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Paul Verhoeven

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Ep. 41: ROBOCOP (1987) | Sex + Violence: The Films of Paul Verhoeven, Part II

Cinema Shock

After the box office failure of FLESH + BLOOD, Paul Verhoeven sought to fully immerse himself in American culture in a bid to fully understand how to make films for the American market, so he packed his bags, left his native country and moved to America. Not long after arriving, he had an opportunity to direct a big budget American action movie for Orion Pictures. That film, ROBOCOP, would not only announce him as a major force to be reckoned with in American cinema, but it created a cultural milestone, whose presence is still felt today. In this episode, we’ll discuss the creation of the film, from the inspiration behind the script by Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, through Verhoeven’s attachment, the film’s production, and its ongoing legacy. BUY OUR MERCH: http://cinemashock.threadless.com Coming Up: TOTAL RECALL (1990) BASIC INSTINCT (1992) SHOWGIRLS (1995) STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997) Theme Song: "There's Still a Little Bit of Time, If We Hurry and I Mean Hurry" by Slasher Film Festival Strategy. This episode was written, produced and edited by Gary Horne, Justin Bishop, & Todd Davis. Visit our website for episode archives, blogs and more: http://cinemashock.net Follow us: twitter.com/cinema_shock facebook.com/cinemashocknet instagram.com/cinema_shock

2hr 1min

1 Jul 2021

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Ep. 40: FLESH + BLOOD (1985) | Sex + Violence: The Films of Paul Verhoeven, Part I

Cinema Shock

For our latest series, we'll be diving into the career of Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven. Known for his subversive and satirical work, Verhoeven has courted controversy throughout his filmmaking career — dating back to the late 1960s — mostly due to his unflinching depictions of sexuality and graphic violence. We're starting things out with a look at his first English language film, the 1985 American co-production FLESH + BLOOD, starring Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh. For the first third of this episode, we're going to give you a bit of background on Verhoeven's life and career up until this point, including brief discussions of his hard-to-find (in the US, at least) Dutch films before diving into the creation of FLESH + BLOOD. BUY OUR MERCH: http://cinemashock.threadless.com Coming Up: ROBOCOP (1987) TOTAL RECALL (1990) BASIC INSTINCT (1992) STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997) Theme Song: "There's Still a Little Bit of Time, If We Hurry and I Mean Hurry" by Slasher Film Festival Strategy. This episode was written, produced and edited by Gary Horne, Justin Bishop, & Todd Davis. Visit our website for episode archives, blogs and more: http://cinemashock.net Follow us: twitter.com/cinema_shock facebook.com/cinemashocknet instagram.com/cinema_shock

1hr 37mins

17 Jun 2021

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Paul Verhoeven’s “Turkish Delight” ignites the Netherlands

MUBI Podcast

To get a deeper idea of what makes his favorite country tick, Rico dives into Paul Verhoeven’s wild sophomore feature “Turkish Delight” — the biggest home-grown box office hit in the history of the Netherlands.  Featuring interviews with Verhoeven himself, cinematographer Jan de Bont, and star Monique Van De Ven.Our first season, titled “Lost in Translation,” spotlights movies that were massive cultural phenomena in their home countries, but nowhere else. With episodes spanning nearly every continent, tune in weekly to discover unique film stories from around the globe.Each episode, we publish a complementary piece in MUBI's online film magazine Notebook in a new series called “MUBI Podcast Expanded.” This week, Dutch film critic Dana Linssen builds on her commentary in this episode, sharing her personal connection to "Turkish Delight" while diving deep into ideas of toxic love and Dutch culture. Read the article here.MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor. A place to discover and watch beautiful, interesting, incredible films. A new hand-picked film arrives on MUBI, every single day. From iconic directors, to emerging auteurs. All carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.


3 Jun 2021

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S4E05- Paul Verhoeven's 10 Best Works (with Podcasting After Dark)

The Jacked Up Review Show Podcast

This Dutch filmmaker has tackled so many blockbusters both in his homeland and here in the United States but what was it that made audiences respond to his films (regardless if they got the full picture regarding some of the amusing satire he snuck into his films)? Corey Stevenson from the Podcasting After Dark podcast joins me in ranking his 10 best films and overall resume with him ranking some of his best American films (Total Recall, Hollow Man, Basic Instinct, Robocop & Starship Troopers) and me ranking his best Dutch language films (The 4th Man, Flesh + Blood, Soldier of Orange, Turkish Delight, Spetters, Black Book).  How much of his dystopian scifi future universes appear to be coming to life in some form of our actual reality nowadays? How well does he handle using popular actors like Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, The Hitcher) and Jeroen Krabbe (The Living Daylights, The Fugitive) in his Dutch productions?? Are we that politically correct a society to where no one can concentrate on some of his gimmicks and premises just because they're not used to how he incorporates his gritty, violent and sexual elements into each film he does??? And can we just let the infamy of Showgirls go already???? And more to talk about endlessly within an hour! :) #Dutch #filmmaker #director #writer #producer #satire #socialcommentary #paulverhoeven #top10 #bestfilms #movies #RutgerHauer #JeroenKrabbe #robocop #starshiptroopers #basicinstinct #the4thman #spetters #erotic #violent #soldieroforange #foreignfilms #subtitles #awesome #underrated #infamous #badass #hollowman #showgirls #razzies #sharonstone #peterweller #caspervandien #arnoldschwarzenegger #ronnycox #michaeldouglas #cultfilmmakers #acclaimed #awardwinning #criterioncollection

1hr 30mins

2 Jun 2021

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#10 Showgirls | Dancers, Strippers, and Paul Verhoeven’s Video Rental Goldmine

Turd Night

Some Turds are cult classics, and Showgirls is one of the biggest. Famously hailed as “one of the worst movies of all time,” which we’ve certainly heard before, so we decided to deep dive into the strange world of seedy Las Vegas strip clubs, audition nipple ice, eating doggie chow, Kyle MacLachlan’s pool decor, and what it means to be from “different places!” Email us your Turd Night movie suggestions at turdnight@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @turdnight--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/turdnight/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/turdnight/support

1hr 22mins

23 Mar 2021

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Showgirls (1995) Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Queer Camp episode 4)

WUSSY Movie Club

This week we’re diving straight into the 1995 Paul Verhoeven NC-17 banger, “Showgirls”! Our friend Biqtch Puddin’, winner of season 2 of Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, is here to gush on the glorious campy mess that is this film.  WUSSY Movie Club is a weekly roundtable movie podcast with a Queer lens, featuring themed seasons and special interviews with Queer filmmakers. Every Wednesday, a rotating cast of LGBTQIA+ voices will dish on their favorite films of past and present. Join the club and be a part of the discussion! WUSSY Movie Club is part of the WUSSY Podcast Network, hosted by WUSSY Mag (@wussymag) Produced by Jon Dean @jondeanphoto Podcast Art created by Nick Sheridan @glass.knuckles Podcast Music by DJ Helix @1djhelix Join the WUSSY Movie Club on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wussymovieclub/ Follow WUSSY Movie Club on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/WussyMovieClub/ 


29 Jan 2021

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VIDEO GALAXY EP32: Chris and Chris discuss Paul Verhoeven's 1992 murder-mystery Basic Instinct!


Chris and Chris discuss Paul Verhoeven's 1992 murder-mystery Basic Instinct! A police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.Partron Spotify  Stitcher RadioTwitter Podbean  InstagramFacebook  Youtube iTunes

1hr 4mins

8 Jan 2021

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Total Recall (1990) | Paul Verhoeven

Around the World in 80s Movies

Set on Earth of the future, where we've already mastered the ability for space travel to through the solar system, and even set up colonies on Mars, Total Recall surrounds a lowly construction worker named Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger), who has recently been plagued by a recurring dream of being on Mars.  His doting wife (Sharon Stone) tells Doug it's just a dream, but there's something in the events of the dreams that makes him curious to find out more about the red planet.  Seeing an advertisement for a company called Rekall, an establishment that will implant the memory of vacation into the mind in vivid and perfect detail, Doug decides to choose the "secret agent" package set on Mars. No sooner than the implanted thoughts enter his head, Doug finds himself in what he perceives to be a real-life espionage drama involving himself and his role in a Martian underground society of spies, all seeking to end the stranglehold of a megalomaniac corporate businessman named Cohaagen (Ronny Cox).  Fighting for his life, Doug makes his way to Mars to try to uncover the secret to who he really is, but not everything is what it seems to be, both on Mars and in his mind.Paul Verhoeven directs.


16 Oct 2020

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Zealot 45: Doc Antle with Paul Verhoeven


Jo Thornely talks to Paul Verhoeven about a man who made everyone who watched Tiger King say hmmmm: Doc Antle.


5 Oct 2020

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Episode 310 (Starship Troopers, Large Bugs and Paul Verhoeven)

Movies, Films and Flix

Mark and Erik discuss the underappreciated 1997 film Starship Troopers. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, and starring Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer and Jake Busey, this $100 million budgeted action film features a heaping dose of satire, violence and more violence. In this episode, they discuss exploding bugs, cheeky fascism, and brain bugs. Enjoy!

1hr 17mins

1 Oct 2020