Cineversary

Cineversary

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Cineversary celebrates a milestone anniversary of a cinematic classic. Every month, we wish a happy birthday to a different film currently observing a joyous jubilee—everything from a 20th to a 100th anniversary. Host Erik Martin interviews film scholars, critics, historians and fans to discuss why each spotlighted movie is worth celebrating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and more. For more details, visit tinyurl.com/cineversarypodcast


#23 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 20th anniversary with Kenneth Chan
May 18 • 61 min
For Cineversary podcast episode #23, host Erik Martin treks to China with Kenneth Chan, director of film studies at the University of Northern Colorado, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” directed by Ang Lee. Erik and…
#22 The Sound of Music 55th anniversary with Julia Hirsch
Apr 20 • 55 min
For Cineversary podcast episode #22, host Erik Martin sings the praises of “The Sound of Music,” celebrating a 55th anniversary this month, and is joined by Julia Hirsch, former story editor for director Robert Wise and author of the book “The Sound of…
#21 Airplane! 40th anniversary with Michael Digiovanni and Andrew Bloom
Mar 15 • 57 min
For Cineversary podcast episode #21, host Erik Martin yuks it up with guests Michael Digiovanni and Andrew Bloom, hosts of the Classic Film Jerks podcast, to honor the 40th anniversary of one of the funniest flicks ever, “Airplane!”, directed by Jim…
#20 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 100th anniversary with Kristin Thompson
Feb 16 • 49 min
For Cineversary podcast episode #20, host Erik Martin speaks with guest Kristin Thompson, film scholar, Criterion Channel video essayist, and co-author of the seminal film studies texts Film Art and Film History, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one…
#19 The Grapes of Wrath 80th anniversary with Joseph McBride
Jan 19 • 57 min
For Cineversary podcast episode #19, host Erik Martin interviews guest Joseph McBride, film historian, biographer, author, educator, and screenwriter, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of the most controversial and socioculturally important films…
#18 The Wizard of Oz 80th anniversary with John Fricke
Dec 14, 2019 • 81 min
In Cineversary podcast episode #18, host Erik Martin talks with guest John Fricke, the world’s foremost Oz historian and author of several books about The Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland. Erik and John honor the 80th anniversary of the most watched and…
#17 Double Indemnity 75th anniversary with Eddie Muller
Nov 11, 2019 • 66 min
For Cineversary podcast episode #17, host Erik Martin welcomes guest Eddie Muller, host of Turner Classic Movies’ Noir Alley, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, and author of several books including Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir.…
#16 Alien 40th anniversary with Andrea Subissati and Mike Muncer
Oct 14, 2019 • 71 min
For Cineversary podcast episode #16, host Erik Martin is joined by not one but two great guests: Mike Muncer, the UK-based film journalist, producer, and host of the Evolution of Horror podcast, as well as Andrea Subissati, the Toronto-based executive…
#15 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 80th anniversary with Joseph McBride
Sep 15, 2019 • 64 min
For Cineversary podcast episode #15, host Erik Martin is joined by San Francisco State University film professor Joseph McBride, author of “Frankly: Unmasking Frank Capra” and “Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success.” Together, they dive deep into…
#14 Apocalypse Now 40th anniversary with Jason Henderson
Aug 25, 2019 • 53 min
Cineversary podcast episode #14 is here. This time, host Erik Martin speaks with Jason Henderson, host of the Castle of Horror podcast and author of the Young Captain Nemo book series. Together, they examine Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 epic “Apocalypse…
#13 Do the Right Thing 30th anniversary with Monica Ndounou
Jul 22, 2019 • 49 min
For episode #13 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin interviews Monica White Ndounou, associate professor of theater at Dartmouth College, to discuss Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” which celebrates a 30th birthday this month. Erik and Monica…
#12 Easy Rider 50th anniversary with Barna Donovan
Jun 23, 2019 • 55 min
In episode #12 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin is joined by Barna Donovan, professor of communications and media studies at Saint Peter’s, the Jesuit College of New Jersey; together, they take a cosmic trip (minus the hallucinogenics) back to…
#11 The 400 Blows 60th anniversary with Annette Insdorf
May 21, 2019 • 48 min
For episode #11 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin takes a trip to France (let’s call it an audio journey) with Columbia University film studies professor Annette Insdorf, author of the book “Francois Truffaut” and former personal translator for…
#10 Pulp Fiction 25th anniversary with Adam Kempenaar
Apr 21, 2019 • 54 min
In episode #10 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin invites Filmspotting podcast co-host Adam Kempenaar to join him for a bowl of Fruit Brute cereal, a Big Kahuna burger, and a $5 milkshake from Jackrabbit Slims as they honor the 25th birthday of…
#9 The Matrix 20th anniversary with William Irwin
Mar 17, 2019 • 52 min
In episode #9 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin jumps down the rabbit hole with philosophy professor and author William Irwin to explore “The Matrix,” which celebrates a 20th birthday this month. They examine why the film is worth celebrating…
#8 Some Like It Hot 60th anniversary with Laurence Maslon
Feb 17, 2019 • 44 min
For episode #8 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin wishes a happy 60th birthday to “Some Like It Hot” and is joined by New York University arts professor Laurence Maslon, author of the book “Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary…
#7 Midnight Cowboy 50th anniversary with Niles Schwartz
Jan 20, 2019 • 40 min
For episode #7 of the Cineversary podcast, we take a walk on the wild side to New York City in the late 1960s, a town where street hustlers and sex workers find both refuge and rejection—as evidenced in the film “Midnight Cowboy,” which celebrates a 50th…
#6 Bicycle Thieves 70th anniversary with Jacqueline Reich
Dec 16, 2018 • 53 min
In episode six of the Cineversary podcast, we put the pedal to the metal and ramp up our affection for “Bicycle Thieves,” Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece of Italian neorealism, originally released 70 years ago in 1948. Host Erik Martin interviews…
#5 Touch of Evil 60th anniversary with Jonathan Rosenbaum
Nov 11, 2018 • 49 min
In episode five of the Cineversary podcast, the spotlight shines on “Touch of Evil,” Orson Welles’ 1958 film noir classic, which marks a 60th anniversary this year. Host Erik Martin interviews Jonathan Rosenbaum, former head critic of the Chicago Reader,…
#4 Halloween 40th anniversary with Tommy Lee Wallace and Kyle Bishop
Oct 14, 2018 • 72 min
For its fourth episode, the Cineversary podcast celebrates the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s classic horror film “Halloween.” Host Erik Martin interviews two guests: the film’s production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, who spills his guts about…
#3: Vertigo 60th anniversary with Drew Casper
Sep 16, 2018 • 49 min
For its third episode, Cineversary pays homage to one of the greatest movies of all time: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” originally released in 1958. Host Erik Martin interviews USC film professor and world-renowned Hitchcock film scholar Drew Casper to…
#2: Groundhog Day 25th anniversary with Danny Rubin
Aug 12, 2018 • 45 min
For its second episode, Cineversary honors the silver anniversary of a solid gold film: Groundhog Day, originally released in 1993. Host Erik Martin interviews the movie’s screenwriter, Danny Rubin, and learns what makes Groundhog Day tick. They discuss…
#1: 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th anniversary with Barry Vacker
Jul 15, 2018 • 58 min
For our first episode, we’re commemorating the 50th anniversary of an all-time great flick: 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Host Erik Martin is joined by Barry Vacker, professor of media studies at Temple University and author of the…