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Martin Bandyke Under Covers for May 2022: Martin interviews Scott Eyman, author of 20th Century Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 2:06pm

From New York Times bestselling author Scott Eyman, 20th Century Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio is the story one of the most influential studios in film history, from its glory days under the leadership of legendary movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck up to its 2019 buyout by Disney.

March 20, 2019 marked the end of an era -- Disney took ownership of the movie empire that was Fox. For almost a century before that historic date, Twentieth Century-Fox was one of the preeminent producers of films, stars, and filmmakers. Its unique identity in the industry and place in movie history is unparalleled -- and one of the greatest stories to come out of Hollywood.

This narrative tells the complete tale of the films, stars, intrigue, and innovations of the iconic studio that was.

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #43 - Kill with Kindness

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 3:46pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Fitz (Hume Cronyn) and Katherine (Carmen Mathews) invite the homeless Mr. Jorgy (James Gleason) into their home. They plan to kill him but they may as well kill him with kindness. And later, Al looks at one of the two Hitchcock films in which Hume Cronyn appears: Lifeboat.

Katherine and Fitz set their basement on fire.

 

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 56 - Summer Classics 2022

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 10:11am

Nick discusses the upcoming Summer Classics series at the Michigan Theater with some fun facts about the films coming up, context and background, and why they were programmed this year.

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers for April 2022: Martin interviews Lenny Kaye, author of Lightning Striking: Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll.

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 1:16pm

Martin Bandyke Under Covers for April 2022: Martin interviews Lenny Kaye, author of Lightning Striking: Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll.

“We have performed side-by-side on the global stage through half a century…. In Lightning Striking, Lenny Kaye has illuminated ten facets of the jewel called rock and roll from a uniquely personal and knowledgeable perspective.” –-- Patti Smith

An insider’s take on the evolution and enduring legacy of the music that rocked the twentieth century

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #42 - De Mortuis

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 3:35pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, short story writer John Collier and teleplay writer Francis Cockrell put a different spin on Collier's "Back for Christmas" (Episode 23) in which a man digs a hole in his cellar to bury his murdered wife. Here, the Prof fills a grave-size hole with concrete, but has he murdered his wife? His two good friends think he did.

 

The Prof carries his cement bag to the cellar.

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #41 - Fog Closing In

Mon, 02/28/2022 - 3:53pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Mary is always frightened but it is not until Ted, an escaped psychiatric patient, breaks into her home that she finds out what she actually is afraid of.

Mary fires the gun her husband bought her for protection.

 

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AADL Talks To: Hollanders

Tue, 02/15/2022 - 3:13pm

In this episode AADL Talks To Tom and Cindy Hollander, owners of Hollander’s. The specialty paper business formerly resided in Kerrytown from 1991-2020. The business began in Ann Arbor in 1986, when the Hollanders started by running the business out of their home. After many renovations and expansions, the store eventually became a 14,000 square foot site and must-see destination in Kerrytown’s historic Godfrey Building. 

Portrait of Tom and Cindy Hollander at Hollander's in Kerrytown, April 1992

Tom and Cindy Hollander at Hollander's in Kerrytown, April 1992

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 54 - 2022 Oscar Nominations Round-Up

Sun, 02/13/2022 - 8:05am

Nick and Sarah welcome Ellen for her first time on the podcast! The three discuss the recent Oscar nominations, including what they're happy to see, what they're disappointed didn't make the cut, and what they predict to happen on March 27. And as always, they conclude with their Movie Magic Moments of the Week.

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers for February 2022: Martin interviews Marc Ribot, author of Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist.

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 2:59pm

Throughout his genre-defying career as one of the most innovative musicians of our time, iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot has consistently defied expectation at every turn. Here, in his first collection of writing, we see that same uncompromising sensibility at work as he playfully interrogates our assumptions about music, life, and death. Through essays, short stories, and the occasional unfilmable film "mistreatment" that showcase the sheer range of his voice, Unstrung captures an artist whose versatility on the page rivals his dexterity onstage.

In the first section of the book, "Lies and Distortion," Ribot turns his attention to his instrument--"my relation to the guitar is one of struggle; I'm constantly forcing it to be something else"--and reflects on his influences (and friends) like Robert Quine (the Voidoids) and producer Hal Willner (Saturday Night Live), while delivering an impassioned plea on behalf of artists' rights. Elsewhere, we glimpse fragments of Ribot's life as a traveling musician--he captures both the monotony of touring as well as small moments of beauty and despair on the road. In the heart of the collection, "Sorry, We're Experiencing Technical Difficulties," Ribot offers wickedly humorous short stories that synthesize the best elements of the Russian absurdist tradition with the imaginative heft of George Saunders. Taken together, these stories and essays cement Ribot's position as one of the most dynamic and creative voices of our time.

Martin’s interview with Marc Ribot was recorded on September 9th, 2021.

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #40 - Wet Saturday

Mon, 01/31/2022 - 4:48pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Millicent has committed murder but her father is not going to let that stand in the way of the family's reputation. Enter Captain Smollett, the perfect fall guy.

Mr. Princey holds Captain Smollett at gunpoint.