The Friday 10/29/2021

“What music they make….”

No piece for the Scarecrow blog this week.

I have a new episode of my radio show “The Music and the Movies” posted online, where it will live for two weeks. This one is devoted to music from Dracula movies, where we cover the gamut.

If that one has gone away, check the “Music and the Movies” page to find out what’s current.

Three epochal 1980s films posted to my other website this week. Check out What a Feeling! for vintage reviews of: Curtis Hanson’s Losin’ It, Tom Cruise’s first starring role, which I review in the form of a Dear Penthouse letter; Rob Reiner’s This Is Spinal Tap, which I am relieved to say I loved; and Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters, which I make clear is really Bill Murray’s Ghostbusters.

On Saturday Oct. 30, 2 pm Pacific Time, join us for a free Zoom session of Scarecrow Academy, where we will talk about John Boorman’s Point Blank as part of our ongoing semester on film noir. Find the sign-up link here, and listen to me introduce the subject below.