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The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 400 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Elliott Gould, John Waters, Ed Harris, Luke Wilson, Chris Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Nicholas Meyer, William Friedkin, Julie Taymor, Joe Dante, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.

Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

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The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 400 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Elliott Gould, John Waters, Ed Harris, Luke Wilson, Chris Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Nicholas Meyer, William Friedkin, Julie Taymor, Joe Dante, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.

Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

    Episode 456: Fuego (1969)

    Episode 456: Fuego (1969)

    Our exploration of 1969 continues this week as we head from Europe to Argentina to check out Armando Bo’s FUEGO. It’s the story of Laura who’s played by the one and only Isabel Sarli. She is a woman driven by her passions. After she marries Carlos, played by Bo, she realizes what a hopeless nymphomaniac she is.

    Heather Drain and Rod Lott join Mike in discussing this South American firecracker of a film.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 455: Seed of Man (1969)

    Episode 455: Seed of Man (1969)

    It's less than two minutes to midnight on the Doomsday Clock. Our Eastern Neighbors are being quarantined from the corona virus. And here we are talking about the end of the world as shown in 1969 by director Marco Ferreri. The Seed of Man / Il seme dell'uomo stars Marzio Margine as Cino and Anne Wiazemsky as Dora, the only lovers left alive after a plague has wiped out most of the world's population. The two live in a seaside home where Cino has a museum of trivial objects. He feels that he has to repopulate the world but Dora has other ideas.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 454: The Laughing Woman (1969)

    Episode 454: The Laughing Woman (1969)

    Our appreciation of 1969 continues with a look at Piero Schivazappa’s Femina Ridens / The Laughing Woman. Also sometimes known as The Frightened Woman, the film stars Phillipe Leroy as Sayer, the head of a charity foundation, and Dagmar Lassander as Maria, one of his employees. She she expresses an interest in writing an article about male sterilization, he takes that as his cue to invite her to his house and enslave her. What else can a good chauvinist do?

    Elric Kane and Kat Ellinger join Mike to discuss the film, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Men's Rights, and more.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 453: Blind Beast (1969)

    Episode 453: Blind Beast (1969)

    Our appreciation of 1969 continues with our second look at an adaptation of Edowaga Rampo’s work, Blind Beast. Directed by Yasuzo Masumura, the film stars Mako Midori as Aki Shima, a model, and Eiji Funakoshi as Michio, a blind sculptor who becomes obsessed with her. He and his mother kidnap Aki and keep her in his warehouse studio where the two become engaged in a game of cat and mouse as he tries to create a new form of art that only the blind can appreciate.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 452: Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

    Episode 452: Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

    Our appreciation of 1969 continues with a look at Teruo Ishii’s Horrors of Malformed Men. Based on the writings of Edogawa Ranpo, the movie tells the tale of Hirosuke Hitomi played by Teruo Yoshida. When we first see him, he’s locked up in an insane asylum. And things only go downhill from there…

    Ben Buckingham and Jess Byard join Mike to delve into the ero-guro.

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Episode 451: Venus in Furs (1969)

    Episode 451: Venus in Furs (1969)

    Taking its title from the notorious book by Leopold von Sacher-Mascoch, Jess Franco's Venus in Furs (1969) stars James Darren as Jimmy Logan, a musician who can blow a cool horn. He finds the corpse of a woman he had seen at a party, the mysterious Wanda (Maria Rohm). When Wanda shows up -- alive and seducing -- shortly thereafter, Jimmy becomes obsessed with her, despite his loving relationship with chanteuse Rita (Barbara McNair).

    Brad Jones and Samm Deighan join Mike to discuss Franco's film as well as an alternate cut of the movie along with a few other adaptations of the Sacher-Masoch story.

    • 1 hr 24 min

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