73 episodes

Cineversary celebrates a milestone anniversary of a cinematic classic. Every month, we wish a happy birthday to a different film currently observing a joyous jubilee--everything from a 20th to a 100th anniversary. Host Erik Martin interviews film scholars, critics, historians and fans to discuss why each spotlighted movie is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. For more details, visit www.cineversary.com. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cineversary/support

Cineversary Erik J Martin

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Cineversary celebrates a milestone anniversary of a cinematic classic. Every month, we wish a happy birthday to a different film currently observing a joyous jubilee--everything from a 20th to a 100th anniversary. Host Erik Martin interviews film scholars, critics, historians and fans to discuss why each spotlighted movie is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. For more details, visit www.cineversary.com. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cineversary/support

    #71 Chinatown 70th anniversary with Eddie Muller

    #71 Chinatown 70th anniversary with Eddie Muller

    In Cineversary podcast episode #71, host Erik Martin is joined again by Eddie Muller, host of TCM’s Noir Alley and founder/president of the Film Noir Foundation, to mark the golden anniversary of Chinatown (1974), directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson. Together, they investigate what makes this movie tick like precision clockwork 50 years later, why it still matters, crucial themes, and more.

    Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at www.cineversary.com and email show comments or suggestions to cineversarypodcast@gmail.com.


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    #70 On the Waterfront 70th anniversary with Stephen Rebello & Michael Phillips

    #70 On the Waterfront 70th anniversary with Stephen Rebello & Michael Phillips

    In Cineversary podcast episode #70, host Erik Martin lights 70 birthday candles for Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando. Two esteemed guests join him this time around: Stephen Rebello, author of the forthcoming book A City Full of Hawks: On the Waterfront Seventy Years Later; and Michael Phillips, film critic for The Chicago Tribune. Together, they examine why this movie still matters seven decades later, what makes it a movie masterwork, salient themes, and more.

    Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at www.cineversary.com and email show comments or suggestions to cineversarypodcast@gmail.com.


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    • 1 hr 59 min
    #69 Seven Samurai 70th anniversary with David Desser and Stuart Galbraith IV

    #69 Seven Samurai 70th anniversary with David Desser and Stuart Galbraith IV

    In Cineversary podcast episode #69, host Erik Martin sends 70th birthday wishes to Akira Kurosawa’s epic masterwork Seven Samurai. This month, he’s joined by Asian cinema expert and University of Illinois film professor David Desser, as well as Stuart Galbraith IV, author of The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune. Together,
    they explore what makes this film a treasure of world cinema, how it has stood the test of time, prominent themes, and more.

    Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at www.cineversary.com and email show comments or suggestions to cineversarypodcast@gmail.com.


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    • 2 hr 32 min
    #68 The Third Man 75th anniversary with David Thomson and Charles Drazin

    #68 The Third Man 75th anniversary with David Thomson and Charles Drazin

    In Cineversary podcast episode #68, host Erik Martin celebrates the diamond anniversary of Carol Reed’s The Third Man with two outstanding guests: David
    Thomson, renowned film critic, cinema historian, and author of The Fatal Alliance: A Century of War on Film; and Charles Drazin, film historian and author of In Search of The Third Man. Together, they scour the streets and sewers of Vienna on the trail of Harry Lime and the truths behind this now 75-year-old masterwork.
    Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at www.cineversary.com and email show comments or suggestions to cineversarypodcast@gmail.com.


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    #67 It Happened One Night 90th anniversary with Joseph McBride

    #67 It Happened One Night 90th anniversary with Joseph McBride

    In Cineversary podcast episode #67, host Erik Martin and guest Joseph McBride, a film professor at San Francisco State University and author of Frankly: Unmasking Frank Capra, send a valentine to It Happened One Night, directed by Frank Capra, which celebrates a 90th birthday this month. Erik and Joseph hitchhike across Hollywood history to examine how this granddaddy of the romcom and screwball comedy remains a classic, its influence on later films, what it reveals about Capra, and much more.

    Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at www.cineversary.com and email show comments or suggestions to cineversarypodcast@gmail.com.


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #66 Dr. Strangelove 60th anniversary with Kenneth Turan & Rodney Hill

    #66 Dr. Strangelove 60th anniversary with Kenneth Turan & Rodney Hill

    In Cineversary podcast episode #66, host Erik Martin heads to the War Room with former LA Times and NPR film critic Kenneth Turan and Hofstra University film professor Rodney Hill to decipher the top secret codes behind Dr. Strangelove, directed by Stanley Kubrick, in celebration of the movie’s 60th anniversary. Erik and his guests explore how this black comedy masterwork remains evergreen, Kubrick’s brilliant directing choices, and key themes underpinning this supreme political satire. Erik also chats briefly with Tom Lucas from Fathom Events, who unveils Fathom’s 2024 lineup of Big Screen Classics returning to theaters this year.

    Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at www.cineversary.com and email show comments or suggestions to cineversarypodcast@gmail.com.


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    • 2 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

J.M.Shermer ,

Very knowledgeable host and guests!

You can really feel Erik’s passion through each and every episode. Erik knows his subject and which guests to tap for additional insights. Casual and serious film buffs would equally enjoy listening to this show!

OhioSquatch ,

Exceptional Podcast

Fans of classic cinema, rejoice! Erik Martin has created an engaging, intelligent show with a premise that is simple yet elegant. Take a famous film with a significant anniversary date; add A-list guests; have an insightful dialogue with them; and you have Cineversary. It’s a winning formula. Martin is consistently well-prepared and eloquent, yet respectful of his guests, giving them plenty of time to share their experiences and thoughts. I was initially attracted to Cineversary for its horror and sci-fi episodes, but to Martin’s credit, I now listen to each episode regardless of genre.

Jonathan in Pittsburgh ,

Enjoyable and I always learn something new

Cineversary is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s fun to listen to, with terrific interviews. Every time I listen, I appreciate that episode’s movie even more.

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