Cult films receive interesting introductions from an expert, before the entire film is screened.

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Cult Cinema
17 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Moviedrome was a regular season of cult or obscure films. Each film would be introduced by Alex Cox (later replaced by Mark Cousins.)

Cox would give an idiosyncratic introduction to each film, he might talk about the directors, stars, the film, opening credits. I have to admit sometimes I watched Moviedrome just for the intros and never bothered with the film.

The first film shown when it started in 1988 was The Wicker Man. When it ended in 2000, the last film shown was The Last American Hero.

Mark Cousins was a more straightforward presenter but again his love of cinema was also infectious.

The Moviedrome seasons on BBC2 ran for some years. It goes to show that there are a lot of cult and obscure films about. I make no bones about it, the introductions and the films shown developed my interest in movies and cinema.

I rather hope the BBC would bring this umbrella strand back.


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