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Forgotten Cinema - The Night of the Hunter

The Mikes find themselves in the Great Depression, running from our serial killer preacher step-father in the penultimate season 4 episode of Forgotten Cinema.

Mike Butler and Mike Field break down the 1955 forgotten classic, "The Night of the Hunter" directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum.

The Mikes discuss what makes this picture such an influence on so many films that came after it. Butler and Field will also break down some fun facts about the production of the film and the filmmaking techniques that they used. They then talk about how and why, despite the film being regarded as one of the most influential films of all time NOW, it was seen as too experimental for critics and audiences at the time and took decades to finally be recognized.

So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for Forgotten Cinema

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