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The Industry is a podcast that takes a closer look at some of the lesser known (and perhaps intentionally) forgotten stories of movie history. Insane productions, scandalous lawsuits, victories from the jaws of defeat, and the occasional crime are the order of the day in this Industry. Each story is explored with experts who know or with the people who were there.
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The Industry Dan Delgado

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 51 Ratings

The Industry is a podcast that takes a closer look at some of the lesser known (and perhaps intentionally) forgotten stories of movie history. Insane productions, scandalous lawsuits, victories from the jaws of defeat, and the occasional crime are the order of the day in this Industry. Each story is explored with experts who know or with the people who were there.
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    Harold Lloyd's Last Film — With Preston Sturges and Howard Hughes

    Harold Lloyd's Last Film — With Preston Sturges and Howard Hughes

    Preston Sturges was so desperate to direct that he sold one of his scripts for $10 — then persuaded silent film and talkie star Harold Lloyd to star.
    This is a story that includes Howard Hughes, a secret tunnel to the Chateau Marmont, and some very funny insights by Sturges' son, Tom Sturges.
    It also notes the amusing similarities between 1947's The Sin of Harold Diddlebock, which has some interesting parallels with Todd Phillips massive 2009 hit The Hangover.

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    • 44 min
    Behind the Scenes of The Industry

    Behind the Scenes of The Industry

    Dan Delgado is the host of The Industry, where he focuses each episode on lesser-known or forgotten movie history. He tells stories of Hollywood's weirdest decisions — and has a special place in his heart for the industry heroes who tried, and usually failed, to make something great.
    On this special crossover episode of MovieMaker and The Industry, Dan talks about his VHS-shaped 1980s childhood, and how it led him to create the curious world of The Industry.

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    • 29 min
    Pacino! Chinatown 2! Spider-Man! The High-Water Mark of Cannon Films

    Pacino! Chinatown 2! Spider-Man! The High-Water Mark of Cannon Films

    At the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, the impresarios of Cannon Films — best known for movies like Superman IV and Over the Top — showed up on the scene in matching tracksuits, with a grand vision.
    They announced their slate of movies for the next year or so. And while the majors were being lazy with their 15 or so movies a year, Cannon's announcement was for a jaw-dropping 60 films. Sixty!
    Many of the films got made. But plenty of them didn't. The movies were to star Al Pacino, John Travolta, Walter Matthau, Whoopi Goldberg, and more, and involve creators like Paul Schrader and Roman Polanski. 
    There were also big plans for a Spider-Man film, years before the hit Sam Raimi films starring Tobey Maguire as the web-slinger.
    So what happened? We explain on this episode of the industry.


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    • 39 min
    Comrade Cukor: When Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Taylor and Cicely Tyson Invaded The Soviet Union

    Comrade Cukor: When Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Taylor and Cicely Tyson Invaded The Soviet Union

    In the 1970s, in an attempt to thaw the Cold War, the U.S. and USSR decided to co-produce a film: Cinematic detente! 
    The United States would provide big Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda and Cicely Tyson. They would be directed by the legendary George Cukor. The Soviet Union agreed to provide the crew, equipment, locations, and of course some ballet dancers. 
    Then it all fell apart, because of course it did.
    Also, be sure to check out the We Know Jack Show Podcast!
    Sources for this episode:
    Shaw, T. (2012). Nightmare on Nevsky Prospekt: The Blue Bird as a Curious Instance of U.S.-Soviet Film Collaboration during the Cold War. Journal of Cold War Studies, 14(1), 3-33. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://www.jstor.org/stable/26924108
    Olsen, Lynne. Will Soviet-US Film Find Happiness? Ft. Myers News-Press, March 4, 1975
    Cooper, Arthur & Friendly, Jr, Alfred.  Hooray for Hollygrad! Newsweek, March 31, 1975
    Reed, Rex. 'Bluebird' limps rather than soars on detente. Long Beach Press Telegram, August 17,1975.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Bruce Lee and Bruceploitation 101

    Bruce Lee and Bruceploitation 101

    When Bruce Lee died on June 20, 1973, Hollywood and Hong Kong scrambled to replace him, creating a misbegotten genre called "Bruceploitation."
    But Bruce Lee was, of course, irreplaceable.
    On the latest episode of The Industry, Dan Delgado details the rise of Bruce Lee — and the foolish, quixotic attempts to find any actor who could match him in terms of fighting prowess, charm and charisma.
    All together now: Good luck with that.

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    • 35 min
    Lions and Tigers and Stitches, Oh My! The Making of Roar

    Lions and Tigers and Stitches, Oh My! The Making of Roar

    Roar is the story of a family — including Tippi Hedren and real-life daughter Melanie Griffith — stalked by lions and tigers on an African nature preserve.
    When it was finally released in the United States in 2015 — nearly 40 years after it began its five-year, accident-filled shoot — savvy distribution company Drafhouse Films used the tagline, "No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of This Film. Seventy Cast and Crew Members Were."
    Have we mentioned that Roar was intended as a family comedy?

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Jerry Horror ,

A must listen for film enthusiasts!

Informative, well produced and chock full of insight. I implore you to take a listen and see what the buzz is all about. I have learned so much from this show. A winner.

Arthurus,RexQuondamEtFuturus ,

Amazing Podcast

Dan’s episodes are both informative and entertaining. He gives you a behind the scenes look into cultural history, film history, and biography. Each episode combines film trivia with a more universal human interest factor. In edition to his energetic yet calming narration are fascinating interviews that lend further into filmmakers and aficionados. I particularly recommend his episode on Superman IV and Street Smart. The episodes on Dino De Laurentiis and Brucesploitation are also fun.

Insuaa98 ,

Amazing Podcast

It’s interesting to hear these stories because honestly… no one else is telling them. Great interviews and amazing narration. As a film student, this is definitely my favorite.

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