CineSavant Column

Tuesday July 3, 2018


Wow, post something about Batman and the number of reader responses shoots way up. Correspondent Dave Carnegie (a retired UK projectionist and a font of good info from the ’50s and ’60s) sends along this ‘Del Boy and Rodney’ Batman and Robin spoof from a TV show called Only Fools and Horses. Nice costumes!

Double Wow. I have to hand it to the gurus at Trailers from Hell as this trailer takes the cake. The most important, really really important, believe me it’s important trailer of the year gets a dynamite insightful commentary from Josh Olson. More absurd than any political satire in memory, it ought already to be more important than the Checkers Speech. Film history will never be the same, but more importantly it’s just another unbelievable chapter in a period of history that we can only pray we will someday be able to pretend never happened. The trailer is for the suppressed classic Triumph of the Swill.

And the patriotic joy continues! Matthew Dessem at Slate celebrates the Birthday of the PG-13 Rating, with clips from Gremlins, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Rhinestone, accompanied by a delightfully sarcastic attitude.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson