In this episode, we get to the amazing and very misunderstood 1954 classic “Godzilla!” It’s not a monster mash! It’s not a cheesy goofy movie! It’s a serious mediation on the devastation wrought upon Japan and the nation’s steady slide into becoming active participants in that devastation. Also, a guy in a lizard suit? Also, a Frankenstein story? It’s a lot! Join us!
Introducing the CLASSIC MOVIE MONSTER . . . discrimination. That’s right! Ollie and I are talking 1939’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s “Notre Dame de Paris” and it’s a doozy. Like, it’s a solid film from a *film* perspective, but it’s got some uncomfortable stuff from a disability perspective. Also, a Roma perspective. It’s troubling all around, but surprisingly entertaining, all things considered.
Ollie and I can’t wrap our heads around this one. It’s . . . well it’s not *good* by any stretch of the imagination. It’s 1935’s “The Raven” and it’s got some talent on screen but the talent isn’t doing anything particularly . . . talented. Also, it’s definitely *not* “The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls In Love.”
Ollie and I canNOT get enough of that tall monsterman! So, we’re back with Guillermo del Toro’s Ecstasy of Influence to discuss 1935’s “The Bride of Frankenstein!” Is Colin Clive mostly dead? Is the Bride really THE BRIDE? And, just how gay is this movie? A whole bunch or a WHOLE BUNCH? The answers may surprise you.