Sponsored by Aplomb Publishing, Go Behind the Screen with The Movie Files is a podcast featuring behind-the-scenes tales of motion picture history. Some Podcasts are based on information from books released by or in conjunction with Aplomb Publishing. The Movie Files is featured on iTunes.
Let's Make Love
With the book Goddess and the Girl Next Door winning the Silver Medal for best performing arts title in the 2020 eLit Book Awards, we are celebrating with a look back at Marilyn Monroe’s last big screen musical showcase, Let’s Make Love. The 1960 20th Century Fox film is not known as one of her most memorable screen moments, but certainly gives the star a few chances to shine.
Black Widow is a 1954 color film starring Van Heflin, Gene Tierney, George Raft and Ginger Rogers in a murder mystery set in the world of New York theater. The film from 20th Century Fox hoped to be the “All About Eve of suspense films” failed to ignite reviewers or moviegoers, but has some great moments.
Sean Connery is mostly known to audiences as James Bond, but his vast resume of work extends well beyond his handful of 007 features. He would at last earn an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 1987 film The Untouchables. We take a look back at the film and the talents that brought it to life.
Murder By Death
With many folks stuck inside due to self-quarantine and COVID-19 we decided to release our April podcast a little early with a special nod to being trapped inside. In this episode we look at a host of well-known movie stars playing famous detectives who are trapped inside a mansion to solve a murder in the 1976 Neil Simon comedy Murder by Death.
Move Over Darling
When Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 she left her final film, Something’s Got to Give, in shambles. The film would resurface about a year later with a new name and a new star. Doris Day would revive the film under the name Move Over, Darling in 1963 with her own style and personality. We take a look back at the film with a new book Goddess and the Girl Next Door in bookstores that tells the whole story.
With the 2020 Academy Awards upon us we take a look back at the best pictures of all time. With more than 90 films to choose from there are a number of ways to rank the films and to look at what makes a best picture and how do we look at their impact on the business of filmmaking or the genre of film that fall under. Whether it’s The Godfather or Gone With The Wind, every film has a story to tell, but how well they tell it determines its place in history.
Great Movie History
Nice to hear someone talk about the story behind the movies. Some podcast on this topic are just a bunch of people talking about nothing but a personal review of the movie. Nice to hear some interesting history.
Great for Classic Movie Lovers
I hope this podcast offers and nteresting look behind classic movie tales. While I am the narrator, I think the Podcasts are getting better as you go along as we get more comfortable with the format. The initial intention is the use the podcast to discuss books on classic movies, obviously to promote the publisher, but as it goes on we are intending to evolve and expand the discussion. Feedback has been helpful in trying to improve the show for listeners.