Monday, December 24, 2018

The Essential Films Podcast Episode #028: WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954)



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MERRY CHRISTMAS! On today’s holiday podcast adventure, Adolfo and Mark discuss:


  • 45 minutes all to myself
  • Holiday shopping
  • Holiday favorites
  • Rosemary Clooney’s phenomenal performance of “Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me”
  • Fred Astaire was the original choice to play Phil Davis.
  • VistaVision and the beautiful colors that pop off the screen.
  • George Chakiris cameo
  • Vera-Ellen’s tiny waist
  • What happened to this business?
  • Modern Musicals VS Classic Musicals
  • Weirdsmobile!


FILMS REFERENCED:


  • HOLIDAY INN (1942)
  • CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT (1945)
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
  • MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947)
  • AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)
  • WE’RE NO ANGELS (1955)
  • SOUTH PACIFIC (1958)
  • WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
  • SCROOGED (1988)
  • HOME ALONE (1990)
  • THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)
  • HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK (1992)
  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017)
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS (2018)
  • BLOCKERS (2018)
  • BUMBLEBEE (2018)


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Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Essential Films Podcast: Episode #027 - BEN-HUR (1959)



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On today’s adventure, Adolfo and Mark unsheathe their swords and grab some sandals as they discuss William Wyler’s 1959 cinematic epic, BEN-HUR! On this week’s show:


  • Sauce or gravy?
  • Thanksgiving Movie Traditions
  • William Wyler’s work on the original BEN-HUR
  • “It took a Jew to make a good movie about Jesus.”
  • The genre of Christian Epics
  • Not showing Jesus’ face
  • No CGI, just a lot of money put into practical effects, props and sets
  • Charlton as a Jew or as a Mexican?
  • Homoerotic subtext?
  • Christian fan service
  • Jesus cameos
  • Heston is JACKED
  • BROWN FACE!!
  • Leprechaun Colonies
  • Ben-Her and Ben-His



FILMS REFERENCED:


  • THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
  • BEN-HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST (1925)
  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
  • GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
  • MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947)
  • QUO VADIS (1951)
  • THE ROBE (1953)
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)
  • TOUCH OF EVIL (1958)
  • SPARTACUS (1960)
  • BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961)
  • THE KING OF KINGS (1961)
  • LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
  • THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (1964)
  • THE GREATEST STORY OF EVER TOLD (1965)
  • THE BIBLE… IN THE BEGINNING (1966)
  • CALIGULA (1979)
  • REDS (1981)
  • PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987)
  • THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988)
  • FORREST GUMP (1994)
  • TITANIC (1997)
  • SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
  • STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999)
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003)
  • THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (2004)
  • THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015)


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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

100 Greatest Horror Movie Quotes




Happy Halloween! As is our somewhat annual tradition, this website presents you with another "Top 100" horror themed list! This year, I present the 100 Greatest Horror Movie Quotes. The following quotes are the most iconic, most famous or most brilliant quotes from horror movies from all eras.  Enjoy!

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100.  "Now Sid, don't you blame the movies. Movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!"
- Billy Loomis

SCREAM (1996)
Actor: Skeet Ulrich
Screenwriter:  Kevin Williamson
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99.  "I'm the ghost with the most, babe."
- Betelgeuse

BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Actor: Michael Keaton
Screenwriters: Michael McDowell, Warren Skaaren
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98.  "Welcome to prime time, bitch!"
- Freddy Krueger

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (1987)
Actor: Robert Englund
Screenwriters:  Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell
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97.  "One thing about livin' in Santa Carla I never could stomach. All the damn vampires."
- Grandpa

THE LOST BOYS (1987)
Actor: Barnard Hughes
Screenwriters:  Jan Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam
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96.  "We have such sights to show you!"
- Lead Cenobite [aka "Pinhead"]

HELLRAISER (1987)
Actor:  Doug Bradley
Screenwriter:  Clive Barker
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95.  "First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight, it'll kill him. Second, don't give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight."
- Chinese Boy

GREMLINS (1984)
Actor:  John Louie
Screenwriter: Chris Columbus
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94.  "You let him drown! You never paid any attention. Look what you did to him. Look what you did to him!"
- Mrs. Voorhees

FRIDAY THE 13th (1980)
Actor:  Betsy Palmer
Screenwriter:  Victor Miller
________________________

93.  "I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies."
- Ash

ALIEN (1979)
Actor: Ian Holm
Screenwriter: Dan O'Bannon
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92.  "$10,000 dollars for me by myself. For that, you get the head, the tail - the whole damn thing."
- Quint

JAWS (1975)
Actor:  Robert Shaw
Screenwriter:  Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb; Peter Benchley (novel)
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91.  FATHER KARRAS: "Where's Regan?"
       REAGAN/DEMON:  "In here. With us."

THE EXORCIST (1973)
Actors: Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Mercedes McCambridge
Screenwriter:  William Peter Blatty
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90.  "Mother! Oh, God! Mother!"
- Norman Bates

PSYCHO (1960)
Actor: Anthony Perkins
Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano; Robert Bloch (novel)
________________________

89.  "I never drink... wine."
- Count Dracula

DRACULA (1931)
Actor: Bela Lugosi
Screenwriter:  Bram Stoker (novel); Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston (play)
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88.  "Feed me, Seymour!"
- Audrey II

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)
Actor: Levi Stubbs
Screenwriter:  Howard Ashman
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87.  "Don't cross the streams."
- Dr. Egon Spengler

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
Actor:  Harold Ramis
Screenwriters:  Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
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86.  "There is more evil around us here than I have ever encountered before."
- Sherlock Holmes

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1959)
Actor: Peter Cushing
Screenwriter: Peter Bryan (from the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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85.  "Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!"
- Scotty

THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951)
Actor: Douglas Spencer
Screenwriter: Charles Lederer (based on story by John W. Campbell Jr.)
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84.  "Wolfman's got nards!"
- Horace

THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987)
Actor:  Brent Chalem
Screenwriters:  Shane Black, Fred Dekker
________________________

83.  "Give me back my hand.... GIVE ME BACK MY HAND!"
- Ash

EVIL DEAD II (1987)
Actor: Bruce Campbell
Screenwriters: Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel
________________________

82.  "Now clear your minds. It knows what scares you. It has from the very beginning. Don't give it any help, it knows too much already."
- Tangina

POLTERGEIST (1982)
Actor:  Zelda Rubinstein
Screenwriters: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor
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81.  "HE DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE COCK - A - DOODIE CAR!"
- Annie Wilkins

MISERY (1990)
Actor: Kathy Bates
Screenwriters:  Stephen King (novel), William Goldman (screenplay)
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80.  "Get to the chopper!"
- Dutch

PREDATOR (1987)
Actor: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Screenwriters:  Jim Thomas, John Thomas
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79.  DART PLAYER:  Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors.
       CHESS PLAYER: Beware the moon, lads.

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
Actors: David Schofield, Brian Glover
Screenwriter: John Landis
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78.  "Take car. Go to Mum's. Kill Phil - 'Sorry.' - grab Liz, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over. How's that for a slice of fried gold?"
- Shaun

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004)
Actor: Simon Pegg
Screenwriters: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
________________________

77.  "I need to return some videotapes."
- Patrick Bateman

AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000)
Actor: Christian Bale
Screenwriter: Bret Easton Ellis (novel), Mary Harron (screenplay)
________________________

76.  "This... is my BOOMSTICK!"
- Ash

ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992)
Actor: Bruce Campbell
Screenwriters: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
________________________

75.  "We've traced the call... it's coming from inside the house."
- Sgt. Sacker

WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (1979)
Actor: William Boyett
Screenwriters:  Steve Feke, Fred Walton
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74.  "You know, it's Halloween. I guess everybody's entitled to one good scare, huh?"
- Brackett

HALLOWEEN (1978)
Actor: Charles Cyphers
Screenwriters:  John Carpenter, Debra Hill
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73.  "Groovy."
- Ash

ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992)
Actor: Bruce Campbell
Screenwriters: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
________________________

72.  "Hi! I'm Chucky! Wanna play?"
- Chucky

CHILD'S PLAY (1988)
Actor: Brad Dourif
Screenwriters: Don Mancini, John Lafia, Tom Holland
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71.  "I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy!"
- Freddy Krueger

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
Actor: Robert Englund
Screenwriter:  Wes Craven
________________________

70.  "You gotta be fucking kidding."
- Palmer

THE THING (1982)
Actor:  David Clennon
Screenwriter:  Bill Lancaster
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69.  "Join us! Join us! Join us!"
- The Voice of the Evil

THE EVIL DEAD (1981)
Actor: Sam Raimi
Screenwriters: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
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68.  "Have you checked the children?"
- Curt Duncan

WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (1979)
Actor: Tony Beckley
Screenwriters:  Steve Feke, Fred Walton
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67.  "Fire... BAD!"
- The Monster

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
Actor: Boris Karloff
Screenwriter:  William Hurlbut; Mary Shelley (novel)
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66.  "It all floats down here!" or "We all float down here."
- Pennywise

IT (1990) & IT (2017)
Actors: Tim Curry (1990), Bill Skarsgård (2017)
Screenwriters: Tommy Lee Wallace, Lawrence D. Cohen (1990); Chase Palmerm, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman (2017); Stephen King (novel)
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65.  "You've seen horrible things. An army of nightmare creatures. But they are nothing compared to what came before. What lies below. It's our task to placate the Ancient Ones. As it's yours to be offered up to them. Forgive us. And let us get it over with."
- The Director

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012)
Actor: Sigourney Weaver
Screenwriter: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard
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64.  "I ain't got time to bleed."
- Blain

PREDATOR (1987)
Actor: Jesse Ventura
Screenwriters:  Jim Thomas, John Thomas
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63,  "Why don't we just wait here for a little while, see what happens."
- MacReady 

THE THING (1982)
Actor:  David Clennon
Screenwriter:  Bill Lancaster
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62.  "Darling. Light of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just gonna bash your brains in. I'm gonna bash 'em right the fuck in."
- Jack Torrance

THE SHINING (1980)
Actor: Jack Nicholson
Screenwriter:  Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson; Stephen King (novel)
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61.  "I met this six year-old child with this blank, pale emotionless face, and the blackest eyes - the Devil's eyes."
- Dr. Loomis

HALLOWEEN (1978)
Actor: Donald Pleasance
Screenwriters:  John Carpenter, Debra Hill
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60.  "Oh, no tears please. It's a waste of good suffering."
- Lead Cenobite [aka "Pinhead"]

HELLRAISER (1987)
Actor:  Doug Bradley
Screenwriter:  Clive Barker
________________________

59.  "Gimme some sugar, baby."
- Ash

ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992)
Actor: Bruce Campbell
Screenwriters: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
________________________

58.  "We'll tear your soul apart!"
- Lead Cenobite [aka "Pinhead"]

HELLRAISER (1987)
Actor:  Doug Bradley
Screenwriter:  Clive Barker
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57.  "That's it, man. Game over, man. Game over!
- Private Hudson

ALIENS (1986)
Actor: Bill Paxton
Screenwriter: James Cameron
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56.  "One, two, Freddy's coming for you. / Three, four, better lock your door. / Five, six, grab your crucifix. / Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. / Nine, ten, never sleep again."
- Children

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
Screenwriter: Wes Craven
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55.  "Long live the new flesh."
- Max Renn

VIDEODROME (1983)
Actor: James Woods
Screenwriter: David Cronenberg
________________________

54.  "You know what the most frightening thing in the world is? It's fear."
- Mark Lewis

PEEPING TOM (1960)
Actor:  Karlheinz Böhm
Screenwriter: Leo Marks
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53.  "Candyman. Candyman. Candyman."
- Helen Lyle

CANDYMAN (1992)
Actor: Virginia Madsen
Screenwriter: Clive Barker, Bernard Rose
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52.  "Be afraid. Be very afraid."
- Veronica

THE FLY (1986)
Actor:  Geena Davis
Screenwriter:  Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg
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51.  "I'm sorry to differ with you, sir. But you are the caretaker. You've always been the caretaker. I should know, sir. I've always been here."
- Delbert Grady

THE SHINING (1980)
Actor: Philip Stone
Screenwriter:  Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson; Stephen King (novel)
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50.  "I like to disect girls. Did you know I'm utterly insane?"
- Patrick Bateman

AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000)
Actor: Christian Bale
Screenwriter: Bret Easton Ellis (novel), Mary Harron (screenplay)
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49.  "I'm scared to close my eyes, I'm scared to open them! We're gonna die out here!"
- Heather

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999)
Actor: Heather Donahue
Screenwriters: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
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48.  "Do you like scary movies?"
- Phone Voice

SCREAM (1996)
Actor: Roger Jackson
Screenwriter: Kevin Williamson
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47.  TINA: Please, God.
       FREDDY:  THIS is God.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
Actors: Amanda Wyss, Robert Englund
Screenwriter: Wes Craven
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46.  "The box, you opened it, we came."
- Lead Cenobite [aka "Pinhead"]

HELLRAISER (1987)
Actor:  Doug Bradley
Screenwriter:  Clive Barker
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45.  "Ray, next time someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!"
- Winston Zedmore

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
Actor: Ernie Hudson
Screenwriters: Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd
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44.  "You wanna see something REALLY scary?"
- Car Passenger

THE TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE (1983)
Actor: Dan Aykroyd
Screenwriter:  John Landis
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43.  "Sometimes, dead is better."
- Jud Crandall

PET SEMATARY (1989)
Actor: Fred Gwynne
Screenwriter:  Stephen King
________________________

42.  "They mostly come at night. Mostly."
- Newt

ALIENS (1986)
Actor: Carrie Henn
Screenwriter: James Cameron
________________________

41.  "Look at me, Damien! It's all for you!"
- Nanny

THE OMEN (1976)
Actor: Holly Palance
Screenwriter: David Seltzer
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40.  "We accept you, one of us! Gooble Gobble!"
- Freaks

FREAKS (1932)
Actors: Various
Screenwriter: Willis Goldbeck, Leon Gordon
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39.  "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."
- Count Dracula

DRACULA (1931)
Actor: Bela Lugosi
Screenwriter:  Bram Stoker (novel); Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston (play)
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38.  "I RENOUNCE GOD! I RENOUNCE HIM! I shall rise from my own death, to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness!"
- Dracula

BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992)
Actor: Gary Oldman
Screenwriter: James V Hart (Screenplay), Bram Stoker (Novel)
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37.  "Redrum! Redrum! Redrum!"
- Danny Torrance

THE SHINING (1980)
Actor: Danny Lloyd
Screenwriter:  Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson; Stephen King (novel)
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36.  "There are certain RULES that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie."
- Randy

SCREAM (1996)
Actor: Jamie Kennedy
Screenwriter:  Kevin Williamson
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35.  "But ya are, Blanche! Ya are in that chair!"

- Baby Jane Hudson

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962)
Actor:  Bette Davis
Screenwriter: Henry Farrell (novel), Lukas Heller
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34.  "When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth."
- Peter

DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)
Actor: Ken Foree
Screenwriter:  George A. Romero
________________________

33.  "I'm not even gonna swat that fly. I hope they are watching. They'll see. They'll see and they'll know and they'll say, 'Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly.'"
- Mrs. Bates

PSYCHO (1960)
Actor: Jeanette Nolan
Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano; Robert Bloch (novel)
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32.  "They're here already. You're next!"
- Dr. Miles J. Bennell

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)
Actor:  Kevin McCarthy
Screenwriters:  Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay), Jack Finney (Collier's magazine serial)
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31.  "I'll swallow your soul!"
- Deadite Henrietta

EVIL DEAD II (1987)

Actor:  Lou Hancock
Screenwriters: Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel
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30.  "Heeeere's Johnny!"
- Jack Torrance

THE SHINING (1980)
Actor: Jack Nicholson
Screenwriter:  Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson; Stephen King (novel)
_______________________

29.  "Where should we be if no one tried to find out what lies beyond? Have you never wanted to look beyond the clouds and the stars, or to know what causes the trees to bud? And what changes the darkness into light?
- Dr. Henry Frankenstein

FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
Actor: Colin Clive
Screenwriters: Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh; Mary Shelley (novel)
________________________

28.  "Whatever you do, don't fall asleep."
- Nancy

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
Actor: Heather Langenkamp
Screenwriter: Wes Craven
________________________

27.  "You see, Jason was my son, and today is his birthday..."
- Mrs. Voorhees

FRIDAY THE 13th (1980)
Actor: Betsy Palmer
Screenwriter:  Victor Miller
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26.  "I am... Dracula."
- Count Dracula

DRACULA (1931)
Actor: Bela Lugosi
Screenwriter:  Bram Stoker (novel); Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston (play)
________________________

25.  "They're all gonna laugh at you."
- Margaret White

CARRIE (1976)
Actor: Piper Laurie
Screenwriter: Lawrence D. Cohen; Stephen King (novel)
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24.  "I have crossed oceans of time to find you."
- Dracula

BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992)
Actor: Gary Oldman
Screenwriter: James V Hart (Screenplay), Bram Stoker (Novel)
________________________

23.  "I'm your number one fan."
- Annie Wilkes

MISERY (1990)
Actor: Kathy Bates
Screenwriters:  Stephen King (novel), William Goldman (screenplay)
________________

22.  "It was Beauty killed the Beast."
- Carl Denham

KING KONG (1933)
Actor: Robert Armstrong
Screenwriters:  James Creelman, Ruth Rose
________________________

21.  "Hail to the king, baby."
- Ash

ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992)
Actor: Bruce Campbell
Screenwriters: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
________________________

20.  "What have you done to it? What have you done to its eyes?" ... "What have you done to him you MANIACS!"
- Rosemary

ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968)
Actor: Mia Farrow
Screenwriters:  Ira Levin (novel), Roman Polanski (screenplay)
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19.  "We belong dead."
- The Monster

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
Actor: Boris Karloff
Screenwriter:  William Hurlbut; Mary Shelley (novel)
________________________

18.  "I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner."
- Dr. Hannibal Lecter

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
Actor: Anthony Hopkins
Screenwriter:  Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
________________________

17.  "Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!"
- Dr. Peter Venkman

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
Actor: Bill Murray
Screenwriters: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
________________________

16.  "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.
- Nada

THEY LIVE (1988)
Actor: Roddy Piper
Screenwriter:  John Carpenter
________________________

15.  "What an excellent day for an exorcism."
- Reagan MacNeill/Demon

THE EXORCIST (1973)
Actor: Linda Blair, Mercedes McCambridge
Screenwriters: William Peter Blatty
_______________________

14.  "There is no Dana, only Zuul."
- Dana Barrett

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
Actor: Sigourney Weaver
Screenwriters: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
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13.  "It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again."
- Jame Gumb [aka "Buffalo Bill"]

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
Actor:  Ted Levine
Screenwriter:  Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
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12.  "Well, a boy's best friend is his mother."
- Norman Bates

PSYCHO (1960)
Actor: Anthony Perkins
Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano; Robert Bloch (novel)
________________________

11.  "What's in the box?!"
- Detective David Mills

SE7EN (1995)
Actor: Brad Pitt
Screenwriter:  Andrew Kevin Walker
________________________

10.  "Get away from her, you BITCH!"
 - Ripley

ALIENS (1986)
Actor: Sigourney Weaver
Screenwriter: James Cameron
________________________

9.  "To a new World of Gods and Monsters."
- Dr. Pretorius 

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
Actor: Ernest Thesiger
Screenwriter:  William Hurlbut; Mary Shelley (novel)
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8.  "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."
- Dr. Hannibal Lecter

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
Actor: Anthony Hopkins
Screenwriter:  Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
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7.  "They're heeeere!"
- Carol Anne

POLTERGEIST (1982)
Actor:  Heather O'Rourke
Screenwriters: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor
________________________

6.  "You're gonna need a bigger boat."
- Chief Brody

JAWS (1975)
Actor: Roy Scheider
Screenwriter:  Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb; Peter Benchley (novel)
________________________

5.  "They're coming to get you, Barbara!"
- Johnny

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)
Actor: Russell Streiner
Screenwriter:  John Russo, George Romero
________________________

4.  "The Power of Christ compels you!"
- Father Merrin and Father Karras

THE EXORCIST (1973)
Actors: Max Von Sydow and Jason Miller
Screenwriters: William Peter Blatty
_______________________

3.  "It's alive! It's alive!"
- Dr. Henry Frankenstein

FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
Actor: Colin Clive
Screenwriters: Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh; Mary Shelley (novel)
________________________

2.  "I see dead people."
- Cole Sear

THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)
Actor: Haley Joel Osment
Screenwriter: M. Night Shyamalan
________________________

1.  "We all go a little mad sometimes."
- Norman Bates

PSYCHO (1960)
Actor: Anthony Perkins
Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano; Robert Bloch (novel)

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Essential Films Podcast: Episode #026 - PSYCHO (1960)



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EPISODE DESCRIPTION
On today’s adventure, Adolfo and Mark go a little mad for Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960)

On this week’s show:

• Discovering Hitchcock
• One of the earliest “slasher” films
• The Bernard Herrmann score and Mark’s uh… impression(?) of it.
• Hitchcock’s A-list B-Movie
• “No Bail for the Judge”
• How Hitchcock convinced Paramount to distribute the film
• The book by Robert Bloch
• Ed Gein and the on-screen villains he “inspired”
• The “Inside Psycho” podcast
• Setting a new level of violence
• The dissolving of the Production Code
• A flushing toilet!
• Hitchcock’s marketing strategy
• William Castle’s carnie antics
• Marion Crane has NO chill
• The differences between the book and the film
• Norman portrayed as a sympathetic character
• The Shower Scene
• How Bernard Herrmann earned double his salary
• Chocolate Syrup for blood
• Killing your main character halfway through the film.
• Martin Balsam’s underrated performance.
• “What the hell did I just see?”
• The psychiatrist sequence and why it’s a flaw of the film
• The Sequels and the horrible 1998 remake
• The death of Filmstruck
• Always buy physical media!



FILMS REFERENCED:

• REBECCA (1940)
• SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1944)
• SPELLBOUND (1945)
• NOTORIOUS (1946)
• REAR WINDOW (1954)
• DIABOLIQUE (1955)
• VERTIGO (1958)
• THE TINGLER (1959)
• NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
• HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)
• THE BIRDS (1963)
• THE EXORCIST (1973)
• THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
• HALLOWEEN (1978)
• DRESSED TO KILL (1980)
• ROCKY III (1982)
• ROCKY IV (1985)
• THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
• THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991)
• ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES (1993)
• SCREAM (1996)
• GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)
• ARMAGEDDON (1998)
• PSYCHO (1998)
• HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES (2003)
• THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (2005)
• HITCHCOCK (2012)
• CREED II (2018)

LINKS:
INSIDE PSYCHO PODCAST
Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection
YouTube Page

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