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The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 500 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, Joe Dante, Bruce Dern, Chris Elliott, William Friedkin, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Ed Harris, John Landis, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Palin, Sir Tim Rice, Julie Taymor, John Waters, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.

Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

The Projection Booth Podcast The Projection Booth

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    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 500 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, Joe Dante, Bruce Dern, Chris Elliott, William Friedkin, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Ed Harris, John Landis, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Palin, Sir Tim Rice, Julie Taymor, John Waters, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.

Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

    Episode 589: The Cassandra Cat (1963)

    Episode 589: The Cassandra Cat (1963)

    We kick off Czechtember 2022 with a look at Vojtech Jansy’s The Cassandra Cat. Also known as “When the Cat Comes,” the film is a fairy tale about a little city which lives under the protective eye of Oliva (Jan Bierch). When he was young he almost ran away with the circus which featured an unusual act of a cat which could show people their true colors… literally.

    Spencer Parsons and Chris Stachiw join Mike to discuss this wondrous film.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode 588: Wise Blood (1979)

    Episode 588: Wise Blood (1979)

    Maitland McDonagh and Philip Marinello join Mike to discuss the 1979 film from John Huston, Wise Blood. Based on the book by Flahnery O’Connor, the film stars Brad Dourif as Hazel Motes, a veteran who goes to the big city and decides to become a street preacher and he’s not out to make a quick buck though everyone else around him does.

    Interviews on this episode include Prof. Jean W. Cash (author of Flahnery O'Connor: A Life), writer/producer Michael Fitzgerald, actor Dan Shor, and actress Amy Wright.

    • 2 hrs 38 min
    Episode 587: Real Genius (1985)

    Episode 587: Real Genius (1985)

    Chris Bricklemyer (Outside the Cinema) and Ryan Luis Rodriguez (The Coolness Chronicles) join Mike to discuss the 1985 film from Martha Coolidge, Real Genius.

    Written by Pat Proft and Neal Israel, the film stars Gabe Jarret as Mitch Taylor, a 15 year old who is recruited into a top engineering college by Professor Jerry Hathaway (William Atherton). Hathaway has been secretly contracted by the US military to create a new weapon -- a space laser -- which can vaporize a target from the upper atmosphere. Mitch is paired with the hottest of hot shots at the school, Chris Knight (Val Kilmer) in a real career kick-starter role.

    Interviews on this episode include Gabe Jarret, Neal Israel, and Jon Gries.

    • 2 hrs 52 min
    Special Report: Kendall R. Phillips on Kolchak: The Night Stalker

    Special Report: Kendall R. Phillips on Kolchak: The Night Stalker

    Professor Kendall R. Phillips discusses his work, focusing on his latest book, Kolchak: The Night Stalker from Wayne State University's TV Milestones series. The book discusses the origins and impact of the short-lived TV series and its landmark TV movies.

    Get your copy today at https://amzn.to/3cToURw

    • 32 min
    Episode 586: The Night Porter (1974)

    Episode 586: The Night Porter (1974)

    We’re looking at Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter (1974). Set in 1957 Vienna, Max Aldorfer (Dirk Bogard) is the titular night porter. When a conductor and his wife, Lucia (Charlotte Rampling) check in to Max's motel, he is thrown into a tizzy. He’s been living a quiet life and trying to stay under the radar as he’s a war criminal who has just been confronted with one of his victims... who was also his sex slave.

    Professor Gaetana Marrone (author of The Gaze and the Labyrinth: The Cinema of Liliana Cavani) joins us to discuss Cavani's work while Emma Westwood and Kat Ellinger discuss the film.

    • 2 hrs 33 min
    Episode 585: The Conformist (1970)

    Episode 585: The Conformist (1970)

    Released in 1970, Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist is set primarily in 1938 Europe. We follow the life of Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintingnant), the titular conformist, a man who tries desperately to fit in and follow the party line.

    Samm Deighan and Dahlia Schweitzer join Mike to discuss this gorgeous, unsettling film.

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Helva834 ,

The best film podcast

If you are a fan of film, you owe it to yourself to listen to the Projection Booth. Mike’s guests are entertaining and knowledgeable, and the interviews he conducts provide a fascinating glimpse into how films are made. He offers a broad range of films, from mainstream to art house and obscure, which is something that many other film-related podcasts do not.

Samuel Stamp ,

Great show, host needs to fix his mic compression

Fix this, and it’s 5 stars!

son of greedo ,

Fantastic

In depth, a true cinemaphille’s delight

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