Essentially Cinema
A FLY On the Wall: Recollecting an On-Set Experience with Rick Schmidlin

A FLY On the Wall: Recollecting an On-Set Experience with Rick Schmidlin

November 26, 2021

As a companion piece to Essentially Cinema's "Genre-Bending: The Fly & Dune," Ben had a chance to sit down with Rick Schmidlin, the producer's assistant on 1986's THE FLY. Hear behind-the-scenes reflections on Rick's set experience, producer Mel Brooks' comedic reaction to dailies, and how a set prop was eventually fitted into a motorcycle part.

More Colorful Metaphors: Reflecting on 35 Years of STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME

More Colorful Metaphors: Reflecting on 35 Years of STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME

November 26, 2021

No more "double dumb ass on you" or "dipshit retrieval of torpedoes" intended. Ben and Anthony beam you up for a voyage home, discussing the 35th anniversary of STAR TREK's fish out of water story.

Genre Bending: The Fly & Dune

Genre Bending: The Fly & Dune

October 31, 2021

In our third episode, we celebrate Halloween and a current release in our genre-bending Horror Sci-Fi Double Feature episode where Ben, who has not seen THE FLY (1958 & 1986), discusses both films with Anthony. We then talk about Lynch's DUNE 84 and Villeneuve's 2021 DUNE (part one). Villeneuve's film is now in theatres.

 

Our thanks to Twentieth Century Studios, Universal, and Warner Bros/Legendary for use of their trailer clips.

”Simple Like Silver” Discussion with Damian Lahey and Cristina Marsillach

”Simple Like Silver” Discussion with Damian Lahey and Cristina Marsillach

October 17, 2021

Anthony Francis and Ben Cahlamer sit down with "Simple Like Silver" director Damian Lahey and star Cristina Marsillach ("Opera") to reminisce over the influences and on-the-set experience of filming "Simple Like Silver," now available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon.

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Passions & Dreams - Episode 1 of Essentially Cinema

Passions & Dreams - Episode 1 of Essentially Cinema

September 12, 2021

Join co-hosts Ben Cahlamer and Anthony Francis as they discuss Ike Einsemann's career followed by an interview with Eisenmann and "Dear Ike" director Dion Labriola.

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