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We’re sharing a bonus episode from our friends at Revisionist History, Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast about things misunderstood and overlooked. This season, Malcolm’s obsessed with experiments – natural experiments, scientific experiments, thought experiments. In this episode, Malcolm explores a legendary Hollywood mogul, a famous author, a fatal drunk driving accident, and a brilliant bit of screenwriting left on the cutting room floor. Revisionist History engages in a pop culture what-if experiment about the 1937 version of A Star is Born.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Peter Bogdanovich was a young cinephile who quickly rose to become one of Hollywood's top directors. But he soon found himself a victim of jealousy, hubris, public scorn – and a devastating crime.  Now, he looks back on a life of fame and failure, and through it all, an enduring love of the movies. A new seven-part documentary podcast from Turner Classic Movies. Premiering April 28.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn more about the first season of The Plot Thickens, the new podcast from Turner Classic Movies.  The first two episodes premiere on April 28.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bugs

Bugs

2020-04-2833:4928

A young film buff named Peter Bogdanovich grows up in New York, learning to obsess over the movies the way his father obsesses over art.  With his sights set on acting, Peter lies his way into the most prestigious acting class in the world.  That’s where he unexpectedly finds his calling as a director – by sparring with one of the biggest TV stars of all time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Target: Hollywood

Target: Hollywood

2020-04-2829:3515

Peter meets Polly Platt, his closest creative collaborator – and soon, his young wife.  The newlyweds drive across the country to break into the movie business, starting with a low-budget directing gig for Roger Corman.  And Peter finally encounters Orson Welles, who becomes an important mentor to the eager young filmmaker.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cybill

Cybill

2020-05-0538:0911

Peter challenges himself to film an “unfilmmable” book and creates one of the seminal movies of the 1970s: The Last Picture Show.  His actors win Academy Awards and the accolades pour in, including comparisons to Orson Welles himself.  But Peter risks losing his family after an affair with his leading lady, Cybill Shepherd.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Babe Ruth Just Bunted

Babe Ruth Just Bunted

2020-05-1251:208

Following The Last Picture Show, Peter directs two more major hits, What’s Up, Doc? and Paper Moon.  But then his wife leaves him, and his next three movies are high-profile flops.  As his relationship with Cybill is splashed across the tabloids, Peter finds himself despised by the public and ostracized in Hollywood.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feeling betrayed, Orson Welles humiliates Peter on national television.  So Peter heads overseas to shoot a daring new movie, filming in secret to evade government censors.  While his career starts to recover, he embarks on an affair with his new leading lady – causing his relationship with Cybill to crumble.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dorothy

Dorothy

2020-05-2647:5610

Alone for the first time, Peter finds love in an unexpected place: the Playboy Mansion.  His passionate romance with Playmate Dorothy Stratten ignites his creativity, culminating in his best movie in years.  But Peter’s life is forever changed by a devastating murder and a series of disastrous financial decisions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Grief-stricken for years, Peter finally goes back behind the camera and ends up shooting one of his most popular films.  But he sues the studio before the movie is released, further endangering his career.  While trying to recover, Peter once again becomes a target of the press after he marries Dorothy’s sister.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks

2020-06-1627:507

For our first bonus episode, Peter Bogdanovich interviews director Howard Hawks in the Palm Springs desert in April 1972.  Hawks tells Peter how he got started in showbiz and provides insight into many of his best movies, including Rio Bravo, The Dawn Patrol, His Girl Friday, Hatari! and Scarface.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

2020-06-3028:4510

Peter Bogdanovich sits down with one of his filmmaking heroes, Alfred Hitchcock, for a wide-ranging conversation about Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window and more.  Plus, Hitchcock shares stories about being arrested as a child, appearing in his own movies, and why he doesn’t like eggs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Highlights from Peter Bogdanovich’s interviews with three of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, who talk about the unique challenges of working with director and legendary curmudgeon John Ford.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
TCM host Alicia Malone hosts a conversation with Peter Bogdanovich and Ben Mankiewicz, who share memorable stories and answer questions from listeners about Season 1 of The Plot Thickens.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We've got two new seasons coming your way in 2021, and the first is dropping soon.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A blockbuster book, an all-star cast... what could possibly go wrong?  For our second season, we're telling the inside story of The Bonfire of the Vanities, a movie that was supposed to be a hit – but wasn't.  Come with us onto the closed set and hear actual recordings of Brian De Palma, Tom Hanks, Melanie Griffith and others, to find out how a highly-anticipated film became a cautionary tale for the ages.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lighting the Fire

Lighting the Fire

2021-06-2948:0111

One decision could make or break The Bonfire of the Vanities: who will play the female lead?  It comes down to two actresses – established, expensive Melanie Griffith or an unknown, alluring 19 year-old named Uma Thurman. Suddenly the producer, Peter Guber, vanishes from the scene, departing both the movie and the studio in a whirl of bad publicity.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As Tom Hanks researches his role, nobody recognizes how wrong he is for the part. There's more immediate pushback against the casting of Bruce Willis, since his part was written as British.  But the hardest decision comes when the director insists that a Jewish judge be played by a Black actor, to soften the film’s racial tensions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The War Zone

The War Zone

2021-07-1342:455

Shooting hasn't even started and the movie is already under attack.  Detailed leaks and star outbursts are reported daily by a hungry press.  Bit parts, courtroom locations, snippets of dialogue, even a single shot of a plane landing at JFK – every little decision becomes a battle as the crew preps for filming.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wire Without a Net

Wire Without a Net

2021-07-2043:585

The cast shows its true colors: some are easygoing and relatable, but not Bruce Willis.  The New York shoot spirals over budget as the courtroom scene can only be shot at night, and the film’s entire opening is scrapped in favor of the most expensive Steadicam shot ever devised.  Meanwhile, Bronx residents show up to throw garbage at the filmmakers, and one irate New Yorker confronts Brian De Palma directly.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Comments (19)

ID23561373

I’m starting season 3 right now!

Jan 11th
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James Cardilla

Thank you!

Dec 30th
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James Cardilla

I may have to listen to Lucy again I enjoyed it so much.

Dec 30th
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Dec 20th
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Andrea Dom Ralston

I would love to see a movie about her life from childhood. it's fascinating!

Dec 4th
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fisha nour

I ❤ all things TCM, including this podcast. Ben Mankiewicz is a great narrator. Great stories!

Oct 24th
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Paige Nicholas

This is wonderful!

Oct 18th
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ISN

I can't wait for the new season with Lucille Ball!

Sep 9th
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Karen Richards Fell

Absolutely fantastic.

Aug 17th
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Wendy P

Bogdanovich's memories of the production of the movies and decisions made are vastly different than Polly Platt's. You can hear Platt's perspective (with archival interviews) on the current season of the You Must Remember This podcast.

Jun 18th
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Frank Phillips

This season of The Plot Thickens from TCM will be hard to beat in future seasons. And there must be future seasons. it is without question the best podcast I have ever heard (and I love podcasts). The TCM team deserves every listener, every award they pick up.

Jun 13th
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E Barry Parsons

Excellent, excellent podcast, but I guess we can expect that from TCM and Ben. I highly recommend it.

Jun 3rd
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L Yu

he sings I'll be seeing you in the most lovely way.

Jun 3rd
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Frank Phillips

This is a great series of podcasts. The host does a great job and the stories that are told are so interestibg!

May 9th
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Shannon Quillian

Enthralling! Listened to all 3 episodes today.

May 8th
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Betsaida Cordero

Captivating.

Apr 30th
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