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The Shadowcast #12 A Ghost Story for Christmas

The Shadowcast

Release Date: 12/26/2019

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David and Fiona explore the Titanic's onscreen voyages, concentrating on two Hollywood versions, one British, and one from Nazi Germany. Jean Negulsco, James Cameron, Roy Baker and Herbert Selpin get their due.

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David and Fiona watch and provide a commentary track to Richard Williams' sublime 1971 animated version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. You can watch along on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTzyC9CZuOA

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Filmic representations of Jack the Ripper, from Laird Cregar to Klaus Kinski.

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David and Fiona attend the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in Bo'ness, Scotland, and talk to fellow guests:

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Fiona and David look at Jordan Peele's Us, its themes, meaning, plot twists. Spoilers galore. Warning warning!

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Fiona discovered a hilarious letter written by the nine-year-old Stan Laurel to a disgruntled friend, and we got young actor Evan Low to perform it.

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Fiona discovered a hilarious letter written by the nine-year-old Stan Laurel to a disgruntled friend, and we got young actor Joe Campbell-Hillsley to perform it.

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David and Fiona are joined by Stephen C. Horne to discuss the genius of Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. With music, audio clips and a wide-ranging analysis of the boys' work, lives, collaborators, from soup to nuts.

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Fiona and David look at cinematic manifestations of Al Capone, from Howard Hawks' Scarface, through Roger Corman's The St Valentine's Day Massacre, to Brian DePalma's The Untouchables, taking in Rod Steiger, Ben Gazzara, Boardwalk Empire and others, including outlier Tony Montana, and his Bollywood remake.

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We look at the TIMELY and IMPORTANT subject of HUMAN MINIATURISATION in the movies, with special emphasis on THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, FANTASTIC VOYAGE and INNERSPACE, but touching lightly on DOWNSIZING, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN, BODY TROOPERS and FIRST PAVILION and with audio references to DOCTOR CYCLOPS, ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE, ANTMAN,  etc...

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David and Fiona watch and provide a commentary track to Richard Williams' sublime 1971 animated version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. You can watch along on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTzyC9CZuOA