12 episodes

From TCM and MAX, this is Talking Pictures: A Movie Memories Podcast, hosted by Ben Mankiewicz. 
We all remember the first movie to really scare us, or the movie a parent loved and watched repeatedly. We know which movies changed us, inspiring a move or a new career path. Mankiewicz, the Turner Classic Movies host, collects these moviegoing memories from Hollywood’s most interesting writers, actors, and directors in Talking Pictures. Listen in as movie-lovers swap stories, jokes, surprising moments, and endless movie recommendations; then watch some of those very same films on the streaming service MAX. For the cinephile or the casual movie lover, this is a conversation about all the life that happens because of watching movies. 

Talking Pictures TCM and Max

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From TCM and MAX, this is Talking Pictures: A Movie Memories Podcast, hosted by Ben Mankiewicz. 
We all remember the first movie to really scare us, or the movie a parent loved and watched repeatedly. We know which movies changed us, inspiring a move or a new career path. Mankiewicz, the Turner Classic Movies host, collects these moviegoing memories from Hollywood’s most interesting writers, actors, and directors in Talking Pictures. Listen in as movie-lovers swap stories, jokes, surprising moments, and endless movie recommendations; then watch some of those very same films on the streaming service MAX. For the cinephile or the casual movie lover, this is a conversation about all the life that happens because of watching movies. 

    Bonus Episode: Mario Cantone

    Bonus Episode: Mario Cantone

    In a special bonus episode of Talking Pictures recorded live at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood, host Ben Mankiewicz interviews actor, comedian, and classic movie lover, Mario Cantone. They discuss Mario’s life before acting, his role in HBO’s “Sex and the City” and the Max series “And Just Like That…,” and Ben challenges Mario to the Super 8 movie questionnaire. 
    Films Mentioned:

    Sex and the City

    And Just Like That…

    Hello Dolly

    Blazing Saddles

    Lady Sings the Blues

    The Lady Gambles

    Slap Shot

    Chinatown

    Network

    Quiz Show

    All About Eve

    Guys and Dolls

    My Cousin Vinny

    The Thorn Birds

    New York, New York

    Looking For Mr. Goodbar

    Pollyanna

    Bambi

    West Side Story (1961)

    Cleopatra

    The Wizard of Oz

    A Star is Born (1954)

    The Godfather


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    • 1 hr
    Bill Hader

    Bill Hader

    Director, actor, Saturday Night Live veteran, and cinephile Bill Hader joins host Ben Mankiewicz to talk about his heroes (Stanley Kubrick, Joel and Ethan Coen), about writing and directing his HBO show Barry, and if you’re hoping for a few of his expert impressions, you won’t be disappointed. Hader also ventures into his movie-watching past by answering our Super 8 questionnaire.

    Films Mentioned:

    Top Gun (1986)

    Superbad

    Trainwreck*

    Inside Out

    Barry*

    The Shining

    2001: A Space Odyssey*

    Dr. Strangelove*

    A Clockwork Orange* 

    The Natural

    Oliver! 

    Planet of the Apes (1968)

    Paths of Glory

    Mars Attacks!

    Evil Dead

    Rashomon*

    Seven Samurai*

    Ikiru*

    It’s A Wonderful Life

    Bad News Bears

    Shawshank Redemption

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

    Barton Fink

    A Serious Man*

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Intolerable Cruelty 

    Hail, Caesar!

    Burn After Reading

    Trouble in Paradise

    The Apartment

    Five Graves to Cairo

    Double Indemnity

    One, Two, Three

    Sunset Boulevard 

    Kes

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    From Here to Eternity

    Von Ryan’s Express

    Dreams (1990)

    The Last Detail

    The Great Muppet Caper

    Midnight Run

    The Black Hole (1979)

    *Available on Max as of 3/19 (Availability of titles subject to change)
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    • 58 min
    Patty Jenkins

    Patty Jenkins

    Host Ben Mankiewicz visits with director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster) and her mother (!!) to talk superheroes, female serial killers, and gets her take on being a female director in Hollywood. Patty surprises Ben with stories about her friendship with singer Steve Perry and she talks about that rumored Star Wars script. Plus, an impressive Super 8 for your movie list.

    Films Mentioned:

    Wonder Woman*

    Wonder Woman 1984*

    Monster

    Midnight Cowboy

    The Devil's Advocate

    Superman (1978)*

    Reds

    What Have I Done To Deserve This?

    I Know Where I’m Going

    A Matter of Life and Death

    Moulin Rouge

    The Red Balloon*

    Charade

    Bridge Over the River Kwai

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    Doctor Zhivago

    *Available on Max as of 3/12 (Availability of titles subject to change)
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Errol Morris

    Errol Morris

    Legendary documentarian and filmmaker Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War, The Pigeon Tunnel) and host Ben Mankiewicz have a charged conversation about interviewing, serial killers, grave robbing and, yes, movies. Morris gives the longest, most original (and most surprising!) answer to our Super 8 question about movie props. Plus, he reveals the movie that changed his life.

    Films Mentioned:

    The Fog of War 

    The Thin Blue Line

    American Dharma

    The Unknown Known

    Psycho

    The Pigeon Tunnel

    Gates of Heaven

    Vernon, Florida

    Conan the Barbarian

    Creature From The Black Lagoon

    This Island Earth

    Tarnished Angels

    Imitation of Life

    Les Enfants du Paradis

    Au Hasard Balthazar


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    • 54 min
    Damien Chazelle

    Damien Chazelle

    Director Damien Chazelle ( La La Land, First Man) describes his childhood as a budding filmmaker inspired by Walt Disney, his path to getting his first film made (Whiplash), and how the pandemic impacted casting for his recent epic Babylon. Chazelle surprises – and delights – host Ben Mankiewicz as they discuss his parents’ favorite films and which movies always make him cry.  

    Films Mentioned:

    La La Land 

    Whiplash

    Jurassic Park

    Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

    Annie Hall

    Speed 

    Volcano

    Lethal Weapon

    Taken

    The Last Exorcism Part 2

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    Ouija 

    Paranormal Activity*

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg*

    West Side Story

    Singin’ in the Rain*

    The Sound of Music

    An American in Paris

    First Man

    Babylon

    Peter Pan

    Full Metal Jacket*

    Paths of Glory

    City Lights*

    Make Way For Tomorrow

    Black and Tan

    St. Louis Blues

    The Emperor Jones*

    Vertigo

    La Grande Vadrouille

    The Red Circle

    The 400 Blows*

    The 13th Warrior

    *Available on Max as of 2/27 (Availability of titles subject to change)
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    • 56 min
    Alexander Payne

    Alexander Payne

    Director Alexander Payne (Election, Sideways, About Schmidt) talks about the inspiration for his new film The Holdovers, what it’s like working with actors Paul Giamatti and George Clooney, and addresses the rumors of an Election sequel. He also shares the movie forever associated with one of his more awkward teenage dates. Plus, terrific answers to the Super 8!

    Films Mentioned:

    Election*

    Sideways

    About Schmidt

    Nebraska

    The Holdovers 

    Paper Moon*

    Citizen Ruth

    Seconds

    Something's Gotta Give

    The Descendants

    The Passion of Martin

    Inspector Gadget

    Citizen Kane*

    Downsizing

    Meet The Parents

    Jurassic Park 3

    Pokemon Detective Pikachu

    Modern Times*

    Viridiana

    Seven Samurai*

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Annie Hall

    Manhattan

    Taxi Driver

    A Special Day

    City Lights*

    Bicycle Thieves*

    Ikiru

    Red Beard*

    Dersu Uzala

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    The Unknown Known

    Cinema Paradiso

    Gone With the Wind*

    Doctor Zhivago

    Casablanca*

    The Garden of the Finzi Contini

    The Two of Us

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Out of the Past

    The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    *Available on Max as of 2/20 (Availability of titles subject to change)
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