Brian Trenchard-Smith

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Season 02 | Episode 18

Brian Trenchard-Smith


Beloved TFH Guru, filmmaker and former trailer editor Brian Trenchard-Smith discusses the spectacular cinematic spectacles that made him, from Bond and beyond!

Movies Referenced In This Episode

His Kind of Woman (1951)
Mandy (2018)
Stunt Rock (1978)
The Man From Hong Kong (1975)
Dead-End Drive In (1986)
Leprechaun 3: In Las Vegas (1995)
Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997)
BMX Bandits (1983)
Bush Christmas (1983)
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Turkey Shoot (1982)
Dr. No (1962)
Becket (1964)
Vertigo (1958)
Four Guns To The Border (1954)
Rosebud (1975)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
Zulu (1964)
Sahara (1995)
Sahara (1943)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Cleopatra (1963)
Spartacus (1960)
The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
El Cid (1961)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Out To Sea (1997)
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Cabiria (1914)
Intolerance (1916)
Ben-Hur (1907)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
Waterloo (1970)
Chronicle of Flaming Years (1961)
The War Lord (1965)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Big Red One (1980)
Waterworld (1995)
Braveheart (1995)
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
Overlord (2018)
Mary, Queen of Scots (2018)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The War Game (1965)
Privilege (1967)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Heat (1995)
Thief (1981)
Manhunter (1985)
Thief (1981)
Independence Day (1996)
Lonely Boy (1962)
The Adding Machine (1969)
In Search of Gregory (1969)
Armageddon (1998)
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Frog Dreaming (1986)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Nightcrawler (2014)
Carry On Cleo (1964)
Carry On Nurse (1959)
I’m All Right Jack (1959)
In Her Line of Fire (2006)
Personal Best (1982)
Quest for Fire (1981)
War and Peace (1966)

Other Notable Items

Brian’s book Alice Through The Multiverse (2018)
Brian’s book The Headman’s Daughter (2016)
Sylvester Stallone’s height
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s tempestuous marriages
Richard Carlson
Otto Preminger
Robert Mitchum
Stanley Kubrick
Anthony Mann
Kirk Douglas
Sophia Loren
Charlton Heston’s memoir In The Arena: An Autobiography
The oysters and snails Spartacus scene
TFH Guru/Movies That Made Me guest Adam Rifkin
Berlin Alexanderplatz miniseries (1970)
Esther Harris, Brian’s trailer boss at the National Screen Service trailer company
Samuel Fuller
Roots television mini-series (1977)
Peter Watkins
Wes Studi
Michael Mann
The Carry On film franchise
Sergei Bondarchuk’s War and Peace (1966) on Criterion Blu-ray

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