Category Archives: acting

Robert Stark interviews Kevin Kautzman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to playwright Kevin Kautzman about his play MODERATION, playwright Oscar Wilde, and author William S. Burroughs. Check out Kevin’s podcast Art of Darkness, web series Money Shot Show, and follow him on Twitter.

Topics:

The online premier of the latest iteration of MODERATION, a dark comedy about social media moderators
Kevin’s play Dream of Perfect Sleep
Oscar Wilde: The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Oscar Wilde’s political views and philosophy of aestheticism, his prison letter De Profundis, and notable quotes
William S. Burroughs: Liberalism with a Gun
The Beat Generation
The economic and political mechanisms of the arts
The artist’s legacy within the framework of cancel culture
Upcoming podcasts on Stanley Kubrick, Charles Bukowski, and Ernest Hemmingway

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Robert Stark talks to Jay Dyer about Jacob’s Ladder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matt Pegan talk to author and TV presenter Jay Dyer about the psychological horror film Jacob’s Ladder (1990). Jay Dyer is the author of Esoteric Hollywood:: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film and you can watch his show on YouTube. Also check out Robert’s interview with Jay on Stark Truth TV at the Paramount Movie Ranch which was damaged in a wildfire shortly after filming.

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Jacob’s Ladder’s cult following and its director Adrian Lyne
The film’s plot, layers revealed, and symbolism
The Phoenix Program and Project MKUltra
Pseudo Christian themes in the film with references to the Bible, Christian mystic Meister Eckhart, and Dante’s Purgatorio
The concept of the soul journey in Orthodox Christianity and Gnosticism
The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Timothy Leary
Studies on Near Death Experiences
Comparisons to other films including Flatliners, Silent Hill: Revelation, Hellraiser: Inferno, Southbound, Insidious, The Triangle, U Turn, Enter the Void, and The Void
The British electronic band The KLF
Jay’s upcoming lecture series on the history of the mafia

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Checkout Robert Stark’s Facebook pageTwitterInstagramStark Truth TV, novel Journey to Vapor Island, and in production documentary The Gospel of Gibson.

Robert Stark interviews Naama Kates about Incels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks with investigative journalist, actress, musician, and director Naama Kates about her journey deep inside the incel community. Naama Kates is the host of the podcast Incel. You can follow The Incel Project on Twitter and contact Naama at theincelproject@gmail.com.

Topics:

Naama’s background as an actress including roles on the show NCIS and the movie Stepmom
Directing the horror film Sorceress, the documentary Dutchman Revisited, and producing Chloe
Naama’s Music Videos directed by Princeton Holt from the early 2010s’ Indy Craze
Naama’s personal and political evolution
How Naam’s fascination with incel culture started with a correspondence on Twitter
Why the media narrative about incels is wrong, harmful, and casts dispersion on a group that is already marginalized
How Naama’s journey started out as an open ended question
Misconception that incels are a political movement and have a racial orientation
Incel Lexicology and narratives
Naama’s personal interactions with incels
Disarmed by the humor of the incel forums
Guests on the podcast Incel, including a Christian pastor, a forensic psychologist, a neuro-scientist, and a psychiatrist
Incels as part of a greater trend of social atomization and inequality
#pinkystream – naama kates on hikkikimori
Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages
The limitations of self improvement
Are femcels a thing?
Incel as a brand
Naama’s upcoming podcast, ESC-Hate, featuring dialogue between opposing political sides

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Robert Stark talks to filmmaker Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson about his film Heartstone(Hjartasteinn)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Icelandic film director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson about his film Heartstone(Hjartasteinn). Check out the Facebook page for Heartstone.

Topics:

Guðmundur’s long term dream of making the film inspired by a personal story
The importance for the film to be light and funny as well as dramatic
A difficult ending that still has hope
The theme of adolescence
Casting the actors
Heartstone’s screening at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and winning the Queer Lion at the 73rd Venice Film Festival
Inspiration from Paul Thomas Anderson’s  Magnolia and The Master, and Rob Reiner’s Stand by Me
Film locations in remote parts of Iceland
Safety guards from Game of Thrones who helped with the cliff climbing scene
Guðmundur’s film Ártún
The Icelandic Film Industry
Upcoming film project about misfit youth

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Robert Stark interviews filmmaker James Di Martino about his film The Faceless Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Cartrell Payne talk to Australian Filmmaker James Di Martino about his film The Faceless Man, which is his first feature film.

Topics:

James’ background in film, making shorts ranging from comedies, thrillers, and a period western
James’ directing style and cinema-photographic influences
Throwbacks to Quentin Tarantino and Get Out in The Faceless Man
Challenges of working with low budgets
Playing on the contrast of horror clichés with the unpredictable
The theme of what’s real and what’s not
Elements of crime genres and light hearted humor
Inspiration from personal trauma as a cancer survivor
Australian Cinema; the horror film The Babadook
Actors including Australian icons Roger Ward and Andy McPhee
The Special effects
Design for the monster by illustrator Austen Mengler
James’ independent production company Chapter 5 Studios
James’ upcoming dark comedy coming of age drama
The film’s premier at Monster Fest in Melbourne

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Robert Stark interviews filmmaker Éva Gárdos about her film Budapest Noir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to filmmaker Éva Gárdos about her new film Budapest Noir.

Topics:

The historical setting of the film in 1936, just prior to Hungary turning fascist
The sense of what was about to happen and people not seeing what was going to happen to them
Éva’s experience as an editor
The costume and set design
The city as a character
The novel Budapest Noir and where it differs from the film
Location scouting
The set design for the Bauhaus mansion and significance of that architectural genre
The Film Noir genre and murder mystery angle
Selecting actors, and theater background of Hungarian actors
Éva’s film An American Rhapsody starring Nastassja Kinski and Scarlett Johansson
The American release for Budapest Noir planned for January of 2020

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Robert Stark talks to David Cole about The Right’s Trump Fatigue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas talk with David Cole about the Right’s disillusionment with Trump. David Cole writes for Takimag and is the author of Republican Party Animal.

Topics:

David’s article Twilight of the God Emperor
Ann Coulter : Trump’s Failing. Don’t Ask Me to Lie About it
Ann Coulter: Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes a Ridiculous Waste of Time’
The reasons that Trump is ignoring the concerns of his base
How the election is not Trump’s to win but Democrats’ to lose
How employment stats are like Nielsen Ratings
How it is easier for politicians to tell people they are doing poorly than defend the status quo
Never Trumpers warming up to Trump who is now basically a standard big business Republican
Robert’s Takimag article on Andrew Yang demonstrates that the Right has basically given up on stopping mass immigration
How Dystopian Science Fiction Films often deal with class but not race
The disenfranchisement of the White proletariat in South Africa
Whites exploiting their physical appearance
How Ann Coulter’s comment that immigration policy should be run like Tinder was inspired by a discussion with David on South African actresses
David’s article Stop With the Golems, Already! about congresswoman Ilhan Omar

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This show is brought to you by Robert Stark’s Paintings, Stark Truth TV, and his novel Journey to Vapor Island




Robert Stark & Matthew Pegas discuss their New Documentary (((Supply)))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas discuss their new documentary (((Supply))). When Podcaster Robert Stark’s dreams of greatness don’t seem to be coming true in Santa Barbara, he heads down to LA to meet the one moral leader who has all the answers: Luke Ford. Produced by Stark Truth TV.

Topics:

The mocumentary theme and side story of Robert Stark’s quest for supply
The interviews with Luke Ford which focus primarily on psychological themes
Using creative output, politics, and online personas to achieve narcissistic supply
Narcissistic supply filling a void that is missing from healthy social bonds
Social status as a core human need
The feeling that you have unjustly been denied status and whether it is based in reality or a coping mechanism
Architecture in Beverly Hills and the contrast between aristocratic aesthetics and the faux liberal capitalist elites
How social status relates to politics
Maladaptive daydreaming and how it can be both destructive and a source for creative inspiration
An Afternoon With Robert Stark in Santa Barbara
Erotic energy as a force for creative pursuits and the importance of sex to both status and forming bonds
Luke’s play Eroticized Rage
The cinematographic and production process
Stark Truth TV as an offshoot of Apocalypse Culture exploring areas of “forbidden knowledge”

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This show is brought to you by Robert Stark’s PaintingsStark Truth TV, and his novel Journey to Vapor Island




Robert Stark interviews filmmaker Bjørn Erik Sørensen about his film BROKE

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Norwegian filmmaker Bjørn Erik Sørensen about his upcoming film BROKE . Check out the Facebook Page for BROKE.

Topics:

BROKE as part of a trilogy of short films dealing with the theme of adolescent angst
The theme of loss of wealth equating with one’s loss of self worth and status in society
Bjorn’s cinematographic style of closeups and focusing on emotions
Casting the actors
Premiering BROKE at film festivals including the International Film Festival in St. Louis
Bjorn’s film Reckless
The Norwegian Film Industry

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This show is brought to you by Robert Stark’s Paintings and his novel Journey to Vapor Island




Robert Stark talks to Count Fosco about the film Eyes Wide Shut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Count Fosco about the film Eyes Wide Shut directed by Stanley Kubrick. Count Fosco has a background in the Canadian Film Industry.

Topics:

Secret Societies; the conspiracy theory outlook vs. elite social clubs
The book  CULT AND OCCULT (THE UNEXPLAINED FILE) by FRANCIS KING
The book Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler which the film was based upon
Kubrick’s Kaleidoscope
How there is a lot of subtle camera work in Eyes Wide Shut, that most people may not have caught
The importance of symbolism in the film
Types of Venetian masks worn at the party
The use of clues throughout the film
The theme of what is real and what is fantasy
What if David Lynch directed Eyes Wide Shut?
The Mentmore Towers Palace in England where the orgy scene was filmed
the conflict over sexual desire and libido between the married couple played by Tom and Nicole
There is a slight suggestion that perhaps Alice Harford is part of the Cult but her husband is not, when she says “You have no idea.”
Everyone have a price, notice how Bill Harford solves all his problems with money, both with the taxi man and the clerk, hence his name “bill” as in dollar bill
The man who gives him the password is a failed medical doctor which might be suggestive of something
Is it possible Ziegler has himself been lied too, despite his story not entirely adding up, despite lying?
Kubrick deliberately tries to fan the flames of Mandy’s death even after his own death, via the journalist who works on his newspaper props
Ritual in a sexual theme, the use of incense used typically only for sacred things
Leon Vitali, Kubricks personal assistant played the red cloak
The Custom store scene doesn’t make a whole lot of sense; it doesn’t fit in with the whole orgie conspiracy
Leelee Sobieski as another sacrificing anti-career heroine Hollywood mother, who put her children above a career
Leelee’s small but interesting roles in “Never Been Kissed,” “Branded,” and “Deep Impact”
Robert’s novel Journey to Vapor Island and parallels with Eyes Wide Shut

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This show is brought to you by Robert Stark’s Paintings and his novel Journey to Vapor Island