Tuesday, October 26, 2010

YouTube Find of the Moment: Fear on Film (1982)

If you have thirty minutes to spare, I highly recommend watching the entirety of this episode of Take One hosted by future filmmaker and Horror genre Zelig, Mick Garris, during his days as a journalist. The focus of the 1982 episode is the horror genre and the three guests are directors John Landis, whose American Werewolf in London was already in release, John Carpenter, as The Thing is just about to open, and David Cronenberg, whose Videodrome is referred to as opening in the summer, but would not actually be released until February 1983.

The discussion is respectful and displays the wits and intellects of all three men in the prime of their career (at one point a reference is made to a secret project of Landis', which is probably the Twilight Zone Movie, meaning this was truly the end of innocence for him).

Topics discussed: Violence in film, the ratings board, special effects and test previews.

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Part Two:

Part Three:


Cinema Du Meep said...

Thanks for this. I'll definitely check it out. I love stuff like this.

le0pard13 said...

Great video on the subject. I'd also recommend renting the Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film documentary. It has some great commentary on the subject (and it's narrated by Lance Henrikson). I think you'd enjoy it, Colonel. Thanks.

Colonel Mortimer said...

DuMeep-Yes, this is of great interest, I feel this type of shows where journalists just talk with interesting creative people have gone far out of fashion in favor of less substantive talk show promotional stylings.

Leopard--thanks for the link, I will most definitely check it out.

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