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.
- 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
Curious, Sam. Are you excited about the upcoming Universal remake of Night of the Hunter?
The what?! I had not heard such news, but I’m definitely intrigued to see which direction they go!
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,
Such a striking reveal!
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?
I would’ve loved to see Laughton adapt a Stephen King story…one of the more supernatural tales especially is definitely in keeping with NOTH.
Airplane 2 is underrated and I’m so glad someone else thinks so!
It’s really quite a worthy sequel!