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*contains spoilers Forbidden Planet (1956) strikes at the heart of the climate change debate with a metaphor of angst being at the heart and its ‘sequel’ The Invisible Boy (1957) hints at drones, the internet and a supercomputer… and robots saving the innocence of children around the house. And time travel is in there too…

Read more The Cult of Robby the Robot in Forbidden Planet (1956) and others (Part One)

*contains spoilers Was writer Grace Metalious (1924-64 cirrhosis) some sort of genius or was it the screenwriters which helped to make the movies based on her novels Peyton Place (1957) and Return to Peyton Place (1961) such memorable experiences which sit together with some kind of trashy perfection? They are not great movies, but in…

Read more The Genius of Writer Grace Metalious and Return to Peyton Place (1961) Part One

*contains spoilers Prolific British author and screenwriter Paul Finch (1964-) comes from a family where writing was the norm as his father was television scriptwriter Brian Finch (1936-2007) who for many years wrote for the British soap opera Coronation Street among others. Paul has reportedly written over 300 short stories which have appeared in countless…

Read more Author and Screenwriter Paul Finch on Typewriting, Video Nasties, Cult Movie The Devil’s Rock and more…