Special Guest: Christopher Murney
Guest Co-Hosts: Adam Schartoff, Rob St. Mary

Also known as "How to Get Ahead in Hollywood," Joel and Ethan Coen's Barton Fink proved a critical darling but a box office failure. The film stars John Turturro as the playwright for the Common Man and John Goodman as his neighbor at the Hotel Earle.

Rob St. Mary and Filmwax Radio's Adam Schartoff return to The Projection Booth to discuss the film.

This episode features the second part of our interview with actor Christopher Murney.

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Links:
Buy Barton Fink on Blu-Ray
Buy Barton Fink the screenplay
Hear the first part of our Christopher Murney interview
Hear more of Adam Schartoff on Filmwax Radio

Music:
Score - Carter Burwell

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Special Guest: Dyan Traynor

Who would have thought that there were things left unsaid in the first episode about Death Game?

On this very special episode, Mike fills in a few things that were learned about Peter Traynor's Death Game and Eli Roth's Knock Knock. He also gets the inside scoop from Dyan Traynor about her father's work.

Additionally, the episode boasts a "table read" of the original script of Mrs. Manning's Weekend by Jo Heims from an original screenplay by Tony Overman and Michael Ross.

The Cast:
(Agatha) Jackson: Heather Drain
Donna: Rahne Alexander
George Manning: Dave Pace-Bonello
Harvey / Delivery Man: John Walker
Karen Manning / Mrs. Phipps: Marisa Young

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Links:
Buy Death Game on DVD
Visit the officia David Worth website
Buy Zen & The Art Of Independent Filmmaking: A Cautionary Tale by David Worth
Buy The Good, The Bad, and the Very Ugly by Sondra Locke
Listen to the Outside the Cinema episode on Death Game

Music:
"Where is My Mind" - James Bartholomew
"A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" - Django Reinhardt

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Special Guests: Ted Kotcheff, Anthony Buckley, Jack Thompson
Guest Co-Hosts: Maitland McDonagh, Maurice Bursztynski

Based on the novel by Kenneth Cook, Ted Kotcheff's Wake in Fright stars Gary Bond as a teacher in the Outback who loses all his money and goes on a wild, bloody holiday.

Maurice Bursztynski of the See/Hear and Love That Album podcast and Maitland McDonagh join Mike to discuss the film. The episode also features interviews with director Ted Kotcheff, editor Anthony Buckley, and actor Jack Thompson.

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Links:
Buy Wake in Fright on DVD
Buy Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook
Buy Wake in Fright by Tina Kaufman
Buy Not Quite Hollywood on DVD
Visit the official Anthony Buckley website
Read HOME TRUTHS: Revisiting 'Wake in Fright' by Kate Jennings
Visit the website for more information
Visit the See Hear podcast website
Visit the Love That Album podcast website
Visit the Ice Haloes website
Buy Maitland McDonagh's books on Amazon
Listen to our previous interview with Ted Kotcheff

Music:
"Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" - Eric Jupp
"Outback" (Suite) - John Scott
"Wake in Fright" theme - John Scott

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Special Guest: Jeff Adachi
Guest Co-Host: Rita Su

Jeff Adachi's The Slanted Screen (2006) examines the portrayal of Asian men in American popular film and television. Mike is joined by Rita Su to discuss the documentary, whitewashing, yellowface, and inscrutable "Orientals".

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Links:
Buy The Slanted Screen on DVD
Buy Hollywood Chinese on DVD
Visit the official website
Visit the Racial Facial website
Check out #StarringJohnCho
Read about the Most Racist Song Ever Isn't Racist, Says The Racist Band That Wrote It
Read ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Producers Reportedly Tested Visual Effects That Would Make White Actors Appear Asian by Mike Sampson
Read George Takei Calmly Dismantles All of Marvel’s Excuses for Its Doctor Strange Casting by E. Alex Jung
Read BD Wong to white actors playing Asian: ‘You’re in the wrong part’ by Isha Aran

Music:
"Sukiyaki" - Kyu Sakamoto

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Special Guest: Patrick McGilligan
Guest Co-Hosts: Tania Modleski, Filip Önell

Seen as one of the "lesser" of Alfred Hitchcock's films, Stage Fright (1950) is a fascinating update of the themes explored in Murder! (1930) as well as a interesting take on the reliability of narrators.

Joining Mike this week are Professor Tania Modleski (author of The Women Who Knew Too Much) and Filip Önell. Returning for another interview is author Patrick McGilligan, author of Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light. The second part of the interview with Mr. McGilligan can be heard on the upcoming Vertigo episode.

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Links:
Buy Stage Fright on DVD
Buy The Women Who Knew Too Much by Tania Modleski
Buy Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light by Patrick McGilligan
Visit The Hitchcock Zone
Visit The Hitchcock Project
Visit the official Marlene Dietrich website
Read about Stage Fright at Fridays with Hitchcock
Read about Filip Önell's Nightbreed Fan Edit

Music:
"Stage Fright Rhapsody" - Rumon Gamba
"The Laziest Gal in Town" - Marlene Dietrich

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Special Guest: Yossi Chajes
Guest Co-Host: Daniel Bird, John Walker

Based on Sholom Ansky's 1904 play, Michal Waszynski's 1937 Yiddish-language Polish film, The Dybbuk, tells the story of a broken promise and its consequences.

Joining Mike to discuss this expressionistic horror/romance film are movie scholar Daniel Bird and Movie Schmovie's John Walker. Special guest Yossi Chajes, author of Between Worlds, discusses Kabbalah and Dybbuks.

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Links:
Buy The Dybbuk on DVD
Buy Between Worlds: Dybbuks, Exorcists, and Early Modern Judaism by J.H. Chajes
Buy Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film between Two Worlds by J. Hoberman
Visit Movie Schmovie to hear more John Walker
Listen to Rosemary Stretch at Bandcamp

Music:
"The Dybbuk" - Gackt
"Dybbuk Shers" - The Klezmatics

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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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Bonus:
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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