POP ART: Episode 12, Die Hard/District B13


“Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…” Have things reached a point where the world desperately needs a hero to save us? Find out with the twelfth episode of Pop Art, the podcast where my guest chooses a movie from popular culture and I, in turn, will choose a film from the art/classic side of cinema. This time, my guest, screenwriter and producer Ann Kimbrough, has chosen everyone’s favorite Christmas movie, Die Hard, and I, in turn, have chosen the French parkour/martial arts classic District B13, in which the lives of a group of people rest in the hands of some unexpected heroes. And here we discuss such topics as: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? What part did Cybil Shepherd’s pregnancy have to do with everything? To parkour or not parkour? What is the lasting influence of Die Hard? How does the movie Taken fit in? Is this the end of French cinema as we know it? What can screenwriters learn from these movies? Next up: American Psycho/Repulsion.

Meanwhile, listen to other episodes of Pop Art which can be found: ON ITUNES AND PODOMATIC https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pop-art/id1511098925 and https://hcasner65579.podomatic.com/, as well as Sticher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/pop-art Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5jX4noVGArDJdmcFtmrQcGm , Anchor: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner, Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZWI4N2NmYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw , Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/pop-art, Pocketcasts: https://pca.st/vfjqj6j6, Radiopublic: https://radiopublic.com/pop-art-GExxNb, Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/you/tracks   And don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW.

Previous episodes: Raiders of the Lost Ark/The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; Goldfinger/The Spy Who Came in From the Cold; Monty Python and the Holy Grail/The Seventh Seal; The Great Escape/A Man Escaped; Best in Show/Series 7: The Contenders; Robocop/THX 1138; Singin’ in the Rain/Irma Vep; Star Wars/The Hidden Fortress; The Omen/Village of the Damned; Aliens/Attack the Block; Adaptation/Sunset Boulevard.

 

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Feeling Trapped: Try Episode 4 of the POP ART podcast-The Great Escape/A Man Escaped


Feeling a bit trapped? Longing to escape? So are the characters in the latest installment of my podcast series POP ART. So what better time to sit down and indulge? The basis of Pop Art is for my guest to choose a movie from popular culture and I will, in turn, chose a film from the more arty/classic side of cinema. This time my guest movierob selected the epic John Sturges WWII prison escape film The Great Escape. I in turn chose the more austere, minimalist Robert Bresson WWII prison escape film, A Man Escaped, both based on true stories. And in this episode we cover such topics as: Did the Simpsons do it? Why was Steve McQueen not chosen most popular actor on the set of The Great Escape? What liberties did the writers take for The Great Escape? Why is anti-cinema at times more emotional than cinema? And what does A Man Escaped have to do with The Incredible Hulk? So come along with us as we explore man in captivity. Don’t forget to leave a comment and follow my podcast. Hear it at https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/hcasner65579/episodes/2020-04-26T11_40_05-07_00 While there, listen to the first three episodes, Raiders of the Lost Arc/The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,  Goldfinger/The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and Monty Python and the Holy Grail/The Seventh Seal.

My new podcast POP ART, EPISODE ONE: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Treasure of the Sierra Madre


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I have now uploaded my first podcast for my new show POP ART. You can find it at https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/hcasner65579. The idea behind Pop Art is for my guest to choose a movie from popular culture and then I will choose one with some sort of connection to it from the more artistic side of cinema. My first guest, Donald McKinney, chose the exciting blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark. In turn I chose the John Huston/Humphrey Bogart masterpiece, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, both stories about the search for treasure. Have a listen, tell me what you think, feedback is welcome. The first episode is a bit glitchy editing wise, my first effort, but I shall get better.

Podcasts


This is a list of podcasts I have participated in:

Forgotten Films Podcast

The Silent Partner

http://ow.ly/LBFM30o1qcy

The Ritz

http://ow.ly/hwJa30b3BHO

 

Ticklish Business Podcasts

Miracle on 34th Street

http://ow.ly/8TLU30hHqTq

 

LAMBcasts

Little Women

https://www.vulture.com/2018/09/soon-yi-previn-speaks.html

Humphrey Bogart

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/lambcast/episodes/2019-12-03T12_12_58-08_00

The Devils

http://www.largeassmovieblogs.com/2019/09/lambcast-497-the-devils-motm.html

Silverado

http://ow.ly/XWGn30o7XzP

 

2019 Oscar Predictions

http://ow.ly/2GoS30o1qas

The Haunting

http://ow.ly/2qPJ30mje24

A Star is Born

http://ow.ly/OGR930maqpn

Out of the Past

http://ow.ly/1ir030lX6cm

Shawshank Redemption

http://ow.ly/UzWg30ktWnZ

Deadpool 2

http://ow.ly/ILdt30ktW91

Top Movies of 2017

http://ow.ly/f0ue30hHr83

The Dark Tower

http://ow.ly/G4R930eGKyO

Roll Your Own Top 5: South Korean movies. 

http://ow.ly/ppu630eGKD7

What Have You Been Watching Lately: Frenzy

http://ow.ly/yBKm30ddnMG

The Dirty Harry franchise

http://ow.ly/rCkB30b3Che

Bring a Topic

http://ow.ly/pGZY30b3Dyw

The best of 2016

http://ow.ly/pyi730h0bbx

What We’ve Been Watching Lately (I talk about The Big Sleep)

http://ow.ly/H7mz307vtwk

The Western Draft

http://ow.ly/ScmQ30h0b0u

George Romero and the Dead films

http://ow.ly/2oVI30h0b8V

What We’ve Been Watching Lately, Horror Special (I talk about Suspiria)

http://ow.ly/OywC30h0ar0

On the 400th Anniversary Podcast for the LAMB, I discuss Murder on the Orient Express

http://ow.ly/Iuzp30h09w3

The Musical Draft

http://ow.ly/Ae4e30h09TV

The Justice League

http://ow.ly/TcgF30h0aiM

2018 Oscar Predictions

http://ow.ly/f7Bn30iJyda