Nicholas Meyer

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Season 06 | Episode 13

Nicholas Meyer

Writer / Director

Writer/director Nicholas Meyer discusses a few of his favorite movies with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
Time After Time (1979)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
The Great Train Robbery (1903)
The Beggar’s Opera (1953)
Henry V (1944)
World Without End (1956)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
The Court Jester (1955)
The Organizer (1963)
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Phenomena (1985)
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954) – Mick Garris’ trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
The Fabelmans (2022)
Invention For Destruction (1958)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Saboteur (1942)
Dial M For Murder (1954) – Mark Pellington’s trailer commentary
The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Howard’s End (1992)
The Bonfire Of The Vanities (1990)
Volunteers (1985)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Greyhound (2020)
Captain Phillips (2013)
Elvis (2022)
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) – Bill Duke’s trailer commentary, John Landis’ trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Winchester ’73 (1950)
The Flight Of The Phoenix (1965)
The Godfather (1972) – Ernest Dickerson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
The Godfather Part II (1974) – Katt Shea’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) – John Landis’ trailer commentary
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)
Royal Wedding (1951)
Singin’ In The Rain (1952) – John Landis’ trailer commentary
Two For The Road (1967)
Charade (1963)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
On The Waterfront (1954)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
Living (2022)
Ikiru (1952)
The Graduate (1967) – Neil Labute’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Rules Of The Game (1939)
The Treasure Of Sierra Madre (1948)
Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)
The Ladykillers (1955)

Other Notable Items

Sherlock Holmes 
Sigmund Freud
Nicholas’ novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1974)
Walter Scott
Ragtime novel by E.L. Doctorow (1975)
H.G. Welles
Jack The Ripper
Star Trek: The Original Series TV show (1966-69)
Star Trek: The Animated Series TV show (1973-74)
Star Trek: Picard TV show (2020- )
Edwin S. Porter
Carmen opera by Georges Bizet (1875)
Peter Brook
Laurence Olivier
The Coronet Theatre in New York City
The RKO 58th Street Theatre in New York City
Wilt Chamberlain
20th Century Studios
Tyrone Power
Guy Rolfe 
Sophia Loren
Marilyn Monroe
Eleanor Parker
Henry V play by William Shakespeare (1599)
The Thalia Theater in New York City
William Walton
The Roxy Theatre in New York City
Danny Kaye
Mario Monicelli
Marcello Mastroianni
Annie Girardot
Renato Salvatori
Henry James
The Criterion Collection
Our pals at Movies Unlimited!
Claude Rains
Dario Argento
Jennifer Connelly
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Seas novel by Jules Verne (1870)
Harper Goff
James Mason
Paul Lukas
Mike Todd 
Steven Spielberg
Wild West City in New Jersey
Harper’s Bazaar
S.J. Perelman 
Marlene Dietrich 
Frank Sinatra
Glynis Johns
Buster Keaton
Karel Zeman
Sidney Lumet
Twelve Angry Men teleplay by Reginald Rose (1954)
Twelve Angry Men play by (1955)
Middlemarch by Mary Anne Evans a.k.a. George Eliot (1872
Henry Fonda
Robert Cummings
Alfred Hitchcock
Universal Pictures
Konstantin Stanislavski
Paul Newman
Anthony Hopkins
The Man Who Saw A Ghost: The Life And Work Of Henry Fonda biography by Devin McKinney (2012)
Tom Hanks
William Hurt
James Stewart
Anthony Mann
Francis Ford Coppola
Nicholas’ novel The West End Horror (1976)
Arthur Conan Doyle
Joseph Conrad
Sir Alec Guinness
Gene Kelly
Fred Astaire
Stanley Donen
Marlon Brando
Federico Fellini
Vittorio De Sica
Charles Laughton
Jean Renoir
Katharine Ross
Charles Dickens
“Whistler’s Mother” painting by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1871)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Orson Welles
Chapman University
Poetics by Aristotle (335 BC)
Pauline Kael
The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Into The Woods play by Stephen Sondheim (1987)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street play by Stephen Sondheim (1979)
“Toreador Song” by Bizet (in the aforementioned Carmen)
Alexander Mackendrick
Margot Fonteyn
Elvis Costello
George Balanchine
Hamlet play by William Shakespeare (1601)

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