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The Monkees in “Head”

What a difference a half-century makes: dismissed by critics and ignored by audiences when first released in 1968, the Monkees’ sole feature film “Head” is now considered a cult classic rich with innovative psychedelic effects, razor-edged satire and a wonderful score. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” we reconsider this last hurrah of Monkee-mania with Peter Mills, author of “The Monkees, Head, and the 60s.”

The episode can be heard here.

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

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The Godfather: The Greatest Movie Ever?

I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse: an episode devoted to the Corleone family and their impact on movie history. Our guest on this episode is film critic Jerry Roberts, who cites “The Godfather” as his all-time fave. But is it the all-time best film? Let’s talk!

The episode can be heard here.

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

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Jamaica: The Land of Film

For the past century, Jamaica has been the setting for scores of classic films. On this episode, we are joined by Peter Polack, author of “Jamaica, The Land of Film,” who discusses the role played by this Caribbean gem in filmmaking from the silent movie era through today’s digital age.

The episode can be heard here.

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

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Jean Seberg Leaves Us Breathless

Jean Seberg was one of the most enchanting yet elusive figures in 1960s cinema. On this episode, filmmaker and biographer Garry McGee recalls Seberg’s life and career, from her unsteady overnight stardom via Otto Preminger’s “Saint Joan” to her crowning glory in the French New Wave to the harassment from J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death.

The episode is now online.

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

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Michael Legge: Ghoul’s Night Out

Underground film icon Michael Legge is celebrated for his distinctive horror-comedy films that mix the macabre with wonderfully droll silliness. On this episode on “The Online Movie Show,” the Massachusetts-baed creator of such brilliantly batty films as “Working Stiffs,” “Honey Glaze,” “Brain Drainer,” “My Mouth Lies Screaming” and “Monochromia” – as well as his foray into serious horror, “Evan Straw” – discusses his remarkable career and previews his upcoming film “Crawlers.”

The episode can be heard here.

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

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When the World’s Fair Changed the Movies

Many of the most significant changes in film technology and presentation did not occur in a commercial theater, but in the specialized venues of World’s Fair exhibitions. On this episode, historian Charles Pappas, author of the new book “Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs, and Robot Overlords: How World’s Fairs and Trade Expos Changed the World,” discusses how World’s Fair audiences came to experience a very different approach to film – as well as learning how live TV broadcasting got its foothold in the 1939 New York’s World’s Fair.

The episode can be heard here. Please note: There is a very brief technical glitch in the beginning of the episode. We apologize for that audio oops.

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

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Marion Davies: A Second Look

In this very special episode of “The Online Movie Show,” we offer a new appreciation of the much-maligned actress Marion Davies, who is now receiving a long overdue reconsideration thanks to the re-release of three of her long-unseen silent features on DVD and Blu-ray. Film historian and composer Ben Model joins us to celebrate the beauty and talent that Marion Davies brought to the silver screen.

The episode can be heard here.

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

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Is Bob Hope Funny?

We’re off on the road to laughs as the always provocative Anthony “The Kingfish” Vitamia returns to the podcast for a wild, no-holds-barred debate on whether Bob Hope should be acclaimed a great comic or whether he was the source of more groans than guffaws.

The episode can be heard here.

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