In this #Sharktacular episode we discuss the #B-film inspired #Asylum films; #MegaSharkvsMechaShark followed by a discussion on The Asylum’s most successful movie, #Sharknado, starring #TaraReid (#AmericanPie, #BigLebowski) and #IanZiering (#90210, #Domino).
In the scond part of our epic podcasting night with Michelle's dad we discuss the 1956 version of Jules Verne's Around The World in 80 Days, starring David Niven, Shirley McClaine, Cantinflas and a swag of celebrity cameos ranging from Caesar Romero to Buster Keaton.
Through this discussion Bryan (Michelle's dad) explains the importance of this film and why it ran for three and a half years. He also introduces us to the Todd AO processor and how they used the hot airballoon as a way of marketing Todd AO. Todd AO was the foundation of high fidelity surround and the widescreen 70mm format as we know it today. Before this time they had to use three cameras and three projectors to present cinerama. With Todd AO they were able to record a widescreen image on a single strip of film with six channel surround sound. So this was a ground breaking cinematic achievement. Bryan also points out the number of celebrity cameos in this film and brings us a deeper and more complex understanding of the era that Around The World in 80 Days was made.
In this episode the Soylent GreenScreen is joined by Michelle's dad, Bryan. Bryan was generous enough to be our special guest and share his memories of being raised by the manager of the Esquire theatre, Gil Whelan (1924 - 2014). Gil managed some of Melbourne's finest cinemas from the 1950s through to the 70s. Gil was there for a time that History seems to forgotten now that cinema has been subsumed by the multiplex.
This conversation with Bryan stretched out to over 2 hours so we broke it into three parts. The first part is focused on South Pacific (1958), whilst we all agreed that this wasn't the best of the films in cinema history, it ran for three years at The Esquire on Bourke Street. Thus cementing its place in cinema history.
The final part of our podcast on the history of Melbourne Cinemas our discussion with Michelle's dad, Bryan turns to #Rodgers&Hammerstein's #TheSoundOfMusic, directed by #RobertWise and starring #JulieAndrews, #ChritopherPlummer and #AngelaCartwright. The Sound of Music Ran for a staggering 140 weeks in Melbourne's #ParisTheatre, perhaps better known to history buffs as The #LyceumTheatre. The Paris/Lyceum was pulled down in the 70s and replaced by The #TivoliArcade.
In this mini episode it's up to Wayne and Darkest timeline Justin to discuss the latest #Marvel film #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, directed by #JamesGunn and starring #ChrisPratt, #ZoeSaldana and the voices of #BradleyCooper and #VinDiesel. We do our best to avoid spoilers but one or two slip through the cracks. We also discuss the #MarvelCinematicUniverse, or the #MCU, as it has been shortened to, and the twist at the end of #IronMan 3, we also get a brief visit by #Thor, the #GodOfThunder and we look at the possibilities of a #Groot or #Throg spin off movie.