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The Literary License Podcast Explores the Book to Screen and Everything Inbetween
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The Fourth Man (1983)   The Dutch suspense film directed by Paul Verhoeven and based on the novel of the same name by Gerard Reve, was selected as the Dutch entree for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars but wasn't nominated. ​ The film stars Jeron Krabbe, and Renee Soutendijk and would be the last film that Verhoeven would direct in the Netherlands.   ​ The film is known for its sexual explicitness and violence which is a stable in Verhoeven films.  The film would be considered by Verhoeven as the spiritual prequel to his American film Basic Instinct.     We have been shortlisted for a Rondo award.  You can vote via their website:  https://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog.  Or you can vote via e-mail:  taraco@aol.com.  If you just want to vote for the Literary License Podcast, just cut and paste the following into your e-mail:   Best Multimedia Site:  Literary License Podcast.    Opening Credits; Introduction – Rose and Thorn of the Week (.49); Forming the Plot (09.23); Film Trailer (10.46);  Lights, Camera, Action (14.53); Epilogue (55.37); End Credits (1:00.53); Closing Credits (1:03.17)   Song Credits:  Thank you from Purple Planet Music for our Opening and Closing Credits.  
Westworld (1973) ​ 1973, Michael Crichton would write and direct Westworld which would start the rise of his writing career.  The American Science Fiction Western film would be about an amusement park of androids that would malfunction and start to kill the visitors.    The film stars James Brolin, Dick Van Patten, Richard Benjamin and the fantastically cast Yul Brynner.  The film would set box offices alit and create one sequel called Futureworld and a 1980’s short lived television series Beyond Westworld.  The film would come to modern audiences again in the new HBO series which is considered one of the icons of modern television.  ​ The Shawshank Redemption (1994)   Released in 1994 to critical acclaimed and based on a short novella by Stephen King and directed by Frank Darabont, tells the tale of a prisoner sent to Shawshank for the murder of his wife and her lover although he claims his innocence.  Over the next two decades he would befriend a fellow prisoner, Ellis "Red" Redding and becomes instrumental in a money laundering scheme set up by the prison warden. ​ The film stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, William Sandler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows and James Whitmore. ​ Initially released as a box office failure, the film would go on to gain a cult following and would end up becoming the number one VHS rental film after award nominations and word of mouth.  It is now considered one of the best films of the 1990's.   We have been shortlisted for a Rondo award.  You can vote via their website:  https://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog.  Or you can vote via e-mail:  taraco@aol.com.  If you just want to vote for the Literary License Podcast, just cut and paste the following into your e-mail:   Best Multimedia Site:  Literary License Podcast.    Opening Credits; Introduction – Rose and Thorn of the Week (1.32); Forming the Plot (08.33); Film Trailer (10.52);  Lights, Camera, Action (13.34); Forming The Plot (Take 2) (46.37); Trailer (Take 2) (49.32); Lights, Camera, Action (Take 2) (51.40); Epilogue (1:28.37); End Credits (1:32.44); Closing Credits (1:34.47)   Opening and Closing Credits – thanking BenSounds for our fantastic Opening and Closing Credits.  
Short Story: Fall of the House of User (1838) Film: House of Usher (1960) ​ The 1839 narrative short story by Edgar Allan Poe.  It is a Gothic short story with themes of madness, isolation, family and metaphysical identities.  The main characters of Roderick and Madeleine Usher are twins who are the exact doppelganger of each other.  Poe was inspired by Usher estate in Boston, MA.   In 1960, Roger Corman would direct and Richard Matheson was write the screenplay which would be the first of the Poe films they would do for AIP.  Shot in just fifteen days and starting Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey and Harry Ellerbee would mark AIP to graduate into widescreen technicolour filming.  The film is now considered a classic and is part of United States National Film Registry as being deemed culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.   Opening Credits; Introduction (1.32); Forming the Plot (07.43); Film Trailer (50.36);  Lights, Camera, Action (53.07); Epilogue (1:32.04); End Credits (1:36.56); Closing Credits (1:39.06)     Opening and Closing Credits – thanking Purple Planet Music for our fantastic Opening and Closing Credits.
Dark Shadows - February 1967 Episode 158 - 177 ​ Elizabeth's memory has faded after seeing a shrouded figure and she becomes catatonic. Laura tries to get custody of David.  Josette makes a warning from beyond the grave. Roger urges for a divorce and another person falls victim to a curse.     Part Two of our interview with Rod Labbe.   Opening Credits; Introduction (1.09); Out of the Shadows (09.31); Into The Shadows (30.07); Shedding Some Light (37.39); Part Two - Interview With Rod Labbe (1:24.36); Morning Has Broken (2:07.44); Tune In Next Time (2:15.11); Closing Credits (2:24.09)   Opening and Closing Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert   Opening and Closing Credits for Interviews – Happy Talk by Captain Sensible   All Rights Reserved.   All songs available through Amazon.  
Possession (1981)   The 1981 French-German psychological horror drama film was directed by Andrezj Zulawski.  The plot obliquely follows the relationship between an international spy and his wife, who begins exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking him for a divorce. ​ The films stars Sam Neil and Isabelle Adjani who won best actress at the Cannes Film Festival. ​ The film was originally banned in several countries but has since been released uncensored in those countries is now considered an arthouse classic.     Intersect, the film discussed can be located at  http://www.intersectthemovie.com/   Make sure you give it a click and let us know what you think.    Opening Credits; Introduction – Rose and Thorn of the Week (.49); Forming the Plot (10.28); Film Trailer (11.44);  Lights, Camera, Action (14.28); Epilogue (1:10.09); End Credits (1:17.35); Closing Credits (1:20.46)   Song Credits:  Thank you from Purple Planet Music for our Opening and Closing Credits.
Obsession ​ (1976) ​ Brian dePalma's 1976 psychological thriller/mystery follows a New Orleans businessman who feels guilt after his wife and daughter die during a botched kidnapping.  After many years, he falls in love with an exact look alike of his dead wife.   This would be the last film score of Bernard Herrman and the film would give a big nod towards Alfred Hitchcock as well.   There was some concerned over the complicated love story that would  give pause to Columbia who held back the film for a year.  The film would be the first successful box office success of dePalma which would lead to him directing his box office smash 'Carrie'. ​ ​Stoker (2013)   This 2013 British-American psychological thriller drama film written by Wentworth Miller and directed by Park Chan-wook, was influenced by Bram Stoker and Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt.  The film tells the story of an 18 year old girl whose life changes with the arrival of her Uncle Charlie to events that will lead to the calamity of the family.    The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman.  The highly visual and artistic film would divide critics and audiences by its contrast of styles that are a departure from the directors normal style as seen in his Oldboy film.   The film was posted in the top ten films of 2013 on numerous critics lists.    Opening Credits; Introduction – PO/Love of the Week (1.32); Forming the Plot (09.59); Film Trailer (11.36);  Lights, Camera, Action (13.15); Forming The Plot (Take 2) (36.38); Trailer Take 2) (39.56); Lights, Camera, Action (Take 2) (42.19); Epilogue (1:10.45); End Credits (1:19.29); Closing Credits (1:22.54)   Opening and Closing Credits – thanking BenSounds for our fantastic Opening and Closing Credits.
Short Story:   Ligeia (1838) Film: Tomb of Ligeia (1964) ​ Published in 1838, this short story by Poe would be rewritten many times.  Telling the story of Ligeia, a woman who beautiful with odd features who dies with the narrator being obsessed.  He remarries the complete opposite of Ligeia named Rowena.  When Rowena dies, Ligeia may be reborn within Rowena’s body.   There has been debate through the years of whether the story is a satire of Gothic fiction.   In 1964, Roger Corman would finish his series of Poe films with The Tomb of Ligeia with screenplay by Robert Towne (Chinatown).  Vincent Price was cast in the film as he had a contract with AIP who was financing the film.  Towne though Price to be too old and wanted Richard Chamberlain.  When Corman told Towne about Price being cast, Corman added that he shouldn’t worry as they hired Marlene Dietrich make-up artist for Price.    Opening Credits; Introduction (1.32); Forming the Plot (13,59); Film Trailer (47.55);  Lights, Camera, Action (50.30); Epilogue (1:18.22); End Credits (1:21.51); Closing Credits (1:24.11)   Opening and Closing Credits – thanking Purple Planet Music for our fantastic Opening and Closing Credits.
Dark Shadows - January 1967 Episodes 136 - 157 ​ Burke asks Laura to help him with his manslaughter charges whilst Victoria helps David accept his mother.  Laura starts making enemies at Collingwood whilst two graves are found one hundred years apart with the same name.  Part One of our special interview with Rod Labbe, interviewer and writer.    Opening Credits (.27); Introduction (3.08); Out of the Shadows (11.03); Into The Shadows (22.23); Shedding Some Light (28.19); Part One - Interview With Rod Labbe (1:08.48); Morning Has Broken (2:22.30); Tune In Next Time (2:44.57); Closing Credits (2:47.56)   Opening Credits – It’s Christmas Eve by Alex Khashkin from the album A Christmas Horror Story   Closing Credits – White Christmas – by The Drifters from the album Christmas with the Drifters   All rights reserved.   All songs available through Amazon.  
Dark Shadows Fan Club Discussion The Christmas Episode   The Literary License Podcast is proud to present Dee Kearney, Cathe Tourkodimitris and Rod Labbe, Fan Club Presidents of the original Dark Shadows from 1966- 1971.  Dee, Cathe and Rod give an insightful information of what it took and the fantastic experiences they had being Fan Club Presidents to Marie Wallace, Louis Edmonds and Dennis Patricks.  They visited the sets and had personal correspondence and relationships with these remarkable people.  Three remarkable people join us for which we are truly blessed as they speak about a magical time that occurred during turbulent times.      A very special thank you to all our listeners and have a safe and happiest of holidays.  May your New Year ring bright.   Opening Credits – Welcome Christmas from the original motional picture soundtrack The Grinch   Closing Credits – Christmas Chimes Are Ringing Santa – from the television soundtrack Twas The Night Before Christmas   All rights are reserved.  
Dario Argento's Opera (1987)   Dario Argento’s classic film Opera is considered the most commercially successful of all of Argento’s work.  The music is composed by Brian Eno, Claudio Simonetti and Bill Wyman.  The plot focuses on murders in an opera house by a masked assailant.  Taking his experiences of directing the opera of Macbeth, Argento would be inspired to take his experiences and bring them to the screen.   The film stars Cristina Marsillach, Urbano Barberini and Ian Charleston.  The film would have exciting set pieces and would capitalize on Argento death scenes that would be cut upon various releases throughout the world but have since have been reinstated in new releases in the film.  The film is presented in THX film and audio.   We are joined by writer and producer Joe (Caesar and Otto Deadly Christmas) Randazzo.  You can following John through: Twitter: joe_randazzo Instagram: joerandazzo624    Opening Credits (.22); Introduction (3.06); Forming the Plot (11.45); Film Trailer (14.25); Lights, Camera, Action (16.11); Epilogue (53.41); End Credits (1:03.26); Closing Credits (1:07.27)   Opening Credits – It’s Christmas Eve – by Alex Jaraway – from the album A Christmas Horror Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   Closing Credits:  Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley – An Elvis Christmas   All songs rights reserved   All music available through Amazon.  
Repo!  The Genetic Opera (2008) ​ This 2008 science fiction, gothic rock musical horror comedy film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw franchise), tells the tale of a world in 2056, a corporation funds transplants through a payment plan.  If the patient is late with their payment, the repo man comes and takes back their organs.     The film has a cult status that now equals the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  The film stars Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Joan Jett and Bill Moseley.    ​The Devil's Carnival (2012)   2012 follow-up to Repo! The Genetic Opera brought back Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich.  The musical horror film tells the tale of the main characters who find themselves  caught in fables based on Aesop Fables.  This is the first of a trilogy of films with part two and three waiting to be filmed.  As it is self-funded, filming for part two started in 2014 being released as Alleluia:  The Devil’s Carnival.   The film stars Emilie Autumn, Sean Patrick Flannery, Briana Evigan, Paul Sorvino and Bill Moseley.  The stories included are Grief and Its Dues, The Dog and Its Reflection and The Scorpion and the Frog – an animal fable originated from Russia.   Opening Credits (.20); Introduction (08.02); Forming the Plot (17.01); Film Trailer (20.11); Page to Page (22.14); Outlining the Script (54.10); Film Trailer (55.30); Lights, Camera, Action (57.24); Epilogue (1:19.19); End Credits (1:26.56); Closing Theme (1:27.55)   Opening Credits – Chase The Morning/Everyone’s A Composer/Come Back! – by Alexa Vega/Sarah Brightman/Anthony Stewart Head/Nancy Long from the album  Repo:  The Genetic Opera It’s Christmas Eve – by Alex Jaraway – from the album A Christmas Horror Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   Closing Credits:  Epitaph – Terrance Zdunich from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Repo:  Genetic Opera Do You Hear What I Hear/You Really Got Me – Bobby Lloyd and the Skeletons from the album A Christmas Party with Eddie G   All songs rights reserved   All music available through Amazon.
Short Story:  Tell Tale Heart (1843) Film:  Tell Tale (2009) ​ The unnamed narrator tries to convince the sanity of himself as he describes the murder that they committed.  The 1843 short story would give full details of dismemberment of a body and hiding.  Ultimately the narrators guilt or mental sanity will come in focus when he starts hearing the dead man’s beating heart.    Tell Tale is a 2009 science fiction horror drama film centre around a man who has a heart transplant as he looks for the man who murdered the donor before a similar fate befalls him.  The film came out quietly but has an impressive cast which includes Josh Lucas, Lena Headey and Brian Cox who are directed by Michael Cuesta and produced by Tony and Ridley Scott.   Opening Credits (.25); Introduction (3.09); Forming the Plot (7.47); Film Trailer (31.13);  Lights, Camera, Action (34.27); Epilogue (56.57); End Credits (58.42); Closing Credits (1:00.45)   Opening Credits – It’s Christmas Eve by Alex Khashkin from the album A Christmas Horror Story   Closing Credits – Jingle Bells by Ella Fitzgerald from the album Ella’s Swinging Christmas   All songs available from Amazon.   All rights reserved.
Dark Shadows - December 1966 Episode 114 - 135 ​ Victoria is in mortal danger and a mysterious woman with a past that concerns Roger and David comes to town.  The ghosts of Bill and Josette appear to right some wrongs.  The story of the Phoenix begins.   Part Two of our special interview with Kathleen Resch and Marcy Robin, Dark Shadows Convention Organisers concludes with some exciting and informative information on how to make a convention great.   Opening Credits (.27); Introduction (4.45); Out of the Shadows (12.20); Into The Shadows (19.44); Shedding Some Light (24.13); Part Two - Interview With Kathleen Resch and Marcy Robin (1:14.27); Morning Has Broken (2:15.03); Tune In Next Time (2:18.25); Closing Credits (2:21.39)   Opening Credit – Mother Stands For Comfort - by Kate Bush – taken from the album Hounds of Love   Closing Credits - Ciao! - by The Beautiful South - Taken from the album Gold Diggas, Head Nodders & Pholk Songs   All rights reserved.   All songs available through Amazon.
Dark Shadows - November 1966 Episode 92 - 113 ​ Victoria tries to find out more about her past.  Mrs Johnson believes Collingwood is haunted.  Someone is trying to kill Victoria and Bill Malloy's murder finds an unlikely suspect. Matthew discloses his secrets to Elizabeth while Caroline starts flirting with the enemy. ​ Part One of special interview with Kathleen Reisch and Marcy Robin, organisers of the Dark Shadows conventions.   Opening Credits (.27); Introduction (4.30); Out of the Shadows (9.50); Into The Shadows (15.56); Shedding Some Light (19.16); Part One - Interview With Kathleen Reisch and Marcy Robin (1:19.03); Morning Has Broken (1:50.49); Tune In Next Time (2:04.40); Closing Credits (2:06.28)   Opening Credit – Where Evil Grows - by The Poppy Family – taken from the album A Good Thing Lost 1968 - 1973   Closing Credits – Happy Talk – by Captain Sensible – Taken from the album Women and Captains First   All rights reserved.   All songs available through Amazon.
Frontier(s) (2007)   Xavier Gans' horror psychological film tells the story of a group of criminals from Paris lodge at a country inn run by neo-Nazis.    The film was released quickly to a NC-17 rating and shortly sold on DVD in an unrated version which was considered too intense for cinema release.    It explores the "untended elements of society, the sections which are allowed to remain in realities that no longer exist in urban settings."    Will Millar is participating in the Boston Marathon.    Tough Ruck 26.2 is group of military and civilians whose sole purpose is to Ruck in honor and in memory of our Fallen Service Members, Police, Firefighters and EMTs, while raising funds to support military families in times of need. We will walk a 26.2 mile certified course with our Rucks and carry the names of our Fallen comrades with us.   On April 15, 2013, the Tough Rucker were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and joined the first responders to help those that were injured by the horrific blasts. They truly exemplify the best of what our Nation is. Today the Ruck happens the Sunday before Boston Marathon Monday in Concord, Massachusetts on the original trails of the Revolutionary War. Tough Ruck is the only Ruck march partnered with the Boston Marathon and finishers are awarded the official Boston Marathon Medals and receive recognition from the Boston Athletic Association. Military Friends Foundation is the official charity of Tough Ruck.   Click the link to help support this worthy cause:  https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/will-millar/williammillar1?utm_campaign=oc&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=crowdrise&fbclid=IwAR0ibLcpwIE5M8FoXIfSeLMj03CfvEIzGL6IpJ-3ljA8f-qtZwa3ty3Efv4   Opening Credits (.22); Introduction (4.41); Forming the Plot (12.50); Film Trailer (15.01); Lights, Camera, Action (18.44); Epilogue (1:17.54); End Credits (1:27.33); Closing Credits (1:29.44)   Opening Credits:  Is Anybody There? – by E. G. Daily – Taken from the album Wild Child   Closing Credits:  Born Bad by Cissie Cobb – Taken from the Natural Born Killers   All rights reserved.   All songs are available through Amazon.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)​ ​ Considered one of the greatest American films of all time, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is directed by Milos Forman.  The film would be filmed at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Oregon where the novel takes place.    The film would be produced by Michael Douglas and stars Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Michael Berryman and Scatman Crothers.  The film would be the third highest grossed film of 1975 and has since been inaugurated into the Library of Congress.  An interesting fact the author of the book, Ken Kelsey, who disliked the film.  ​ ​ Dancer in the Dark (2000)   The 2000 Danish musical melodrama directed by Lars Von Trier tells the tale of a daydreaming factory worker saving up for an eye operation  for her son who maybe suffering from the same degenerative eye condition for which she suffers from.    The film is very mixed with some considering it to be too melodramatic whilst others considers this to be the most important film of the 21st Century.  The film is considered the third in a series of films known as the Golden Heart Trilogy.  Breaking the Waves and The Idiots being the first two in the trilogy.   The film stars Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse and Peter Stormare.  Bjork claims that making the film was emotionally draining and she would not make another film but would make one other film, Drawing Restraint 9.  In 2017, Bjork would join the #metoo movement by stating that Von Trier allegedly acting inappropriate towards her which he denies.    Opening Credits (.20); Introduction (07.10); Forming the Plot (12.50); Film Trailer (18.39); Page to Page (22.13); Outlining the Script (1:02.12); Film Trailer (1:04.27); Lights, Camera, Action (1:07.44); Epilogue (1:39.22); End Credits (1:44.39); Closing Theme (1:46.44)   Opening Credits – Virtual Insanity – by Jamiroquai from the album  High Times:  Singles 1992 - 2006   Closing Credits – I Go Crazy – by Paul Davis from the album Singer of Songs, Teller of Tales   All songs rights reserved   All music available through Amazon.
 Story:  The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (1845) Film: Stonehearst Asylum (2014)   The 1845 short story by Edgar Allan Poe centres on an unnamed and naïve narrator visiting a mental asylum in the southern provinces of France.  It deals with a new treatment for patients called soothing, they are granted the freedom and roam the grounds in normal clothing.  The doctors humour their hallucinations and fantasies without contradiction.  For example, if patient thinks he is a chicken, the patient is treated like a chicken and given corn to eat.   Stonehearst Asylum or Eliza Graves as it is also known is a loosely based adaption of the source material.  Taking its cue from the horrors of Victorian medicine, the film would star David Thewlis, Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, Jason Fleming and Ben Kingsley.   Opening Credits (.25); Introduction 5.56); Forming the Plot (17.04); Film Trailer (41.38);  Lights, Camera, Action (45.51); Epilogue (1:04.21); End Credits (1:13.08); Closing Credits (1:14.49)   Opening Credits – Inmates (We’re All Crazy) by Alice Cooper from the album From the Inside   Closing Credits – From the Inside by Alice Cooper from the album From the Inside   All songs available from Amazon.   All rights reserved.  
Dark Shadows - October 1966 Episode 71 - 91 ​ The cause of Bill Malone's death is reviewed.  Roger starts acting suspicious.  David plays games with Victoria as Bill Malone's ghost makes an appearance.  Victoria starts to investigate her origins as she takes a trip to Bangor with Burke Devlin.  Mrs Johnson finds new employment. We have Part Two of our special interview with the writer, producer and director, Ansel Faraj who has a remarkable career.  Make sure you following Ansel via the following sites:   Website:  https://www.hollinsworthproductions.com/  YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/user/HollinsworthProd1 IMDB:  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4043796/?ref_=tt_ov_wr  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hollinsworthproductions    Make sure you order his films with his fantastic cast including a lot of Dark Shadows alumni.  You can order these at:   https://www.oldies.com/performer-view/Ansel-Faraj.html   Opening Credits (.27); Introduction (3.50); Out of the Shadows (08.10); Into The Shadows (13.26); Shedding Some Light (15.55); Part Two - Interview With Ansel Faraj (56.44); Morning Has Broken (1:49.51); Tune In Next Time (2:05.36); Closing Credits (2:08.27)     Opening Credit – Ghost - by ZZ Ward – taken from the album The Storm   Closing Credits – I’m Jealous – by The Divinyls– Taken from the television soundtrack album Melrose Place   All rights reserved.   All songs available through Amazon.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)   2001 Gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro, David Munoz and Antonio Trashorras and independently produced by Pedro Almodovar.  The film is set in 1939 Spain during the final year of the Spanish Civil War.  The story tells the tale of Carlos who ends up in an orphanage where a ghost is seeking to make things right.    Considered a companion piece Pan’s Labyrinth, the film would not be as successful but would find its audience given the film a 92% approval rating.  The film stars Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes and Frederico Luppi.   We are joined by writer and producer John (Caesar and Otto Deadly Christmas) Randazzo.  You can following John through: Twitter: joe_randazzo Instagram: joerandazzo624  ​ Help save the fin trade by signing the petition.  It only takes a minute of your time and you too can help these creatures back from the brink of mass extinction.  https://www.sharkallies.com/nofinfl-support-sign-on   Opening Credits (.22); Introduction (3.19); Forming the Plot (9.01); Film Trailer (20.51); Lights, Camera, Action (24.49); Epilogue (1:07.23); End Credits (1:11.26); Closing Credits (1:14.35)   Opening Credits:  Haunted Heart– by Christine Aguilera – Single available now through Amazon – from the forthcoming album The Addams Family   Closing Credits:  The Devil’s Backbone by Say Yes, Juliet – Taken from the album Catch the Horizon.   All rights reserved.   All songs are available through Amazon.      
The Last House on the Left (1972)   1972 exploitation film written, edited and directed by Wes Craven  and produced by Sean Cunningham, which is based on the Swedish film by Ingmar Bergman ‘The Virgin Spring’.  It was filmed on a modest budget of $87,000 but would gross over $3million.   Originally to be filmed as a hardcore film with all actors and crew being totally committed, was changed after shooting began to make a softer film.  Craven idea of the film was to not glamourise violence.  The film would star David A Hess, Sandra Peabody and Steve Miner as a hippie taunting Deputy.    The film would be remade in 2006 by Rogue Pictures ​   Big Driver (2014)   Based on a short story found in Stephen King’s Full Dark, No Stars (2010), Lifetime Channel would film with a screenplay by Richard Christen Matheson (son of Richard Matheson).  Considered to be a television exploitation film, some critics were unimpressed while other critics praised this to the hilt.   The story deals with a crime mystery writer driving cross country for a meet and greet where she ends up on the side of the road in a rural area.  It is a revenge tale that after a beating and raping, Tess takes matters into her own hands.  It is often compared to King’s version of the classic exploitation film, I Spit On your Grave.    Starring Maria Bello, Joan Jett and Olympia Dukakis and directed by Mikael Salomon.   Help save the fin trad by signing the petition.  It only takes a minute of your time and you too can help these creatures back from the brink of mass extinction.  https://www.sharkallies.com/nofinfl-support-sign-on   Opening Credits (.20); Introduction (1.52); Forming the Plot (24.40); Film Trailer (30.46); Page to Page (32.37); Outlining the Script (1:05.37); Film Trailer (1:09.09); Lights, Camera, Action (1:11.16); Epilogue (1:44.34); End Credits (1:58.57); Closing Theme (1:59.46)   Opening Credits – Introduction and Opening Credits – by David A Hess from the album  Original Soundtrack Recording Last House on the Left   Closing Credits – Revenge – by P!nk and Eminem from the album A Beautiful Trauma   All songs rights reserved   All music available through Amazon.
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