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Carl Sweeney

New Podcast Guest Appearance: The Movie Palace – ‘1st Birthday Special’

Having cut his podcasting teeth on my X-Files show, Carl last year broke out to develop The Movie Palace, a podcast which looks every week at a brand new film from Classic Hollywood.

This week, Carl celebrated a year of The Movie Palace by inviting guests and contributors to recommend a classic movie from pre-1970 to share with the podcast world, and I am pleased to be amidst a host of talented folk discussing my choice, the British 1962 comedy The Fast Lady.

Not many people have heard of this genteel picture, directed by Ken Annakin and starring amongst others a young Julie Christie, but I’ve loved it since it popped up on British telly when I was a kid in the 80’s. It’s very of its time but has a great balance of action and comedy, fun performances and a host of cameos from old comedy stars. It’s a little gem.

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New Podcast Guest Appearance: The Movie Palace – ‘Goldfinger’

If you listen to my podcast The X-Cast regularly, you’ll have heard the name Carl Sweeney.

Having cut his podcasting teeth on my X-Files show, Carl last year broke out to develop The Movie Palace, a podcast which looks every week at a brand new film from Classic Hollywood. This week, it was my turn to guest alongside classic film writer Gabriela Masson, talking 1964’s classic James Bond movie, Goldfinger.

This is among the few times I’ve actually discussed James Bond, my huge love of that franchise and the context around it in the 60’s, and it was a fun and engaging discussion with Carl and Gabriela. I discovered new aspects about Goldfinger–a film many of us will have seen plenty of times–that I hadn’t previously considered.

PSA: Contains terrible great Sean Connery impresshions…

Podcast Appearance: The Movie Palace – The Night of the Hunter

If you listen to my podcast The X-Cast regularly, you’ll have heard the name Carl Sweeney.

Having cut his podcasting teeth on my X-Files show, Carl this year has broken out to develop The Movie Palace, a podcast which looks every week at a brand new film from Classic Hollywood. This week, it was my turn to guest for the first time, discussing my choice – Charles Laughton’s one and only film as director, 1955’s The Night of the Hunter.

This was a great discussion, and the film was incredibly fun to watch again with one eye on the research. If you’re a classic film buff, you’ll enjoy this, and you’ll definitely dig Carl’s top drawer show. I’ll be back on it again in December all going to plan talking about a film we tease at the end of this…

PSA: May contain me singing. Brace yourselves.

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