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 Elliott Gould, John Waters, Ed Harris, Luke Wilson, Chris Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Willem Dafoe, Michael Palin, Tim Rice, John Landis, William Friedkin, Julie Taymor, Joe Dante, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.
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Special Report: Alien Resurrection (1997)
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, we're looking at Alien Resurrection, it's the next chapter (some might say last chapter) of the Alien Saga started by Ridley Scott back in 1979. Released in 1997, we re-join Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) five years after Alien 3 but 200 years after the events portrayed in David Fincher's film.
El Goro and Mike Thompson join Mike (White) to discuss the strange hybrid of American Joss Whedon's script and French Jean-Pierre Jeunet's sensibilities.
Interviews include actors Leland Orser and Gary Dourdan, and second unit director & special effects supervisor Pitof.
Bonus Interview; Pitof on Vidocq, Catwoman, and more.
The second unit director and visual effects supervisor of Alien: Resurrection, Pitof, discusses his work on Vidocq, Catwoman, and more.
Episode 502: Hair (1979)
Gil Kenan and Lee Gambin join Mike to discuss Milos Forman’s Hair (1979), an adaptation of the groundbreaking tage play from 1968. It’s the story of Berger, played by Treat Williams, and his friends who meet and interact with Claude Hooper Bukowski, played by John Savage, a hayseed who’s on his way to Vietnam by way of a trip to New York City to see the sights before heading off to war.
Special guests include actor Miles Chapin and screenwriter Michael Weller.
Episode 501: Evita (1996)
We kick off Musical Month with a look at Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's EVITA along with the 1996 screen version from director Alan Parker, starring Madonna, Antonio Banderas, and Jonathan Pryce.
Todd in the Shadows and Paul Mow join Mike to discuss the stage and screen versions while Sir Tim Rice discusses the versions of Evita that we almost saw in movie theaters.
Special Report: Melissa Maerz on Alright, Alright, Alright
Author Melissa Maerz discusses her book Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. It's a terrific behind-the-scenes look at the stories behind the 1993 film.
Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3mZGO3W
Episode 500: Brazil (1985)
For the 500th episode of The Projection Booth, Skizz Cyzyk and Jeff Meyers join Mike to discuss Terry Gilliam's Brazil. A film with as fascinating a story behind and in front of the camera, Brazil tells the story of Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce), an office drone who dreams of flying away with the love of his life (Kim Greist).
This episode includes the second part of our interview with Michael Palin (the first part will be heard later in 2021).
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