When is the last time you thought about where a movie took place? The rooms, cities, and architecture where movies are set are just as important as the script, actors, and special effects, yet we rarely give locations and sets their due. It's high time that conversation began to change. CINEOPOLIS is a podcast, hosted by film historian Christian Niedan and editor and culture journalist Dante A. Ciampaglia, about movies — and the places that made them. Through deep dives into movies and filmmakers and discussions with professionals, critics, and authors, CINEOPOLIS will change how you see movies...and the world around you.
Episode 107: Filmed in New Jersey! An Interview with David Schoner
Episode 107 of CINEOPOLIS travels to the Garden State to explore and celebrate films and television shows shot in New Jersey with an interview with David Schoner, Associate Director of the NJ Motion Picture and TV Commission.
Episode 106: The Dark Knight Trilogy
Episode 106 of CINEOPOLIS invites listeners to buckle up for a Batmobile tour of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy Gotham City.
EPISODE 105: The Lure of the Lair — An Interview with Architect Chad Oppenheim
CINEOPOLOIS explores the Lure of the Lair through an interview with architect and co-author of Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains, Chad Oppenheim.
Episode 104: The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Episode 104 of CINEOPOLIS travels to Boston to explore how Peter Yates' 1973 film The Friends of Eddie Coyle employs icon Beantown locations, and to examine what role architecture plays in a film steadily earning its status as an American classic.
Episode 103: FILMography with Christopher Moloney
CINEOPOLIS celebrates films and television shows shot on location in Canada, New York City, and Atlanta with award-winning writer and producer, Christopher Moloney. CINEOPOLIS co-host Christian Niedan gets the Ontario-born Moloney's take on Kids in the Hall, SCTV, and David Cronenberg; the NYC history of his cinematic photo-based FILMography project; and thoughts on a burgeoning affection for films and TV shot in his current home city of Atlanta.
Episode 102: The Films of George Romero
Episode 102 of CINEOPOLIS finds your hosts celebrating the films of famed filmmaker George Romero. Without George Romero, the world wouldn’t have zombies. And without Western Pennsylvania, the world wouldn’t have George Romero. The low-budget horror film-slash-social freakout Night of the Living Dead (1968) put Romero on the map. But despite gaining national (and global) recognition over his fifty year career directing films like Martin (1977), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Knightriders (1981), Creepshow (1982), and Bruiser (2000), Romero never strayed far from the industrial landscapes, Rust Belt socioeconomics, or blue-collar people he saw outside his window. On this episode of CINEOPOLIS, co-hosts Christian and Dante dig into the George Romero filmography to dissect how Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities inspired his work — and how his dedication to Western PA turns all his game-changing zombie films into not-so-covert documentaries of a region in flux. Stay scared!
My new favorite podcast!
Christian and Dante offer informative and entertaining looks into popular movies filmed on location. They discuss how these movies have also become documentaries of specific times and places, while offering details that make these films worth re-watching with fresh eyes. Cineopolis is an awesome podcast for film lovers looking to discover new insights on classic films.
This is fun. There’s a lot of new information to hear and digest. Looking forward to the next episode
Cineopolis-Die Hard With a Vengeance
Hosts keep the podcast interesting by delving into some unusual details- they are obviously very familiar with the NYC locales. A little slow in spots, but we’ll chalk that up to being the first episode. Look forward to future segments!