Keith Gordon
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Season 01 | Episode 10

Keith Gordon

Director / Producer / Writer

Writer/Director Keith Gordon (The Chocolate War, A Midnight Clear, Homeland) discusses his 10 favorite politically themed movies with Josh and Joe.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Chocolate War (1988)
The Singing Detective (2003)
Mother Night (1996)
A Midnight Clear (1992)
Waking The Dead (2000)
A History of Violence (2005)
Election (1999)
All The President’s Men (1976)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Nixon (1995)
Secret Honor (1984)
The Post (2017)
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Hearts and Minds (1974)
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Missing (1982)
Z (1969)
Kundun (1997)
Network (1976)
The Hospital (1971)
A Face In The Crowd (1957)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Fail Safe (1964)
Paths of Glory (1957)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Bulworth (1998)
Rules Don’t Apply (2016)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Zelig (1983)
Annie Hall (1977)
Match Point (2005)
Moonlight (2016)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Charley Varrick (1973)
Blue Collar (1978)

Other Notable Items

Dana Gould’s podcast episode
The Dollop’s podcast episode
Octogenarian Hugh Hefner’s sex life
Brian De Palma
John Carpenter
Rodney Dangerfield
The Chocolate War novel by Robert Cormier (1974)
Dennis Potter
Nick Nolte
Kurt Vonnegut
TFH Guru Bob Weide
Robert Downey Jr.
The Leftovers TV show (2014-2017)
Oliver Stone
Richard M. Nixon
Robert Altman
The Watergate scandal
All The President’s Men book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein (1974)
Errol Morris
The Innocence Project
Siskel and Ebert championing The Thin Blue Line
The Beatles
The Film Lab at Sundance
The New Beverly Cinema
The Egyptian Theatre
Paul Muni
Melania Trump
Mark Gordon
Dalton Trumbo
Communist blacklisting in Hollywood
Jack Lemmon
Sissy Spacek
The Chinese government’s banning of the letter “N”
Martin Scorsese’s struggles with the Chinese government making Kundun
Ned Beatty
Peter Finch
Paddy Chayefsky
Budd Schulberg 
St. Elsewhere TV show (1982-1988)
Gideon’s Crossing TV show (2000-2001)
Andre Braugher
Barnard Hughes
Stanley Kubrick
The original New York Times review of Dr. Strangelove
Peter Sellers
Henry Fonda
Fred Astaire
Sebastian Gorka
World Wars I & II
A Midnight Clear by William Wharton (1982)
Wartime book by Paul Fussell
Kirk Douglas
Warren Beatty
Howard Hughes
The Singing Detective TV miniseries (1986)
Woody Allen
Ingmar Bergman
Martin Landau
Powerhouse Indicator’s Blu-ray release of Blue Collar
Richard Pryor
Paul Schrader
Yaphet Kotto
Harvey Keitel
Powerhouse Indicator’s Bud Boetticker box set

This list is also available on Letterboxd.