Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Episode 64: Drinking & Drive-Ins - Americathon

Neil Israel Interview!

This week, we temporarily put aside Faults in the Vaults to bring you yet another installment of Drinking & Drive-ins - the segment where we kick back and revel in some of the very best cinematic exploitations from the heyday of the local drive-in to the birth of the multiplex and beyond. This time, we're celebrating the B-Day of the U.S. of A with 1979's surprisingly prophetic screwball satire, Americathon!

Mitch and Josh scrape The Mailbag and discuss the nature of actors taking on new skill sets for specific roles, as well as trying to recall early exposures to great acting in film. This Week in Torrents, Josh digs up the unsold Andy Kaufman pilot for Stick Around (1977).

Mitch goes Slipping Through the Tracks to provide an audio guide to the Planet of the Apes franchise, specifically the sounds of Tom Scott's contemporary primal jazz fusion score for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972).

Also in this episode, Fourth of July celebrations, TV binge-watching, Hicksville exploits, Corgi beach days, and a plethora of fine American made products from the good people at Raleigh Soapery!

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