This week on The Spectator Film Podcast…
The Wizard of Gore (1970) 8/30/19
Featuring: Austin, Maxx
Commentary track begins at 10:08
— Notes —
- “The Cinema of Attraction[s]: Early Film, Its Spectator and the Avant-Garde” by Tom Gunning — Here’s a link to the wonderful essay we seem to discuss every other week. It’s one of the most insightful and engaging film theory essays you’ll find. If there’s any subtext in The Wizard of Gore at all, this essay will provide some insight into it.
- “Scraping the Bottom: Splatter and the Herschell Gordon Lewis Oeuvre” by Jonathan Crane from The Horror Film (Ed. Stephen Prince) — This is one of the more prominent pieces of academic criticism discussing Herschell Gordon Lewis which I was able to uncover within the time frame for the episode – it’s a good read! Also provides some interesting insight into the entire genre of these gore/exploitation films in which H.G. Lewis worked, and helped to create. I haven’t read the remainder of the essays in this book, but I have plenty of faith in Stephen Prince and I’m sure it’s great.