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Episode 112: Charles Laughton's 'The Night of the Hunter' (1955)

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In this episode, I talk about Charles Laughton's 1955 film "The Night of the Hunter." It's about two young children--John and Pearl--who are pursued by a dangerous man on the hunt for the money their father stole and gave to them. This is a classic film and a masterpiece and one of the most terrifyi
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In this episode, I talk about Charles Laughton's 1955 film "The Night of the Hunter." It's about two young children--John and Pearl--who are pursued by a dangerous man on the hunt for the money their father stole and gave to them. This is a classic film and a masterpiece and one of the most terrifying films I've ever seen. I provide some information about the making of the film and explore how it looks at evil, male violence, religion, and much more. There are spoilers in this episode. Consider making this podcast sustainable by supporting it on Patreon.Subscribe to the Her Head in Films Newsletter.Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.Original logo by Dhiyanah HassanFull Show Notes:Use the code "CINEMA" for your first month free at Ovid.tvMy favorite films on OvidBirth of a MovementMy episode on Terrence Malick's The Tree of LifeMy episode on Terrence Malick's Days of HeavenJack CardiffCameraman: The Life and Work of Jack CardiffPandora and the Flying DutchmanBlack NarcissusMy episode on Barbara Loden's WandaMy episode on Kathleen Collins's Losing GroundMy episode on Theo Angelopoulos's Landscape in the MistMy episode on The Enchanted CottageThe Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath"Pursuit" by Sylvia PlathGreen Eyes by Marguerite DurasMy Sources:Criterion Collection DVDTerrence Rafferty - "The Night of the Hunter: Holy Terror" (Criterion)
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