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Month: October 2016

In honour of Halloween, Celluloid Junkies is taking a look back at An American Werewolf In London (1981), the iconic horror-comedy classic from John Landis.

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An American Werewolf In London (1981) dir. John Landis, USA
The Evil Dead (1981) dir. Sam Raimi, USA

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Salon did a retrospective look at the impact of the film very recently. ‘”Stay off the moors!”: John Landis’ An American Werewolf In London is a modern horror masterpiece’.
http://www.salon.com/2016/10/15/stay-off-the-moors-john-landis-an-american-werewolf-in-london-is-a-modern-horror-masterpiece/

Joshua Rothkopf did the same for Rolling Stone magazine a few months ago. ‘How American Werewolf In London transformed horror-comedy’.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/how-american-werewolf-in-london-transformed-horror-comedy-w434829

If you want to find out a little bit more about werewolf mythology, jump on the Historic Mysteries website and their page ‘The history of the werewolf legend’.
http://www.historicmysteries.com/history-of-the-werewolf-legend/

WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE
Following American Werewolf, Landis was involved with the theatrical version of ‘The Twilight Zone’, and it was an ill-fated production from the start. Ultimately, a mishap on set featuring an explosion and a helicopter led to the death of three actors during Landis’ section of the movie. There’s a Youtube video featuring a short history of the decisions which led to the catastrophe, and the actual video of the accident.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrtKaykLjfQ

Here’s the Letterboxd list created by Luke entitled ‘The Whole Town Is In On It’, regarding the cinematic trope of an entire townsfolk hiding a dark secret.
http://letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/list/the-whole-town-is-in-on-it/

If you want to follow us on Letterboxd as well, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too.
Luke Kane: http://www.letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/
Cameron Crothers: http://www.letterboxd.com/crot00192/
Damien Heath: http://www.letterboxd.com/jedikaos/

This month we are taking note of the exits as we look back at Peter Weir’s 1993 bleak psychological drama ‘Fearless’.

This podcast is non-profit and has been broadcast for educational purposes. Excerpts from the following material has been included to enhance the listener experience:

Fearless (1993) dir. Peter Weir, USA

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Peter Weir is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated directors, and arguably the most successful Australian directing export of the Australian New Wave cinema movement. After making Australian classics “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, “The Last Wave” and “Gallipoli”, among others, he moved to working in America, directing “Witness”, “Dead Poet’s Society” and “The Truman Show”, as well as the topic for this month’s podcast – his 1993 drama “Fearless”.

The great fan-site Peter Weir Cave has a series of articles on the director and this film.

Anne Morra did a 2013 retrospective of the film for the Museum of Modern Art’s screenings, ‘Rediscovering Peter Weir’s Fearless’.
http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2013/07/25/rediscovering-peter-weirs-fearless

Here’s Hal Hinson’s great review for the Washington Post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/fearlessrhinson_a0a88b.htm

Jeff Bridges took panoramic photos on-set for most of the films he’s been involved with over the last three decades. Here’s a collection of some of them, including from Fearless.
http://airows.com/culture/jeff-bridges-took-incredible-panoramic-photos-on-the-set-of-every-movie-for-the-last-30-years

Oh, and here’s Gary Busey’s Twitter…
https://twitter.com/THEGaryBusey

If you want to follow us on Letterboxd as well, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too.
Luke Kane: http://www.letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/
Cameron Crothers: http://www.letterboxd.com/crot00192/
Damien Heath: http://www.letterboxd.com/jedikaos/

Luke also wrote an in-depth review of the film in August 2016 on his Letterboxd account.
http://letterboxd.com/overbreakfast/film/fearless/

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