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POP ART

55 EpisodesProduced by Howard CasnerWebsite

My guest will chose a movie from pop culture and I will chose a film from the art/classic side of cinema with some sort of connection and we will discuss both movies. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner/support

55 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

POP ART: Episode 55, The Hitman's Bodygaurd/The Gauntlet

June 13th, 2021

52:39

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: “Nag, nag, nag.” How hard can it be? Your assignment is to get a witness from point A to point B? What could possibly go wrong, …

POP ART: Episode 54, Ladyhawke/The Thief of Bagdad

June 7th, 2021

50:19

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN: “Out of my way, you masters of one thousand fleas”. The course of true love never did run smooth. If you’re a hawk by day, your …

POP ART: Episode 53, Almost Famous/Murmur of the Heart

May 30th, 2021

41:21

A BOY’S BEST FRIEND IS HIS MOTHER: “Your mom kind of freaked me out”. Coming of age can be the most traumatic and difficult time in a young person’s …

POP ART: Episode 52, Indianda Jones and the Temple of Doom/Gunga Din

May 23rd, 2021

43:36

HIP HIP HOORAJ: “Kill for the love of Kali.” It happens over and over again. You conquer a country. Make it part of your empire. Teach them to be just like you while not giving them any real freedom or …

POP ART: Episode 51, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn/Rio Grande

May 9th, 2021

48:02

DADDY ISSUES: “Kobayashi Maru”. Fathers and sons. Husbands and wives. Wives and sons. Friends and lovers. Set against the background of the military. Sounds like it’s time for Episode 51 of Pop Art, the podcast where my …

POP ART: Episode 50, Revenge of the Nerds/The Freshman

May 2nd, 2021

40:05

NO NERDITY ALLOWED: “Al-a-ga-ZINK! Al-a-ga-ZINK! Boola Bink! WOW”. College. The place that separates the men from the boys. The alphas from the …

POP ART: Episode 49, Down With Love/Pillow Talk

April 26th, 2021

47:17

BATTLE ROYALE: “If you have to ask, you’re missing it.” In this corner, the playboy, the Casanova, the Romeo, who only sees women as something to be conquered. In this corner, the modern woman, the feminist, the …

POP ART: Episode 48, Something's Gotta Give/Sudden Fear

April 11th, 2021

52:11

THE PLAY’S THE THING: “Love ya.” Ah, romance. It’s still the same old story. You meet a guy. He wines and dines you. He sleeps with you. He dumps …

POP ART: Episode 47, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse/Coherence

April 4th, 2021

47:52

PARALLEL PARKING: “With great ability comes great accountability”. Are we alone in the universe? Perhaps, more importantly, is our universe alone in the universe?  Sounds like it’s time for Episode 47 of Pop Art, the …

POP ART: Episode 46, Do the Right Thing/Les Miserables

March 22nd, 2021

47:25

THE RACE IS ON: “Wake up, Wake up, Wake up.” Black Lives Matter. Antifa. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. January 6th. Sounds like it’s time for Episode 46 of Pop Art, the podcast where my guest chooses a movie from …

POP ART: Episode 45, True Romance/Pierrot le Fou

March 14th, 2021

51:54


THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH: “Okie, dokey, doggie daddy.” We’ve all been there, done that. We meet someone. Fall in love. Pledge our lives to each other. Then, as so often happens, we kill someone or …

POP ART: Episode 44, Fast Times at Ridgemont High/The Last Picture Show

March 7th, 2021

1:01:14

SCHOOL DAZED: “Aloha, Mr. Hand.” It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. No, actually, it was just the worst of times. The most nightmarish and traumatic years of our lives. A quagmire of debilitating …

POP ART: Episode 43, The Truman Show/Dark City

February 21st, 2021

45:52

IS IT REAL OR IS IT MEMOREX-“Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”  Look to your right. What do you see? Are you sure? Look to your left? What do you see there? Look …

POP ART: Episode 42, L.A. Confidential/Double Indemnity

February 14th, 2021

57:23

FATALE ATTRACTION “Wrapped up in tissue paper with pink ribbons on it”. Valentine’s Day is here. What better way to celebrate the holiday that with …

POP ART: Epissode 41, Tootsie/Some Like It Hot

February 7th, 2021

43:40

GENDER BENDER. “Nobody’s perfect.” Are you sure that person sitting across from you is male? Are you sure the person sitting next to you is female? They say clothes make the man. But do they? Or do clothes make the …

POP ART: Episode 40, Dead Calm/Knife in the Water

January 31st, 2021

49:39

STRANGER DANGER. “I left the cucumbers behind” Our mothers always warned us. Always wear clean underwear. Always finish the food on your plate, there are children starving in other countries. Never pick up strangers. …

POP ART: Episode 39, Superbad/American Graffiti

January 24th, 2021

42:45

SCHOOL DAZE: “Where were you in ‘62” We’ve all been there. And it was a nightmare of monumental proportions. A time of nihilistic and existential dread. A period of fear and trembling and sickness unto death. Or as it …

POP ART: Episode 38, Go/71 Fragments of a Chronicle of Chance

January 17th, 2021

44:08

FANCY MEETING YOU HERE: “Wait. You want us to sell Amway?” How much does chance play in our lives and what happens to us? How much does it play when it comes to our interaction with strangers? Or when we or others are …

POP ART: Episode 37, Annihilation/Stalker

January 10th, 2021

48:13

WATCH THE SKIES. “It's not destroying. It's making something new.” When we’re visited from another world, how will it happen? Will it be with a bang or a whimper? Will it be a war of the worlds, a day the earth stood …

POP ART: Episode 36, Captain American: The Winter Soldier/Manhattan Melodrama

December 27th, 2020

47:31

BFFs: “On your left.” Does this sound familiar? You have a best friend growing up. You’re inseparable. You’d give your life for them. But as you get …

POP ART: Episode 35, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang/The Thin Man

December 20th, 2020

43:29

THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE MURDER. “Don't quit your gay job.” Don’t you hate when this happens? You gather for the holidays. Christmas carols are in the …

POP ART: Episode 34, Big Trouble in Little China/That Man From Rio

December 15th, 2020

50:59

NOW YOU SEE ‘EM, NOW YOU DON’T-“This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express.” What would you do if someone was kidnapped, abducted right in front of …

POP ART: Episode 33, Planes, Trains and Automobiles/Ballad of a Soldier

December 6th, 2020

39:37

“Those aren’t pillows”. We’ve all been there. We have to be somewhere. We only have a certain amount of time to get there. And when we try…we hit nothing but obstacle after obstacle after obstacle. That’s right. It …

POP ART: Episode 32-The Lngest Yard/The Lonesliness of the Long Distance Runner

November 22nd, 2020

51:23

“Stick this is your trophy case.” It’s November, and to paraphrase Alfred Lord Tennyson, in fall a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of…sports, or, since one of our films is British, sport. And since we are still in …

POP ART: Episode 31-Mad Max: Fury Road/A Boy and His Dog

November 15th, 2020

47:53

“I live, I die. I LIVE AGAIN!” Do you sometimes think we’re on the edge of an apocalypse? That tomorrow you might wake up to a barren and dog eat dog wasteland of mass destruction? And I’m not talking America after the …

POP ART: Episode 30-Bridesmaids/Monsoon Wedding

November 8th, 2020

50:56

“It’s coming out of me like lava”. Is there some event you’ve been missing out on since the quarantine kicked in? Are you having those wedding bell blues? Are you not going to the chapel? Are you not getting married in …

POP ART: Episode 29, Jurassic Park/Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein/Son of Frankenstein

November 1st, 2020

52:00

“It’s alive! It’s alive!” Do you think there may be just a bit too much ego out there? That there are people who think they can do no wrong? That …

POP ART: Episode 28, Halloween III: Season of the Witch/The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T

October 27th, 2020

43:05

“I want my lavender spats.” What is about kids? Those annoying little rug rats and curtain climbers that cause you nothing but misery, pain and …

POP ART: Episode 27, Snatch/The Twelve Chairs

October 18th, 2020

43:43

“Hope for the best, expect the worst.” Running short of cash? Need some extra income? Would some rare and precious jewels help out? But what if …

POP ART: Episode 26-Back to the Future/La Jetee

October 11th, 2020

45:34

“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” Is there something about this time period that just isn’t working for you? Wouldn’t you love to …

POP ART: Episode 25, The Running Man/The Most Dangerous Game

October 5th, 2020

46:28

“I don’t do requests.” Is there someone in your life you wish wasn’t? Maybe a group of people? Or maybe you’re just plain bored? I have a …

POP ART: Episode 24, Hell or High Water/Bonnie and Clyde

September 27th, 2020

45:30

“They’re young, they’re in love and they kill people.” Running low on cash? Need some extra pocket money? Or have you realized that banks are just an evil institution that deserve no quarter? The perfect time for …

POP ART: Episode 23, The Goonies/The Bridge (1959)

September 13th, 2020

42:36

“Do the shuffle Truffle.” Feeling attacked? That the world is closing in on you and your friends? Feeling the need to come together and fight back and protect what’s yours? The perfect time for Episode 23 of Pop Art, …

POP ART: Episode 22, The Blues Brothers/Silence (1971)

September 6th, 2020

49:49

“We’re on a mission from God.” Feel like there’s something you should be doing that you aren’t? Are you ignoring some calling, perhaps? Maybe that …

POP ART: Episode 21, Constantine/The Wailing

August 30th, 2020

44:43

“What if I told you that God and the devil made a wager, a kind of standing bet for the souls of all mankind?” Have you been thinking that maybe …

POP ART: Episode 20, Jaws/White Hunter, Black Heart

August 23rd, 2020

49:00

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Feeling a bit bored? Need some outside activity? Maybe you should take up hunting? If so, who would you want …

POP ART: Episode 19, Finding Nemo/The Searchers

August 16th, 2020

45:20

“That’ll be the day.” Concerned about your kids these days? Wondering about their safety? Just how far would you go to keep them safe? Who would you …

POP ART: Episode 18, The Karate Kid/Let the Righ One In

August 9th, 2020

42:40

“Wax on, wax off. Wax on, Wax off.” Feeling the world is ganging up on you? Feeling targeted in some way? Even bullied by those around you? Who would …

POP ART: Episode 17, Face/Off/Mulholland Drive

August 2nd, 2020

45:44

“Lies, deceit, mixed messages... this is turning into a real marriage”. Not quite feeling yourself these days?  Do you suspect you might not be who you think you are? Maybe that you might even be…someone else? Just in …

POP ART: Episode 16, Galaxy Quest/Seven Samurai

July 26th, 2020

49:40

“Never give up. Never Surrender.” Feeling a bit overwhelmed? That the world is ganging up against you? Need some outside help? Time for Episode 16 of …

POP ART: Episode 15, Get Out/Upstream Color

July 12th, 2020

42:11

“By the way, I would have voted for Obama a third term, if I could.” Are you feeling a bit paranoid these days? Wondering if your mind’s your own? …

POP ART: Episode 14, Dumb and Dumber/Too Late For Tears

July 5th, 2020

40:01

“Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?” Running a bit short of money these days? What would you do if, out of nowhere, you suddenly found …

POP ART: Episode 13, American Psycho/Repulsion

June 28th, 2020

44:59

“I have to return some videotapes.” Is the quarantine turning you a bit…crazy? Perfect time to list to the latest episode of Pop Art, my podcast …

POP ART: Episode 12, Die Hard/District B13

June 21st, 2020

42:17

"Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs..." Have things reached a point where the world desperately needs a hero to save us? Find out with the twelfth episode of Pop Art, the podcast where my guest …

POP ART: Episode 11, Adaptation/Sunset Blvd.

June 14th, 2020

42:42

“Audiences don't know somebody sits down and writes a picture; they think the actors make it up as they go along.” The quarantine is giving you a lot of time to write and work on your art. But are you? Sounds like the …

POP ART: Episode 10, Aliens/Attack the Block

June 6th, 2020

42:14

Are we alone in the universe? If not, will they come with a bang or a whimper? Sounds like time for Episode 10 of POP ART. The concept of POP ART is …

POP ART: Episode 9, The Omen/Village of the Damned

May 29th, 2020

39:50

The quarantine got you spending a bit too much time with the kids? Are you getting the feeling that maybe they’re really, well…evil, underneath it all? The perfect time to listen to Episode 9 of Pop Art, the podcast …

POP ART: Episode 8, Star Wars/The Hidden Fortress

May 23rd, 2020

46:27

This quarantine getting you down? Need some adventure in your life? The perfect time to listen to Episode 8 of my podcast Pop Art. In Pop Art, my …

POP ART: Episode 7, Singin' in the Rain/Irma Vep

May 15th, 2020

38:39

Been seeing a lot of films during the quarantine? Then what better time to listen to a podcast about movies that are about making movies? In Pop Art, …

POP ART: Episode 6, Robocop/THX 1138

May 10th, 2020

43:10

Afraid the world is heading toward dystopia? Worried the future may be…too futuristic? The perfect time to listen to Episode 6 of my Podcast Pop Art on Robocop/THX 1138. The premise of Pop Art is for my guest to choose …

POP ART: Episode 5, Best in Show/Series 7: The Contenders

May 3rd, 2020

45:51

Up for a little competition? The quarantine got you playing games? In Pop Art, my guest chooses a movie from pop culture and I chose a film from the …

POP ART: Episode 4, The Great Escape/A Man Escaped

April 27th, 2020

39:42

Feeling a bit trapped? Longing to escape? So are the characters in the latest installment of my podcast series POP ART. So what better time to sit …

POP ART: Episode 3, Monty Python and the Holy Grail/The Seventh Seal

April 27th, 2020

47:02

What better time to discuss two films that take place during a plague? For this episode of Pop Art, my guest Jay Cluitt chose the brilliant comedy …

POP ART: Episode 2, Goldfinger/The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

April 27th, 2020

42:06

For this episode of Pop Art, my guest Richard Kirkham chose the James Bond blockbuster Goldfinger and I, in turn, chose the brooding, dark adaptation …

POP ART: Episode 1, Raiders of the Lost Ark/Treasure of the Sierra Madre

April 27th, 2020

34:41

The concept of Pop Art is for my guest to chose a movie from pop culture and I will chose a film from the art/classic side that has a connection to …

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