Jun 28, 2023

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: June Round-up

With the passing of Harry Belafonte and Treat Williams on my mind, I searched out great tributes to these actors in my podcast listening this month. While I usually focus on new episodes; I often find myself going back to catch older episodes I've missed, and which better suit my interests at a later date. All episode titles link to the shows: 

Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast 
October 6, 2019 

I was devastated to learn Treat Williams had left us so suddenly. This episode of the also dearly departed Gilbert Gottfried’s excellent podcast from a few years back has always stayed with me. I love the playful joy of their conversation.

Cinema Junkie 
June 6, 2023 

Silent film accompanist Ben Model celebrates the tenth anniversary of his DVD label Undercrank Productions with Beth Accomando. He shares his history, process, and what he is doing to keep the love of silent film alive.

Maltin on Movies 
June 2, 2023 

Not only is this conversation with director John Badham (Saturday Night Fever) a delight, but it’s a must-listen for aspiring filmmakers. Badham was ahead of his time when it came to working with actors. He learned quickly to listen rather than pull rank.
Micheux Mission 
April 25, 2023 

There’s a great tribute to Harry Belafonte in the first part of this episode, including a list of suggested films that are notable in that they include comedies. As I had only seen Belafonte in dramas myself, it was interesting to hear the hosts discuss his comic chops.

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