o/t: Todd Mason’s Overlooked AV: reviews, interviews and more in re: films, television, radio, museums and more . . .

Yet another of Todd’s invaluable roundups. Click HERE to be magically transported to his Sweet Freedom blog, where you’ll find all the individual links.

  • Allan Fish: The Prestige
  • Anne Billson: Cloud Atlas
  • Anuk Bakvist: On the Silver Globe; Letters from a Dead Man
  • Bhob Stewart: The Spine and Chris Landreth; Department of the Interior and Apple Computer ad campaigns; comics
  • The Big Broadcast 31 July 2016
    7 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
    “The Molly K. Matter” Parts 3 and 4 (CBS, Original airdates October 12 and 13, 1955)
    7:30 p.m. Philco Radio Time starring Bing Crosby, with special guest Jack Benny
    (ABC, Original airdate March 3, 1948)
    8 p.m. Gunsmoke
    “Ugly”, episode 279 (CBS, Original airdate December 15, 1957)
    8:20 p.m. The Adventures of Superman
    “Airplane Disasters at Bridger Field” Part #3 (MBS, Original airdate May 3, 1940)
    8:30 p.m. Dragnet
    “Auto Burglaries – Myra the Redhead” (NBC, Original airdate September 1, 1949)
    9 p.m. The Six Shooter
    “The Coward” (NBC, Original airdate September 27, 1953)
    9:30 p.m. Exploring Tomorrow (hosted by John W. Campbell, Jr.)
    “Telepaths” (Mutual/MBS, Original airdate May 7, 1958)
    10 p.m. Counterspy
    “The Case of the Hijacked Country” (ABC, Original airdate April 20, 1950)
    10:30 p.m. Screen Guild Theater
    “Strawberry Blonde” (CBS, Original airdate October 5, 1941)
  • Bill Crider: Hairspray (2007 film) [trailer]; The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015 film) [trailer]
  • Bob Clark: Neon Genesis Evangelion; Paprika; Ghost in the Shell; Until the End of the World;
  • B. V. Lawson: Media Murder (and more) (and for good measure)
  • Classic Movie Salon: Wild Strawberries (discussion on 7 August)
  • Colin McGuigan: Madigan; Apache Territory
  • Comedy Film Nerds: Betsy Kalin; Juan Manuel Rocha; spoiler episode: Star Trek Beyond
  • Cult TV: Are You Being Served?
  • Cynthia Fuchs: Under the Sun; Nerve
  • Dan Stumpf: Tension (1949 film); Room 43 (aka Passport to Shame)
  • David Cramner: Mathematics and movies; “good” assassins; TED Talks: “Marcus du Sautoy: Symmetry, reality’s riddle”
    David Vineyard: Jigsaw (1962 film); Jamaica Run; Hannie Caulder
  • David Schleicher: Inception
  • Dean Treadway: Quatermass and the Pit
  • Elgin Bleecker: 7 Marilyn Monroe films
  • Elizabeth Foxwell: The Fat Man (1951 film); Book TV: Molly Guptil Manning: When Books Went to War; Mollé Mystery Theater: “The Gioconda Smile” (and other adaptations of the Huxley story); Kirk Douglas at UCLA; Web of Evidence (aka Beyond This Place)(1959 film); Bank Shot (1974 film)
  • Eric Hillis: A Kind of Loving
  • George Kelley: The Bourne Trilogy
  • “Gilligan Newton-John”: The House That Dripped Blood
  • Iba Dawson: Iba’s Mom’s Favorite Films
  • Ira Brooker: Underrated films of 1976
  • Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: The Lieutenant (1963-64 tv); Star Trek series on the H&I network
  • Jack Seabrook: The Hitchcock Project so far; Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Touché”
  • Jackie Kashian: Robin Ryan on roller derby; Joe DeRosa on horror films and Paul Giamatti; Rory Scovel on golf
  • Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin: The Jackie and Laurie Show
  • Jacqueline T. Lynch: The Mortal Storm; Address Unknown; Storm Warning; Planet of the Apes (1968 film) revival and the perfect theater
  • Jaimie Grijalba: Southland Tales
  • Jake Hinkson: Robert Ryan
  • James Clark: Knight of Cups; Blow Out
  • James Reasoner: The Talk of the Town; Saddle the Wind; The 5th Wave
  • Janet Varney: The JV Club
  • J. D. Lafrance: Repo Man
  • Jerry House: The Roy Rogers Show: “The Case of the Mysterious Puppet” (Mutual/MBS Radio); The Stranger (1946 film); Denninger the Mentalist: Dorothy Killgalen; She-Demons; Bob Newhart: “The Driving Instructor”; The CBS Radio Mystery Theater: “The Old Ones are Hard to Kill”; Jail Bait (1953 film); Suspense: “Post Mortem” (CBS Radio)
  • John Grant: “La moglie”; Le dos au mur; The Dark Tower (1943 film); Before Dawn (1933 film); Anna Lucasta (1949 film); Wild Ones on Wheels
  • John Greco: The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film)
  • John Scoleri: Dark Shadows Before I Die: the episodes reviewed
  • Jonathan Lewis: Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum; Forty Guns; Night Unto Night; She Gods of the Shark Reef
  • Karen Hannsberry: Red Headed Woman; Dance, Fool, Dance
  • Kate Laity: The Viktor Wynd Museum; My Little Pony; “Punk 1976-78” at the British Museum; Georgiana Houghton at Courtald; “Conceptual Art” at the Tate Britain; Radio Girls; Tate Modern and the Switch House
  • Ken Levine: Starting on The Simpsons; Ratings in radio; Radio storytellers; braindead plotting on Brain Dead; writing dialog
  • Kliph Nesteroff: Paul Krassner; The Bill Dana Show (NBC TV 1964)
  • Kristina Dijan: The Mind Reader (1933 film); Queen Bee; Charley Varrick; Bicycle Thieves; July Film Diary
  • Laura G: Count the Hours; Crashing Hollywood; The Saint in Palm Springs; Arizona Legion; The Fighting Gringo (not a Trump campaign film)
  • Lee Price: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
  • Lesley Gaspar: Buster Keaton
  • Lindsay: Blonde Crazy
  • Lucy Brown: The Village
  • Martin Edwards: Kidnapping Freddy Heineken; The Passenger (1971 German tv series); Harrowgate Crime Festival; Spooks: The Greater Good; The Secret Agent (BBC-TV 2016)
  • Marty McKee: Maniac! (1977 film); Kill ‘Em All and Come Back Alone
  • Michael Shonk: Court Martial (1966 ABC-TV series); Beyond Reasonable Doubt (syndicated US radio series, 1939-40)
  • Mildred Perkins: Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Mitchell Hadley: TV Guide, 21 July 1956
  • Movie Sign with the Mads: Valley of the Dolls; The Warriors; Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Noel Vera: The Captive Virgins
  • Patti Abbott: The Kings of Kallstadt (among the worst films seen); The Fisher King
  • Patricia Nolan-Hall: Hal Roach
  • Paul Brazill: Topsy-Turvy
  • Prashant Trikannad: The Intern
  • Raquel Stecher: The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
  • Rick: The Olympic Games in film
  • Robert Hornak: Dr. Strangelove
  • Rod Lott: Zoombies
  • Roderick Heath: The War of the Worlds (1953 film); Zardoz; The Time Machine (1960 film)
  • “Rupert Pupkin”: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 film)
  • Ruth Kerr: Reunion in France
  • Salome Wilde: Hangmen Also Die!; The Wrong Road; Penny Dreadful
  • Sam Juliano: Killer Klowns from Outer Space; It! The Terror Beyond Space
  • Sanchin Gandhi: The Truman Show; District 9
  • Sanford Allen: Ceres; the Juno mission
  • Scott Cupp: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920 film)
  • Sergio Angelini: The Bourne afterbirth
  • Stacia Jones: “Big” noir
  • Stacie Ponder: Witchery
  • Stephen Bowie: The Defenders (CBS-TV)
  • Stephen Mullen: Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Steve HL: Anthology: Pilot Episode: Theodore Sturgeon, Helen Hayes, et al. (NBC Radio)
  • Steve Lewis: Employees Entrance; The Brotherhood; Second Chance (1953 film)
  • Television Obscurities: NBC 1969-70 Monday Primetime; W.E.B. (NBC 1978)
  • Theresa Brown: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941 film)
  • Todd Mason: readings on record by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Tynan: Elevator to the Gallows; The Mark of Zorro (1940 film)
  • Victoria Loomes: A Thousand and One Nights (1945 film)
  • Vienna: Shack Out on 101; Cary Grant Festival in Bristol; Marni Nixon
  • Walker Martin: PulpFest 2016




5 thoughts on “o/t: Todd Mason’s Overlooked AV: reviews, interviews and more in re: films, television, radio, museums and more . . .

  1. On a completely different topic, you’ve inspired me to read more thrillers/mysteries from yesteryear. At the library book sale this morning, I found a Philo Vance novel, “The Greene Murder Case”. Looks like a terrific read!

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