Episode 12: Musical Shamedown / Jessica Pickens

Jessica Pickens of Comet Over Hollywood returns. She selects a roster of Classic Hollywood Musicals beyond standard fare and we discuss how and why modern audiences aren’t necessarily receptive to the genre in 2018, using the polarizing La La Land as a case study.

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – Played trombone, once performed as a backup dancer for my friends’ band.

Jessica Pickens (@hollywoodcomet) – Has seen almost 600 musicals and blogs about classic movies (mostly musicals!) at cometoverhollywood.com.

 

Clips Contained in this Podcast:

Hollywood & the Stars – Those Fabulous Musicals

“That’s Entertainment” performed by Fred Astaire (from Band Wagon)

Clips from the trailer for Footlight Parade.

Frank Sinatra talking about Broadway Melody of 1940 from That’s Entertainment

Eleanor Powell’s speech at the AFI Tribute to Fred Astaire

“Tico Tico” by Ethel Smith (from Bathing Beauty)

Clips from the trailer for The Harvey Girls.

“I Left My Hat in Haiti” performed by Fred Astaire (from A Royal Wedding)

Clips from the trailer for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

“I Enjoy Being a Girl” performed by B.J. Baker (from Flower Drum Song)

“Well, Did You Evah?” performed by Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn (from At Long Last Love)

Clips from the trailer for Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

 

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Recorded on June 1st, 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

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May Prompt – Shame Swap!

Seeing as how its already May 10 and we’ll have a shortened Shame cycle this month, I wanted to do something completely different. If it sets your Shameful hearts afire, that’s great and maybe we’ll do it again! If not, we’ll toss this into the bin for misfit ideas and forget it ever existed. You’re going to have to follow me on this idea. Ready?

I want you to find a friend. Yes. You need friends for this exercise. You’ll also need to communicate with your friend. Once you have that friend, you’ll swap Shames! You’ll watch their most favorite movie that you haven’t seen. They’ll watch your most favorite movie that they haven’t seen.

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Got it?

For example, let’s say my “friend” has a Top 100 list on Letterboxd.com. I scan his list and note that the first movie on this list that I haven’t seen is his 12th favorite movie, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). That’s my pick.

Now, my “friend” scans my Top 100 list on Letterboxd.com and recognizes his first unseen movie at #15 — Let It Ride (1989).

He watches Let It Ride and I watch Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Any questions? Once you’ve watched you’ll craft a nice little writeup and share it with Cinema Shame by tagging us on Twitter or emailing the link to cinemashame@gmail.com.

Use the following images to spread the Shame!

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April Shamedown

Due to the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival and related shenanigans, the Shamedown is a little tardy this month, but we’ll get things back on track forthwith. Thanks to all of our April contributors and moviewatchers! If we missed any of your posts, please send us the link at cinemashame@gmail.com or tag us on a tweet featuring your link.

April Prompt: Movies from the 2018 TCMFF

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@movielovebogart abides with a first time watch of The Big Lebowski -https://cinemashame.wordpress.com/2018/05/10/a-world-of-pain-april-shame-prompt/

@007hertzrumble saddles up Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the Westhttp://thirtyhertzrumble.com/once-upon-a-time-in-the-west-cinema-shame/

 

Shamedown:

@RaquelStecher overcomes some old TCMFF-related SHAME! with a first-time watch of Fiddler on the Roof — http://www.outofthepastblog.com/2018/05/cinema-shame-fiddler.html

@Realweegiemidget Midget watches a non-Bond Roger Moore classic North Sea Hijack (aka Ffolkes) — https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/north-sea-hijack-1980/

@007hertzrumble finally embraces the concert film/performance art that is Stop Making Sensehttp://thirtyhertzrumble.com/stop-making-sense-cinema-shame/

@TakingUpRoom goes deep sea diving with Voyage to the Bottom of the Seahttps://takinguproom.wordpress.com/2018/04/12/voyage-to-the-bottom-of-the-sea/

 

Podcast:

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CinemaShame goes to the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival –https://cinemashame.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/episode-11-tcmff-2018-raquel-stecher-jessica-pickens/

Episode 11: TCMFF 2018 / Raquel Stecher & Jessica Pickens

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A very special on-location episode: Raquel Stecher, Jessica Pickens and James talk about their most anticipated first-time watches from the 2018 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. We move on to tank tops, golden age Hollywood dinner parties, and attempt to eliminate “classics” they’d like to see taken down a peg while elevating something worthy of greater adoration.

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – Attended his fourth TCM Film Festival in 2018.

Raquel Stecher (@raquelstecher) – Attended her sixth TCM Film Festival in 2018. Blogs about classic film at outofthepastblog.com.

Jessica Pickens (@hollywoodcomet) – Attended her fifth TCM Film Festival in 2018. Blogs about classic film (especially musicals!) at cometoverhollywood.com.

Clips Contained in this Podcast:

“TCM Intro” (circa 1995)

Tina Turner in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Robert Osborne and Alec Baldwin introduce Fail Safe.

Ben Mankiewicz introduces Grand Prix.

Trailer for Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

NCAA March Madness Theme

Paul Newman in The Sting

Dean Martin, Vincent Price and Ken Lane @ the Bar Galacto

Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne in The Quiet Man

Shirley MacLaine and Laurence Harvey in Two Loves

Flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz

A clip from The Reluctant Saint

A clip from The Locket

Michael Schlesinger discusses SH! The Octopus on Trailers from Hell!

“Springtime for Hitler” – from Mel Brooks’ The Producers

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Recorded on April 26th, 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

Episode 10: A Clockwork Orange / Stephanie Crawford

Stephanie Crawford confesses her Kubrickian Shame, addressing the absence of A Clockwork Orange in her moviewatching resume. Give it a slooshy, my chellovecks and devotchkas.

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – Has spent a lot of time talking about 2001 over multiple pints, feels like the lack of A Clockwork Orange in these conversations was a missed opportunity.

Stephanie Crawford (@scrawfish) – Freelance writer, co-host of the Screamcast podcast, and an all-around resplendent Twitter personality.

Music Contained in this Podcast:

“I Want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper” – Erika Eigen

“Theme from a Clockwork Orange (Beethoviana)” – Wendy Carlos

“Ninth Symphony, Second Movement” – Ludwig van Beethoven

“William Tell” – Wendy Carlos

“Title Music from A Clockwork Orange” – Wendy Carlos

“How are Things in Glocca Morra?” – Petula Clark, Fred Astaire

“(Peter and the Wolf) Introduction” – Weird “Al” Yankovic, Wendy Carlos

“Gravel Pit” – Wu-Tang Clan

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Recorded in March 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

Episode 9: Hitchcock Vol. 1 / Keith Bodayla

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Keith Bodayla joins the Shame Cast to divulge the fact that he hasn’t watched The Birds or Vertigo, so James makes him watch Lifeboat and Rope instead for the first of hopefully a number of conversations about the work of Alfred Hitchcock.

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – First watched Psycho at a very impressionable age.

Keith Bodayla (@theactualkeith) – Occasional writer, podcaster on shows including But You’re Wrong and The Documentary Show. Find all things related to him at theactualkeith.com.

Music Contained in this Podcast:

“Funeral March of a Marionette” – Charles Gounod

“Sink the Bismarck” – The Blues Brothers

“Trois Mouvements Perpetuals” – Francis Poulenc

“Constant Elevation” – Gravediggaz

Supplementary Links:

Hitchcock – Francois Truffaut

Rope on Blu-ray

Lifeboat on Blu-ray

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Recorded in January 2018. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.

Episode 8: Citizen Kane / Kristen Lopez

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Kristen Lopez confesses her dirty little secret to the world. She was a film writer and pop culture commentator that had not seen Citizen Kane. She joins James to confess and correct her shame. In this 90-minute conversation Kristen and James exorcise some demons and confront Citizen Kane’s place in film history, film criticism and popular culture. Is it possible to truly appreciate Citizen Kane without a proper cinematic education?

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CREDITS:

Talking Heads:

James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – First discovered Orson Welles by watching Transformers: The Movie.

Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film) – Film writer and pop culture commentator. She also runs the Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business podcasts.

Music Contained in this Podcast:

“Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Prelude” – Bernard Herrman

“Xanadu” – Olivia Newton-John & E.L.O.

Supplementary Links:

Kristen’s List of Shame on Letterboxd

Citizen Kane (BFI Classics), Laura Mulvey

Citizen Kane: A Filmmakers Journey, Harlan Lebo

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Recorded in December 2017. Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. Negative dollars are made from this podcast.