- R.I.P. filmmaker Jonathan Demme, director of “Something Wild,” “Stop Making Sense” & other Night Flight faves
- Record Store Day, every day: You got it nicer at Licorice Pizza stores in the 70s and early 80s
- “TV Party”: Glenn O’Brien’s weekly late 70s public-access punk cocktail party TV show
- Zinelandia: Night Flight talks with Joe Biel about “$100 & a T-Shirt,” his documentary about zines
- In 1977, Prince appeared on “The Gong Show,” but no one has ever talked about the episode, until now
- The Wu Tang Collection: The weirdest “Ku Fung Theater”-style mostly-Asian action flicks you’ll ever see
- Bullseye! Arrow Films’ exploitation, Italian horror, spaghetti westerns, drive-in sleaze & more, now on Night Flight Plus!
- “Dynaman”: Night Flight’s popular series featured rubber monsters, good looking Japanese teens, silly jokes, and cool pop music!
- “All Dolled Up”: Night Flight’s exclusive interview with director Bob Gruen about his New York Dolls documentary
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
All posts tagged "stop-motion"
“Jack the Giant Killer”: Ray Harryhausen’s “Sinbad” hit inspired this sword & sorcery Saturday Matinee staple
In 1962, about four years after he’d passed on making The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, which went on to become one of the year’s top-grossing hits, United Artists executive producer Edward Small decided to copy that film’s...
- Posted March 15, 2017
Rankin/Bass’s 1967 animated “Mad Monster Party”: The grooviest ghouls of all time
One of the memorable television experiences of our childhood always occurred sometime around, on or near Halloween, when we’d be able to once again see this 1967 animated film Mad Monster Party — the onscreen title included...
- Posted October 29, 2016
“Take Off to Animation III”: Featuring Missing Person’s collaboration with “video painter” Peter Max, and more
One of our most popular segments since we launched Night Flight Plus was the first episode of “Take Off to Animation,” so we went back to the Night Flight archives for another episode, “Take Off to Animation...
- Posted May 7, 2016
“Take Off To Animation”: A closer look at London’s Cucumber Studios and Brooklyn’s James Rizzi’s “Genius of Love”
In early 1984, one of Night Flight’s most popular episodes in our innovative and popular “Take Off” series, which regularly juxtaposed early Eighties pop icons against obscurities from not-ready-for-MTV cult favorites, was our “Take Off To Animation,”...
- Posted April 18, 2016
Night Flight Remembers: The Surreal Stop-Motion Films of Ladisla Starewicz
If you stayed up late to watch Night Flight back in the 80s, into the weird wee hours, you may have seen excerpts from somewhat obscure filmmaker Ladisla Starewicz’s wonderfully odd little stop-motion films, like his 1933...
- Posted March 16, 2016
“Joe’s Apartment”: The original MTV short that first gave us sex, bugs and rock ‘n’ roll
In 1992, this original short film — a live-action/stop-motion cult classic featuring singing cockroaches, directed by John Payson, MTV’s then-current director of on-air promotion and animated I.D.’s. — aired between breaks in MTV’s programming, and as part...
- Posted December 3, 2015
Mark Twain’s “Mysterious Stranger”: The robed, headless figure behind a masquerade mask is Satan
In Will Vinton’s 1985 stop-motion film “The Adventures of Mark Twain,” three familiar Claymation characters from Mark Twain’s work and American literature — Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher — sneak aboard a futuristic hot air...
- Posted November 6, 2015
“Anomalisa”: Charlie Kaufman’s animated fable of existential ennui, with R-rated puppet sex!
Anomalisa — which debuted at Telluride, and thereafter began making the film festival rounds earlier this year, including the Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival (where it won the Grand Jury prize) — is a...
- Posted November 3, 2015