In what will likely go down as the nerdiest and most esoteric Extra Milestone yet, I am joined by my good friend and fellow hardcore cinephile Andrew McMahon to discuss a pair of significant, influential, and all-around great films. We begin with a lengthy discussion of Michelangelo Antonioni’s reflective 1975 thriller The Passenger, in addition to Antonioni’s career as a whole that we’re familiar with, followed by a look at Michael Powell’s career-ending 1960 horror film Peeping Tom. We get into a lot of exciting history and interconnectivity to the greater cinematic art form over the course of both conversations, and we hope it’s just as fun to listen to as it was to record.
- 00:06:05 – The Passenger
- 01:03:15 – Peeping Tom
NEXT WEEK: Julia Teti makes her triumphant and long-awaited return to Cinemaholics for April’s main Extra Milestone!
NOTE: In this episode, I incorrectly assume that Andrei Tarkovsky was probably fond of Antonioni’s 1964 film Red Desert, when in actuality he rather despised it! Who knew?
Music in this episode: Opening titles of Peeping Tom, composed by Brian Easdale; Melodia Popolare Catalana 2 (end titles for The Passenger), composed by Mario Jalenti; music from the trailers for The Passenger and Peeping Tom.
Cinemaholics in this episode: Sam Noland & Andrew McMahon
I watched “The Passenger” for the first time last night on Vudu after I saw the notification come through that you two gents would be talking about it. I listened to your discussion immediately after, and I definitely missed a ton of stuff you both caught. I found myself a bit underwhelmed by Schneider’s performance to be honest, but Nicholson was a true force in this, to the point where I’m kicking myself for considering myself a fan of his and not seeing this until now. “L’avventura” is next on my list thanks to you guys!
Glad you liked it! Maybe L’avventura will work better for you than it did for us 🙂 Thanks for listening!
Peeping Tom is an all-timer for me. Keep up the great work, I’m really loving the new format for the show. Andrew is really great, especially for a first-time podcaster. I almost don’t believe it.
Thanks for listening! I definitely hope to have Andrew back someday 🙂