A roundup of what I’ve watched, read or listened to lately:
- Projection Booth #144 on “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” (1962). I loved the part of the episode that one commenter dismissed as “psychobabble” about this film being a reflection of the male Id of that era, how the legacy of Nazi physician Joseph Mengele is portrayed on film, the subgenre of “disembodied head/brain/brain-in-a-pan” films, etc.
- Even better was the discussion of the high points of guest Kevin Heffernan’s book Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953-1968 about the economic and technological niche horror films served in the economy of the US film industry between the first 3D film boom of 1953-54 and the release of Rosemary’s Baby in 1968. Fascinating stuff.
- Also from the episode…
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