Lions, Towers & Shields #22 January 14, 2021
Come for the Aubrey Plaza Energy, Stay for the Tom Neal Back Story
Host Shelly Brisbin with Nathan Alderman
Edgar G. Ulmer’s “Detour” is both a low-budget B movie, and one of the most influential and elemental examples of America’s film noir. Its stars were largely unknown, and it was released by a poverty row studio. It’s also a great film - one that was “rediscovered” by film nerds and preservationists in recent years, and has now been restored and given a Crierion release. What’s all the fuss? We’re gonna find out?
Listen to this episode (43 minutes)
The Movie: review/commentary on a single classic film
Available to stream, rent or buy digitally and for free with a Kanopy account.
On disc: Blu-ray
Next time, we’ll watch The Fountainhead (1948)