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Jan 01 2015

Episode 47: Tanks, Bazookas, and the Great Whatsit: Part 1

0047 Aldrich 1Happy New Year, dear listeners! Today, we herald 2015 with the first half of a two-episode pairing about director Robert Aldrich! Even better than that, we are joined by podcaster extraordinaire Noel Thingvall, who has seen nearly every Aldrich film and has so many things to teach us.

The wine for this episode was provided by devoted listener Elliott James: Kenwood Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. We know he loves us, because, wow, it’s quite the wine. We highly recommend you find a bottle of it. Thank you so much, Elliott!

More show notes behind the cut!

Robert Aldrich movies mentioned:
Big Leaguer (1953)
World for Ransom (1954)
Apache (1954)
Vera Cruz (1954)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
The Big Knife (1955)
Autumn Leaves (1956)
Attack (1956)
The Garment Jungle (1957)
Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)
The Angry Hills (1959)
The Last Sunset (1961)
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
4 for Texas (1963)
Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Other movies mentioned:
A Chorus Line
Starship Troopers
Halloween
Batman
What’s the Matter with Helen?

People mentioned:
Robert Aldrich
John Milius
Ernest Borgnine
David Fincher
Burt Lancaster
Ralph Meeker
Mickey Spillane
George Kennedy
Clifford Odets
Jack Palance
Ida Lupino
Rod Steiger
Joan Crawford
Cliff Robertson
Eddie Albert
Lee Marvin
Bette Davis
Douglas Sirk
Ridley Scott
Miklos Rosza
Stewart Granger
Victor Buono
Henry Farrell
Adam Sandler
Agnes Moorehead
Joseph Cotten
Olivia de Havilland
Lucas Heller

Links to Noel’s other projects:
I Love Hate Remakes
Monthly Midnight Movie Exchange
Masters of Carpentry
The Noel Network

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