Tag: Adrianna Gober

Cinema Smorgasbord – Bartel Me Something Good – The Longshot (1986)

On this episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD we’re off to the races with the Tim Conway-penned and Mike Nichols-produced gambling comedy THE LONGSHOT, starring Conway, Harvey Korman, Jack Weston and Ted Waas! A passion project for Tim Conway (and a work-for-hire gig for Paul Bartel) it’s.. a bit of an odd duck, but it DOES have a theme song rapped by Conway AND Ice-T! Enjoy!

Cinema Smorgasbord – You Don’t Know Dick – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Past Tense” (/w Adrianna Gober)

On this episode of YOU DON’T KNOW DICK we’re boldly going where no podcast has gone before with Dick Miller in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine two-parter ‘Past Tense’. Wildly considered one of the best (and most prescient) episodes of the series, it looks at the state of cities in the far off future of 2024 and how struggling people are carted off to walled off ‘sanctuaries’, and one of the people guarding these sanctuaries is none other than Dick Miller. Joining us on this trek across the stars is our Bartel Me Something Good podcast co-host (and Trekkie) Adrianna Gober, who makes the case of DS9 being the best of all Star Treks, and is utterly baffled by the choice to watch a Rod Stewart music video (also featuring Dick Miller). A good time was had by all. CHECK IT OUT!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Bartel Me Something Good – Lust in the Dust (1984)

Yee-haw! We’re going back to the wild west on this episode of Bartel Me Something good with Paul Bartel’s 1984 comedy western LUST IN THE DUST starring Tab Hunter, Lainie Kazan and the legendary Divine! Originally envisioned as a John Waters project, Bartel ruffled against making a Waters-style film and instead brings his own wild and unpredictable sensibility (while still not skimping on the bad taste). It has musical numbers, butt tattoos, Cesar Romero, death via oral sex and so much more. Check it out, jerks!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Bartel Me Something Good – Not For Publication (1984)

On this episode of Bartel Me Something good we’re checking out Paul Bartel’s inauspicious 1984 screwball comedy NOT FOR PUBLICATION, starring Nancy Allen, David Naughton and Laurence Luckinbill! Allen plays Lois Thornedyke, a tabloid reporter aiming to go clean, while simultaneously working for the mayor of New York (Luckinbill) who is – wait for it – trying to get rid of “porno papers”, like the one she’s working at! Naughton plays a hapless bird photographer she hires to help with both jobs. There’s animal-themed musical numbers, (attempted) murder, and.. not much more. We also discuss a clip of Sandra Bernhard interviewing Paul Bartel on Reel Wild Cinema. CHECK IT OUT!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Bartel Me Something Good – Eating Raoul (1982)

On this episode of Bartel Me Something Good we’ve reached Paul Bartel’s Criterion Collected classic EATING RAOUL featuring Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran and Paul Bartel himself as Paul Bland. A darkly comedic social satire (/w cannibalism), it remains a gem in the Bartel filmography, and we’re delighted to be joined by EATING RAOUL’s editor Alan Toomayan to discuss his work on Bartel’s films, including LUST IN THE DUST and SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS. Alan also regales us with stories of his early work with New World Pictures, the guerilla filmmaking that went into Eating Raoul’s production, and his transition to becoming an editor of film trailers and featurettes. CHECK IT OUT!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Bartel Me Something Good – Private Parts (1972)

We continue our chronological look at the career of the great Paul Bartel with his feature length debut PRIVATE PARTS from 1972. Equal parts perverse and hilarious, it’s a film that is filled with twists and turns and set the blueprint for much of what was to come from the always unpredictable director. We’re also looking at Bartel’s 1969 short film NAUGHTY NURSE, which showed that Bartel’s taste for boundary pushing was something that came about very early in his career.