Episode 44. If I Could Turn Back Time: The Night of the Hunter (1955) and The Innocents (1961)

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Andrea and Alex examine two cult classic films which explore the notions of time, childhood and misplaced nostalgia. Both films explore history’s dark secrets and the frailty of humanity but do either of them offer a truly happy ending?

REQUIRED READING

The Night of the Hunter. Dir. Charles Laughton, 1955.

The Innocents. Dir. Jack Clayton, 1961.

EXTRA CREDIT

The Great Depression – a history and overview.

Freddie Francis on The Innocents – The film’s cinematographer reflects on his work.

The Batcave’s 1,000 Subscriber Announcement – Got a question? Ask us! And don’t forget to subscribe to Andrea’s YouTube channel while you’re there.

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