Before he was “King,” he was Nathaniel Adams Coles. In the 1930, he put together a rowdy jazz trio that was a lot different than the Nat King Cole most people know.
In October of 1938, Germany invaded Czechoslovakia. Amid this air of paranoia, Orson Welles stepped behind the microphone for another broadcast of a radio drama, CBS’ The Mercury Theatre on the Air.
On Diabolique, I’m taking a multi-part journey through the history of vampire fiction and films based on the classic tale Carmilla. Part one looks at the dreamy sem-silent fantasy horror film Vampyr and the career f its director, Carl Theodor Dreyer. There is a moment in Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Vampyr, an unimportant throw-awayContinue reading “The Shadow of Carmilla: From Carmilla to Carl Dreyer”
Alfred Hitchcock’s original 1935 version of The 39 Steps is one of those films that’s so seminal that when watched today it can seem like little more than a parade of hoary old clichés; that is, until you consider that The 39 Steps is where many of those clichés originated.