54 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 tinyurl.com/cineversarypodcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cineversary/support

Cineversary Erik J Martin

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 6 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 tinyurl.com/cineversarypodcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cineversary/support

    #53 Casablanca 80th anniversary with David Thomson and Kenneth Turan

    #53 Casablanca 80th anniversary with David Thomson and Kenneth Turan

    For Cineversary podcast episode #53, host Erik Martin revisits one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed films ever made: Casablanca, which celebrates an 80th birthday this month. In this installment, he’s joined by David Thomson, a renowned film critic, cinema historian, and author of Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire; as well as Kenneth Turan, film critic for National Public Radio, former film critic for the Los Angeles Times, and author of Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film. Erik and his guests return to Rick’s Café Americain to hear Sam play it again and to examine why Casablanca continues to resonate and how it has transcended time.

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    #52 Nosferatu 100th and Cat People 80th anniversaries with David Kalat and Greg Mank

    #52 Nosferatu 100th and Cat People 80th anniversaries with David Kalat and Greg Mank

    For Cineversary podcast episode #52, host Erik Martin takes a double dip into the Halloween candy bowl by spotlighting two seminal early horror films: First, Nosferatu, which marks a 100th anniversary this year, for which he’s joined by film scholar and Nosferatu expert David Kalat; and Cat People, commemorating an 80th birthday in 2022, for which he’s joined by classic horror historian Gregory Mank, author of The Very Witching Time of Night: Dark Alleys of Classic Horror Cinema. Erik and his guests peel back the cobwebs on these macabre masterworks to explore how they remain relevant today, why they’re worth celebrating, and the long shadows of influence they’ve cast upon the horror genre.

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    • 2 hr 16 min
    #51 Out of the Past 75th anniversary with Eddie Muller

    #51 Out of the Past 75th anniversary with Eddie Muller

    For Cineversary podcast episode #51, host Erik Martin takes a trip down film noir boulevard to revisit Out of the Past, directed by Jacques Tourneur, which turns 75 this autumn. Joining Erik this episode is Eddie Muller, the host of TCM’s Noir Alley and author of Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir. They navigate through this classic film’s cigarette haze and dark labyrinth of double-crosses to examine why Out of the Past stands the test of time, how it’s unique among noir fare, and why it’s worth celebrating.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #50 The Magnificent Ambersons 80th anniversary with James Naremore and Joshua Grossberg

    #50 The Magnificent Ambersons 80th anniversary with James Naremore and Joshua Grossberg

    For Cineversary podcast episode #50, host Erik Martin revisits the magnificence of The Magnificent Ambersons, Orson Welles’ follow-up to Citizen Kane that marks an 80th anniversary this summer. For this commemoration, Erik partners with two outstanding guests: film scholar James Naremore, author of The Magic World of Orson Welles; and filmmaker Joshua Grossberg, director of the forthcoming documentary The Lost Print. Collectively, they discuss why The Magnificent Ambersons remains a cherished cinematic work, why RKO removed 43 minutes from the film and how it significantly altered Welles’ vision, and the search for this lost footage.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    #49 The Quiet Man 70th anniversary with Joseph McBride and Des MacHale

    #49 The Quiet Man 70th anniversary with Joseph McBride and Des MacHale

    In Cineversary podcast episode #49, host Erik Martin takes an audio trip to the Emerald Isle to pay tribute to one of John Ford’s finest works, The Quiet Man, which enjoys a 70th anniversary this summer. Erik is joined in the celebration by two terrific guests: Joseph McBride, a film professor at San Francisco State University, cinema historian, and author of several books including Searching For John Ford, Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge, and The Whole Durn Human Comedy: Life According to the Coen Brothers; and Des MacHale, a mathematics professor at University College Cork in Ireland and author of The Complete Guide to the Quiet Man. Together, they explore why The Quiet Man remains so beloved around the world, its cultural impact, elements considered controversial today, and more.

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    #48 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 40th anniversary with James Kendrick and Caseen Gaines

    #48 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 40th anniversary with James Kendrick and Caseen Gaines

    In Cineversary podcast episode #48, host Erik Martin revisits suburbia circa 1982 through the lens of Steven Spielberg and arguably his best film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, which marks a 40th birthday this month. Joining Erik for this installment is James Kendrick, a film professor at Baylor University who teaches courses on Spielberg and serves as the QNetwork.com movie critic; and Caseen Gaines, a director, educator, pop culture historian, and author of several books including the forthcoming E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History. Erik and his guests will examine how E.T. set a new template for sci-fi adventure films, why and how it has stood the test of time, reasons it’s worth celebrating four decades later, its cultural impact and legacy, and more.

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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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.

Steel City Celtic ,

Retro Movie Roundtable Sends Love to Cinversary!

Lots of love for Erik on the Cineversary Podcast, I love hearing guys who love movies like this show. He gets really good guests on the show and talks about the impact those movies made. Good stuff, really worth while.
-Enthusiastically, The Retro Movie Roundtable Podcast Crew

joe petzel ,

cineversery

Erik Martin's interview of the writer of "Ground Hog Day" was very interesting. i loved the film and to have such an in depth interview of the writer was captivating. I learned so much about the "back story" of this great film. Erik was so prepared and his questions created avenues for the writer to travel. I am looking forward to listening to his work with "2001..." and the future interview regarding "Vertigo".

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