The Friday 6/17/2022

VP: The Masque of the Red Death

On the road: no piece for the Scarecrow blog this week.

I do have a new episode of “The Music and the Movies,” this one devoted to music (and a couple of voices) from films adapted from the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Karloff & Lugosi, Roger Corman employing Vincent Price, Fellini losing his head – it’s all there, plus a few obscurities. Listen at the Voice of Vashon website, where it will live for another week or so.

And we have the second quarterly installment of Zeitgeist 22!, online talks from Scarecrow Video. Our subject is “International Treasure: The Massive Talent of Nicolas Cage,” in which I consider the actor’s singular career. That’s Wednesday night, June 22 at 7 pm Pacific Time, online and free. Register here.

Movie Diary 6/15/2022

Elvis (Baz Luhrmann, 2022). Oh, I’ve got stuff to say about this one. But I think I’ll hold off until reviewing it next week. I saw it at the opening night gala at the Guadalajara Film Festival, where I am on a critics’ jury. I was three rows back, giant screen, huge sound. Which is either the only way to see a Baz Luhrmann film about Elvis or the wrong way.