Ep. 38: Preston Sturges Goes to Tromaville: A Conversation with Lloyd Kaufman on Golden Age Hollywood
Yesteryear Ballyhoo Revue
This week on the Ballyhoo, The Two Zach(k)’s (Eastman and Beins) bring the legendary Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment onto the program for an unforgettable discussion. Listen in as the boys listen to Lloyd express his love for folks like Sam Fuller and Preston Sturges, learn about how Mizoguchi Chaplin have influenced choices in his films, and listen to him express his love for Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘To Be or Not To Be’. You’ll also hear more about Lloyd’s career, his fights to see his films make it to the big screen, and how he has even gone to the task of giving forgotten films of the past a home on ‘Troma Now!’. —— To look at more of Lloyd and the wide world of Troma Entertainment, be sure to check out the ‘Troma NOW’ App, where you will have access to many of the films discussed on today’s program. http://watch.troma.com/ Available on Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/troma-now/id1568473401 and Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/92f533debe53ae5b6fbcdec244e7103c/troma-now And keep up with Lloyd and all things Troma on Social Media Twitter: @lloydkaufman @troma_team @TromaNOWApp Instagram: @unclelloydkaufman @watchtromanow @tromanowapp and visit https://www.troma.com/ and https://www.tromadirect.com/ for more on upcoming work like #ShakespeareShitstorm and to buy DVDs and Blurays from the Troma Catalog And as always, be sure to listen to Zack Beins’ wonderful podcast, TALKIN’ TROMA! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUxMeEKADhO-vHJOnhh2c_w Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talkin-troma-with-zack-beins/id1561181245 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/talkin-troma-with-zack-beins Golden Age Hollywood Films Lloyd Suggested and Mentioned on the episode: Princess Yang Kwei Fei- dir. Kenji Mizoguchi Rio Bravo- dir. Howard Hawks Sullivan’s Travels- dir. Preston Sturges The Miracle of Morgan Creek- dir. Preston Sturges The Great Dictator- dir. Charlie Chaplin Marnie- dir. Alfred Hitchcock Monsieur Verdoux- dir. Charlie Chaplin To Be Or Not To Be- dir. Ernst Lubitsch The Bad and The Beautiful- Vincente Minelli The Legend of Lylah Clare- dir. Robert Aldrich Bambi- supervising dir. David Hand
This month, CUFFCast celebrates over 45 years of gonzo filmmaking with filmmaker and president of Troma Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman!! We are joined by Co-host Cody Cook (Troma Superfan and Managing Partner of Night Terrors Film Society) to discuss the origins of Troma, the history of their seminal films and the importance of Mr. Lloyd Kaufman to the modern genre film community! 0.24 – Intro1.03 – Our Personal Tromatic History 8.43 – Interview with Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment58.40 – The "Golden Boys" Report - Strike Commando1.04.39 – Mail Day 1.19.00 – OutroLINKS:TROMA NOW: https://watch.troma.com/NIGHT TERRORS FILM SOCIETY: https://www.facebook.com/nightterrorsfilmsociety/
This week we're joined by legendary filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment. We discussed #shakepearesshitstorm, Indie film, cancel culture and the upcoming remake of his masterpiece The Toxic Avenger.
Cult legend, Lloyd Kaufman joins us for a conversation about everything from Oliver Stone's politics to a golden encounter with Lawrence Tierney (After it takes us an embarrassingly long time to come up with his name. Thanks, Producer Jason!) There are also tales of Candy Darling, Auteur Theory, and mentions of melon-heavy breasts. It's exactly the conversation you didn't know you needed to hear! Find more of Lloyd at http://watch.troma.com/ and be sure to follow him on Instagram @unclelloydkaufman.
In this very special episode, James Mullinger is reunited with the first person that he ever interviewed over 25 years ago: his all all-time hero, Lloyd Kaufman. As any movie fan will know, Lloyd Kaufman is the director of The Toxic Avenger films and co-founder of Troma Entertainment, the longest running independent movie studio in North America. Lloyd is a proud New Yorker and is the first non-Canadian to ever appear on the show, because without Lloyd this show wouldn’t exist. Born in New York in 1945, Lloyd graduated from Yale University in 1968, where he majored in Chinese studies. His fellow Yale classmates included Oliver Stone and George W. Bush. In 1974, Lloyd and his business partner Michael Herz founded Troma Entertainment and began producing and distributing independent action and comedy films. At the same time, Kaufman also did freelance work for major Hollywood productions including Rocky and Saturday Night Fever. Lloyd is still making films now including such instant classics as Return To Nuke Em High Volume 2 and Shakespeare’s Sh*tstorm. Many high profile filmmakers began their careers at Troma. Kevin Costner’s first movies were with Troma. James Gunn began his career with Troma. Trey Parker and Matt Stone made Cannibal: The Musical for Troma before creating South Park. Others whose careers were helped by Troma include Eli Roth, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert De Niro. Troma continues to be a haven for independent directors and young talent during an era of corporate takeovers. Indeed, James Mullinger’s first foray into magazine editing was a Troma fanzine aged 12 and his excitement at speaking with his hero once again, is palpable.
Lloyd Kaufman Interview – #ShakespearesShitstorm, Troma, The Toxic Avenger
New Horror Express
NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director, Troma co-founder and all round indie filmmaking legend Lloyd Kaufman about his latest film “#ShakespearesShitstorm.” An adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” done in Troma’s inimitable style. In the interview (the interview begins at 2:11), we talk to Lloyd about why he wanted to tackle “The Tempest,” how the […]
Legendary director Lloyd Kaufman is president of New York-based production and distribution company Troma Entertainment, which he and partner Michael Herz founded in 1974 shortly after they graduated from Yale University. Troma is a bastion of true independence with a strong consumer brand through a visionary body of work that has had a huge impact on pop culture and today's mainstream filmmaking. New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick recently wrote that Mr. Kaufman has been cited as a major influence by Peter Jackson, Quentin Tarantino and Takashi Miike, among others. Other writers and directors who have cited Mr. Kaufman as a major influence include Sam Raimi, James Gunn, Kevin Smith and Eli Roth, to name a few. In addition, Mr. Kaufman has mentored many young independent filmmakers and Troma movies or releases have given numerous now-famous talent their first start in the film industry, including Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Costner, Oliver Stone, Marisa Tomei, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Jenna Fisher. Other major figures whose first work appears in a Troma film include Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman and Carmen Electra.In addition, Mr. Kaufman has been honored by various international film festivals and Troma retrospectives across the globe, including the San Sebastian Film Festival, the British Film Institute, the Cinematheque Francaise, the American Cinemetheque, the Chicago International Film Festival and the UCLA Film Archives. Fluent in French and able to "get around" in Mandarin, he has also served on the Board of Trinity School and ECO, the environmental foundation.TROMA NOW! http://watch.troma.com/Instagram @tromateam @watchtromanow @unclelloydkaufmanTwitter @Troma_Team @watchtromanow @lloydkaufmanSUBSCRIBE, RATE and tell us what you like about the podcast.More about the host:Instagram: @dikengaTwitter: @sbaldersonwww.FilmmakingConfidential.com