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May 2019 21

Sam Peckinpah’s revolutionary 1969 film “The Wild Bunch” hits the club and comedian Mark Pitta, fresh off a book about it, joins us to discuss it all.

Is this the greatest Western ever?

How come so many great Westerns can out in the late 60’s when the genre was dying?

Do we have anyone like Ernest Borgnine today?

How much older than 51 does William Holden look?

Is the bridge explosion the greatest stunt ever?

Does Vietnam have anything to do with what’s on screen?

Do audiences only like violent Peckinpah

All these questions and a lot more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club podcast.

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May 2019 14

Host Steve Mazan gets joined by velvety-voice fellow comic Chris Strait to discuss the Oscar champ of 1961 “West Side Story” from co-directors Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins…and an uncredited Shakespeare.

How well does this hold up?

Are Immigration & Police Corruption just as timely today?

Is it’s influence bigger than it’s actual value?

Is two and a half hours too much ballet fighting?

Is the cinematography the forgotten star?

Is it ok to play another race if they dub your voice?

Is a musical rape scene as ambitious as it gets?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club Podcast.

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May 2019 06

Host Steve Mazan is joined by comedian Mark Pitta to discuss everything about Arthur Penn’s trendsetting film “Bonnie and Clyde” with the best looking people on the planet at that time Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

How much of this is true?

Is Dunaway’s back as sexy as her rack?

Did Gene Hackman ever look young?

How violent was this for 1967?

Did Vietnam play a role in the action?

Who knew Willy Wonka was such a scoundrel?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie podcast.

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Apr 2019 30

Host Steve Mazan is joined by fellow comedians Brian McDaniel & Paul Douglas Moomjean to discuss the classic “Chinatown” noir from the 70’s and its place in history.

Is this a top 25 film all-time?

Can you separate art from artist?

How much of this film was happening offscreen?

Was Nicholson’s real life just as strange?

Is Faye Dunaway hot?

Is your nose sensitive after watching this?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club podcast.

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Apr 2019 22

Western Author Wes Rand talks to host & Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan about the classic Gary Cooper/Howard Zinneman film “High Noon”…a film that would win Cooper an Oscar and possibly send the screenwriter to Europe.

Was this whole story an allegory for the Red Scare?

Did John Wayne wanna be in this movie or not?

What does this film have to do with the Wilhelm Scream and a Flying Purple People Eater?

Is there anything dirtier than a Quaker who turns?

How influential is this movie…even today?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club podcast.

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Apr 2019 16

Host Steve Mazan is joined by fellow comedian Aaron Yankosky to discuss one of his favorites ┬áthe genre-bending “JAWS” from 1975.

Is this a Horror film? Drama? Action?

Who had the bigger jumpstart Spielberg or John Williams?

Is a New York City Cop always better than an expert?

What’s up with the shooting stars?

Did Pippin the Dog become an appetizer?

How did Robert Shaw no get nominated?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club!

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Apr 2019 09

The Marx Brothers make their first appearance on the podcast with their most complete film “A Night at the Opera” from 1935. Radio DeeJay Gerrie Burke joins us to discuss this favorite of his. The Irish Critic gives us a review of the Brothers themselves.

Is this Chico’s shining moment?

Where is Zeppo?

Do kids know any of these guys?

Is Groucho a misogynist?

Is Margaret Dumont the greatest straightman of all-time?

All these questions and a lot more get answered on this week’s podcast.

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Apr 2019 02

What a fun revisiting of Mike Nichols second film “The Graduate”…thought of as a youth classic is it even better as it (and you) get older? Comedian Paul Morrissey joins us to discuss it as well as an extended visit with the Irish Critic.

Do we have a movie without the soundtrack?

Is Mrs. Robinson really that bad?

Did Norman Fell get typecast from this?

Is this movie and Mike Nichols career underrated?

Was Benjamin a virgin?

Is the ending a Shymalan-worthy twist?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club podcast.

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Mar 2019 26

Host Steve Mazan is joined by comedian Paul Morrissey to discuss 1967’s Norman Jewison racially-charged Best Picture winner “In the Heat of the Night”

Is this even the best film of 1967 let alone #75 ever?

Did Poitier nail the “Mr Tibbs” line?

Is the real racial injustice Steiger winning Best Actor?

Did Quincy Jones metaphorically slap Sam the Sham in the face?

What was worse the police corruption or the police incompetence?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club podcast.

“In the Heat of the Night” on IMDb

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Mar 2019 20

John Brune comes back to the podcast to discuss one his favorites with host Steve Mazan: “Blade Runner” from 1982. Number 97 on the AFI list.

Which version is the best?

Is Deckard a replicant?

Is Everyone a replicant?

Were we owed more Rutger Hauer?

Is Ridley Scott at the top of his game here…or on the way?

Do they need a better replicant test?

Are Andies too cute a name?

All these questions and more get answered on this week’s Mazan Movie Club podcast.

“Blade Runner” on IMDb

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