o/t: Todd Mason’s Overlooked A/V: Films, Television, Radio and More

Yes, it’s another episode of the useful roundup (click HERE for all the individual links). This week, for once, let Todd do his own introducing of it:

The weekly roundup of reviews, interviews, and other citations of (often, though not always) underappreciated examples of the dramatic and related arts; for the first time, not one but two citations of an auction, as well (and two defenses of Hallmark Channel programming; I don’t disagree). As always, please let me know if I’ve missed your or anyone else’s contribution this week in comments… thanks.

  • Anne Billson: Godzilla (1998 film); Movietalk: “Blockbusters”
  • Anonymous: Carnal Knowledge; In a World…; 4 films that all happen in a single location each (two Hitchcocks, neither Rope); Kid Brother (Harold Lloyd)
  • Benjamin Poole: Daemos Rising
  • Bhob Stewart: “The Monkey Business Illusion”; “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg”; The Firesign Theater and I Think We’re All Bozos on this Bus; Stan Freberg on The Dick Cavett Show; Six Feet Under finale; Moebius painting
  • The Big Broadcast, 26 June 2016:
    * 7 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
    “The Callicles Matter” Parts 3 and 4 (CBS, Original airdates May 2 and May 3, 1956)
    * 7:30 p.m. Burns And Allen
    “George Wants To Kick Meredith Willson Out” (NBC, Original airdate January 24, 1946)
    * 8 p.m. Gun smoke
    “Bull” (CBS, Original airdate November 3, 1957)
    * 8:30 p.m. The Stan Freberg Show
    “The Musical Sheep” (CBS, Original airdate July 14, 1957)
    * 9 p.m. The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
    “The Red Wind” (NBC, Original airdate June 17, 1947)
    * 9:30 p.m. Suspense
    “A Friend To Alexander” (CBS, Original airdate June 15, 1944)
    * 10 p.m. Lux Radio Theater
    “Captain Blood” (CBS, Original airdate February 22, 1937)
  • Bill Crider: Casino Royale(2006 film) [trailer]
  • Brian Arnold: Wham-O ads
  • B. V. Lawson: Media Murder
  • Chuck Esola: The Eyes of Annie Jones
  • Classic Movie Salon: this week viewing/discussing God’s Little Acre–join if you’d like
  • Colin McGulgan: Murder by Decree
  • Comedy Film Nerds: Wayne Federman
  • Cult TV: Doctor Who: “The War Machines”
  • Cynthia Fuchs: Tickled; Zero Days
  • David Cramner: The Americano; Hombre
  • David Vineyard: Appointment with Danger
  • Elgin Bleecker: In the Heat of the Night (1967 film)
  • Elizabeth Foxwell: Illegal
  • Eric Hillis: Ivan’s Children
  • Gary Deane: Fugitive Lady (aka La strada buie)
  • George Kelley: Mystery Woman
  • “Gilligan Newton-John”: Escape from Galaxy 3; Princess Warrior; Wonder Woman: “The Deadly Toys”
  • How Did This Get Made?: Simply Irresistible
  • Iba Dawson: 100 must-see films
  • Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Let Freedom Ring; Merry Wives of Reno; Rogue’s Gallery (1945 radio)
  • Jack Seabrook: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore”
  • Jackie Kashian: Ivan Van Norman and Andy Ashcraft on zombies in popular culture, Role-Playing Games (RPGs) and otherwise; The Band Wagon; Holiday
  • Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin: The Jackie and Laurie Show
  • Jacqueline T. Lynch: Dive Bomber
  • James Reasoner: In the Heart of the Sea
  • Janet Varney: Connie Chung
  • J.D. Lafrance: The Parallax View
  • Jerry House: Phantom Ship aka The Mystery of the Marie Celeste; TED Talks: “Talking to Strangers”
  • Los tallos amargos
  • John Grant: A Taste of Evil
  • John Scoleri: Dark Shadows Before I Die: the episodes reviewed
  • Jonathan Lewis: Vera Cruz; Ski Troop Patrol
  • K. A. Laity: “The Lost Library of John Dee”; Death of a Scoundrel
  • Karen Hannsberry: TCM Film Festival: Los tallos amargos; Shanghai Express; The Conversation; some of Karen’s least-favored actors
  • Ken Levine: “comedy in theory”; The Late Showexploitation
  • Kliph Nesteroff: Orson Bean
  • Kristina Dijan: Late Spring; Early Summer; Tokyo Story
  • Laura G.: Marine Raiders; Crack-Up; Dinky; The Affairs of Susan; TCM September; Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery
  • Lesley Gaspar: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931 film)
  • Lindsey: The Bachelor (1999 film)
  • Lucy Brown: Curtain Call
  • Martin Edwards: Felixstowe Book Festival
  • Marty McKee: Three the Hard Way
  • Mathew Paust: The Moth: “The Apron Strings of Savannah”
  • Mildred Perkins: Plants vs. Zombies
  • Mitchell Hadley: TV Guide, 29 June 1968; Of Black America: “Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed”; Minneapolis/St. Paul tv, 2 July 1968
  • Noel Vera: Anomalisa
  • Patricia Abbott: Sisters (1990s NBC-TV series)
  • Patricia Nolan-Hall: The Bishop Misbehaves
  • Paul Brazill: If…
  • Randy Johnson: Mystery Street
  • Raquel Stecher: Profiles in History Auction
  • Rick: The War of the Worlds (1953 film); why aren’t US film buffs more interested in foreign film?
  • Rod Lott: The Nightmare (2015 documentary); Five Golden Dragons; The Gorilla Gang; Chosen Survivors
  • Ron Scheer: Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
  • “Rupert Pupkin”: Underrated films of 1976
  • Ruth Kerr: It’s a Great Feeling
  • “Sarah Jane”: Underrated films of 1986
  • Salome Wilde: High Anxiety; Richard Widmark; Border Incident; Strange Illusion; The Scarf; Night World; Not as a Stranger; Black Friday
    Scott A. Cupp: American Pop
  • Sergio Angelini: Not a Well Woman; Philip Marlowe (BBC Radio 4)
  • Stacia Jones: Profiles in History Auction
  • Stacie Ponder: Alucarda; Nude for Satan (some NSFW imagery, arguably in both)
  • Stephen Bowie: Mannix
  • Steve Lewis: Stop Me Before I Kill!
  • Television Obscurities: US Fall TV schedule, 2000
  • Theresa Brown: Devil’s Doorway
  • Victoria Loomes: The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Vienna: Sudden Fear; the ruby slippers of The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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