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Living in an age when boutique labels like the Criterion Collection and Shout Factory fulfill every film nerd's every desire, it’s easy to forget how hard seeking out the weird and offbeat in cinema used to be. In the late eighties and early nineties, a Channel 4 program hosted by Jonathan Ross sought to connect the British viewing public to the stranger artists working in the cinematic medium and now, thanks to the powers of the internet, we can see an episode of “The Incredibly Strange Film Show” regarding everyone’s favorite transcendental meditator David Lynch. The nearly hour-long program features interviews with Lynch along with various colleagues and collaborators. It’s a great episode, delving into the entirety of Lynch’s career up until “Twin Peaks”, including some of his short film work and his comic strip “The Angriest Dog in the World.” Learn what the “Eraserhead” director »
- Cain Rodriguez
Norma McCarty, wife of the late writer-director Ed Wood, who has long had a cult following, and an actress who performed in Wood’s films as well as others, died June 27 at a Newhall, Calif., hospital, it was revealed. She was 93.
McCarty gained fame for playing the stewardess Edith in her husband’s 1959 film “Plan 9 From Outer Space.” The low-budget sci-fi thriller, which was about extraterrestrial beings seeking to stop humans from creating a doomsday weapon, flopped in the box office and was dubbed “the worst movie ever made,” but over the years there have been fans who have celebrated the film.
McCarty met her filmmaker husband on the studio lot while she was working on CBS’ “Gunsmoke,” according to her son. They were married in »
- Jordyn Holman
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