Dracula + Silent Running

Dracula + Silent Running
Podcast: Double Feature
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A Universal monster film meets an influential science fiction film. A new adventure begins a new year of Double Feature. The very last holdo...

Posted July 11, 2013
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsUniversal Monsters + Classic Sci-FiYear 6

Episode Notes

A Universal monster film meets an influential science fiction film. A new adventure begins a new year of Double Feature. The very last holdover. Monte Legaspi is doing something interesting. Bella Lugosi’s dead. Before the days of don’t show the monster. What made Dracula an icon, and what made Bella Lugosi Dracula. The legacy of Tod Browning’s Dracula. Creep factor. Michael’s newfound love of Silent Running. Hanging out with the bunnies in the park. Bruce Dern: crazy person? Just how insane is nature? Sacrificing humanity. Every person’s limit. Tiny droids with tiny connections to To Browning. Finding out what makes the character tick. Relationship development and motivation. Caring about the environment. Double Feature finally gets some real producers!

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Dracula

Dracula


Released: February 14, 1931
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Director: Tod Browning
Writer: Hamilton Deane, John L Balderston
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Helen Chandler

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Silent Running

Silent Running


Released: March 10, 1972
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Director: Douglas Trumbull
Writer: Deric Washburn, Mike Cimino, Steve Bochco
Starring: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Cheryl Sparks

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's plant life being kept in a greenhouse on board a spacecraft.

 
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