Director Archive

John Frankenheimer

Discover the remarkable film directors featured on TruStory FM’s entertainment podcasts. Learn about their creative journeys and lasting contributions to cinema through each of these archive episodes.

The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1965 BAFTAs Best Film From Any Source Nominees • The Train
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The Train

We wrap up our conversations about the 1965 BAFTAs Best Film From Any Source Nominees with a discussion about John Frankenheimer’s brilliant film The Train. It’s got Burt Lancaster as a French train man helping keep the Nazis from stealing art from their museums near the end of WWII, and holds up exceptionally well. Tune in!

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Seconds

James Wong Howe shot color films very well, but it was his black-and-white cinematography that he was really known for. He won two Oscars for his B&W cinematography and played with many techniques that influenced filmmakers and cinematographers long after he was gone. The camera work on John Frankenheimer’s 1966 film “Seconds” is no exception. It fits the tone of the film perfectly, creating a sense of unease and discomfort quite often. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we finish our B&W cinematography of James Wong Howe with Frankenheimer’s “Seconds.”

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Ronin

One of John Frankenheimer’s best films came late in his career — 1998’s Ronin. A seemingly simple story about a group of mercenaries who take a job trying to get a mysterious case is twisted around with double-crosses and plot twists, and becomes a perfect example of Hitchcock’s MacGuffin.

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