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Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.12: England's Screaming

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.12: England's Screaming

27 July 2020

Cine-Lit take a left turn away from our historical deep dives, and this episode Adam and Darrell are delving into the fictional history of England's Screaming.

The new book from the author Sean Hogan and the excellent PS Publishing, England's Screaming attempts to weave together the fictional history of some of British horror's most fascinating characters.

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.11: 5 Reasons To Love RKO

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.11: 5 Reasons To Love RKO

8 July 2020

Cine-Lit host Adam Marsh is joined by resident expert Darrell Buxton to delve into the history of RKO studios through five films that are currently available to view for free on the BBC iPlayer.

From the biggest star in Hollywood (King Kong) to, arguably, the greatest film ever made (Citizen Kane), RKO had a run from the late 1920s through to the mid 1950s and left an indelible mark on cinema history.

Here are five reasons to love…. RKO!

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.10: Old Dark Houses

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.10: Old Dark Houses

19 June 2020

The Old Dark House, the reading of the will at midnight, the secret panels, the hidden rooms, the murderous criminal…. All the clichés that are as familiar as your own hand appear in this sub genre of the crime film.

We are talking Old Dark House mysteries covering James Whale’s iconic Old Dark House (1932), The Cat And The Canary, J B Priestly, Laurel And Hardy, Harold Lloyd and many more.

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.8: Gangsters, Silent Cinema and Evil Masterminds

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.8: Gangsters, Silent Cinema and Evil Masterminds

2 June 2020

Adam and Darrell jump back to the earliest days of cinema and take a look at the birth of the crime film in the first in a series of podcasts about the crime genre.

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.7: Roger Corman & Post-war Cinema

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.7: Roger Corman & Post-war Cinema

5 May 2020

In our recent two-part series focussing on The New Hollywood movement, regular contributor Film Historian Darrell Buxton boldly claimed that Roger Corman was the most important American film maker in post-war cinema.

So Adam decided to challenge Darrell to back up his argument in a wide-ranging conversation which focuses on Corman’s long career as a producer and director. Also covered is his role as a talent spotter and an influential cheerleader for some of the biggest names in modern cinema.

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.5: New Hollywood - The Downfall

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.5: New Hollywood - The Downfall

24 April 2020

In this second instalment of a 2-part Cine-Lit podcast special, Adam, Rebekah and Darrell continue their discussion on the New Hollywood movement. This time they are moving into the final days of the scene and discussing some of the reasons and films that led to its downfall.

They discuss the likes of Apocalypse Now, Star Wars, Jaws, Heaven’s Gate, Popeye and more, as well as the impact of figures like David Lynch, Robert Altman, Hal Ashby and Warren Beatty.

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.4: New Hollywood - The Rise And Successes

Cine-Lit Podcast Ep.4: New Hollywood - The Rise And Successes

8 April 2020

In this first part of a two part Cine-Lit podcast, Adam and Rebekah are joined by new regular contributor Film Historian Darrell Buxton.

Together they tackle the New Hollywood movement that took over Hollywood in the late '60s, the 1970s and the early '80s. This wide-ranging discussion incorporates the beginnings of the movement with films like Easy Rider and Bonnie And Clyde, through to the major successes, both critically and commercially, of films like The Godfather and The Exorcist.

Cine-Lit A Street Car Named Desire

Cine-Lit A Street Car Named Desire

3 March 2020

In the latest episode of the Cine-Lit podcast, Adam and Rebekah are joined by film lecturer David Leicester.

Together they discuss Elias Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), currently showing in cinemas in a new restoration by the BFI.

As well as discussing the towering performances of Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando, they talk about Tennessee Williams' original play and how it relates to the film. They also cover Elias Kazan's controversial 1952 testimony as a witness before the House Committee on Un-American Activities at the time of the Hollywood blacklist.

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