On YOU DON’T KNOW DICK we look at the films and TV work of the beloved character actor Dick Miller! On this episode we’re joined by writer, producer and podcaster Scott Weinberg to discuss the legendary Roger Corman cheapie horror-comedy THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! We look at the history of the legendarily threadbare production, the various remakes and tributes (including the celebrated musical!), and – of course – the flower-chomping performance by Dick Miller! CHECK IT OUT!
On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we look at Carol Kane’s performance in Hal Ashby’s incredible 1973 movie THE LAST DETAIL starring Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, and Randy Quaid, Written by Robert Towne (and adapted from Darryl Ponicsan’s 1969 novel), the film details two Navy lifers (Nicholson and Young) bringing an 18-year-old Seaman to a naval prison after he’s caught committing a petty crime. We chat about the film, its legacy and Carol Kane brief, but essential, role. Check it out!
As discussed in the episode, here’s the episode of The American Parade from 1974 that features Carol Kane in a brief role.
Our chronological exploration of the films of Carol Kane continues on PRAISING KANE! On this episode we’re looking at Mike Nichols’ controversial comedy-drama CARNAL KNOWLEDGE starring Jack Nicholson, Art Garfunkle, Candice Bergen, and Ann-Margret (and also, briefly, Carol Kane). The sexual politics of the early 70s is laid bare, but is it revealing? Or simply misogynistic? Let’s talk about it!
The great character actor Dick Miller passed away on January 30th, 2019 at the age of 90, leaving a legacy of more than 180 films. On You Don’t Know Dick, we’re going to – with the help of friends and special guests – look at the film and television work of this tremendous performer, and try to get to the bottom of what made him such a special presence in so many films.
On our first episode, we’re looking at the Roger Corman (sorta) directed gothic horror THE TERROR from 1963, starring Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Sandra Knight and Dick Miller.
The film is available in various public domain versions, but the best available to watch for free is this version from The Film Detective:
On our next episode we’ll be looking at one of Miller’s most famous roles in 1959’s A BUCKET OF BLOOD. Watch that here: