Special Guest: Michael Radford
Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Emily Intravia

On this special episode of The Projection Booth we discuss Michael Radford's 1984 version of 's Nineteen Eighty-Four starring John Hurt as Winston Smith, Suzanna Hamilton as Julia, and Richard Burton as O'Brien.

Emily Intravia of the Feminine Critique podcast and Samm Deighan of the Daughters of Darkness podcast join Mike to discuss Radford's 1984 as well as several other TV and film adaptations from the 1950s.

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Buy Michael Radford's 1984 on DVD
Read 1984 by George Orwell
Buy Michael Anderson's 1984 on DVD
Buy V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
Listen to the Daughters of Darkness podcast
Listen to the Feminine Critique podcast

"Oceania, 'Tis For Thee" - Dominic Muldowney
"Anthem 1984" - Anthony Phillips
"1984" - David Bowie
"1984" - Rick Wakeman
"Standards" - The Jam



Special Guests Stephen Youngkin
Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Daniel Bird

In The Lost One (AKA Der Verlorene) (1951) we find Peter Lorre as Dr. Karl Rothe (AKA Dr. Karl Neumeister), working at a displaced persons camp after World War II. When a figure from his past, Hösch (AKA Nowak) (Karl John), appears at the camp the two men reminisce about their shared history during the war.

The film is a tense film noir by way of the German trümmerfilm (rubble film) and the only feature directed by Peter Lorre.

Daniel Bird and Samm Deighan join Mike to discuss The Lost One, Fritz Lang's M, and much more.

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Buy The Lost One on DVD-R
Buy The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre by Stephen D. Youngkin
Buy Crime and Punishment on DVD
Keep up with Samm Deighan at Diabolique magazine
Listen to the Supporting Characters interview with Daniel Bird

"The Lost One" - Mette Henriette
"Lost One" - The Roots



Special Guest: Karen Lunder

Mike talks to producer Karen Lunder about some of her work from the early days of working on Todd Solondz's Happiness, John Tucker Must Die and Mr. Woodcock to her recent string of successes including The Founder, Eye in the Sky, and Arrival.

Ms. Lunder and Mike focus on the 2017 film from director Marc Webb and writer , Gifted, which stars Mckenna Grace, Chris Evans, and Octavia Spencer.

Visit the official Gifted website
Visit the official Film Nation website
Order Gifted

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"Eye in the Sky" - The Alan Parsons Project



Special Guest: Stacy Keach
Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Heather Drain

Written and directed by William Peter Blatty, The Ninth Configuration (1980) has been known at points and was based on his novel Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane. The film stars Stacy Keach as Col. Hudson Kane, a new psychiatrist at an unusual retreat for men who have cracked up during the Vietnam War. Also at this fog shrouded castle is Captain Billy Cutshaw (Scott Wilson), an astronaut who freaked out before his mission to the moon. The two men are at odds about the world, especially around the question of faith.

Heather Drain and Samm Deighan join Mike to discuss the Blatty, The Exorcist, Legion, and starting a Joe Spinell street gang.

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Buy The Ninth Configuration on Blu-Ray
Buy The Ninth Configuration by William Peter Blatty
Buy Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing: A Fable by William Peter Blatty
Buy All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage by Stacy Keach
Visit the official Stacy Keach website
Hear Tom Atkins's recollections of working on The Ninth Configuration
Read more about Ed Flanders
Visit the Ninth Configuration fan site
Hear more Samm Deighan on the Daughters of Darkness podcast
Visit the Mondo Heather website

"Killer Kane" - Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
"San Antone" - Denny Brooks
"Ninth Configuration" - The Other Two



Special Guests: Scott Drucker, Yu Gu
Guest Co-Host: Rod Lott

Rod Lott joins Mike to discuss the 2017 documentary Who Is Arthur Chu? The film is ostensibly about "Jeopardy" champion Arthur Chu but goes into larger discussions of race, gender, nerd culture, and more.

Mike speaks to filmmakers Yu Gu and about the creation of and response to the film.

Visit the official Who is Arthur Chu website
Follow Arthur Chu on Twitter
Visit the official Arthur Chu website
Visit the The Final Wager
Visit the J Archive
Read No Girls Allowed: The Lasting Rules of GamerGate and Toxic Misogyny by Sam Riedel
Read I’m not “that creepy guy from the Internet”: How Gamergate gave the geek community a bad name by Arthur Chu
Follow Ken Jennings on Twitter
Read How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco's Life by Jon Ronson
Listen to the Slanted Screen episode

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"Think!" - Merve Griffin
"I Lost on Jeopardy" - Weird Al Yankovic



Special Guests: Rutanya Alda, Justin Bozung
Guest Co-Hosts: Terry Frost, Joshua Grannell

Based on the scandalous memoir by , Frank Perry's Mommie Dearest (1981) gave the world a powerhouse performance by Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford.

On this episode of The Projection Booth, Joshua Grannell and Terry Frost join Mike to discuss the movie and its reception. Guests this episode include actress Rutanya Alda who gives a behind-the-scenes account of the shooting of the film and Justin Bozung who is currently writing a book about director Frank Perry.

Don't fuck with us, fellas, this isn't our first rodeo...

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Buy Mommie Dearest on DVD
Buy The Mommie Dearest Diary: Carol Ann Tells All by Rutanya Alda
Buy Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
Buy Looking for Gatsby by Faye Dunaway
Buy Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud by Shaun Considine
Buy Survivor by Christina Crawford
Read Roger Ebert's review of Mommie Dearest
Read about Joan Crawford being Box Office Poison
Visit the Concluding Chapter of Crawford website
Listen to the You Must Remember This episode on Mommie Dearest
Will Faye Dunaway talk about Mommie Dearest in her next memoir?
Visit the official Peaches Christ website
Visit the Paleo Cinema website
Visit the Martian Drive-In Podcast

"Main Title" - Henry Manicini
"Uncle Daddy" - Henry Mancini
"Joan Crawford" - Blue Oyster Cult
"Mildred Pierce" - Sonic Youth



Special Guests: Marco Siedelmann, Sam Firstenberg

On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to author Marco Siedlmann about his upcoming book, Stories from the Trenches: The Official Sam Firstenberg Book as well as the subject of the book himself, Sam Firstenberg, the director of films sch as American Ninja, American Samurai, Cyborg Cop, and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

More about The Untold, In-Depth, Outrageously True Story of Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment
Read about other books by Marco Siedelmann

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"Electric Boogaloo" - Ollie and Jerry
"American Ninja" - Michael Linn
"Stylin' Profilin'" - Firefox



Special Guest: Larry Revene
Guest Co-Hosts: Kevin Heffernan, Heather Drain

When Wanda talks... everybody listens...

In Larry Revene's Wanda Whips Wall Street (1981), Veronica Hart stars as Wanda Brandt, a serious business woman who plies her feminine wiles while taking over Tyler Industries, despite investigators Lou Perrini (Jamie Gillis) and Ed Drummond (Ron Jeremy) being hot on her trail...

Professor Kevin Heffernan and Heather Drain join Mike in discussing the film as well as it's 1984 re-cut version, Stocks and Blondes.

Be sure to read the interview with Wanda's screenwriter .

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Buy Wanda Whips Wall Street on DVD
Buy Stocks and Blondes on DVD
Buy Wham Bam $$ Ba Da Boom! : Mob wars, Porn Battles and a View from the Trenches by Larry Revene
Buy Life in a Film Can by Larry Revene
Visit the Veronica Hart fan site
Read American Ticklers: The Early R-Rated Films of Chuck Vincent by Paul Freitag
Read Casey Scott's review of Stocks and Blondes
Read Knot and Gender blog by Kevin Heffernan
Read The Crawling Eye Cult Media Blog by Kevin Heffernan
Visit the Mondo Heather website

"Rebel" - Norman Newell & John Moran
"The Big One" - Alan Tew