Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Projection Booth podcast gets dark in November

The Projection Booth podcast ( will play host to a series of discussions regarding four classic Films Noir throughout the month of November.

"We decided to celebrate film noir thanks in part to the Noircon celebration in Philadelphia," said co-host Mike White.  "The convention happens every two years and we're fortunate to have guest co-hosts that have made the event successful in years past."

Noir November features discussions of Fritz Lang's The Big Heat (1953),  Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour (1945), Nicholas Ray's In A Lonely Place (1950), and Paul Wendkos's The Burglar (1957).

"Our guest co-hosts include a terrific mix of film historians and writers," adds White.  "For The Big Heat we're talking to Jay A Gertzman and we're featuring an interview with biographer Patrick McGilligan (Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast).  With Detour we're joined by Professor Richard Edwards and have an interview with Ulmer biographer Noah Isenberg.  For In a Lonely Place we'll be joined by Jared Case and spotlight an interview with the editors of Lonely Places, Dangerous Ground: Nicholas Ray in American Cinema.  Finally, we'll round up the month with a look at The Burglar with author Duane Swierczynski."

Based on a novel by David Goodis (who also adapted his work for the screenplay), The Burglar went unreleased on DVD until recently when it was snuck into the Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics III box set.  The film is an appropriate finish for a month kicked off with Noircon in Philadelphia as Goodis was a native to the City of Brotherly Love and  Wedkos's film was shot on location in Goodis's home town.

"With the dying of the light in November, we decided to go dark," quipped White.

The Projection Booth podcast is released every Wednesday via iTunes, Stitcher, and their website.  The podcast began in 2011 and is hosted by Robert St. Mary and Mike White.

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