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TMBDOS! Episode 199: “In Old Arizona” (1928) & “The Virginian” (1929).

April 6th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel found themselves in the talkies by mistake this week, but that didn't stop them from watching and giving their thoughts on "In Old Arizona" (1928) & "The Virginian" (1929), which are two post-silent era pre-code Westerns with a hell of a lot in common both good and bad.Things brought up include brown-face and bad stereotypical accents; the genre tropes of love triangles and the schoolmarm taming the wild cowboy; strange tonal shifts; The Cisco Kid series that "In Old Arizona" spawned; great moments in these early films that are ignored by so-called film experts, and the value of said experts opinions; and how "The Virginian" is really just a prequel to a film we've already covered, also starring Gary Cooper. Also covered: listener comments and what Daniel has watched as of late.

"In Old Arizona" IMDB 

"The Virginian" IMDB 

Featured Music: "My Tonia" by the Nat Shilkret Victor Orchestra; "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay" by Elsa Lanchester; and "Bury Me Not on the Lone Praire" by Burl Ives.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 33: Pandemic Playlist.

March 30th, 2020

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Lee is hunkered-down in his secret bunker this month (actually, it's every month), doing his best to avoid the Coronavirus. As serious as this situation is turning out to be, it doesn't mean we can't use it as inspiration for a playlist of film music, does it? Of course not! Wash your hands, cough into the crook of your arm, and eat up an hour of your social distancing with Lee.

--Soundtrack Suite from "The Last Man on Earth" (1964) --Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter
--Jumped by the Family from "The Omega Man" (1971) --Ron Grainer
--Wildfire from "The Andromeda Strain" (1971) --Gil Melle
--Heaven Help Us from "The Crazies" (1973) --Beverly Bremers
--Benihana from "Rabid" (1977) --Marilyn Chambers
--Vulcain from "Rabid" (1977) --Claude Vasori
--Hideout from "Rabid" (1977) --Brian Bennett
--Introduccion from "12 Monkeys" (1995) --Astor Piazzolla
--Dreams Awake from "12 Monkeys" (1995) --Paul Buckmaster
--In the House, in a Heartbeat from "28 Days Later" (2002) --John Murphy
--Karen Falls Apart from "Cabin Fever" (2002) --Nathan Barr & Angelo Baldalamenti
--Prologue & Main Titles from "Resident Evil" (2002) --Marco Beltrami
--Down With the Sickness from "Dawn of the Dead" (2004) --Richard Cheese

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 198: “The Man Who Laughs” (1928).

March 23rd, 2020

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Lee and Daniel return to see if they can get a few chuckles out of Paul Leni's "The Man Who Laughs" (1928), featuring another signature performance from Conrad Veidt. Is this a horror film? Is this a true silent film? Duchesses having orgasms; facial scars; German expressionism; iron maidens being bullshit; perfumed wig-wearing fops; yawning in unison; and the rules for doing step sibling porn are just a few of the things brought up in this episode, as well as a large amount of listener comments, and what Lee has watched as of late.

"The Man Who Laughs" IMDB

Featured Music: "Laughing" by The Guess Who; "The Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles; & "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" by Wendy Rene.

TMBDOS! Episode 197: “Wings” (1927).

March 9th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel take flight with "Wings" (1927). The first Oscar winner for Best Picture (although called Best Production at the time), does this epic mixture of amazing WWI action and technical expertise jive well with the love triangle, broad comedic elements, and fairly blatant homosexual themes? Is the amazing Clara Bow used to her full potential here? The conversation turns into a bit of a dogfight as the hosts fly all around from topic to topic. Racism against the Dutch; the USA's role in WWI; pro-American propaganda; the more liberal attitudes of the 1920s; and Clara Bow fucking everyone she damn well pleased, are just a few of the things brought up. Also covered: listener comments and what they've watched as of late.

"Wings" IMDB

Catch Daniel on What The Hell Is Wrong With US? Podcast, covering "BioShock"

Featured Music: "Over There" by George M. Cohan & "Point Me at the Sky" by Pink Floyd.

TMBDOS! Episode 196: “The General” (1926).

March 2nd, 2020

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Lee and Daniel are still in the 1920s this week, and they each have a ticket good for one hell of a crazy train ride with Buster Keaton, in "The General" (1926). Much is said about Keaton's talents, especially his amazing (and very dangerous) stunt work, which is on display front and center here in a film that is very much part of the DNA of the modern action film. Other things brought up include films from this era's continued romantic revisionist take on the South's role in the Civil War; Keaton as a performer outside of just his brilliant stunt work; continued threats of doing a "Wings"-related podcast; listener comments; and what Lee has watched as of late.

"The General" IMDB

A Trip Through New York City in 1911 neural network restoration

Featured Music: "I've Got a Thing About Trains" by Johnny Cash; "Mystery Train" by Junior Parker; and "The First Train Heading South" by Johnny Horton.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 32: Lovecraft Adaptations.

February 28th, 2020

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Cinematic adaptations of H. P. Lovecraft's work have been pretty hit-or-miss over the years, but even a lot of bad adaptations have had some fine music attached to them. This month Lee digs through about 40 years of the notable examples. Get your ear buds in, your elder signs ready, and don't bloody well read from the Necronomicon, if you know what's good for you.

--Opening Titles & Main Theme from "The Haunted Palace" (1963) --Ronald Stein
--Main Title from "Die, Monster, Die!" (1965) --Don Banks
--Dunwich; Cult Party; & Strange Sleep from "The Dunwich Horror" (1970) --Les Baxter
--Re-Animator Theme from "Re-Animator" (1985) --Richard Band
--They All See from "From Beyond" (1986) --Richard Band
--Main Title from "The Curse" (1987) --Franco Micalizzi
--Main Title & Abomination from "The Resurrected" (1991) --Richad Band
--Main Theme from "The Lurking Fear" (1994) --Jim Manzie
--Ezequiel's Story from "Dagon" (2001) --Carles Cases
--Starry, Starry Night from "The Call of Cthulhu" (2005) --Troy Sterling Nies
--Main Title from "Dreams in the Witch-House" (2005) --Richard Band

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 195: “Battleship Potemkin” (1925).

February 17th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel are joined by their friend and fellow podcaster Jack Graham to talk about "Battleship Potemkin" (1925); the Sergei Eisenstein-directed, state-funded Russian propaganda film about a real-life mutiny aboard the titular Russian warship in 1905. Having Jack on, who knows a thing or two about communism, socialism, and Russian history, the hosts dig deep into some of the history behind the film and the real life event, and what the film gets correct (it's actually a hell of a lot). There's talk about what propaganda was then compared to what we consider it to be now; the techniques Eisenstein used in his films, including his famous uses of the montage; comparing this film to other "classic" propaganda films; and why a lot of the negative criticisms of this film are coming from a place of ignorance. Oh yeah...if you hadn't guessed, there might be some political conversation, too, so you've been warned. Listener comments and what the hosts have watched lately are also covered.

"Battleship Potemkin" IMDB

Featured Music: "The Big Ship" by Brian Eno & "Rock the Boat" by The Hues Corporation.

TMBDOS! Episode 194: “The Covered Wagon” (1923) & “The Iron Horse” (1924).

February 10th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel cover some big-time early silent westerns this time out, both focused on events that helped build America and the mythology that arose around it. These two films - the top earners at the box office for their respective years - re-energised and also influenced the entire western genre to come afterwards. This time it's "The Covered Wagon" (1923) & "The Iron Horse" (1924). Topics include white-washed imperialism; whites playing Chinese and Chinese playing Native Americans; Cowboy Judd Hirsch; eye-gouging (or a lack thereof); the real life Jim Bridger, and our fictional take we want to sell to the Coen brothers; and how we've decided to just end TMBDOS! and start a podcast about the tv sitcom "Wings" (not really though, so don't worry). Things in our Facebook group and what Daniel has watched recently are also covered.

"The Covered Wagon" IMDB

"The Iron Horse" IMDB

Featured Music: "Wagon Train" by Carter Burwell; "Mile Long Train" by Jimmy Dean; "Railroad Blues" by Woodie Guthrie; and "Midnight Special" by Lead Belly.

TMBDOS! Episode 193: “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920) & “Häxan” (1922).

February 3rd, 2020

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Lee and Daniel are back again to cover some more silent film. This time out they look at two films that are considered all-time classics. First up they get sleepy and stabby with what is possibly the most famous example of German expressionism on film, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920). Then they line up to kiss the Devil's ring of fire in the docu-drama "Häxan" (1922). Mental illness on film; devil sex parties; impressive early special effects; and how Werner Herzog might have remade "Caligari" are just a few of the things brought up. A follow-up from last week about the host's thoughts on "Joker", and listener comments, are also covered.

"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" IMDB

"Häxan" IMDB

Featured Music: "Calliope" & "Dave the Butcher" by Tom Waits; "The Witch" by The Rattles; and "The Witch" by The Sonics.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 31: Bastard Alien(s) Part 2.

January 31st, 2020

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Lee returns for a second look at music from films inspired by "Alien" and "Aliens". While there are a billion of these rip-off films, Lee quickly discovered when attempting to source the music, most of these films just don't have available soundtracks/scores, and even the ones that do usually only come from sources of dubious quality. That equals a bit less music than usual, and more talking from Lee. We know you're thrilled!

--Suite from "The Killings at Outpost Zeta" (1980) --Robert Emenegger
--Afternoon of a Spawn & The Spawn Who Came in from the Cold from "The Deadly Spawn" (1983) --Michael Perilstein
--After Autopsy & Hypnosis from "Lifeforce" (1985) --Michael Kamen
--Introduction & Cruel System from "Lily C.A.T." (1987) --Akira Inoue
--Baby, You've Changed from "Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor" (1990) --John Gray & Peter M. Stoller
--End Theme from "Critters 4" (1992) --Peter Manning Robinson
--Underwater Grave/The Saipan from "Deep Rising" (1998) --Jerry Goldsmith
--The Gauntlet from "Pitch Black" (2000) --Graeme Revell
--Doom from "Doom" (2005) --Clint Mansell

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 192: “Broken Blossoms” (1919) & “Within Our Gates” (1920).

January 27th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel return to look at some more silent films. This week it's two very notable examples of early films dealing with race relations. First off it's D.W. Griffith's "Broken Blossoms" (1919), and then they tackle Oscar Micheaux's "Within Our Gates" (1920). How drunk does Lee have to get in this recording in order to handle some of the awful things that pop up in both films? Topics include Griffith's legacy and the importance of films that are well-made, but clearly still racist as fuck; Lillian Gish's acting chops; yellowface; Micheaux being critical of ideas from fellow Blacks about their place in America in his day; and how we give you, the listener, the audio "long sex". What we've watched recently and listener comments are also gone over.

"Broken Blossoms" IMDB

"Within Our Gates" IMDB

Catch Lee's latest appearance on Get Soft With Dr. Snuggles

Featured Music: "Redrum" & "Knife Chase" by Tom Waits; "White Blossom" by D.W. Griffith; and "Alabama" by Neil Young.

TMBDOS! Episode 191: “The Perils of Pauline” (1914).

January 20th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel are back with more silent film this week. This time they tackle the surviving version of "The Perils of Pauline" (1914), which is a series that's famous for establishing tropes it actually had little or nothing to do with, like the cliffhanger. Repetitive plots; fun stunt work; silly women wanting agency; blackface; and strange family relations are just a few of the topics brought up in this one. The hosts also cover a listener comment and what they've been watching as of late.

"The Perils of Pauline" IMDB

A great review of "The Perils of Pauline" by Movies Silently

Featured Music: "Hold on, I'm Comin'" by Sam & Dave; "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by The Supremes; and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Postmodern Jukebox.

Cape Sh!t Episode 8: “Thor: The Dark World” (2013).

January 17th, 2020

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Dan, Lee, Kerry and Greg are back to talk about the much-maligned second Thor film, "Thor: The Dark World" (2013). For a film that was plagued with many production problems, is there anything worth praising in it? Talk of space elves, long shafts, and red space splooge are just a few of the things touched upon in this episode.

"Thor: The Dark World" IMDB 

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TMBDOS! Episode 190: “A Trip to the Moon” (1902); “The Great Train Robbery” (1903); & “The Airship Destroyer” (1909).

January 13th, 2020

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In this episode Lee and Daniel talk about three short silent films from the 1900s - two of which, at the very least, are considered highly influential classic of cinema. The films are "A Trip to the Moon" (1902); "The Great Train Robbery" (1903); and "The Airship Destroyer" (1909). Some brief background information about what film was and how it was watched in this era is covered, before getting into a fun conversation about the merits and limitations of these three pioneers of what we all know to be film today.

"A Trip to the Moon" IMDB

"The Great Train Robbery" IMDB

"The Airship Destroyer" IMDB

Visit the fun Euro horror-centric Mondo Squallido.

Featured Music: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones and Billy Murray; "Railroad Bill" by Walt Robertson; and "Child of the Moon" by The Rolling Stones.

TMBDOS! Episode 189: “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019).

January 6th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel take a quick detour from their plans for 2020, which is to cover film selections from the 1900s to the 2010s in chronological order, in order to break down Quentin Tarantino's latest film "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" (2019). Both hosts come in to this one with some different views on the film, which makes for a fun chat. Also covered: listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late.

"Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" IMDB

"'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' | Tarantino at his Most Meta"

Featured Music: "Ready for Action" by Syd Dale; "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron" by The Royal Guardsmen; "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" by Neil Diamond; and "Son of a Lovin' Man" by the Buchanan Brothers.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 30: Bastard Alien(s) Part 1.

December 31st, 2019

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"Alien" (1979) and its sequel "Aliens" (1986) have influenced countless films in their wake. They both have possibly created, and definitely have made previously existing tropes popular, cementing them into pop culture to the extent that one can easily recognise an "'Alien' formula" in many different films, regardless of setting. In this episode Lee explores the soundtracks and scores of films that clearly display this formula. Considering the vast amount of films out there to choose from, there will at least be a part 2.

--Main Title from "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" (1958) --Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter
--Main Title from "Planet of the Vampires" (1965) --Gino Marinuzzi Jr.
--Communication #1D35E1 from "Dark Star" (1974) --John Carpenter
--Connexion & Fright from "Contamination" (1980) --Goblin
--Main Title from "Alien 2: On Earth" (1980) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Sandy Kills from "Inseminoid" (1981) --John Scott
--Theme from "Forbidden World" (1982) --Susan Justin
--End Credits from "Star Crystal" (1986) --Stefanianna Christopherson
--Main Theme from "Creepozoids" (1987) --Guy Moon
--Theme from "Deep Space" (1988) --Alan Oldfield & Robert O. Ragland
--Discovery from "Leviathan" (1989) --Jerry Goldsmith
--Suite from "Harbinger Down" (2015) --Christopher Drake
--The Long Way Back from "Life" (2017) --Jon Ekstrand

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 188: The Best (and Worst) First-Time Watches of 2019.

December 30th, 2019

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2019 is over and done with, but that means there needs to be some talk about what the hosts of TMBDOS! (and guest host Cameron Sullivan) thought were their best and worst first-time watches of the year. There are some surprises in this episode to be sure. They even read a sent-in list from listener Jeff Williams and respond to a YouTube comment, (because of course there was one of those).

Check out Cameron's website here. 
Check out Cameron's upcoming podcast here.

Cameron's Best of 2019:

"Café Flesh" (1982)
"Murder Live!" (1997)
"Porndemic" (2018)
"The Final Wish" (2018)
"Hard Night Falling" (2019)
"The Night Never Sleeps" (2012)
"The Oath" (2018)
"Downton Abbey" (2019)
"Boys Don't Cry" (1999)

Cameron's Worst of 2019:

"Open Water 3: Cage Dive" (2017)
"Deep Blue Sea 2" (2018)
"The Irishman" (2019)
"Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018)
"Aquaman"(2018)

Daniel's Best of 2019:

Honourable Mentions:

"The Mercenary" (1968)
"Compañeros" (1970)
"Dementia" (1955)
"StageFright" (1987)
"Baba Yaga" (1973)

Top 10:

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018)
"The Battle of Algiers" (1966)
"California Dremaing" (1979)
"Coffy" (1973)
"Knives Out" (2019)
"Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" (1973)
"The Pearl of Death" (1944)
"The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" (1976)
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" (2019)
"...Tick... Tick... Tick..." (1970)

Daniel's Worst of 2019:

"In the Shadow of the Moon" (2019)
"Greaser's Palace" (1972)
"Soldier Blue" (1970)
"Posse from Hell" (1961)
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019)

Lee's Best of 2019:

Honourable Mentions:

"The Woman in Green" (1945)
"The Pearl of Death" (1944)
"The Little Stranger" (2018)
"Doctor Sleep" (2019)
"Ghost Stories" (2017)

Top 10:

"Dementia" (1955)
"Hereditary" (2018)
"Revenge" (2017)
"Next of Kin" (1982)
"...Tick... Tick... Tick..." (1970)
"The Battle of Algiers" (1966)
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019)
"Prospect" (2018)
"Dragged Across Concrete" (2018)
"The Apartment" (1960)

Lee's Worst of 2019:

"American Made" (2017)
"Never So Few" (1959)
"Domino" (2019)
"Dr. Terror’s Gallery of Horrors" (1967)
"Holmes & Watson" (2018)
"Death House" (2017)

Featured Music: "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis; "We're a Winner" by Curtis Mayfield; and "Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play" by Roky Erickson.

TMBDOS! Episode 187: “The Blue Carbuncle” (1984).

December 23rd, 2019

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It's the 2019 Christmas episode! Daniel and Lee are half in the bag, their guest Jack Graham is living on Airstrip One, and they are returning to the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes to talk about the Holmes Christmas episode, the adaptation of "The Blue Carbuncle" from 1984. Very little editing in this one, folks. Lots of asides; bad jokes; what the hosts have watched; and listener comments are all in this jam-packed hour or so of nonsense.

"The Blue Carbuncle" IMDB 

Lee's latest appearance on Cinema Beef

Featured Music: "Sussex Carol" by R.B. Craswell & "I'm the One Who Gunned Santa Down" by Deadbolt

TMBDOS! Episode 186: “The Bermuda Depths” (1978).

December 16th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel end off their little series on film recommendations from listener Jeff Williams. This time it's the weird ABC Movie of the week from 1978, "The Bermuda Depths". Is this mash-up of fantasy & horror; featuring a beautiful undead maiden, a giant sea turtle, and a half-naked Carl Weathers sporting a bazooka harpoon any good? It's a Rankin & Bass co-production with Tsuburaya Productions, so it's at least worth a look, right? RIGHT? How would Jess Franco have done this film? Listener comments and what the hosts have watched lately is also brought up.

"The Bermuda" Depths IMDB

Featured Music: "Turtles" by Henry Mancini & "Jennie's Song" by Maury Laws, Jules Bass, and sung by Claude Carmichael.

TMBDOS! Episode 185: “The Black Cat” (1934) & “Dementia” (1955).

December 9th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are back with two listener suggestions. First up they try and uncover some of the hidden meanings in the first team-up of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, in "The Black Cat" (1934). After that they get even more deep into weirdness with "Dementia" (1955). Post-WWI horrors; preservation of women in jizz; the insanity of a woman daring to get revenge for the abuse of her sex in 1950s cinema; and Ed McMahon? All of this and more, as well as a large chunk of listener comments and more of that Baby Yoda show talk.

"The Black Cat" IMDB

"Dementia" IMDB

Featured Music: "Lucifer Sam" by Pink Floyd; Music from "Dementia" by George Antheil; and "At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)" by The Eldorados.