What movie is the top of the list for a Buffalo-born, Durham-residing, grandchild-adoring talk show host? For host Frank Stasio’s grand “Movies on the Radio” finale, listeners have submitted their guesses. Is Frank a fan of car chases and cheap beer? Then it might be “Smokey and the Bandit.”
But he may reveal his romantic, swashbuckling side that is satisfied by no other film than “The Princess Bride,” or maybe “Pirate Radio.” Film experts Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes reflect on the highlights of hosting “Movies on the Radio” over the past seven years with Frank. They hear listener picks for Frank’s favorite film and discuss who was most on base — and who was out in left field — before Frank tells all.
Gordon is a film professor at North Carolina State University and a public scholar at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Boyes is the film curator for the North Carolina Museum of Art and the curator of the Moviediva series at The Carolina Theatre of Durham.