High and Low (Brow) – Episode 2.6 – Hopping Mad
And we’re back! We’ve fallen a bit behind in posting episodes of High and Low (Brow) and rather than place blame (its James’ fault) I’ll just say we will try and have a quick turn around for our next episode (if James allows it).
This episode we focus on two lesser known Dennis Hopper films, The Sons of Katie Elder and Mad Dog Morgan. The Sons of Katie Elder certainly has the better pedigree, with its epic scale and big names such as director Henry Hathaway and stars John Wayne and Dean Martin, as well as a host of other well known actors from its time. And Mad Dog Morgan, a low budget Ozploitation film from Australia which has its share of heavy hitters (Frank Thring, Jack Thompson and Aussie aboriginal star David Gulpilil) but its genre conventions and micro budget certainly hindered the film from being seen by the mainstream, but does that mean it is the weaker film? Stay tuned to find out.
Be sure to stick around for the selection portion of the show, as James takes the reigns once again and the theme he chooses reveals some of the deep seeded desires and needs from his long lost childhood. It also turns out to be a doozy of a theme as our two choices for next episode should be a heck of a lot of fun.
And as always James and I tend to ramble a bit, while we try and end the episode at around the 70 minute mark, my implying James’ mom is a circus freak and inadvertently spoiling Twilight: Breaking Dawn for James cause a bit of a ruckus. And at that point, hilarity ensues.
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