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Romantic Comedies: A Guide for Lovers

Scientific studies show that couples who watch romantic movies together and then discuss them and their feelings about them have a much higher “stay-together rate” than couples who enter traditional therapy. Phil Hall’s guest on this episode is Pamela Jaye Smith, author of “Romantic Comedies: These Films Can Save Your Love Life!”

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

The full episode can be heard here.

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Pre-Code Hollywood: The Naughty Years

Once upon a time, Hollywood was very, very naughty – violence, drugs, and sex were offered the audiences with a sinful flair! On this episode, Phil Hall celebrates the halcyon days of that raucous, ribald period with Lou Sabini, author of the upcoming book “Sex in the Cinema: The ‘Pre-Code’ Years (1929-1934).”

The full episode can be heard here.

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W.C. Fields: Yes! Yes!

W.C. Fields was the ultimate comedy anarchist: an unapologetic misanthrope who battled and bumbled his way through a hostile world. On today’s show, film historian James L. Neibaur, author of the new book “The W.C. Fields Films,” celebrates the life and career of this brilliant funny man.

The episode can be heard here
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Jack Nicholson: The Early Years

Everyone is familiar with Jack Nicholson’s Oscar-winning and -nominated performances, as well as his icon roles in beloved cult films. But less attention is bestowed on his early screen work – and many of these films only gained belated notice after Jack’s rise to superstardom. Today, we are honored to have the celebrated film historian James L. Neibaur, author of “The Essential Jack Nicholson,” to discuss the star’s earlier films, including his now-classic collaborations with Roger Corman and Monte Hellman.

The episode can be heard here.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

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Carmine Capobianco: Underground Film Icon

Carmine Capiobianco is the beloved star of such below-the-radar/over-the-top classics as “Psychos in Love,” “Galactic Gigolo,” “Land of College Prophets,” “Bikini Bloodbath” and “The Sins of Dracula.” Most recently, he starred in Debbie Rochon’s “Model Hunger” and the documentary “VHS Massacre.” On today’s show, Carmine discusses his illustrious career in underground cinema with host Phil Hall.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

The episode can be heard at this link.

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Jayne Mansfield: Va Va Voom!

One of the most fascinating figures in Hollywood history had one of the most fascinating figures in Hollywood history. On this episode, host Phil Hall celebrates the legacy of the ultimate blonde bombshell with Richard Koper, author of the biography “Affectionately, Jayne Mansfield.”

You can hear the episode at this link.

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Short Films Still Matter

This week’s podcast episode celebrates the continuing appeal of short films and the importance they play in launching new filmmaking talent. Host Phil Hall’s guest is Kim Adelman, author of “Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films,” which was recently republished in its third edition. She also reports on short films for Indiewire, co-programs the American Cinematheque’s annual Focus on Female Directors short film screening series, and is the co-founder of FFC Female Filmmaking Collective.

You can listen to the episode here.