John Sayles is BACK

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Season 06 | Episode 43

John Sayles is BACK


Filmmaker and TFH Guru John Sayles returns to discuss unions in the movies with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

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Movies Referenced In This Episode

Matewan (1987)
The Life of Riley (1949)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Wild In The Country (1961)
Salt Of The Earth (1954)
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
On The Waterfront (1954)
Slaughter On 10th Avenue (1957)
Lianna (1983)
The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
The Organizer (1963)
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
The Great War (1959)
The Passionate Thief (1960)
Z (1969)
Rashomon (1950)
8 ½ (1963)
Harlan County, USA (1976)
American Dream (1990)
Blue Collar (1978)
Mean Streets (1973)
Easy Rider (1969)
American Graffiti (1973)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Norma Rae (1979)
The Second Civil War (1997)
The Landlord (1970)
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991)
Silkwood (1983)
The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)
The Killing Floor (1984)
Act Of Vengeance (1986)
The Long Good Friday (1980)
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Slap Shot (1977)
The Set-Up (1949)

Other Notable Items

The International Alliance Of Theatrical Stage Employees 
Bugsy Siegel
How Green Was My Valley novel by Richard Llewellyn (1939)
John Ford
Philip Dunne
Elvis Presley
John Huston
Adlai Stevenson
Roddy McDowall
Walter Pidgeon
Maureen O’Hara
Donald Crisp
Joseph McCarthy
The House Un-American Activities Committee 
Herbert Biberman
Michael Wilson
Paul Jarrico 
Will Geer
The Hollywood 10
Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner
Italian Neorealism
Rosaura Revueltas
Bertolt Brecht
The Taft-Hartley Act
Haskell Wexler
Johnny Dio
Jimmy Hoffa
Arthur Miller
Stephen King
Harry Cohn
Elia Kazan
Zero Mostel
Marlon Brando
Eva Marie Saint
Frank Sinatra
Karl Malden
Mario Monicelli 
Anna Magnani
Marcello Mastroianni
Renato Salvatori
Bernard Blier
Bertrand Blier
The Nicholas Meyer podcast episode
Barbara Kopple 
Our pals at Movies Unlimited!
“Which Side Are You On?” song by Florence Reece (1931)
Hazel Dickens
The Paul Schrader podcast episode
“Mannish Boy” song by Muddy Waters (1955)
“Hard Workin’ Man” song by Jack Nitzsche and Captain Beefheart
Frank Zappa
“Be My Baby” song by The Ronettes (1963)
Yaphet Kotto
Harvey Keitel
Richard Pryor
The Los Angeles Free Press
Harlan Ellison
“My Sharona” song by The Knack (1979)
Harry Bellaver
Horace McMahon 
Naked City TV series (1958-63)
Beau Bridges
The Emmy Awards
James Brady
Sally Field
The Academy Awards
Martin Ritt
Mike Nichols
Meryl Streep
Rolling Stone
Nora Ephron
Alice Arlen 
Jane Fonda
Warner Brothers
Karen Silkwood
David Strathairn
Martin Scorsese
American Playhouse
John’s old union, the Amalgamated Meat Cutters And Butcher Workmen Of North America
Damien Leake 
Alfre Woodard
John Mahoney
Dennis Farina
Moses Gunn
TFH Guru Bill Duke
“I Put A Spell On You” song by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (1956)
John Mackenzie
Ken Loach
Charles Bronson
Joseph Yablonski
W.A. Boyle
The Matewan massacre
Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Barkin
Keanu Reeves
Anthony Hopkins
Amazon Prime Video
Robert Townsend
A. Philip Randolph
Andre Brauer
Charles S. Dutton
Mario Van Peebles
Brock Peters
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“Fifty Grand” short story by Ernest Hemingway (1927)

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