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Posts Categorized: Movie night
Mark Jordan Legan is one of the best people I know. Mark has been an NPR contributor for ten years, leading the listening audience to obscure and often forgotten cinema. Before that he was an actor and a stand-up comedian. He has written for more TV shows that I can count. More than that, he is my closest friend. My boon companion,
We start each night with some cartoons. It’s the law. We’ve been exploring the Hanna-Barbera TV shows lately. Some of them are very weak. THE SPACE KIDETTES was one. The other was YOUNG SAMSON AND GOLIATH, about a teen-ager and his dog who, with the help of magic bracelets turn into, well Young Samson (a muscle bound Sword and Sandal type) and his pet Lion. Who can also shoot laser out of his cat eyes.
Where did the trope of Crazed Vietnam War Vet come from? What was the first instance of it to penetrate popular consciousness? What was the Patient Zero of the CVWV?
MOVIE NIGHT – a blog by Author Phoef Sutton. Almost every week for the past ten (twenty?) years, my good friend Mark Jordan Legan and I have gotten together to watch movies. “Bad” movies? “Good” movies? “Cult” movies? “Weird” movies? Whatever you want to call them, it’s fine with me. We’re “film freaks.” We pride ourselves on unearthing the obscure and the wonderful. We were watching THE ROOM long before it became a cult hit. We love THREE DEV ADAM and THE VIY and MYSTICS OF BALI and ROBOT MONSTER and SH! THE OCTOPUS. If you haven’t seen these, track them down.