Wild in the Streets (1968) – 116

Wild in the Streets (1968)

  Welcome to today’s show, Wild in the Streets (1968), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is Wild in the Streets (1968). This movie is part of the counter-culture narrative and plays heavily on the oft-quoted “Never trust anyone over 30.” I guess the young people were being sent to Vietnam and may have had justification for the way the felt. You could not vote or drink at 18 but you sure could be drafted. This counter-culture theme was explored a little with Vanishing Point (1971), Logan’s Run (1976), and some other films in a future podcast. The timeframe of the movie was 1968 to 1969. In the movie, the Republican presidential candidate defeats the Democratic incumbent, which at the time was Lyndon B. Johnson,…

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The Last Man on Earth (1964) – Episode 45

The Last Man on Earth (1964)

The Last Man on Earth (1964) is a post-apocalyptic masterpiece starring Vincent Price. The movie is based on the novel “I Am Legend” The Last Man on Earth (1964) Rough Script Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. This movie is the fifth of the October 2015 films all thought it may come out on November 1st or 2nd. The Last Man on Earth (1964) is an adaptation of the 1954 novel “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson. The great Vincent Price plays the leading role of Dr. Robert Morgan. Price is the master of the macabre and many people incorrectly believe him to be English. In fact, he was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Price was from a wealthy family as his grandfather invented some kind of baking powder. He graduated…

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The Omega Man (1971) – Episode 44

The Omega Man (1971)

The Omega Man (1971) is an adaptation of the 1964 novel “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson. Maybe the boogeymen don’t stand up to modern standards, but legendary actor Charlton Heston sets the bar for post- apocalyptic survivors. Rough Script The Omega Man (1971) Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. This movie is one of my all-time favorites. It is the fourth of the October 2015 films. The Omega Man (1971) is an adaptation of the 1964 novel “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson. Maybe the boogeymen don’t stand up to modern standards, but legendary actor Charlton Heston sets the bar for post-apocalyptic survivors. Charlton Heston played the role of Neville presumed to be the last human alive. Heston was born in 1924 in Illinois. While in high school he joined…

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The World, The Flesh, and The Devil (1959) – Episode 43

The World, The Flesh, and The Devil (1959)

The World, The Flesh, and The Devil (1959) is a post-apocalyptic tale of a few survivors. Rough Script The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today is the third of our October 2015 horror movies. Episode 43 The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) is a post-apocalyptic tale of a few survivors. I originally selected this movie that I haven’t watched for a couple of scores because I thought it might be based on Richard Matheson novel “I Am Legend” (1954). However, it was not based on “I Am Legend” but I will talk more about this in Episodes 44 and 45 as we bring our October 2015 horror series to a close. This movie is based on the novel The Purple Cloud…

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World Without End (1956) – Episode 28

World Without End (1956)

  World Without End (1956) is an excellent post-apocalyptic sci-fi tale with a great cast that includes Hugh Marlowe, Rod Taylor, and Lisa Montell. Rough Script – World Without End (1956) I didn’t expect much when I began watching this movie but it is pretty solid piece of sci-fi. I was originally drawn to watch this movie because it stared Hugh Marlowe, one of the great actors of black and white sci-fi. We are linking off an actor that was uncredited in this film – Strother Martin from Episode 17 Hard Times (1975). The title of this film comes from an Anglican doxology: “Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.” This film was produced by Allied Artists (formerly Monogram Pictures). They hoped to shed their third rate image. This film had a large budget, was shot in color, and had CinemaScope. The movie opened on a double bill…

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