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A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Podcast!

“Look, there’s this dough, see? There’s all this dough. 350 G’s! Do ya hear what I’m sayin’? 350 G’s! In the park, in Rosita… Rosita Beach State Park…” And if you know where that line comes from, you are in for a real treat! Film historian Paul Scrabo offers insight on the creation and restoration […]

Retro Cinema – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Stanley Kramer’s IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD has never been a favorite with film critics and scholars they tend to see the 1963 film’s overkill slapstick and extravagant comic violence as too much of a bad thing. Indeed, the film exists as a deranged live action cartoon: people run through walls, crash airplanes, […]

Retro Cinema – The Runner Stumbles

A question: should you accept the opinions of film critics without wondering if they might be wrong? My answer: no, you should not. I came to that answer when I was 14 and I chose to ignore the negative reviews surrounding the theatrical release of Stanley Kramer’s THE RUNNER STUMBLES.  In a recent revisit […]