Hi there! I'm Tucker Stone, one of the three guys who hosts a podcast called Travis Bickle on the Rivieria. I've written for places like Flavorwire, The Comics Journal, Comixology and The Factual Opinion, and am currently punching the clock at Nobrow, a publisher of comics, graphic novels and children's books. Back in 2012, my friend Sean Witzke, a movie critic whose most recent work can be read at Grantland, started this podcast as a way to continue the conversations (and arguments) we had been having about movies amongst our mutual blogs.
Although neither one of us had listened to a lot of podcasts, we felt that our cantankerous, expletive laden diatribes might be of interest to others, and in the years since, we have been extremely lucky to be proven right: people, for whatever reason, like to listen to a couple of miserable depressives wax nostalgic over action movies from the 80's. (It probably didn't hurt that the hugely talented Michel Fiffe drew our logo image!)
When I became a father in 2013, longtime friend of the show and frequent guest host Morgan Jeske came on board to keep Sean from going stir crazy with backed-up opinions. Jeske--the talented cartoonist behind books for Image Comics like Change and Zero--rapidly made himself indispensable, and after my return to the show, it only made sense to welcome him on as an official host, turning this gruesome twosome into the trio it had always been destined to be. As the episodes have piled up (you can check out our episode guide, with every movie, director and special episode listed here), the show was continually graced with a murderers row of guests from the world of comics and film--you can see all of those amazing people at that link as well.
All of that brings us right up to right now, a cold day in October: the day where we ask for help. Simply put, the increased interest in the show has meant that we've had to put a bit more into the nuts and bolts of paying for it than we used to, and we thought 133 episodes (at most recent count) was enough to try passing the hat to help meet the costs. The show isn't in danger of going anyway anytime soon--Sean, Morgan and I like hurting each others feelings just a little too much for that to be a real concern--but we would appreciate the breathing room that financial support will allow. Below you'll see the various levels of pledge options and the rewards they provide--we're pretty excited about them, especially the one where we send you surprises you can't return--but even if you come away thinking that we don't deserve one thin dime, it still means a lot that you stopped by in the first place. Thank you for reading, but most of all thank you for listening!
It's time for a brand new special episode
of Travis Bickle on the Riviera, the
world's only movie podcast, with your hosts Tucker Stone and Sean
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Night of the Living Dead (1968),
directed by, co-written, edited, and shot by George Romero,
starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman,
Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley, Kyra Schon, Bill Hinzman, George
Kosana, Russell Streiner, George Romero, and Bill
There's Always Vanilla (1971),
directed by, edited, and shot by George Romero, written by Rudy
Ricci, starring Raymond Laine, Judith Ridley, and Johanna Lawrence.
(this film is currently not available)
Season of the Witch (1973), directed
by, written, shot, and edited by George Romero, starring Jan White,
Raymond Laine, and Anne Muffly.
The Crazies (1973), directed by,
written, shot, and edited by George Romero, original screenplay by
Paul McCullough, starring Lane Carrol, Lynn Lowry, Will MacMillan,
Harold Wayne Jones, Lloyd Hollar, Richard Liberty, and Richard
Martin (1978), directed by, written
and edited by George Romero, cinematography by Michael Gornick,
starring John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Tom
Savini, Elayne Nadeau, Sara Venable, and George Romero.
Dawn of the Dead (1978), directed by,
written and edited by George Romero, cinematography by Michael
Gornick, european edit by Dario Argento, starring Ken Foree, David
Emge, Scott Reinger, Gaylen Ross, and Tom Savini.
Knightriders (1981), directed by,
written and co-edited by George Romero, cinematography by Michael
Gornick, starring Ed Harris, Ken Foree, Tom Savini, and Joe
Creepshow (1982), directed and
co-edited by George Romero, written by Stephen King, cinematography
by Michael Gornick, starring Hal Holbrook, Ed Harris, Gaylen Ross,
Ted Danson, Tom Atkins, Stephen King, Leslie Neilsen, EG Marshall,
Fritz Weaver, and Adrienne Barbeau.
Day of the Dead (1985), directed and
written by George Romero, cinematography by Michael Gornick,
starring Lori Cardille, Richard Liberty, Terry Alexander, Joe
Pilato, Jariath Conroy, Greg Nicotero, Anthony Dileo Jr, Sherman
Howard, and John Amplas.
Monkey Shines (1988), directed and
written by George Romero, cinematography by James A Contner,
starring Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNiel, Joyce Van Patten,
Stephen Root, Christine Forrest, and Stanley Tucci.
Two Evil Eyes (1990), directed by
George Romero & Dario Argento, written by Romero, Argento, and
Franco Ferrini, cinematography by Peter Reiners, starring Adrienne
Barbeau, EG Marshall, Tom Atkins, Harvey Keitel, Madeline Potter,
John Amos, Sally Kirkland, Martin Balsam, and Kim Hunter.
The Dark Half (1993), directed and
co-written by George Romero, cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts,
starring Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Julie Harris, and Michael
Bruiser (2000), directed and written
by George Romero, cinematography by Adam Swica, starring Jason
Flemyng, Peter Stormare, Leslie Hope, and Tom Atkins.
Land of the Dead (2005), directed and
written by George Romero, cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak,
starring Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Dennis Hopper,
and Tom Savini.
Diary of the Dead (2007), directed,
co-produced and written by George Romero, cinematography by Adam
Swica, starring Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Amy
Lalonde, Tatiana Maslany, and Scott Wentworth.
Survival of the Dead (2009), directed
and written by George Romero, cinematography by Adam Swica,
starring Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, and Devin
Next Week:Twin Peaks The
Our outro music this week: is "Opening Theme"
by John Harrison from Day of the Dead. And our
intro is "L'Alba Dei Morti Viventi (intro - Alternate Takes)" by
Goblin with some additional audio from The American Nightmare
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About the Podcast
This is a podcast about movies, with Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke.