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An interview podcast featuring conversations with fascinating guests who love classic movies. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-cruver/support

Watching Classic Movies K Cruver

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

An interview podcast featuring conversations with fascinating guests who love classic movies. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/k-cruver/support

    Talking Toshiro Mifune with Jill Blake

    Talking Toshiro Mifune with Jill Blake

    Toshiro Mifune was one of the first classic film stars I loved and yet I didn’t know much about him personally. I decided to remedy that by talking to writer and CineJourneys co-founder Jill Blake. Jill has researched and written about Mifune and had a lot to share about his life, career, and remarkable partnership with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.


    Check out Jill's work

    CineJourneys Substack: https://cinejourneys346.substack.com

    CineJourneys website: www.cinejourneys.com

    Read Jill’s piece on Mifune: https://ajillblake.substack.com/p/toshiro-mifune-no-april-fool

     

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    • 34 min
    Eve Golden, Author of Strictly Dynamite: The Sensational Life of Lupe Vélez

    Eve Golden, Author of Strictly Dynamite: The Sensational Life of Lupe Vélez

    Biographer Eve Golden returns to the show to discuss her latest

    . This vivacious star deserves a reputation overall. Lies, rumors, and misperceptions have clouded Velez’ legacy. While she didn’t have the opportunities and regard that her talent and starpower should have brought her, she had a remarkable, decades-long career and was a beloved, fascinating woman. 

    Content warning: we discuss Lupe’s suicide from 21:04 to 24:58 if you would prefer to skip that part of the conversation.



    Strictly Dynamite: The Sensational Life of Lupe Vélez is a publication of University Press of Kentucky and is available wherever you buy books!


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    • 31 min
    Classic Film Picks from Brian Sauer of Pure Cinema Podcast and Just the Discs

    Classic Film Picks from Brian Sauer of Pure Cinema Podcast and Just the Discs

    I love the movie suggestions Brian Sauer shares as co-host of the Pure Cinema Podcast and as host of Just the Discs podcast and YouTube show. He always comes up with intriguing films I haven’t seen for my ever expanding to-watch list. In this episode, Brian shares five classic film picks and two spares, that would be his selections if he were scheduling the TCM Classic Film Festival. I loved the element of surprise in our conversation, especially because some of his picks sounded great and I can't wait to watch them. 



    Follow Brian and get more great recommendations:

    Instagram

    Brian on Letterboxd

    Pure Cinema Podcast

    Just the Discs Podcast

    Just the Discs on YouTube



    Films discussed in this episode:

    Christmas in July (1940) 

    The Enemy Below (1957) 

    Ride Clear of Diablo (1954) 

    Pushover (1954) 

    Two on a Guillotine (1965) 

    Shakedown (1950) 

    The Devil Doll (1936) 

    I highly recommend following Brian on social media and getting more film recommendation from his shows: 



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    • 35 min
    The Wild World of Sixties Film Fashion with Fashion Instagrammer Rachel Boyce

    The Wild World of Sixties Film Fashion with Fashion Instagrammer Rachel Boyce

    Fashion Instagrammer and actress Rachel Boyce lives her love of 60s and 1700s fashion. While we tend to refer to previous decades when talking about fashion trends, Rachel looks back centuries when sharing her extensive knowledge about how past looks influence the present. We talked about how many years of different styles found their way into the cultural explosion of the sixties, including the wide variety of films made in that decade. 



    Follow Rachel Boyce on Instagram



    Listen to our previous episode about Sharon Tate and owning vintage fashion.



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    • 33 min
    Talking Cult Movies with Millie de Chirico Co-Author of TCM Underground: 50 Must-See Films from the World of Classic Cult and Late-Night Cinema

    Talking Cult Movies with Millie de Chirico Co-Author of TCM Underground: 50 Must-See Films from the World of Classic Cult and Late-Night Cinema

    Millie de Chirico has long been a knowledgeable and accessible champion for classic film in her work programming for TCM and the TCM Classic Film Festival, as co-host of the essential I Saw What You Did podcast, and now as co-author with Quatoyiah Murry of the amazing book TCM Underground: 50 Must-See Films from the World of Classic Cult and Late-Night Cinema. I loved having her back on the show to talk about how changing access to films has widened the landscape for cult flicks and dig into some of the fascinating movies Millie wrote about in the book.

    Learn more about Millie and Quatoyiah’s book TCM Underground: 50 Must-See Films from the World of Classic Cult and Late-Night Cinema here 

    Take a listen to my previous conversation with Millie about late career Elizabeth Taylor. It’s one of my favorite episodes

    I also did a video review of the book when it first came out



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    • 33 min
    The Fact and Fiction of True-Crime Masterpiece Chameleon Street (1989) with Paula Guthat of Cinema Detroit

    The Fact and Fiction of True-Crime Masterpiece Chameleon Street (1989) with Paula Guthat of Cinema Detroit

    The 1989 film Chameleon Street, written, directed by, and starring Wendell B. Harris Jr. won the grand jury prize for a dramatic film at Sundance Film Festival in 1990. But that honor didn’t lead to the accolades and long directing career that it should have. This quirky masterwork tells the true crime story of William Douglas Street, Jr., a con artist from Detroit who has successfully impersonated athletes, lawyers, reporters, and doctors over a long career of scamming. He is currently in prison for identity theft. I spoke with Cinema Detroit co-founder Paula Guthat about this fascinating film, the wild story behind it, and how Harris molded this tale of the con into a reflection of life, society, and the performance of being human. 



    You can learn where to stream Chameleon Street (1989) here.



    Learn more about Chameleon Street here.


    Learn more about Cinema Detroit screenings here.



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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

latymer14 ,

Great guests, unique approach…

…without being overlong. K Cruver always asks interesting questions.

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