Monday, January 30, 2012

Monsters in the Movies

I recently came across a terrific interview with John Landis on an episode of The Treatment. He was promoting Monsters in the Movies, his new book on the evolution of movie monsters. A lot of the stuff we assume comes straight from Old Country folklore is actually the clever invention of 20th century screenwriters. For example, sunlight wasn't harmful to vampires until Nosferatu came along. Maybe a hundred years from now, all movie vampires will sparkle... *shudder*

It's definitely something I'll be checking out when time permits...

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