The Commentary Track with Frank Thompson

The Commentary Track is an acclaimed podcast hosted by author and film historian Frank Thompson. It features in-depth conversations with  leading authorities on film history -- authors, biographers, archivists, filmmakers, performers.

Authorities such as Kevin Brownlow, Leonard Maltin, Rudy Behlmer, Sam Gill, David Shepard, Tracey Goessel, Carl Davis, Jim Beaver, Joe Dante, Joseph McBride, Marilyn Ann Moss, Scott Eyman, Anthony Slide, Randy Skretvedt, and many others.

"Acclaimed," however, does not translate to profitable, or even sustainable. The Commentary Track has struggled financially since its first episode in 2012.

An earlier fund-raiser in 2017 fell far short of its goal, netting just enough money to get the website redesigned and to make sure that every episode of The Commentary Track and its sister podcast, Radio Movies with Frank Thompson, would remain accessible to everyone.

Our hope now is that we can manage the expenses of keeping the website in operation and record new episodes.

Please visit our website and see all that it has to offer. While there, you can visit the "Books" page where you can order autographed copies of some of Frank Thompson's books, which also helps support the site.

Thank you so much for your support. Please spread the word.


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