night of the hunter

Extra Milestone – The Night of the Hunter (1955), Airplane! (1980)

Sam Noland is back on Extra Milestone after a week’s respite to take on, along with friend and coworker Robert Wilkinson, two radically different classics. First up is Charles Laughton’s gothic thriller The Night of the Hunter, which stars Robert Mitchum as a psychopathic priest hunting down two children during the Great Depression. Next up on our itinerary is the landmark spoof comedy Airplane!, the laugh-a-minute lampooning of pop cinema celebrating 40 years of making the world howl with laughter.

SHOW NOTES:

  • 00:05:00 – The Night of the Hunter
  • 00:46:25 – Airplane!

NEXT WEEK: Adonis Gonzalez returns to discuss two immense classics from the year 1985: Robert Zemeckis’s Back to the Future and Elem Klimov’s Come and See!

Music in this episode: Theme from The Night of the Hunter by Walter Schumann, “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, music from the trailers for The Night of the Hunter and Airplane!

Cinemaholics in this episode: Sam Noland and Robert Wilkinson


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8 Comments

  1. I’ll never be able to get that underwater car scene out of my head. EVER. Just a timeless film in how it purely fills and drowns in dread.

    But enough about AirPlane,

  2. Makes me so mad we’ll never see what Charles Laughton might’ve done next. He could’ve even made an AIRPLANE movie, who’s to say?

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