077: Kirk Doman Interview and Features Return

The “it’s back” episode. It’s back to great interviews, it’s back to movie news and it’s back to Elijah who is once again re-discovering the classics.

It’s also back to Jeff’s rants, Neil’s confusion and Graham’s unnatural obsession for all things Mel.

Put that from you mind as we tell you about our big interview. Our first interview of the year and we start with a bang. Kirk Doman is a major movie art director in South Africa. It didn’t start out that way for Kirk who tells us how he got involved in the film world, firstly as a movie prop supplier and then as an art director. Jeff was fortunate enough to get some of Kirk’s very busy time when he was over in Cape Town recently. He also got to spend time wandering through Kirk’s company called prop art, which he co-owns with Barry Coetzer, where some amazing props are on display. Check out the link below to their website and also below are some of the amazing pictures Jeff’s wife took when they were there.

Jeff conducted the interview in the very busy prop house store, as you will probably guess from all the work you can hear going on around him. Seeing work being done must have been something of a shock for Jeff! As well as talking about the fascinating props, Kirk also told us about his fascinating career working on such movies and TV series as Blood Diamond, Doomsday, Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol, Breathe, The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society and The Crown. Listen out for some wonderful and heart warming stories about Kirk’s encounters with the likes of Luke Perry, Andy Serkis and Tom Cruise.

After Kirk we have our first movie news column in months. As this is something of a reunion we gave each of the At The Flicks team to talk about something they love. Jeff spoke about films being made in Wales (much to the amusement of the other two), Neil has some astonishing Studio Ghibli news and Graham had a choice. OK he didn’t. We set up a listener poll to ask should we allow Graham to talk about a film he would like to see or the latest Mel Gibson news. 95% picked … no, not here – you will have to check out the show to find out what happened.

After that amusement, Elijah returns with a new classic. A fortuitous one – Spartacus. It was selected and recorded before the recent sad departure of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas. Even so we think it is a fitting tribute to one of the great man’s finest movies.

Let us know what you think of the our classic selection or anything else that you hear on the show. As always we would love to hear from you.



Kirk Doman’s IMDB Page

Kirk Doman on IMDB

Prop Art Rentals 

Welcome to Prop Art Rentals.

Kirk Doman’s Art Direction 

Art Direction

Spartacus Trailer

Films Referenced

  • 12 Years A Slave
  • 2001 –  A Space Odyssey
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Arrietty
  • Atomic Blonde
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Ben Hur
  • Blood Diamond
  • Breathe
  • Castle In The Sky
  • Conan The Barbarian
  • Crusoe (TV)
  • Daddy’s Home 2
  • Dark Horse : The True Story Of Dream Alliance
  • Doomsday
  • Dr Strange
  • Dr Strangelove
  • Dr Who
  • Dragged Across Concrete
  • Dream Horse 
  • Edge Of Tomorrow
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Ford Vs Ferrari
  • From Russia With Love
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Gavin And Stacey
  • Grimsby
  • How Do You Live
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Infinite
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service 
  • Kingsman : The Secret Service
  • Known Guns (TV series)
  • Lethal Weapon 5
  • Libre. Macht. Blind. 
  • Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Paths Of Glory
  • Porco Rosso
  • Princess Monoke
  • Psycho
  • Retribution 
  • Spartacus
  • Spectre
  • Spirited Away
  • Supernova
  • The Crown (TV series)
  • The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain
  • The Equalizer
  • The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society
  • The Killing
  • The Piano Player
  • The Shining
  • The Trail Of Christine Keeler
  • The Wind Rises
  • Trumbo
  • Warrior (TV series)