Shaka King
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Season 04 | Episode 07

Shaka King

Director / Producer / Writer

Shaka King, the Oscar-nominated director, producer and co-writer of Judas And The Black Messiah, shares some of his favorite movies.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Judas And The Black Messiah (2021)
Goodfellas (1990)
Casino (1995)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The Friends Of Eddie Coyle (1973)
A Prophet (2009)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
The Pope Of Greenwich Village (1984)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Network (1976)
Serpico (1973)
Prince Of The City (1981)
The Battle Of Algiers (1966)
Z (1969)
Animal House (1978)
King Of New York (1990)
Oldboy (2003)
Crooklyn (1994)
Memories Of Murder (2003)
Do The Right Thing (1989)
Capernaum (2018)
Chop Shop (2007)
Gloria (1980)
Dazed And Confused (1993)
Malcolm X (1992)
The Hospital (1971)
Little Murders (1971)
Newlyweeds (2013)

Other Notable Items

Fred Hampton
The Panther 21
Jamal Joseph 
Akua Njeri, formerly Deborah Johnson
Ray Liotta
Martin Scorsese
Robert De Niro
I Love Lucy TV series (1951-1957)
Robert Mitchum
Jesse Plemons
Eric Clapton
Ryan Coogler
John Cazale
Burt Young
The Rocky franchise
Sidney Lumet
Al Pacino
Making Movies memoir by Sidney Lumet
Jackie Cooper 
Jean Martin 
Ali La Pointe
Brahim Haggiag 
“Aja” by Steely Dan, one of the coolest songs of all time
Abel Ferrara 
Steve Buscemi
Wesley Snipes
Laurence Fishburne
Park Chan-wook 
Bong Joon-ho
Spike Lee
Daniel Kaluuya
Delroy Lindo
Alfre Woodard 
Michael K. Williams
Ramin Bahrani
Cinqué Lee
Joie Lee 
Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots, a vastly under-appreciated game
Ned Beatty
William Holden
Faye Dunaway
Robert Duvall
Peter Finch
Paddy Chayefsky
Charles King
Will Berson
Warner Brothers
J. Edgar Hoover

This list is also available on Letterboxd.