Special Guest: Jared Case

On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Jared Case, one of the head honchos of the Nitrate Picture Show festival at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. The festival spotlights the wonders of film, particularly explosive nitrate stock. Hear why the Nitrate Picture Show is the world's most dangerous film festival.

Links:
Visit the official website

Music:
"Reel Ten" - The Plugz
"Silver Nitrate" - Pram

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Special Guest: Daniel Bird
Guest Co-Host: Carol Borden, Travis Crawford

Based on a book by the Strugatsky Brothers, Hard to Be a God is a three hour medieval sci-fi film from Aleksei German wherein the inhumanity of man comes to the fore.

The material was also the source of Peter Fleischmann's 1989 film Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein. Both films inform the discussion this week with Travis Crawford and The Cultural Gutter's Carol Borden.

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Hear more of Travis Crawford on the Supporting Characters podcast.

Links:
Buy Hard to Be a God (2013) on Blu-Ray
Buy the Arrow Films version of Hard to Be a God
Buy Hard to Be a God by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
Be sure to visit the Cultural Gutter

Music:
"Rumata & Pampa (The Ride)" - Jurgen Fritz
"Hard to Be a God" - Grant Stevens

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Special Guests: Bruce Dern, Nicholas Pryor, Barbara Feldon, Denise Nickerson, Annette O'Toole
Guest Co-Hosts: Carol Borden, Kevin Heffernan

Get on your sash and listen to the discussion of Michael Ritchie's Smile, a send-up of beauty pageants and small-town America from 1975.

We talked to a few of the stars of the film: Bruce Dern, Nicholas Pryor, Barbara Feldon, Denise Nickerson, and Annette O'Toole. Joining Mike in the discussion is The Cultural Gutter's Carol Borden and The Crawling Eye's Kevin Heffernan.

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Links:
Buy Smile on DVD
Buy Howard sings Ashman
Buy Unsung Musicals on CD
Watch a visual history of Michael Ritchie's work
Read You're a goddamn Young American Miss by Casey Scott
Read Smile by Forgotten Films
Read Smile by Ken Anderson
Read The Unsung Heroine of "Smile" (1975) by Hill Place
Read Lonely In A Crowd by Barbara Feldon
Visit Kevin Heffernan's Knot and Gender blog
Visit Kevin Heffernan's The Crawling Eye: A Bloodshot Look at International Genre Film, Television, and Cult Media
Visit the Cultural Gutter website

Music:
"Delta Dawn" - Helen Reddy
"Smile" - Nat King Cole

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Special Guests: Annette O'Toole, Deniser Nickerson, Barbara Feldon, Nicholas Pryor

As a bonus to our coverage of Michael Ritchie's Smile, here's more of the interviews with Annette O'Toole, Denise Nickerson, Barbara Feldon, and Nicholas Pryor.

Music:
"Potato's In The Paddy Wagon" - The New Main Street Singers
"Kiss At The End Of The Rainbow" - Mitch & Mickey

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Special Guests: Larry Karaszewski, Mike Starr, Lydia Kavina, Andrew J. Rausch
Guest Co-Hosts: Rob St. Mary, Steve Sholtes


Can your heart stand the shocking truth about Ed Wood? This week's discussion focuses on Tim Burton's 1994 film starring Johnny Depp and Martin Landau
about the hapless B-movie director Edward D. Wood Jr.

Guests include the film's co-writer, , actor Mike Starr, musician Lydia Kavina, and author Andrew J. Rausch.

Rob St. Mary returns for the episode along with composer/musician Steve Sholtes

Errata:
  • Mike mistakenly credited Roberta Findlay for Doris Wishman's Let Me Die a Woman.
  • Yes, Bela Lugosi played Frankenstein in the 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man but definitely not in the more famous and successful 1931 Frankenstein.

Links:
Buy Ed Wood on Blu-Ray
Buy the Ed Wood DVD Box
Buy Nightmare in Ecstacy by Rudolph Grey
Buy The Cinematic Misadventures of Ed Wood by Andrew J. Rausch and Charles Pratt Jr.
Buy the Ed Wood screenplay by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Buy Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster by Gary D. Rhodes
Buy Ed Wood, Mad Genius: A Critical Study of the Films by Rob Craig
Buy the Ed Wood Soundtrack by Howard Shore
Buy Exotica 2000 by Korla Pandit
Buy Spellbound: Theremin by Lydia Kavina
Visit the official Lydia Kavina website
Visit the official Rob St Mary website
Watch The Cabining on Amazon Prime
Visit Larry Karaszewski's Trailers from Hell
Hear more about Lugosi (and Karloff) on the Black Cat episode
Hear more about Ed Wood on the Orgy of the Dead episode
Hear more about Tim Burton on the Batman Returns episode
Read the Dead 2 Rights Ed Wood Wednesdays series

Music:
"Backlot" - Howard Shore
"Bride of the Monster" - Howard Shore
"Kuba Mambo" - Howard Shore
"Eddie Takes a Bow" - Howard Shore
"Ed Wood" - Howard Shore
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" - Bauhaus

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Special Guests: Frank Collison, Sam Egan
Guest Co-Hosts: Josh Hadley, John Pilate

On a very surprising episode of The Projection Booth, Mike discusses James Signorelli's Elvira Mistress of the Dark with Josh Hadley and John Pilate. The film stars Cassandra Peterson as Elvira, a horror hostess desperate to break into Vegas. She's thwarted by the "good" people of Falwell, MA including her Uncle (William Morgan Sheppard) and henchmen.

This episode features interviews with actor Frank Collison and screenwriter . Also, be sure to check out the bonus interview with William Morgan Sheppard.

Links:
Buy Elvira: Mistress of the Dark on DVD
Visit the official Facebook page
Visit the official Frank Collison website
Check out the Long Riders project

Music:
"(Every Day Is) Halloween" - Ministry

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Special Guest: William Morgan Sheppard

As part of the coverage of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Mike spoke with actor William Morgan Sheppard, briefly touching upon a few points in his storied career. Mr. Sheppard speaks about his work on "Max Headroom", The Prestige, Wild at Heart, Gettysburg, The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, Shogun, and more.

Music:
"The Elephant Man Theme" - John Morris
"Max Headroom" - Cory Lerios

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Meet Actor W. Morgan Sheppard from Gore De Vol on Vimeo.

Special Guest: Steve Byrne

On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Steve Byrne, Arts & Entertainment editor at the Detroit Free Press, about the line-up for the 2016 Freep Film Festival which runs March 31-April 3, 2016.

Be sure to check out the screenings with Mike White & Rob St. Mary:
  • Roulette Stars of Metro Detroit - 8 PM Friday, April 1, 2016 at Third Man Records Cass Corridor (Rob St. Mary of the Free Press’ arts and entertainment podcast “Detours” will host)
  • The Dying of the Light - 1PM Sunday April 3, 2016 at the Detroit Historical Society (After the film: Director Peter Flynn takes part in a Q&A with Mike White)

Links:
Visit the official site

Music:
"Danger High Voltage" - Mezzoforte
"Gay Bar" - The Bosshoss

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