The Friday 9/10/2021

This Is the End (see below)

Skipping my Seasoned Ticket column this week. But here’s some etc.:

At 8 pm on Tuesday night, Sep. 14, I’ll be presenting my Humanities Washington talk “This Is the End: How Movies Prepared Us for the Apocalypse,” via Zoom. Scarecrow Video is the host. We’ll look at end-of-the-world movies and kick around ideas about how they warned us about our response to the pandemic. The talk is free; just sign up via Scarecrow or Humanities Washington.

No new episode of “The Music and the Movies” this week, but check out the M&M page at Voice of Vashon for recent shows.

Two vintage reviews posted this week at my other blog, What a Feeling!, namely these 1980s titles: the Taviani brothers’ Kaos, a three-hour omnibus of Pirandello stories; and Charles Crichton’s A Fish Called Wanda, the hit comedy brainchild of the great John Cleese.