15 episodes

This award-winning original miniseries set in the 1970s tells the story of the big-dreaming filmmakers who revolutionized the movies.

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    • Film History
    • 4.9, 93 Ratings

This award-winning original miniseries set in the 1970s tells the story of the big-dreaming filmmakers who revolutionized the movies.

    Bonus Interview with Roger Corman

    Bonus Interview with Roger Corman

    Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks legendary producer and Academy Award honoree Roger Corman about James Cameron's rapid rise through New World Pictures in the 1980s, and about his disappointment with James being fired from Piranha II.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
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    • 30 min
    Episode 3: A Fever Dream

    Episode 3: A Fever Dream

    Young James engineers a hot air balloon in Chippawa, Ontario. Tension builds on the set of Piranha II. James embraces his worst nightmare.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
    If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
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    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries.
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    • 40 min
    Bonus Interview with Randy Frakes (Pt. 1)

    Bonus Interview with Randy Frakes (Pt. 1)

    Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks author and co-director of James' short film Xenogenesis Randy Frakes about James' early motivations, nearly electrocuting Bill Wisher on set, and James rising through the ranks of Roger Corman's studio.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
    If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
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    🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries.
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    • 47 min
    Episode 2: New World

    Episode 2: New World

    James Cameron excels at Roger Corman's film studio, meeting several people who will change the course of his life. An electric moment on set demonstrates James' filmmaking potential.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
    If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
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    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries.
    Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!

    • 31 min
    Bonus Interview with Bill Wisher (Pt. 1) + Xenogenesis

    Bonus Interview with Bill Wisher (Pt. 1) + Xenogenesis

    Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks James Cameron friend and screenwriter Bill Wisher about their early interests and motivations, and about starring in James and Randy Frakes' short film Xenogenesis.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
    If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
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    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries.
    Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend!

    • 57 min
    Episode 1: The Dropout

    Episode 1: The Dropout

    Premiere. 1977: College dropout James Cameron, a 22-year-old truck driver, aspires for something more.
    This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios.
    If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
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    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries.
    Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Lyndall F ,

Enjoyable and easy listening

An enjoyable insight into the struggles that faced Spielberg, Williams and Lucas before (and during) their big breaks.

Zapped64 ,

Cheesey reinactments

But still thoroughly enjoyable. I teared up hearing the Star Wars music.

Scottcongdon ,

Fantastic story! Wonderful production

What an amazing story and wonderfully told. I just wanted it to keep going. The whole bit with John Williams was so heartwarming. Would love to hear a podcast from you guys about the struggles on the set of Apocalypse Now. You would definitely do it justice. Bravo!!!

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