Jun 20, 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 312
This week, we recap this year's Harry Dean Stanton Fest as well as sit down with director and cinema legend - Monte Hellman.
And while we contemplate Harry Dean's philosophy on nothingness, we also discuss... going to Dan Tana's, John Huston, HarryTown, Roger Corman, when the machine goes to sleep, the universe collapses upon itself, get healthy, Ski Troop Attack, Jack Nicholson, Calvin Coolidge, The Beast from Haunted Cave, a day filming within an hour drive, Michael Blowen, Bearded Collie, first and only Union movie, Jack Hill, Francis Ford Coppola, two days on the leftover set, the key to the city, I stayed at his house, off-off-off-off Broadway, Waiting for Godot, The Terror, take that as a sign, Last Woman on Earth, we are nothing, I'll still do it out of jail, five Texas Rangers, adding extra scenes, Saturday matinee, bedbugs for 92 dollars a night, she just hopped up on his lap, True Romance, the mythos, One-Eyed Jacks, casting, Warren Oates, Dennis Wilson, storyboards, Road to Nowhere, Ponda Baba, someone I literally stalked, the Tarzan yell, gambling, Paul Verhoeven, Summer stock company, Stagecoach, James Taylor, Silent Night, Deadly Night 3, The Virginian, Millie Perkins, the car movie, mononucleosis, Reservoir Dogs, Love or Die, the Star Wars bar, My Darling Clementine, while you're making one, you might as well make two, RoboCop, C.C Brown's Hot Fudge Sundae and sponsor our trip to Monte's house!
"I never... felt that I had any chance of breaking into the movies."
The velvet paintings of Monte and Harry Dean were commissioned by the Velveteria. For more info, go to: velveteria.com
For more info on Harry Dean Stanton Fest, go to: harrydeanstantonfest.org