Friday, December 21, 2007

PALEO-CINEMA is a blog about movies by someone who loves movies as much as I do. The link has been over there on the right for a while but I wanted to urge you to go over and take a look (and listen) if you haven't already. The site was brought to my attention by my good friend in England Weaverman (whose blogs FLEAPIT OF THE MIND and the FLEAPIT ANNEX are also about movies, highly recommended and over there on the right). PALEO-CINEMA is by a fellow in Australia named Terry Frost who focuses on movies of the past which formed his cinematic taste throughout the years; this archeological digging into his lifetime viewing habits led him to call it "Paleo-cinema".
The icing on the cake is that he also produces his own Paleo-cinema podcast every two or three weeks which is a great listen. Frost's conversational manner whilst discussing the films is infectious and absorbing and never dry or academic. He's extremely informative as well as fun to listen to. Paleo-cinema also discusses a wide range of films from the supposedly arty to the trashy. For example, his latest podcast (as of this writing) discusses the Italian-made "Viaggio In Italia" (starring Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders) as well as the grade-Z "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun" and "Project Moonbase" while his first podcast featured the Oscar-winning "The Bad and the Beautiful" (starring Kirk Douglas & Lana Turner) as well as "The Creation of the Humanoids" and the 60's Robert Culp/Bill Cosby series "I Spy". Frost is equally at home (and equally enthusiastic) discussing spy movies, Vincent Price, the Australian 70's biker film "Stone" or the classic 1940 Alexander Korda film "The Thief of Bagdad". The next podcast is due any minute and I for one can't wait to hear it. If you are even remotely interested in movies, you should head right on over the PALEO-CINEMA and hear what Terry Frost has to say. These half-hour podcasts are addictive!

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