do a draft pick of their top Steven Spielberg and John Williams (composer) collaborations.Episode notes can be found here.Cover art by Isis Petit with coloration by Katie AndersonFollow the Pod's Instagram at @ingloriousbaguettes.
This week we dive into the movie "A Bigger Splash" (2015) a remake, and the film its based on on, the 1969 French film "La Piscine" AKA "The Swimming Pool" (which was also filmed entirely in English as well). "A Bigger Splash" was made by CMBYN's Luca Guadagnino and stars Tilda Swinton,  Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson and Ralph Fiennes. The 1969 original stars Romy Schneider, Alain Dolan, Maurice Ronet and freaking baby JANE BIRKIN. These movies are amazing and actually were the inspiration behind this entire aspirational summer series, but they also leave a lot of room for discussion. SO MANY QUESTIONS. I attempt to deep-dive into all the different aspects of the films side by side to try to understand each character in their varied forms - Marianne, Jean-Paul (or Paul), Harry and Penelope. Episode notes can be found here.Cover art by Isis Petit with coloration by Katie AndersonFollow the Pod's Instagram at @ingloriousbaguettes.
Venturing further into the sunkissed, sundrenched sweltering sizzling summer series with one of my personal favorites, "Overboard" - the original 1987 cult classic directed by Garry Marshall led by long time Hollywood couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. This film is a fun watch, but also I wanted to highlight the career and life of Wayne A. Finkelman - the incredibly brilliant costume designer behind this film and several others, who passed away far too young in 1994. The Hollywood Heritage Museum curated an exhibit in honor of him and his work in this film in partnership with the Western Costume Co. who dedicated their research library to him. Follow Heath Daniels curation of Finkelman's work and support the exhibits expansion here. DIVE IN with me!Episode notes can be found here.Cover art by Isis Petit with coloration by Katie AndersonFollow the Pod's Instagram at @ingloriousbaguettes.
This episode kicks off the Sizzling Summer series which is all movies that *feel* like summer to me. Due to current events, I wanted to start with a fun & sexy, but also very important film, the 1987 iconic hit "Dirty Dancing." Full episode notes can be found here.Informative Resource for Roe vs. Wade Cover art by Isis Petit with coloration by Katie AndersonFollow the Pod's Instagram at @ingloriousbaguettes.
This episode we highlight Queer Opera Company's First Feature "Orfeo" with Special Guest Liz Kiger, dive into the various on-screen adaptations of the Greek story about Orpheus and Eurydice & celebrate pride on film through some recent highlights.For more pride on Cinematic Breadcrumbs, peep the Drag on screen episode ft. Katy Cardin.Find episode notes and references here.Cover art by Isis Petit with coloration by Katie AndersonFollow the Pod's Instagram at @ingloriousbaguettes.
This week we dive into "Under The Silver Lake" (2018) directed by David Robert Mitchell  that takes place in your host Elise Hernke's new neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. This film, starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough, is heavy on the references and symbolism - a labyrinth of clues, but where do they lead? We analyze several of the films conspiracy theories, the idolization of Hollywood, the disillusionment and who was THE DOG KILLER??Full episode notes can be found here.Cover art by Isis Petit with coloration by Katie AndersonFollow the Pod's Instagram at @ingloriousbaguettes.
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