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Post in praise of Robert Mitchum's terrifying turn in Night of the Hunter. And seriously. Charles Laughton deserves all the props he got for this magnificent film. Uhm .... Are you for real? Amazing.... [Read More]

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COOP

One of my all-time favorites. The Coen Bros. love it too - lots of references to it pop up in Raising arizona.

Adam R

Wonderfully put, one of my favorite movies.

In the new Dazed and Confused commentary, Richard Linklater says the scene where the freshman kid's mom pulls a shotgun on O'Bannion is a nod to Gish.

Healthyparanoid

and we shouldn't forget the best allusion to this movie - or at least the "hip-hop" version of mitchum's great love/hate speech in Do The Right Thing.

Gloria

Mitchum is just terrific as preacher

Paul

A few years ago, the NFT in London screened an hour of so of mute outtakes from Night of the Hunter - just shots of Laughton acting out the kids parts for them, that sort of thing. I can't imagine another movie that would make me wish - no, lust after - screenings of silent leftovers. A masterpiece of pulp poetry (and the source novel, despite what Agee has said about it, is actually pretty damn great too - it's no Badge of Evil, anyway).

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