GOLD (1934)

  Gold (1934) Brigitte Helm speaks! For ten minutes, she vamps in a science fiction film about corporate espionage made during the early Nazi period and directed by Karl Hartl. The ghost of the UFA’s great Metropolis lurks everywhere. John Wills (Michael Bohnen) is the villain, a British billionaire driven by greed to control world … More GOLD (1934)

Green Slime (1968)

Green Slime (1968) Director’s Kinji Fukasaku’s pop art interiors and space ships are filled not only with grade-B actors, but also with monsters that reproduce wildly into “an army of rubbery-looking goblins.” Their resemblance to R2-D2 remains uncanny. Ivan Reiner wrote and produced this story about a space station, Gamma 3, infected by these alien … More Green Slime (1968)

The Drowned World (1962) By J.G. Ballard

The Drowned World (1962) By J.G. Ballard. “These are the oldest memories on earth, the time codes carried in every chromosome and gene. Every step we’ve taken in our evolution is a milestone inscribed with organic memories. From the enzymes controlling the carbon-dioxide cycle, to the organization of the brachial plexus and the nerve pathways … More The Drowned World (1962) By J.G. Ballard

Poetic Response: Film – “Night of the Living Dead” (1968) 96 Min. George A. Romero

Night of the Living Dead (1968) The original and much scarier George Romero study of American social breakdown in a group who take refuge in a farmhouse from hordes of attacking zombies.       Although their memories are going, they continue picking at each other’s food, assemble in the main lobby and watch whoever … More Poetic Response: Film – “Night of the Living Dead” (1968) 96 Min. George A. Romero

Poetic Response: “Gojira / Godzilla, King of the Monsters” (1954) 96 Min. – Ishirō Honda – Japan

              The biggest money-making blockbuster released from Toho Studios, director Ishirō Honda’s film has had a checkered past. The rights to the original “Gojira” were sold to Jewel Enterprises, Inc., where it was chopped up and reedited, with additional footage adding Raymond Burr, for mass marketing at American drive-in … More Poetic Response: “Gojira / Godzilla, King of the Monsters” (1954) 96 Min. – Ishirō Honda – Japan