There is something fundamentally alluring about Old Hollywood's gloss and grandeur. Perhaps the backstage intrigue and lurid tales of showbiz excess keep us coming back for more. Or perhaps it is the idealised picture of smoke-filled rooms, silk dresses, and beautiful fedoras that we find so irresistible. For many, though, it’s the larger-than-life individuals from silver screen history that remain tempting decades after.
As streaming services continue to proliferate, there are more options to view or replay a favourite film. And film podcasts are a growing method to locate and connect with other film enthusiasts. In reality, an increasing number of audio presentations are generating digital content in an effort to attract classic film enthusiasts. Below, we have compiled podcasts you would want to add to your playlist.
Wondery's 'Inside' Series
All of Inside The Exorcist, Inside Psycho, and Inside Jaws follow the life of a legendary picture, from the initial studio pitch through the film's influence on the world since its debut. The most recent eight-part segment of Inside tracked Steven Spielberg's relationship to the hit picture Jaws, explored the famed shark that didn't function on set, and concluded with an interview with the film's co-writer Carl Gottlieb. Film history enthusiasts will enjoy the podcast's attention to detail and the storytelling strategies to highlight a film's significance.
Ticklish Business is perfect for people who wish to dive into the world of Old Hollywood without becoming too overwhelmed by the specifics, as it covers a variety of themes and includes movie reviews. It also welcomes a number of guests, such as professional film reviewers, columnists, and journalists, in order to give evaluations and comments from a wide range of individuals with specialised knowledge.
Given that so many other podcasts use the same presenter in every episode, the unexpected guests are a significant highlight of this show.
Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast
Although the majority of people regard Gilbert Gottfried as an obnoxious stand-up comedian, serious admirers acknowledge him as a knowledgeable specialist on the history of Hollywood. Gottfried's long-running podcast borrows its name from the 1957 B-movie classic "The Amazing Colossal Man,"
It features hilarious discussions about classic films, as well as an array of colourful interviews with veteran actors such as Bruce Dern and Malcolm McDowell, comedians such as Patton Oswalt and Artie Lange, and film historians such as Leonard Maltin and Ben Mankiewicz. Plus, if you listen in regularly, you're certain to hear Gottfried perform some of his fantastic Old Hollywood impersonations. You will not find another podcast in which the host imitates Groucho Marx and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" actor Kevin McCarthy with such remarkable ease.