Commentary Track

Island of Lost Souls (1932)

This week on The Spectator Film Podcast…

Island of Lost Souls (1932) 8.10.19
Featuring: Austin, Maxx

Commentary track begins at 11:21

— Notes —

  • We watched The Criterion Collection release of the Island of Dr. Moreau for this week’s episode. It’s a fantastic release as usual, and comes with an additional commentary track and many other supplemental features.
  • “Are We Not Men? The Horror of Eugenics in The Island of Dr. Moreau” by David A. Kirby from Paradoxa — This will link you to a PDF version of the article we mentioned later in the episode. While this article expressed similar ideas to those we discussed during the show, it does so with an intelligent awareness of the history of Eugenics in the US (i.e., it’s more articulate). Highly recommended read for anyone with an interest in Island of Lost Souls and other comparable films.
    • On a related note, Paradoxa seems like a pretty fun magazine as well.


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