13 episodes

My guest will chose a movie from pop culture and I will chose a film from the art/classic side of cinema with some sort of connection and we will discuss both movies. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner/support

POP ART Howard Casner

    • Film History
    • 4.8, 4 Ratings

My guest will chose a movie from pop culture and I will chose a film from the art/classic side of cinema with some sort of connection and we will discuss both movies. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner/support

    POP ART: Episode 13, American Psycho/Repulsion

    POP ART: Episode 13, American Psycho/Repulsion

    “I have to return some videotapes.” Is the quarantine turning you a bit…crazy? Perfect time to list to the latest episode of Pop Art, my podcast where the guest chooses a movie from pop culture and I select a film from the art/classic side of cinema with a connection to it. This time, my guests Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions have chosen the adaptation of bad boy Bret Easton Ellis’s book American Psycho and I have chosen bad boy Roman Polanski’s atmospheric black and white horror film Repulsion, both concerning characters who, let us say, are going off the deep end a bit. And here we answer such questions as: Which is the more feminist film? Does the ending of American Psycho work? What does Gloria Steinem have to do with any of it? What is important about the female orgasm in Repulsion? Don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT or FOLLOW.


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner/support

    • 44 min
    POP ART: Episode 12, Die Hard/District B13

    POP ART: Episode 12, Die Hard/District B13

    "Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs..." Have things reached a point where the world desperately needs a hero to save us? Find out with the twelfth episode of Pop Art, the podcast where my guest chooses a movie from popular culture and I, in turn, will choose a film from the art/classic side of cinema. This time, my guest, screenwriter and producer Ann Kimbrough, has chosen everyone’s favorite Christmas movie, Die Hard, and I, in turn, have chosen the French parkour/martial arts classic District B13, in which the lives of a group of people rest in the hands of some unexpected heroes. And here we discuss such topics as: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? What part did Cybil Shephard’s pregnancy have to do with everything? To parkour or not parkour? What is the lasting influence of Die Hard? How does the movie Taken fit in? Is this the end of French cinema as we know it? What can screenwriters learn from these movies?


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner/support

    • 42 min
    POP ART: Episode 11, Adaptation/Sunset Blvd.

    POP ART: Episode 11, Adaptation/Sunset Blvd.

    “Audiences don't know somebody sits down and writes a picture; they think the actors make it up as they go along.” The quarantine is giving you a lot of time to write and work on your art. But are you? Sounds like the perfect time for the next episode of Pop Art, the podcast where the guest chooses a movie from pop culture and I, in turn, choose a film from the more art/classic side of cinema that has a connection to it. My guest, filmmaker Josh Kim, chose the whimsical, idiosyncratic movie Adaptation written by Charlie and Donald Kaufman, while I chose the film noir Billy Wilder classic Sunset Blvd. (the movie that shows the real tinsel behind the fake tinsel of Hollywood), both about screenwriters in crisis. And we cover such topics as: What does it say about screenwriters? Which is the better film? Why did Charlie Kaufman think his career was over? What was the original opening for Sunset Blvd. and how did they achieve the shot used now? Who else was considered for the various roles? Who or what is an H.B. Warner? And what is the connection to Rebel Without a Cause? Finally, remember, it’s the pictures that got small. Next up: Die Hard/District B13.


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner/support

    • 42 min
    POP ART: Episode 10, Aliens/Attack the Block

    POP ART: Episode 10, Aliens/Attack the Block

    Are we alone in the universe? If not, will they come with a bang or a whimper? Sounds like time for Episode 10 of POP ART. The concept of POP ART is for my guest to choose a movie from popular culture and I, in turn, will choose a film from the more art/classic side of cinema. For  Episode 10  my guest, screenwriter, film student and facebook host Mark Gunnion, has chosen the James Cameron horror/sci-fi blockbuster Aliens, while I have chosen the urban horror/sci-fi independent film Attack the Block, both about people fighting off deadly aliens.  And here we talk about: What is the major plot flaw of Aliens? Which movie has the better screenplay? Is Aliens all about mansplaining? Where did Alien 3 go wrong? And how does Dr. Who fit in?  Is it game over, man, game over?


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner/support

    • 42 min
    POP ART: Episode 9, The Omen/Village of the Damned

    POP ART: Episode 9, The Omen/Village of the Damned

    The quarantine got you spending a bit too much time with the kids? Are you getting the feeling that maybe they’re really, well…evil, underneath it all? The perfect time to listen to Episode 9 of Pop Art, the podcast where the guest chooses a movie from pop culture and I, in turn, choose a film from the more art/classic side of cinema that has a connection to it. This time my guest, Damien Riley (appropriately named), of Riley on Film, chose the eschatological horror thriller The Omen, while I chose the more low key sci-fi thriller Village of the Damned, both about evil children. And in this episode, we discuss such topics as: Why were these films so unexpectedly successful? How do they rate by today’s standards? What does The Late Great Planet Earth have to do with it? What are the scariest moments in the film? Do the eyes have it? And how does Dr. Who fit in? And whatever you do, whenever your kids are around, think about a brick wall.


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner/support

    • 39 min
    POP ART: Episode 8, Star Wars/The Hidden Fortress

    POP ART: Episode 8, Star Wars/The Hidden Fortress

    This quarantine getting you down? Need some adventure in your life? The perfect time to listen to Episode 8 of my podcast Pop Art. In Pop Art, my guest chooses a movie from pop culture and I choose a film from the more art/classic side of cinema. For this episode, my guest Paul Zeidman, screenwriter, script consultant, blogger and podcaster, chose George Lucas’s game changing epic space opera Star Wars, and I chose Akira Kurosawa’s great epic samurai film The Hidden Fortress, one of Lucas’s biggest influences for his film. In this episode we cover such topics as: Is Star Wars a good film or is it an important film? How did it change Hollywood? Where does it rank in the franchise? Who is Akira Kurosawa and why are they saying such things about him? What is the state of movie making today? So give it a listen. “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll kiss three bucks good-bye.”


    ---

    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner/support

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Tessa Lauren ,

What a brilliant idea for a show

When I first discovered Howard’s show, I thought, how fun! Upon listening, I realize just how much thought and care goes into choosing and pairing the films. Very insightful!

Damien Riley ,

Movies from a friend

Howard is knowledgeable with wit and candor. I like the way he sheds light on the history of a movie. It’s like hearing from a friend telling you about the film.

Donnie Drama ,

Informed & Entertaining!

Wonderful, very smart, and fun!

Top Podcasts In Film History