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Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Burt Convy, Burt Reynolds, Cannonball Run, Deliverance, Dinah Shore, Dom DeLuise, Gator, Hal Needham, Hooper, Hustle, Jackie Chan, Jerry Reed, John Boorman, Loni Anderson, Mel Brooks, Mike Douglas, Navajo Joe, Physical Evidence, Robert Aldrich, Sally Field, Sergio Sollima, Sharky's Machine, Smokey and the Bandit, Stick, Stroker Ace, Theresa Russell, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, White Lightning, Woody Allen
Like him or not, Burt Reynolds left a formative decade in cowboy films and television to become one of the biggest box office draws (and objects of female lust) of the 70’s.
Geez, a month and a half and still no word from the Weird Scenes front?
Well, you know us, we can’t just leave our faithful fans and fearless followers hanging like that!
And now for something completely different…
With the ever worsening community spread and resulting hibernation lockdown we’re all facing globally, business as usual is proving to be decidedly unusual…if not pretty much impossible.
Don’t worry, though, we’re not going anywhere…and in the meantime, we’ve pulled together this missive from the bunker, a transmission from our underground cavern fortress at the end of the world as we knew it. And because it’s us, you know we can’t take all of this shit too seriously: or as Valeria said to Conan, “two fools who laugh at death.”
Alan Tudyk, Angel, Astonishing X-Men, Browncoats, Buffy, Christina Hendricks, Deadpool, Doom Patrol, Dr. Horrible, Firefly, Joss Whedon, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Serenity, Summer Glau, V, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Back at the dawn of the millenium, still riding high and flush with the runaway
success of Buffy (and to a lesser extent, its weird spinoff Angel) and not
long before his foray into comics as writer of one of the bigger X-Men titles,
Joss Whedon struck gold of a sort with perhaps the most viral and notable of
his fan favorites: Firefly.
Above the Law, Big Bird Cage, Big Doll House, Bill & Ted's Bogus Adventure, Black Mama White Mama, Blaxploitation, Bucktown, Coffy, Cool Breeze, Drum, Escape from L.A., Fort Apache the Bronx, Foxy Brown, Friday Foster, Ghosts of Mars, Hit Man, Jackie Brown, Mars Attacks, Original Gangstas, Pam Grier, Roger Corman, Scream Blacula Scream, Sheba Baby, Something Wicked this Way Comes, The Arena, The L Word, Twilight People, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Women in Cages
One of the most recognizable names in blaxploitation, and we’re not even talking about one of the guys.
Ali McGraw, Bruce Lee, Bullitt, Frank Sinatra, Never So Few, Papillon, Sam Peckinpah, Steve Mc Queen, The Blob, The Getaway, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, The Sand Pebbles, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Towering Inferno, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
With a colorful background and love of fast living, his real life exploits put to shame anything seen in his films.
Audrey and Katherine Hepburn, Beat the Devil, Bette Davis, Casablanca, Dark Passage, Dark Victory, Dead Reckoning, Edward G. Robinson, High Sierra, Howard Hawks, Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, In a Lonely Place, Ingrid Bergman, John Huston, Key Largo, Lauren Bacall, Leslie Howard, Lizabeth Scott, Michael Curtiz, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, The African Queen, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, The Return of Doctor X, To Have and Have Not, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Born right here in NYC at the very cusp of the Fin de Siecle, Christmas Day 1899, Humphrey DeForest Bogart came from a moneyed family as the scion of an early feminist suffragette. Intended to be brought up in “proper society”, he blew his shot at Yale by tossing the headmaster into a local pond – his penchant for two fisted belligerence and a taste for strong, even “difficult” women present from an early age. “I wouldn’t give you two cents for a dame without a temper,” he once said…
A Tough Cop in Action, Antonio Margheriti, Battle Beyond the Stars, Black Christmas, Blazing Magnum, Blood Beach, Cannibal Apocalypse, Dario Argento, David Cronenberg, Enter the Dragon, Girl Who Knew Too Much, Hands of Steel, Joe Don Baker, John Saxon, Mario Bava, Mitchell, Nightmare Beach, Nightmare on Elm Street, Queen of Blood, Rosey Grier, Running Scared, Scorpion with two tails, Sergio Martino, Tenebre, The Bees, THe Cynic the Rat and the Fist, The Glove, The Night Caller, Umberto Lenzi, Violent Naples, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Born in Brooklyn, the former Carmine Orrico started out as an old school studio contract player, starring in healthily budgeted but forgettable films alongside the likes of Mamie Van Doren, Esther Williams, Sal Mineo, Fay Wray, Jimmy Stewart, Fabian and Sandra Dee as a succession of JDs, teen idols and romantic interests, before carving out something of a niche in film and television westerns.
Al Pacino, And Justice For All, Brian DePalma, Cruising, Dog Day Afternoon, Ellen Barkin, Francis Ford Coppola, Gigli, Heat, Jeffrey Tambor, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Scarface, Scent of a Woman, Sea of Love, Serpico, The Godfather, The Panic in Needle Park, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, William Friedkin
Born in, of all places, Harlem and raised in the Bronx, forced to leave an already broken home when he made the choice to pursue acting, Al Pacino was born tough and lived it as well (being known as both a troublemaker and fighter in school)
Bloodsport, Cannon films, Cyborg, Double Impact, Double Team, Hard Target, JCVD, Jean Claude Van Damme, Kickboxer, Lionheart, Maximum Risk, No Retreat No Surrender, Street Fighter, Timecop, Universal Soldier, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
From a local child prodigy in karate and competitive bodybuilding to one of the first and most influential kickboxing film stars, tonight we talk a man who supposedly inspired the entire Mortal Kombat series, whose oft referenced but seldom imitated balletic approach to full contact martial arts is positively legendary.