Ticklish Business Episode 1

In this inaugural episode of Ticklish Business I’ll be bringing you audio from the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival starting with Angela Lansbury interview with Alec Baldwin. You’ll also hear my red carpet interviews with TCM General manager Jennifer Dorian, Daryl Hickman, and Leonard Maltin. *Apologies for the low audio volume in the bookends, I…

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Doctor Zhivago is a movie whose reputation precedes it. Doctor Zhivago marks my first foray into David Lean territory – a director I’ve avoided because his movies require getting comfy for over two hours. With that, Zhivago lives up to the definition of the word “epic” and boasts some incredible performances, from Julie Christie in particular, that deliver…

Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Crippled by television and desperate to get butts back into seats, 1953 was the year of 3D movies. For that entire year, nearly every big-budget production tried their hand at throwing things in the audiences’ face in the hopes of enticing them to buy a ticket. (Outside of 3D, the 1950s also saw experimentation with wider aspect…