Episodes

 
 

Episode 22 -  Dorothy Malone/ Vanessa Redgrave
1/2/2018

Film Buff regulars Peter Kemp and Gary Hillbery discuss the careers of the recently deceased Dorothy Malone and octogenarian icon Vanessa Redgrave.

 

Episode 21 -  Women In Horror - British Movie Memories
25/1/2018

Key creative behind the short horror thriller Liz Drives, director (and make-up artist) Mia Kate Russell and co-star, co-producer Sophia Davey talk about their interest in the horror genre.

Veteran English stage and screen actress Sidonie Bond discusses working with director John Schlesinger on Darling (1965) and other highlights of a career spanning 60 years.

 

Episode 20 -  Al Clark/ Stephen Vagg
19/1/2018

Our L.A correspondent Stephen Vagg looks at Oscar season, a book about the 'Creature' trilogy and Hollywood on Hollywood Movies. Veteran producer Al 'Swinging Safari' Clark talks about his career.

 

Episode 19 -  Peninsula Film Festival - Confessions Of A Movie Collector
12/1/2018

Actor Steve Bastoni, founder of the Peninsula Film Festival talks about the event, his career and addresses the issue of 'inappropriate behaviour' in the arts.
Barrie Pattison talks about his lifelong passion of movie collecting just as celluloid gives way to digital.

 

Episode 18 - Robert Forster
5/1/2018

Jim Bridges, founder of the Australian Cartoon Museum, talks about the history of cartooning in Australia and beyond.
Gary Hillberg analyses Agatha Christie screen adaptations with reference to the Branagh version of Murder On The Orient Express and provides a detailed overview on Hollywood fashion designer Edith Head's career with regard to the current exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

 

Episode 17 - Robert Forster
29/12/2017

In a lengthy career interview conducted by Paul Harris and Mark Hartley in 2001 actor Robert Forster looks back at his  astounding career that began in 1966 with Reflections in A Golden Eye, directed by John Huston, with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor and Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool (1969). He also worked with George Cukor, Robert Mulligan,Richard Fletcher,Lewis Teague, Menahem Golan, Jess Franco, Bert I. Gordon, Gus Van Sant and, most famously, Quentin Tarantino (Jackie Brown).

 

Episode 16 - The Year In Review / Stephen Vagg's Letter from L.A
23/12/2017

Paul Harris is joined by a panel of industry pundits including Kristian Connelly (Nova Cinemas), David Kilderry (Luna Drive-Ins) and Michael Smith who are still recovering from the shock waves of recent Disney's acquisition of Fox and take a critical view of  the year's industry trends .Stephen Vagg speaks about John Carpenter's Halloween concert,a Shane Black  Q and A and reviews a book on Hollywood agent to the (closeted) stars,Henry Willson .

 

Episode 15 - Mamba: Vintage Movie Presentation/ Stephen Vaggs Letter From L.A
15/12/2017

Paul Brennan, Sydney based archivist-distributor-exhibitor tells the amazing story of how he rescued a previously lost early Technicolor Hollywood feature film that dates back to the dawn of sound.

Stephen Vagg looks at the career of Sherryl Lansing, former actress who rose to become Paramounts production head.  

 

Episode 14 - Production Designer Robbie Perkins/ Serials Expert Geoff Mayer
8/12/2017

Robbie Perkins was this week given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Australian Production Designers Guild and we felt it only fitting to chat with him about his extraordinary career in film and television which goes back over half a century.

Prolific author-academic-film buff Geoff Mayer has written the definitive history of the Hollywood serial, running over 350 pages. His insightful exploration illustrates how Lucas and Spielberg spent their childhoods at kids' matinees gaining inspiration for the likes of Lost Ark and Star Wars.

 

Episode 13 - The Butterly Tree: Dogs In Space
17/11/2017

Writer-director Priscilla Cameron talks about her debut feature The Butterfly Tree, nearly a decade in the planning. Industry veteran Kim Lewis, unit manager on Dogs In Space (1986), chews the fat on the legendary punk movie.

 

Episode 12 - Auteurs: Arthur Penn
10/11/2017

Part 2 of the discussion between John Flaus and Barrett Hodsdon, the author of "The Allusive Auteur"; on cinephilia Gary Hilberg overviews Hollywood maverick Arthur Penn.
Simone Ubaldi asks the question: can films change and influence society? and comes up with some surprising answers.

 

Episode 11 - The Elusive Auteur
3/11/2017

Part One of a 3 hour plus discussion between veteran cinephiles John Flaus and Barrett Hodsdon. Barrett is the author of the groundbreaking book "The Elusive Auteur" which describes "how the auteur designation has evolved from stylistic criterion to product label".

 

Episode 10 - Universal's Australian Chief and An Englishman Abroad
27/10/2017

Versatile Englishman Patrick Edgeworth emigrated to Australia in 1969 and quickly established himself as a working actor turned writer working in television and film (Crawfords, Cash and Company which he co-created, Raw Deal and BMX Bandits). He wrote the play Boswell For The Defence and the recent stage musical Georgy Girl.

South African born Mike Baard is the managing director of Universal Pictures and has worked in the film industry for over 30 years. He shares his fascinating life experiences in distribution.

 

Episode 09 - Netflix and Other Things
20/10/2017

On Episode 9 Paul and Mark speak with Australian director Zak Hilditch who has realised his dream to adapt a Stephen King story for the screen with 1922, based on a King novella, which airs internationally on Netflix. And speaking of Netflix their acquisitions were very much in evidence at the recent Fantastic Fest which took place in Austin,Texas. Our guest Michael Helms was there and gives us the rundown.

 

Episode 08 - Horror Movie Right There On My TV - Greetings from L.A
13/10/2017

Special guest Gary Doust is one of Australia's leading documentary filmmakers, famed for his observational approach. His latest feature, Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare, is a fly-on-the-wall chronicle of the shoot on a low budget horror thriller directed by Craig Anderson (Craig was one of the 6 actors who pursued his dream in Hollywood in Gary's series Next Stop Hollywood). We also speak with Hollywood correspondent Stephen Vagg.

 

Episode 07 - Innuendo...
6/10/2017

Innuendo is a low budget, independently produced psychological thriller shot in Melbourne locations and in Finland! Paul speaks with the film's lead actor Brendan Bacon and associate producer Charley Harrison. Mark Harley and Paul shoot the breeze with Jeff Harrison, managing director of Umbrella Entertainment. His eventful career began flogging import records on the Monash University campus in the early 1970's. 20 years later he was running the legendary Gaslight Records in Melbourne's city centre before segueing into video, DVD and theatrical distribution.

 

Episode 06 - Australian Film Festivals and Hollywood Musicals
29/09/2017

The history of film festivals in Australia is a fascinating subject and Kirsten Stevens has extensively researched a story that stretches back half a centurion in her new book Australian Film Festivals. Genre experts Peter Kemp and Gary Hillberg analyse what happened to the Hollywood musical in the 1960's, a creature under threat from all directions.

 

Episode 05 - Furie-Marx-DeMille
22/09/2017

Writer-director-historian Daniel Kremer profiles the prolific career of one of the cinema's most critically neglected visual stylists Sidney J. Furie. Frank Ferrante, Groucho Marx impersonator and expert on the Marx Brothers joins us and the final of the 4-part interview with Kevin Brianton on his book Hollywood Divided.

 

Episode 04 - Wolf Creek, Jungle and the Secret Lives of Projectionists
15/09/2017

From Wolf Creek to Jungle, director Greg McLean talks about shedding the horror film typecast and the pressures of filming in Columbia. Ken Parfrey on the secret lives of film projectionists. And part three of the interview with Kevin Brianton about his book Hollywood Divided. 

 

Episode 03 - Dead Divas, and Dumpster Diving for Ken Burns
08/09/2017

Jeff Daniels' documentary career began as a dumpster diver for Ken Burns. He joins Paul Harris to discuss his latest film Fair Game which explores racism in Australian football. Filmmaker Gary Hillberg reviews two films about dead divas. And part two of our conversation with Kevin Brianton, author of Hollywood Divided.

 

Episode 02 - That’s Not Me, Tobe Hooper and Hollywood Divided
01/09/2017

Gregory Erdstein and Alice Foulcher discuss their debut feature film That’s Not Me. Filmmakers slash Death Watchers Mark Hartley and Jamie Blanks celebrate the work of the late Tobe Hooper.  Plus part one of a special series of interviews with Kevin Brianton who explores the dark days of cinema in his book Hollywood Divided: The 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting.

 

Episode 01 - Jerry Lewis remembered and Tangerine Dream documented
26/08/2017

Paul Harris is joined by filmmakers Mark Hartley and Gary Hillberg for an exploration of the music of Tangerine Dream. And Jerry Lewis aficionado Alan Finney remembers one of cinema’s true greats.

 

Episode 00 - The Return of Film Buffs Forecast
18/08/2017

Film Buffs Forecast is Australia’s longest running film show.  For 30 years it aired weekly on Melbourne public radio station 3RRR. Now it begins a new chapter. Recorded at Cinema 9 Studios at the Sun Theatre in downtown Yarraville, Paul Harris will bring you a collection of in-depth interviews, film reviews, insider gossip (c’mon, we know you love it) and lots of lame puns. Previous guests have included Martin Scorsese, Melanie Griffith, Jane Campion, Jack Nicholson, Wim Wenders, Tom Cruise, Gillian Armstrong and Kevin Costner.