Episode 18: FEMALE HORROR with horror writer/director & actor in “Eyes Wide Shut” Stewart Thorndike

Episode 18: FEMALE HORROR with horror writer/director & actor in “Eyes Wide Shut” Stewart Thorndike

Stewart Thorndike, who played Nuala in Eyes Wide Shut and is a horror movie writer and director (Lyle), discusses Wendy’s problematic situation, what’s missing in horror films, and what it was like to act for Kubrick.

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Part one of Rob Ager’s essay about the possible gold standard theme in The Shining

 

Trailer for Lyle (2015) written and directed by our guest, Stewart Thorndike

An extended interview with Stewart Thorndike about her experience acting for Kubrick in Eyes Wide Shut will be available on Patreon in March.

 

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Episode 17: THE CHAIR DEBATE with Off-Kilter Compositions & Alien Minute’s John Ingle, plus Joe Dator

Episode 17: THE CHAIR DEBATE with Off-Kilter Compositions & Alien Minute’s John Ingle, plus Joe Dator

Alien Minute’s John Ingle is joined by The New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator as we discuss subliminal advertising, a confusing dress, and the disappearing chair.

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The classic book from 1974

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Sex written in the ice cubes? Maaaaaaybe.

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2001 ROUNDTABLE EXCERPT with Bruce Handy of Vanity Fair, science journalist Corey Powell and Christopher Funderburg of The Pink Smoke

2001 ROUNDTABLE EXCERPT with Bruce Handy of Vanity Fair, science journalist Corey Powell and Christopher Funderburg of The Pink Smoke

An excerpt from a Patreon-only discussion of Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey.  This was an extremely fun roundtable, where we covered behind-the-scenes facts, the meaning of the movie, and debated its place in movie history.

 

Bruce Handy from Vanity Fair, who has an article in the current issue titled “2001: A Film Odyssey,” science journalist Corey Powell from Discover, American Scientist and Bill Nye, and film critic Christopher Funderburg from The Pink Smoke dig into what some consider the greatest movie ever made. A lively discussion with insider facts from the Kubrick Archive, fascinating science background info, and much debate over this movie’s place in the history of cinema.

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Episode 16: FOR MUSIC NERDS with musicologist Jonathan Stern

Episode 16: FOR MUSIC NERDS with musicologist Jonathan Stern

Musicologist Jonathan Stern discusses the stunning soundtrack to The Shining, how the overhead maze scene was shot, plus Kubrick’s connection to Gilligan’s Island.

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Béla Bartók

György Ligeti

Krzysztof Penderecki

Henry Hall & The Gleneagles Hotel Band

Wendy Carlos


The Vampira Show

 

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Episode 15: TENNIS BALL’S OSCAR MOMENT with animator and radio personality John Schnall from the Midnight Matinee on WFMU

Episode 15: TENNIS BALL’S OSCAR MOMENT with animator and radio personality John Schnall from the Midnight Matinee on WFMU

WFMU Midnight Matinee’s John Schnall sat through The Shining fourteen times when it first came out and lived to talk about it 37 years later for this week’s podcast.

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Folk song from Werner Herzog’s Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

 

Commercial from the Keep America Beautiful campaign in the 1970s, with the iconic crying Native American.

 

John Schnall’s highly experimental, totally nutso Midnight Matinee version of The Shining Polka. 

 

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Episode 14: INSIDE ELSTREE with Howard Berry, film historian at Elstree Studios

Episode 14: INSIDE ELSTREE with Howard Berry, film historian at Elstree Studios

Elstree Studios film historian Howie Berry dollops out some amazing inside scoops about the elevator of blood, continuity errors, and some scenes we’ll never see.

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A map of where everything was filmed at Elstree Studios.

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Watching the Vision Assist, which captured each day’s takes with Kubrick having to print the film. (He printed most of them anyway!)

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A TV spot with alternate takes never used in the film.

 

A call sheet from The Shining.

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Inspiration for continuity errors in the film?

From Stephen King’s The Shining

Danny lay awake in his bedroom, eyes open…

His glider floated overhead from a string. On his bureau the VW model, brought up from the roadway setup downstairs, glowed a dimly florescent purple. His books were in the bookcase, his coloring books on the desk. A place for everything and everything in its place, Mommy said. Then you know where it is when you want it. But now things had been misplaced. Things were missing. Worse still, things had been added, things you couldn’t quite see, like in one of those pictures that said CAN YOU SEE THE INDIANS? And if you strained and squinted, you could see some of them—the thing you had taken for a cactus at first glance was really a brave with a knife clamped in his teeth, and there were others hiding in the rocks, and you could even see one of their evil, merciless faces peering through the spokes of a covered wagon wheel. But you could never see all of them, and that was what made you uneasy. Because it was the ones you couldn’t see that would sneak up behind you, a tomahawk in one hand and a scalping knife in the other…

 

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Episode 13: STANLEY DOES IT ALL with Joe Dator from The New Yorker and cinephile Megan Dooley

Episode 13: STANLEY DOES IT ALL with Joe Dator from The New Yorker and cinephile Megan Dooley

Joe and Megan converse with me about conversations, we neurologically probe the smell of toast, and we are treated to a ditty by Scatman Crothers.

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An interview from 1980 with Mick Garris. Scatman sings at about 3:00.

Scatman and Redd Foxx on Sandford and Son in 1975

The coin toss scene in No Country for Old Men(2007), directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, with Javier Bardem and Gene Jones

Orson Welles and James Cotton in The Third Man (1949), directed by Carol Reed.

Peter Boyle and Robert DeNiro in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976)

John Huston and Jack Nicholson in Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974)

Toni Collette and Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (1999), directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The scene really begins (brilliantly) about a minute before this, with Haley’s character telling his mom about a ghost outside the car window. (If anyone has the whole clip, please let me know!)

Martin Landau and Sam Waterson in Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Lots of great conversation scenes in Alex Cox’s Repo Man (1984), here with Emilio Estevez and Fox Harris.

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