Special Guests: Sam Chamberlain & Frank Cavestani

Maudit May concludes with a discussion of Brand X by Wynn Chamberlain (AKA Win Chamberlain). This counter-culture comedy skewers advertising of the day (1970) and stars a host of Factory players such as Tally Brown, Taylor Mead, and Candy Darling.

Links:
Be sure to like Brand X on Facebook
Visit the official Brand X website
Read more about Brand X at Sam Shepard's website
Learn more about Tally Brown
Learn more about Ronald Hadley
Visit Frank Cavestani's Acting On the Web site
Buy Last Tango with Marlon
Listen to our episode on Putney Swope

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Trailer for Wynn Chamberlain's "Brand X" (1970) from Artforum on Vimeo.

It's that time!

Mike was recently on Geek Juice Radio talking about director Frank Darabont.



He also had a guest gig on RadioDrome as part of a Poltergeist retrospective.


Special Guests: Roger Christian, Michael Kaminsky, Chris Taylor, Alexandre O. Philippe, Harmy
Guest Co-Host: Mr. Chris

Continuing our Maudit May series, we look at George Lucas's Star Wars (AKA Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), the sci-fi film from 1977 that has been rendered unavailable in its original form due to its creator's tampering.

We're joined by Outside the Cinema's Mr. Chris to get nostalgic and discuss how Star Wars may (or may not) have influenced our lives.

Links:
Buy The People Vs. George Lucas on DVD
Buy The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminsky
Buy How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor
Read more about Roger Christian's Black Angel on io9
Watch The Star Wars Holiday Special on YouTube
Watch From Star Wars to Jedi on YouTube
Read about Harmy's Despecialized Version of Star Wars
Read George Lucas talking about altering films
Listen to Rob St. Mary's interview with Richard Chew on WDET
Read about the Annotated Star Wars
Read the io9 Star Wars Guide
Read the Raiders of the Lost Ark story conference
Read Mike White's article on Star Wars Rip-Offs
Visit the OriginalTrilogy.com website
Visit the official Star Wars website

Music:
"In the Year 2525" - Zager & Evans
"Double Sunset" - John Williams
"Star Wars" - Dangerous Darrin
"Star Wars Gangsta Rap" - Jason Brannon & Chris Crawford

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Blast it Biggs! Where are you?! - By @jamieswb from Filmumentaries - Jamie Benning on Vimeo.

In anticipation of our episode on Star Wars, we've put together a music mix of some favorite Star Wars-related tunes.



TitleArtist
Star WarsDangerous Darrin
Star WarsBuckethead
Medley: Star WarsMeco
Ne Jabba No BaddaSupergenius
Fett's VettMC Chris
Death StarThe Presidents Of The United States Of America
Darth Vader (Who Gives A Sith)The Left Rights
Main Title From Star WarsFerrante & Teicher
Talk To The WookieJames Kochalka
Light The Sky On FireJefferson Starship
Cantina BandAsh
Duel of the Fates (Blaksvn Yoda remix)Lord Rikter Blaksvn
Imperial MarchRage Against The Machine
Ben's Death And Tie Fighter AttackThe Electric Moog Orchestra
Binary SunsetEvil Genius Orchestra
Imperial AttackThe Electric Moog Orchestra
The Star Wars That I Used to KnowIsrael Curtis
The Saga BeginsWeird Al Yankovic
Silent NightChewbacca
R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry ChristmasStar Wars
Nothing But Star WarsBill Murray

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Special Guests: Tom Schiller, Lauren Tom, Michael Streeter, Laila Nabulsi
Guest Co-Host: Skizz Cyzyk

Maudit May continues with Tom Schiller's Nothing Lasts Forever which tells the story of Adam Beckett (Zach Galligan), a disillusioned young man who wants to be an artist. He gets everything he wants... just not in the way he expects it. The anachronistic film also stars Lauren Tom, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Apollonia van Ravenstein.

Remember: Nothing Lasts Forever plays on TCM on May 30, 2015!

Links:
Buy Nothing Lost Forever by Michael Streeter
Visit the official SchillerVision website
Buy Tom Schiller's Henry Miller: Asleep and Awake
Read A Lost Comedic Masterpiece from 1984 by Richard Brody
Read "Nothing Lasts Forever," yet this Bill Murray movie persists by Stephen Saito
Read Nothing Lasts Forever director Tom Schiller by Erik Adams
Check out Homeboy Industries
Support Lauren Tom's fundraising

Music:
"Nothing Lasts Forever" - Mara Beckerman
Soundtrack - Howard Shore
"It's Only a Paper Moon" - Count Basie & Zoot Sims

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Special Guest: Belinda Sallin

On this special episode we discuss Belinda Sallin's 2014 documentary Dark Star: HR Giger's World. We talk about HR Giger, his work, and his legacy.

Links:
Visit the official Dark Star website
Buy Morbid Tales: Celtic Frost by Mark Rudolph

Music:
"Karn Evil 9 First Impression (part one)" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
"Into the Crypts of Ray" - Celtic Frost

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Special Guests: Josh Karp & Joseph McBride
Guest Co-Host: Andrew Rausch

We’re kicking off “Maudit May” with a discussion of Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind. A film some fifty years in the making, it has yet to be completed and released.

The film stars John Huston as Jake Hannaford, an aging film director who is working on an artsy fartsy film to try to stay relevant with New Hollywood. Most of the film takes place on Hannaford’s seventieth birthday where he’s surrounded by sycophants, critics, friends and former friends. Populated by a star-studded cast, the film is a treatise on filmmaking, aging, and machismo.

Links:
Support Other Side of the Wind on IndieGoGo
Buy Orson Welles's Last Movie by Josh Karp
Buy What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? by Joseph McBride
Buy Making Movies with Orson Welles by Gary Graver (with Andrew Rausch)
Read more about Other Side of the Wind at WellesNet
Buy the Other Side of the Wind script (in English and French)
Read more about Kael Vs. Kane
Buy Andrew Rausch's books
Hear more of Andrew Rausch on the show
Listen to our Saint Jack episode
Listen to our Magnificent Ambersons episode
Listen to our Othello episode

Music:
"Cast Your Fate to the Wind" - Vince Guaraldi Trio

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Special Guests: Bob Balaban & Charles Haid
Guest Co-Host: Scott Clickers

Based on the book by and adapted for the screen by , Ken Russell's Altered States tells the tale of Edward Jessup (William Hurt), a scientist who’s looking for answers to some of the big questions of life, memory, spirituality, and more. He meets, marries, divorces, and reconciles with Emily (Blair Brown) over the course of a decade of study where he ingests some questionable substances while subjecting himself to sensory deprivation. Here Eddie finds a way to travel back in time through his own body’s chemistry to the days of primeval man.

We talk to two of the co-stars of Altered States and we're joined in our discussion by Scott Clickers from the podcast Married with Clickers.

Links:
Buy Altered States on DVD
Buy Altered States by Paddy Chayefsky
Buy Altered States: The Autobiography of Ken Russell by Ken Russell
Buy Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond by Martin A. Lee & Bruce Shlain
Buy Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution by Terence McKenna
Buy The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History by Terence McKenna
Read Is LSD about to return to polite society? by Ed Cumming
Listen to Married with Clickers
Listen to our episode on Ken Russell's The Devils
Listen to our episode on Simon

Music:
"Primeval Landscape" - John Corigliano
"Shamanix" - Hallucinogen

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