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Scorsese: Part One

Pure Cinema Podcast

Release Date: 12/17/2018

5 Films Because! show art 5 Films Because!

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On this Episode Elric and Brian return to basics - one of the core ideas of the show, "5 Films Because". They each pick 5 movies that they wish to talk about - no real intended connections for any of them. Consider supporting Pure Cinema (and getting monthly bonus content) via our Patreon: This episode is sponsored by MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!) This month we also have another new sponsor - DIABOLIKDVD: Follow the Show on Twitter:  Instagram:  and Facebook: 

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For this VERY special episode, Elric and Brian are joined once again by Mr. QUENTIN TARANTINO! This Time Quentin is here to talk about the wonderful I.B. Technicolor Festival he is running all throughout the month of February (2024) at his Vista Theater in Hollywood, CA. For more information and tickets check soon at the Vista's website: and keep an eye on their social media as well.  Like our show? Consider supporting Pure Cinema (and getting monthly bonus content) via our Patreon:

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For this month's Calendar, Elric, Brian and Phil are joined by distinguished comedian guest Patton Oswalt to talk about the February lineup - from romantic classics and animated gems to an award-winning musical, timeless screwball comedies, robust westerns, and beyond! Check out all things New Beverly here:  If You Enjoy the show, You can help support us at Pure Cinema by going to:

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Film Discoveries of 2023 show art Film Discoveries of 2023

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In this episode, Elric and Brian return to their annual tradition of talking about their favorite older film first-time-watches of 2023 with 5 picks each! Consider supporting Pure Cinema (and getting monthly bonus content) via our Patreon: This episode is sponsored by MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!) This month we also have another new sponsor - DIABOLIKDVD: Follow the Show on Twitter:  Instagram:  and Facebook: 

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New Beverly Calendar: January 2024 show art New Beverly Calendar: January 2024

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Elric, Brian and Phil dig into the January New Beverly Calendar with a sensational slate of films, including bringing some of our most requested crowd-pleasers back by popular demand, also celebrating the classic collaborations of Bette Davis and director William Wyler, and the comedies of superstar Dolly Parton with filmmaker Colin Higgins, plus dazzling Busby Berkeley musical spectaculars, vibrant I.B. Technicolor favorites, a tribute to Jeff Burr, a 5-film marathon of the complete Twilight Saga, and much, much more! Check out all things New Beverly here:  If You Enjoy the show,...

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In this Episode, Elric and Brian continue their tribute to the career of the late William Friedkin, by picking out some of his perhaps lesser appreciated films and just general favorites and pairing each one with another film as well. Consider supporting Pure Cinema (and getting monthly bonus content) via our Patreon: Follow the Show on Twitter:  Instagram:  and Facebook: 

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In this Episode, Elric and Brian pay tribute and examine the career of the late William Friedkin, by first going through five of his films they consider to be the definitive canon and pairing each one with another film as well. Consider supporting Pure Cinema (and getting monthly bonus content) via our Patreon: This episode is sponsored by MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!) Follow the Show on Twitter:  Instagram:  and Facebook: 

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New Beverly Calendar: December, 2023 show art New Beverly Calendar: December, 2023

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Brian, Elric and Phil are once again joined by Sean Fennessey from The Big Picture podcast (& others) as they talk about the New Beverly calendar for December which celebrates this season with a series of Yuletide classics & festive favorites, holiday noir & black and white comedies, Sci-Fi scares & ‘70s political thrillers, plus pays tribute to David Carradine, hosts our annual ‘Very Tarantino Christmas’ event with the Roadshow version of the Hateful Eight, and presents a special 35mm run of Todd Haynes’ acclaimed new film May December.  Check out all...

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For this November/NOIRvember, Elric and Brian talk about some Cult Movie picks from the 1940s. Consider supporting Pure Cinema (and getting monthly bonus content) via our Patreon: This episode is sponsored by MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!) Follow the Show on Twitter:  Instagram:  and Facebook: 

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New Beverly Calendar: November, 2023 show art New Beverly Calendar: November, 2023

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This month Elric, Brian and Phil are joined by film author and podcaster Brian Raftery to discuss the November programming at the New Beverly, as they proudly present a gorgeous, brand new 35mm print of the ‘70s horror masterwork Messiah of Evil, showcases international masterpieces from Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, and Wim Wenders, highlights Greta Garbo classics & Reese Witherspoon comedies, Orson Welles noir faves, and grindhouse nights dedicated to William Grefé, Yuen Woo-Ping, and Pam Grier. Plus, Christopher Nolan’s latest celebrated blockbuster, Thanksgiving at the Bev, Once...

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With this episode, Elric and Brian begin their three-part series covering the narrative films of director Martin Scorsese. Starting here with chronologically with WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR and working their way up to RAGING BULL, they discuss the movies and offer an pairing to go with each one.

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