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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Episode 515: Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)
Rob St. Mary returns to The Projection Booth to discuss Kinji Fukasaku's 1972 anti-war film, Under the Flag of the Rising Sun. The film stars Sachiko Hidari as the widow of Sgt. Katsuo Togashi who died in WWII. His death certificate is unclear about how he died and, thus, she can't claim survivor benefits.
The authorities are either unable or, more likely, unwilling to help her so she investigates her husband's death, tracking down his fellow soldiers and unraveling a Rashomon-like story of what might have really happened to him.
Along with Rob, Chris Stachiw joins Mike to talk about Fukasaku's film as well as Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers / Letters from Iwo Jima double feature. Subtitler and filmmaker Linda Hoaglund provides insight on Fukasaku's motivations during her interview.
Special Report: Bruce Campbell's Evil Dead II Watch Party
Bruce Campbell provides live commentary on THE EVIL DEAD II on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST!
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Special Report: Bill Leimbach on Walkabout to Hollywood (1980)
On this special episode, Mike talks to director Bill Leimbach about his career including the Oscar-Nominated Raoni, as well as the documentary about David Gulpilil, Walkabout to Hollywood, and much more.
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Episode 514: Kelly's Heroes (1970)
We're not gonna hit you with any negative waves about this odd, star-studded heist/war film, Kelly's Heroes. Samm Deighan and Bill Ackerman join Mike to discuss this Brian G. Hutton film from 1970 wherein Clint Eastwood leads a band of soldiers behind enemy lines in order to pilfer a cache of Nazi gold.
On this episode you'll hear the rest of our interview with John Landis as well as interviews with Gavin MacLeod (Moriarty) and Stuart Margolin (Little Joe).
Speical Report: Thorsten Thielow on Boys State (2020)
On this special episode, Mike talks with cinematographer Thorsten Thielow about his career, spotlighting the 2020 documentary Boys State. Visit https://www.thordp.com/ for more information.
Special Report: Todd Melby on A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Todd Melby -- reporter, podcaster, author -- about his book A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere: The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo. It's a terrific book that goes into a lot of details behind the scenes of one of the Coen Brothers' most successful films.
Find out more at https://www.toddmelby.com/book