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The Literary License Podcast Explores the Book to Screen and Everything Inbetween
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Short Story:  Tell Tale Heart (1843)Film:  Tell Tale (2009)​The unnamed narrator tries to convince the sanity of himself as he describes the murder that they committed.  The 1843 short story would give full details of dismemberment of a body and hiding.  Ultimately the narrators guilt or mental sanity will come in focus when he starts hearing the dead man’s beating heart.  Tell Tale is a 2009 science fiction horror drama film centre around a man who has a heart transplant as he looks for the man who murdered the donor before a similar fate befalls him.  The film came out quietly but has an impressive cast which includes Josh Lucas, Lena Headey and Brian Cox who are directed by Michael Cuesta and produced by Tony and Ridley Scott. Opening Credits (.25); Introduction (3.09); Forming the Plot (7.47); Film Trailer (31.13);  Lights, Camera, Action (34.27); Epilogue (56.57); End Credits (58.42); Closing Credits (1:00.45) Opening Credits – It’s Christmas Eve by Alex Khashkin from the album A Christmas Horror Story Closing Credits – Jingle Bells by Ella Fitzgerald from the album Ella’s Swinging Christmas All songs available from Amazon. All rights reserved.
Dark Shadows - December 1966Episode 114 - 135​Victoria is in mortal danger and a mysterious woman with a past that concerns Roger and David comes to town.  The ghosts of Bill and Josette appear to right some wrongs.  The story of the Phoenix begins. Part Two of our special interview with Kathleen Resch and Marcy Robin, Dark Shadows Convention Organisers concludes with some exciting and informative information on how to make a convention great. Opening Credits (.27); Introduction (4.45); Out of the Shadows (12.20); Into The Shadows (19.44); Shedding Some Light (24.13); Part Two - Interview With Kathleen Resch and Marcy Robin (1:14.27); Morning Has Broken (2:15.03); Tune In Next Time (2:18.25); Closing Credits (2:21.39) Opening Credit – Mother Stands For Comfort - by Kate Bush – taken from the album Hounds of Love Closing Credits - Ciao! - by The Beautiful South - Taken from the album Gold Diggas, Head Nodders & Pholk Songs All rights reserved. All songs available through Amazon.
Dark Shadows - November 1966Episode 92 - 113​Victoria tries to find out more about her past.  Mrs Johnson believes Collingwood is haunted.  Someone is trying to kill Victoria and Bill Malloy's murder finds an unlikely suspect. Matthew discloses his secrets to Elizabeth while Caroline starts flirting with the enemy.​Part One of special interview with Kathleen Reisch and Marcy Robin, organisers of the Dark Shadows conventions. Opening Credits (.27); Introduction (4.30); Out of the Shadows (9.50); Into The Shadows (15.56); Shedding Some Light (19.16); Part One - Interview With Kathleen Reisch and Marcy Robin (1:19.03); Morning Has Broken (1:50.49); Tune In Next Time (2:04.40); Closing Credits (2:06.28) Opening Credit – Where Evil Grows - by The Poppy Family – taken from the album A Good Thing Lost 1968 - 1973 Closing Credits – Happy Talk – by Captain Sensible – Taken from the album Women and Captains First All rights reserved. All songs available through Amazon.
Frontier(s) (2007) Xavier Gans' horror psychological film tells the story of a group of criminals from Paris lodge at a country inn run by neo-Nazis.  The film was released quickly to a NC-17 rating and shortly sold on DVD in an unrated version which was considered too intense for cinema release.  It explores the "untended elements of society, the sections which are allowed to remain in realities that no longer exist in urban settings."  Will Millar is participating in the Boston Marathon.  Tough Ruck 26.2 is group of military and civilians whose sole purpose is to Ruck in honor and in memory of our Fallen Service Members, Police, Firefighters and EMTs, while raising funds to support military families in times of need. We will walk a 26.2 mile certified course with our Rucks and carry the names of our Fallen comrades with us. On April 15, 2013, the Tough Rucker were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and joined the first responders to help those that were injured by the horrific blasts. They truly exemplify the best of what our Nation is. Today the Ruck happens the Sunday before Boston Marathon Monday in Concord, Massachusetts on the original trails of the Revolutionary War. Tough Ruck is the only Ruck march partnered with the Boston Marathon and finishers are awarded the official Boston Marathon Medals and receive recognition from the Boston Athletic Association. Military Friends Foundation is the official charity of Tough Ruck. Click the link to help support this worthy cause:  https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/will-millar/williammillar1?utm_campaign=oc&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=crowdrise&fbclid=IwAR0ibLcpwIE5M8FoXIfSeLMj03CfvEIzGL6IpJ-3ljA8f-qtZwa3ty3Efv4 Opening Credits (.22); Introduction (4.41); Forming the Plot (12.50); Film Trailer (15.01); Lights, Camera, Action (18.44); Epilogue (1:17.54); End Credits (1:27.33); Closing Credits (1:29.44) Opening Credits:  Is Anybody There? – by E. G. Daily – Taken from the album Wild Child Closing Credits:  Born Bad by Cissie Cobb – Taken from the Natural Born Killers All rights reserved. All songs are available through Amazon.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)​​Considered one of the greatest American films of all time, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is directed by Milos Forman.  The film would be filmed at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Oregon where the novel takes place.  The film would be produced by Michael Douglas and stars Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Michael Berryman and Scatman Crothers.  The film would be the third highest grossed film of 1975 and has since been inaugurated into the Library of Congress.  An interesting fact the author of the book, Ken Kelsey, who disliked the film. ​​Dancer in the Dark (2000) The 2000 Danish musical melodrama directed by Lars Von Trier tells the tale of a daydreaming factory worker saving up for an eye operation  for her son who maybe suffering from the same degenerative eye condition for which she suffers from.  The film is very mixed with some considering it to be too melodramatic whilst others considers this to be the most important film of the 21st Century.  The film is considered the third in a series of films known as the Golden Heart Trilogy.  Breaking the Waves and The Idiots being the first two in the trilogy. The film stars Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse and Peter Stormare.  Bjork claims that making the film was emotionally draining and she would not make another film but would make one other film, Drawing Restraint 9.  In 2017, Bjork would join the #metoo movement by stating that Von Trier allegedly acting inappropriate towards her which he denies.  Opening Credits (.20); Introduction (07.10); Forming the Plot (12.50); Film Trailer (18.39); Page to Page (22.13); Outlining the Script (1:02.12); Film Trailer (1:04.27); Lights, Camera, Action (1:07.44); Epilogue (1:39.22); End Credits (1:44.39); Closing Theme (1:46.44) Opening Credits – Virtual Insanity – by Jamiroquai from the album  High Times:  Singles 1992 - 2006 Closing Credits – I Go Crazy – by Paul Davis from the album Singer of Songs, Teller of Tales All songs rights reserved All music available through Amazon.
 Story:  The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (1845)Film:Stonehearst Asylum (2014) The 1845 short story by Edgar Allan Poe centres on an unnamed and naïve narrator visiting a mental asylum in the southern provinces of France.  It deals with a new treatment for patients called soothing, they are granted the freedom and roam the grounds in normal clothing.  The doctors humour their hallucinations and fantasies without contradiction.  For example, if patient thinks he is a chicken, the patient is treated like a chicken and given corn to eat. Stonehearst Asylum or Eliza Graves as it is also known is a loosely based adaption of the source material.  Taking its cue from the horrors of Victorian medicine, the film would star David Thewlis, Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, Jason Fleming and Ben Kingsley. Opening Credits (.25); Introduction 5.56); Forming the Plot (17.04); Film Trailer (41.38);  Lights, Camera, Action (45.51); Epilogue (1:04.21); End Credits (1:13.08); Closing Credits (1:14.49) Opening Credits – Inmates (We’re All Crazy) by Alice Cooper from the album From the Inside Closing Credits – From the Inside by Alice Cooper from the album From the Inside All songs available from Amazon. All rights reserved. 
Dark Shadows - October 1966Episode 71 - 91​The cause of Bill Malone's death is reviewed.  Roger starts acting suspicious.  David plays games with Victoria as Bill Malone's ghost makes an appearance.  Victoria starts to investigate her origins as she takes a trip to Bangor with Burke Devlin.  Mrs Johnson finds new employment.We have Part Two of our special interview with the writer, producer and director, Ansel Faraj who has a remarkable career.  Make sure you following Ansel via the following sites: Website:  https://www.hollinsworthproductions.com/ YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/user/HollinsworthProd1IMDB:  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4043796/?ref_=tt_ov_wr Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hollinsworthproductions  Make sure you order his films with his fantastic cast including a lot of Dark Shadows alumni.  You can order these at:   https://www.oldies.com/performer-view/Ansel-Faraj.html Opening Credits (.27); Introduction (3.50); Out of the Shadows (08.10); Into The Shadows (13.26); Shedding Some Light (15.55); Part Two - Interview With Ansel Faraj (56.44); Morning Has Broken (1:49.51); Tune In Next Time (2:05.36); Closing Credits (2:08.27)  Opening Credit – Ghost - by ZZ Ward – taken from the album The Storm Closing Credits – I’m Jealous – by The Divinyls– Taken from the television soundtrack album Melrose Place All rights reserved. All songs available through Amazon.
The Devil's Backbone (2001) 2001 Gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro, David Munoz and Antonio Trashorras and independently produced by Pedro Almodovar.  The film is set in 1939 Spain during the final year of the Spanish Civil War.  The story tells the tale of Carlos who ends up in an orphanage where a ghost is seeking to make things right.  Considered a companion piece Pan’s Labyrinth, the film would not be as successful but would find its audience given the film a 92% approval rating.  The film stars Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes and Frederico Luppi. We are joined by writer and producer John (Caesar and Otto Deadly Christmas) Randazzo.  You can following John through:Twitter: joe_randazzoInstagram: joerandazzo624 ​Help save the fin trade by signing the petition.  It only takes a minute of your time and you too can help these creatures back from the brink of mass extinction.  https://www.sharkallies.com/nofinfl-support-sign-on Opening Credits (.22); Introduction (3.19); Forming the Plot (9.01); Film Trailer (20.51); Lights, Camera, Action (24.49); Epilogue (1:07.23); End Credits (1:11.26); Closing Credits (1:14.35) Opening Credits:  Haunted Heart– by Christine Aguilera – Single available now through Amazon – from the forthcoming album The Addams Family Closing Credits:  The Devil’s Backbone by Say Yes, Juliet – Taken from the album Catch the Horizon. All rights reserved. All songs are available through Amazon.   
The Last House on the Left (1972) 1972 exploitation film written, edited and directed by Wes Craven  and produced by Sean Cunningham, which is based on the Swedish film by Ingmar Bergman ‘The Virgin Spring’.  It was filmed on a modest budget of $87,000 but would gross over $3million. Originally to be filmed as a hardcore film with all actors and crew being totally committed, was changed after shooting began to make a softer film.  Craven idea of the film was to not glamourise violence.  The film would star David A Hess, Sandra Peabody and Steve Miner as a hippie taunting Deputy.  The film would be remade in 2006 by Rogue Pictures​ Big Driver (2014) Based on a short story found in Stephen King’s Full Dark, No Stars (2010), Lifetime Channel would film with a screenplay by Richard Christen Matheson (son of Richard Matheson).  Considered to be a television exploitation film, some critics were unimpressed while other critics praised this to the hilt. The story deals with a crime mystery writer driving cross country for a meet and greet where she ends up on the side of the road in a rural area.  It is a revenge tale that after a beating and raping, Tess takes matters into her own hands.  It is often compared to King’s version of the classic exploitation film, I Spit On your Grave.  Starring Maria Bello, Joan Jett and Olympia Dukakis and directed by Mikael Salomon. Help save the fin trad by signing the petition.  It only takes a minute of your time and you too can help these creatures back from the brink of mass extinction.  https://www.sharkallies.com/nofinfl-support-sign-on Opening Credits (.20); Introduction (1.52); Forming the Plot (24.40); Film Trailer (30.46); Page to Page (32.37); Outlining the Script (1:05.37); Film Trailer (1:09.09); Lights, Camera, Action (1:11.16); Epilogue (1:44.34); End Credits (1:58.57); Closing Theme (1:59.46) Opening Credits – Introduction and Opening Credits – by David A Hess from the album  Original Soundtrack Recording Last House on the Left Closing Credits – Revenge – by P!nk and Eminem from the album A Beautiful Trauma All songs rights reserved All music available through Amazon.
Short Story:  The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)Film:  The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) The 1842 short story from Poe is about a man’s torment in prison during the Spanish Inquisition although Poe does skews historical fact to fit the fabric of his story.  The short story uses the senses to instil fear into the reader unlike is previous work which dealt more than supernatural.  The death anxiety that the narrator experiences ingrains itself into the mind of the reader. In 1961, with a script by Richard Matheson, Roger Corman send ferore into Edgar Allan Poe would star Vincent Price, Barbara Steele and John Kerr.  The film would be a huge influence with Italian horror with Bava’s The Whip and the Body and Argento’s Profundo Rosso.  Stephen King has stated that this is one of the most important films of 1960’s horror. We are joined by Rod Labbe, esteemed film historian and journalist of classic films and one of our favourite guest co-host. Help save the fin trad by signing the petition.  It only takes a minute of your time and you too can help these creatures back from the brink of mass extinction.  https://www.sharkallies.com/nofinfl-support-sign-on   Opening Credits (.25); Introduction 3.01); Forming the Plot (13.40); Film Trailer (45.31);  Lights, Camera, Action (49.29); Epilogue (1:39.29); End Credits (1:42.32); Closing Credits (1:45.36) Opening Credits – The Pit and the Pendulum  by Les Baxter from the soundtrack album The Pit and the Pendulum Closing Credits – Torture by Berlin from the album Pleasure Victim All songs available from Amazon. All rights reserved. 
Dark Shadows - September 1966Episodes 49 - 71 Bill Malloy has still disappeared and Victoria Winters finds a body below the cliffs.  The Sheriff starts to investigate everyone which includes Sam and Maggie.  Burke Devlin thinks Roger has something to do with Bill disappearance and aims to prove his theory. Old secrets come out and a portrait of Josette is found in the old house.  We have Part One of our special interview with the writer, producer and director, Ansel Faraj who has a remarkable career.  Make sure you following Ansel via the following sites: Website:  https://www.hollinsworthproductions.com/ YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/user/HollinsworthProd1IMDB:  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4043796/?ref_=tt_ov_wr Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hollinsworthproductions  Make sure you order his films with his fantastic cast including a lot of Dark Shadows alumni.  You can order these at:   https://www.oldies.com/performer-view/Ansel-Faraj.html Help save the fin trad by signing the petition.  It only takes a minute of your time and you too can help these creatures back from the brink of mass extinction.  https://www.sharkallies.com/nofinfl-support-sign-on Opening Credits (.27); Introduction (5.33); Out of the Shadows (13.20); Into The Shadows (29.41); Shedding Some Light (30.58); Part One - Interview With Ansel Faraj (1:40.18); Morning Has Broken (2:31.57); Tune In Next Time (2:55.17); Closing Credits (2:57.45) Opening Credit – Tragedy - by Steps – taken from the album Steptacular Closing Credits – Bury A Friend– by Billie Eilish – Taken from the album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go All rights reserved. All songs available through Amazon.
Season 3: Episode 76 - Rec

Season 3: Episode 76 - Rec

2019-09-2801:31:48

Rec (2007) This 2007 Spanish found footage film written and directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza would set the world on fire with their debut film that would spawn three sequels.  The film centers on a news reporter and cameraman covering a fireman’s intervention in a Barcelona apartment building.  The situation escalates as a murderous disease takes roots in the occupants causing them to be animalistic in nature. The film would be remade for the American audience as Quarantine but would not capture the original films flair and audiences.  The film holds a 90% approval rating and is listed on numerous top 100 film lists for the year it released and all time favorite horror films.  It is one film that totally holds you captive from the opening to closing frames.  Opening Credits (.22); Introduction (4.59); Forming the Plot (9.12); Film Trailer (15.40); Lights, Camera, Action (18.50); Epilogue (1:16.03); End Credits (1:24.02); Closing Credits (1:26.31) Opening Credits:  Disease – by Alli Fitz – Single available now through Amazon Closing Credits:  Shake The Disease by Depeche Mode – Taken from the album Black Celebration. All rights reserved. All songs are available through Amazon. 
Season 3:  Episode 75 - Longtime Companion/It Comes At Night Longtime Companion (1990)​Considered one of the first major films to deal with the AIDS crisis of the 80’s would be considered a triumphant upon its release.  Told from the point of view of a group of friends in a ten year period would show the impact the disease would have.  The title comes from what the New York Times would use for the surviving same sex partner who had died from the AIDS virus. Norman Rene and Craig Lucas would bring this amazing story to the screen.  Rene would die of the AIDS virus in 1996.  Craig Lucas is a multi-talented stage performer, director and writer and has won numerous awards for his work on Broadway. ​The film stars Mary Louise Parker, Bruce Davison, Campbell Scott, Patrick Cassidy, Dermot Mulroney and Michael Schoeffling.​It Comes at Night (2017) Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults following the death of his father, the film tells the story about a family who take refuge from a contagious disease in a house deep in the woods and the effects this has on the family.  The film takes its cue from the 1562 oil painting, The Triumph of Death whilst being influenced by the work of Paul Thomas Anderson and John Cassavettes.  It also gives a nod to The Shining and Night of the Living Dead.  This is a totally original work that surpassed expectation upon its initial release beating out big budget Hollywood films such as The Mummy and Megan Leavey. ​The film stars Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Christopher Abbott, Kelvin Harrison Jr and Riley Keough.  Opening Credits (.20); Introduction (5.13); Forming the Plot (9.46); Film Trailer (18.31); Page to Page (21.39); Outlining the Script (54.17); Film Trailer (57.17); In Sequence (1:00.51); Lights, Camera, Action (1:01.25); Epilogue (1:30.04); End Credits (1:33.49); Closing Theme (1:35.02) Opening Credits – Go West – by The Village People from the album Go West In The Navy Closing Credits – Our Perfect Disease – by The Wombats from the album The Wombats Proudly Present….The Modern Glitch All songs rights reserved All music available through Amazon.  
September 2019 - It Might Be CatchingShort Story Masque of the Red Death  (1842)Hop Frog (1849)Film:Masque of the Red Death 1964 The 1842 short story is an allegory about the inevitability of death.  The Gothic short story is has risen to controversy with what is the titular disease which scholars continue to debate today.  The original earned Poe $12.00 and would be published in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Monthly. In 1964, Roger Corman would bring the tale to the screen in all of its widescreen Technicolor splendor which would be part of the Corman Poe films starring Vincent Price in the lead role. Two sub plots are used in the classic screenplay written by Charles Beaumont and R Wright Campbell which incorporated Leap Frog, short by Poe himself and Torture of Hope by Augste Villiers de l’isle-Adam.  Interesting fact is award winning director Nicholas Roeg (Don’t Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth). We are joined by Rod Labbe, esteemed film historian and journalist of classic films and one of our favourite guest co-host.  Opening Credits (.25); Introduction (3.22); Forming the Plot (12.39); Film Trailer (1:05.53);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:10.26); Epilogue (2:21.33); End Credits (2:24.10); Closing Credits (2:26.19) Opening Credits – Prelude/The Old Woman and the Red Death by David Lee from the soundtrack album The Masque of the Red Death Closing Credits – Our Perfect Disease by The Wombats from the album The Wombats Proudly Present…The Modern Glitch All songs available from Amazon. All rights reserved. 
Season Two Review Jon Wilson, Keith Chawgo and Vickie Rae look over Season 2 and reflect what we loved and what we disliked about our season. We also discuss what is coming your way in Season Three and share what surprises we have in store coming your way for 2019/2020.  We Must Stop The Fin Trade Even though the fin trade is not the only problem, it is by far one of the biggest issues we are facing when it comes to saving sharks. Some shark populations have declined by more than 90% in recent decades due to overfishing, and this fishing of sharks is mostly profitable because of the high value of fins. Some of the species involved are being driven to the brink of extinction. Whether it is the cruel act of finning or the legal market for shark fins, at the core of it all is greed; to make money off a product that is valued as a status symbol.  Click on the this Link to sign the petition:  https://www.sharkallies.com/nofinfl-support-sign-on Opening Credits – Carry On Wayward – Cast of Supernatural the Musical – taken from the album Supernatural The Musical Closing Credits – Edgar Allan Poe – London Cast – taken from the album Snoopy The Musical. All songs rights reserved. All songs available through Amazon.
Dark Shadows - August 1966Episode 26 - 48 Roger Collins has an accident and the question on everyone's mind is whether Burke Devlin had anything to do with it.  It seems like everyone has a problem with Burke except David Collins who befriends the enemy of his father.  ​Meanwhile Carolyn Stoddard and Joe are having their own relationship woes.  Bill Malone has disappeared and only a crystal ball maybe able to find him. We Must Stop The Fin Trade Even though the fin trade is not the only problem, it is by far one of the biggest issues we are facing when it comes to saving sharks. Some shark populations have declined by more than 90% in recent decades due to overfishing, and this fishing of sharks is mostly profitable because of the high value of fins. Some of the species involved are being driven to the brink of extinction. Whether it is the cruel act of finning or the legal market for shark fins, at the core of it all is greed; to make money off a product that is valued as a status symbol.  Click on the this Link to sign the petition:  https://www.sharkallies.com/nofinfl-support-sign-on Opening Credits (.27); Introduction (5.32); Out of the Shadows (13.30); PSA (31.12); Into The Shadows (32.12); Shedding Some Light (1:08.48); Commercial Break (1:13.28); Interview With Kathryn Leigh Scott (1:14.44); Character Breaks (1:44.12); Morning Has Broken (1:55.31); Tune In Next Time (1:49.52); Closing Credits (2:02.42) Opening Credit – Bad Boys - by Alexandra Burke – taken from the Overload Closing Credits – Missing – by William Michael Morgan – Taken from the album Vinyl All rights reserved. All songs available through Amazon.
North by Northwest (1959) Screenplay by Earnest Lehman who wanted to write the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures provided this gem of a film that lives on in the halls of one of the best motion pictures ever made.  Hitchcock wanted to something fun and light with a murder mystery and a man mistaken.  He has been running with the idea for a number of years until he decided to go forth and hiring Lehman to write a script.  The film stars Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, Martin Landau, James Mason and Leo G Carroll.  The film is a box office smash and still breaks records on reissues.  This is one of the films that reminds us why we love Hitch. The sharks are in danger and we need your help.  Please sign the petition to stop them from becoming instinct:  The website is:  https://www.sharkallies.com/nofinfl-support-sign-on Opening Credits (.20); Introduction (4.23); PSA (17.30); Forming the Plot (18.31); Commercial Break (29.18); Lights, Camera, Action (34.24); Epilogue (1:18.39); End Credits (1:23.33); Closing Credits (1:24.58) Opening Credits:  Overture by Bernard Herrman from the album North by Northwest – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Closing Credits: Running For My Life – by Luciano – Taken from the album Reggae Gospel All rights reserved. All Songs Available Through Amazon
High Anxiety (1977) Written by a team of writers and directed by Mel Brooks and is a parody of Hitchcock which includes a nod towards The Birds, Spellbound and Vertigo to name a few.  The film is dedicated to Alfred Hitchcock. The film stars Madeleine Kahn, Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman and Dick Van Patten.  The film would be a box office smash.​Blazing Saddles (1974)Written by a team and directed by Mel Brooks.  The film satirises racism obscured by myth making Hollywood accounts of the Old West. Hedy Lamarr would sue the film for making fun of her name which Mel Brooks would say he was flattered and the studio would offer her a small fee.  The film would break box office records and be considered a comedy classic.The film stars Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Mel Brooks, Slim Pickens, Dom DeLuise and a cameo by Anne Bancroft.We are joined by C Derrick Miller, fantastic author of the Taste of Home Series.  You can check out C Derrick Miller at the following sites:WebsiteExtinguished Killer Con - AustinSpooky Spectacle Fort WorthOpening Credits (.20); Introduction (3.47); PSA (8.04); Forming the Plot (9.03); Film Trailer (16.32); Lights, Camera, Action (19.46); Forming the Plot (1:03.14); Film Trailer (1:05.38); Lights, Camera, Action (1:09.34); Final Thoughts (1:35.10); End Credits (1:42.36); Closing Credits (1:44.49)Opening Credit – High Anxiety Main Theme - by John Morris – taken from the album High Anxiety Original Motion Picture SoundtrackClosing Credits – I am Tired – Madeleine Kahn – taken from the album Blazing Saddles Original Motion Picture SoundtrackAll rights reserved.All songs available through Amazon. 
Strangers on a Train (1951) American psychological thriller film noir with a script by Raymond Chandler, Whitfield Cook and Czenzi Ormonde, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Strangers on a Train would start the Hitchcock renaissance which would run through the 50’s and 60’s.  It would be studied in depth by film studies especially for the scene of Margery’s murder and would have endless films use the plot such as Throw Momma From the Train, Sweet Revenge and Horrible Bosses to name a few.  The film would also characterise light and dark and have a strong political context. The film stars Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G Carroll and Patricia Hitchcock. We have a special guest co-host, the amazing writer, director, producer and actor Dave Campfield (Caesar and Otto films, Under Survillence and Dark Chamber).  You can following him via the following links: Website, Twitter or via his YouTube channel.  You can also watch one of his Caesar and Otto short films – Caesar and Otto Meet Dracula’s Lawyer by clicking on the title. Opening Credits (.20); Introduction (1.30); PSA (11.58); Forming the Plot (12.54); Film Trailer (1:25.08);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:29.59); Epilogue (2:35.35); End Credits (2:40.10); Closing Credits (2:41.40) Opening Credits – Strangers on a Train Main Theme by Dimitri Tiomkin from the album Crime Scenes of Alfred Hitchcock Closing Credits – Strangers by Hanne Mjoen from the album Strangers All songs available from Amazon. All rights reserved.
Dark Shadows - July 1966Episodes 1 - 25 "My name is Victoria Winters..."  These are the words that would start a cultural phenomenon that would take the world by storm.  Vickie Tom and Keith will be exploring the classic daytime soap opera that is still a cult favourite today.  As we begin from Episode 1 we start our opus expedition to all things Dark Shadows.  Covering  the series one month at a time. ​Victoria Winters arrives at Collinsport to a secret only Elizabeth Stoddard knows the answers to.  Arriving at the same time and on the same train is Burke Devlin, a man whos secrets could tear the Collins family apart.  ​We are joined by special guest co-host Theresa Chase, writer, producer and script writer.  You can follow Theresa on your links by clicking below:Facebook:Website:Twitter:Chalice Island Fan Page:We also have a special interview with Kathryn Leigh Scott which is Part One from this amazing writer, actress and business owner.  You can connect through her website by clicking HERE: Opening Credits (.27); Introduction (5.34); Out of the Shadows (11.51); Commercial Break (33.11); Into The Shadows (14.11); Shedding Some Light (35.15); Commercial Break (1:29.12); Interview With Kathryn Leigh Scott (1:29.45); Morning Has Broken (2:18.03); Tune In Next Time (2:24.22); Closing Credits (2:29.21)Opening Credit – Journey to the Past - by Liz Callaway – taken from the Broadway musical AnastasiaClosing Credits – Demolition Man– by Grace Jones – Taken from the album NightclubbingAll rights reserved.All songs available through Amazon.
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