September 2020

I Need A Hero

Book To Screen

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Book: 

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

Film:

The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

 

Beginning in the early days of the Hundred Day period, this adventure story deals with hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness.  It centres on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune, and sets about exacting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. His plans have devastating consequences for both the innocent and the guilty. 

 

The 1934 film directed by Rowland V Lee and starring Robert Donat and Elissa Land, this would be the first sound adaption of the film (there were five silent films before this).  The film would prove to be a box office smash which would lead to two sequels.  The film takes some liberties from its source material.  To date the only adaption that is faithful to the film is a 39 part ITC television serial starring Richard Chamberland from 1975.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.53); Plot Synopsis (8.13); Forming the Plot (14.49); Book Thoughts (49.01); Story Geeks – What to Watch This Week (52.19); Introducing a Film (55.25); Film Trailer (56.20);  Lights, Camera, Action (58.37); Epilogue (1:19.23); End Credits (1:24.23); Closing Credits (1:25.08)

Opening and Closing Credits– Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Bewitched

Season 1

Episodes 1 - 4

 

Starting with the pilot episode which begins the tale of a witch marrying a mortal and television comedy gold is born.  Samantha and Darren are wed much to the annoyance of Endora.  They purchase their first home together.  Darren’s alcoholic client makes a pass at Samantha and turns into a dog.  Endora and Darren meet face to face.  Special Guest Stars include:  Alice Pearce, Nancy Kovack and Jack Warden.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Bewitching Going Ons/Which Witch Is Which:  Episode 1 – I Darren Take This Witch Samantha (7.44); Episode 2 – Be It So Ever Be Mortgaged (27.37); Episode 3 – It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dog (52.55); Episode 4 – Mother Meets What’s His Name (1:09.31); Story Geek:  What To Watch During The COVID Crisis (1:34.37); Witch or Mortal (1:37.14); The Bewitching Hour (1:47.01); The Midnight Hour (1:57.01); End Credits (2:04.04); Closing Credits (2:05.36)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller

 

Closing Credits – Closing Credits from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller

 

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Nature Vs Man

Two for One

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The Toxic Avenger (1984)

 

An American superhero black comedy splatter film, the film was directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Hertz and written by Kaufman and Joe Ritter.  Largely ignored on its initial release, the film would find its audience and a long and successful midnight movie engagement at Bleecker Street Cinema in New York City in 1985.  The film is considered a cult classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Class of Nuke’em High (1986)

 

This American science fiction, horror comedy film was directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Richard W Haines with New York holographer Jason Sapan providing the laser effects.  The film would spawn four sequels and there is talk about a remake in the works.  Although panned upon its initial release, the film has a strong cult following that continues to grow.

We are joined by special guest co-host Joe Randazzo

Opening Credits/Introduction (1.34); Story Geek – What To Watch During COVID Crisis (11.13); Man Messes With Nature (13.46); Toxic Avenger Trailer (15.07); Why God? (18.17); Reflect on Man’s Quest (45.21); Nature Messes With Man (57.28); Class of Nuke’em High Trailer (57.56); Mother Nature’s Revenge (1:01.13); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:20.55); End Credits (1:33.20); Closing Theme (1:34.09)

Opening and Closing Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

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Dark Shadows

December 1967

Episodes 275 – 395

 

Nathan pursues Millicent’s affections after finding out how much money she has.  Angelique is forced to cast a new spell on Josette because of her wedding plans with Barnabas has been moved up.  Josette disappears before the ceremony.  Abigail and Natalie are sure there is a witch operating in Collinwood.

Opening Credits; Introduction (1.12); Story Geek Videos To Watch From Home (13.51); Out of the Shadows (17.19); Into The Shadows (31.41); Shedding Some Light (41.42); Character Breaks (1:51.17);); Morning Has Broken (2:11.19); Tune In Next Time (2:21.51); Closing Credits (2:23.03)

Opening and Closing Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

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All Songs Available on Amazon

October 2020

The Future Of Our World

Book To Screen

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Book:  Treasure Island

             by Robert Louis Stevenson

Film:    Treasure Island (1950)

 

First published as a serial in the children’s magazine Young Folks from 1881 – 1882 and later as a book in 1883, this is considered the first coming of age novel and is noted for its atmosphere, characters and action.

 

In 1950, Disney studios would film an adaption directed by Byron Haskins and starring Bobbie Driscoll and Robert Newton.  This would be Disney’s first completely live action and first screen adaption of Treasure Island in color.  Filmed in entirely in England, the film would be released on home video with nine minutes cut to ensure it received a G rating but has since been released on video in its uncut format. 

Opening Credits; Introduction (.51); Story Geeks – What to Watch This Week (9.02); Plot Synopsis (12.15); Forming the Plot (13.36); Book Thoughts (18.19); Final Thoughts of Book (44.17); Introducing a Film (52.10); Film Trailer (52.44);  Lights, Camera, Action (54.51); Epilogue (1:10.21); End Credits (1:21.59); Closing Credits (1:22.51)

Opening and Closing Credits– Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

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Bewitched

Season 1.  Episodes 5 - 8.

 

Samantha offers to help Darren with his soup campaign much to his annoyance.  Samantha helps a neighborhood boy to gain self-confidence. Witches are being stereotyped by the advertising agency much to the dismay of Aunt Clara, Bertha and Mary.  Darren is putting in overtime leaving a bored Samantha to zip off to Paris with her mother only to meet Mr Tate.  Special Guest Stars include:  Charlie Ruggles, June Lockhart, Jimmy Mathers, Shelly Berman, Reta Shaw, Madge Blake and Marion Lorne.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Story Geek:  What To Watch During The COVID Crisis (6.55); Bewitching Going On/Which Witch Is Which:  Episode 5 – Help, Help, Don’t Save Me (10.52); Episode 6 – Little Pitchers Have Big Fears (28.20); Episode 7 – The Witches Are Out (44.58); Episode 8 – The Girl Reporter (1:02.28); Witch or Mortal (1:12.43); The Bewitching Hour (1:19.49); The Midnight Hour (1:26.01); End Credits (1:36.21); Closing Credits (1:33.08)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller

 

Closing Credits – Closing Credits from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller

 

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Nature VS Man

Two for One

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The Children (1980)

 

The low budget horror film directed by Carlton J Albright, tells the tale of five children infected by a yellow cloud that turns them into bloodless zombies with black fingernails who microwave everything.  The film would be noted for its score written by Harry Manfredini who would score big with his Friday the 13th score.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Children (2008)

 

The 2008 British horror film directed by Tom Shankland, opened to positive reviews in the UK and US.  The film would tell the story over the Christmas season where the children come down with a mysterious illness that causes them to kill anyone who is an adult or over the age of 16.  The film is known for its violence against the virgin snow that falls against the innocence of children.

We are joined by special guest host:  Joe Randazzo, screenwriter and Troma Entertainment and John Brennan, Joe Bob Briggs:  The Last Drive-In and Troma Entertainment. 

You can following John Brennan on the following links: 

Twitter:  @badtechno

Instagram:  Badtechno

Don’t forget to watch Joe Bob Briggs:  The Last Drive-In:  Joe Bob's Halloween Hideaway, October 23, 9pmET/6pm PT, on https://www.shudder.com/  #thelastdrivein!

Opening Credits/Introduction (.55); Story Geek – What To Watch During COVID Crisis (7.52); Man Messes With Nature (12.01); The Children (1980) Trailer (13.45); Why God? (15.24); Nature Messes With Man (36.13); The Children (2008) (36.28); Mother Nature’s Revenge (37.58); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:06.23); End Credits (1:16.41); Closing Theme (1:17.25)

Opening and Closing Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Dark Shadows

January 1968

Episodes 396 - 418

 

Barnabas and Angelique get married.  Reverend Trask exorcises the old house whilst Angelique frames Victoria.  Barnabas overhears Angelique spell.  Barnabas shoots Angelique.  Angelique casts a spell on Barnabas who grows old and dies.  Barnabas rises from his coffin and Sarah gets sick and dies from pneumonia.

We are joined by special guest co-host Roger Davis (Peter Bradford, Dark Shadows; Alias Smith and Jones and Businessman). 

 

NOTE:  Roger Davis and Vickie Rae had prior commitments and had to leave early but we are very thankful to both for taking part in this episode.

Opening Credits; Introduction (1.07); Out of the Shadows (16.13); Into The Shadows (30.47); Shedding Some Light (41.49); Shedding Some Light in Review (1:33.34); Character Breaks (2:29.39);); Morning Has Broken (2:36.49); Tune In Next Time (2:40.57); Closing Credits (2:44.38)

Opening and Closing Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

All Rights Reserved.

 

All Songs Available on Amazon

SOAP

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SOAP

Episodes 1- 8

 

Benson has problems with Chester, Jessica is having an affair, Jody is gay and in love with a football star.  Danny is employed by the mob.  Burt.  Corrine is in love with a priest.  Danny must kill Burt.  Chuck and Bob come to live with the Campbells.

Opening Credits/Introduction (1.14); Story Geek – What to watch during the COVID19 crisis (9.29); Out of the Shower (12.39); Into The Tub (15.42); Washing the Dirt Away (18.49); Death Of A Bounty Hunter Ad (1:09.51); Lathering Up (1:11.21); The Rinse Cycle (1:18.14); The Dry Cycle (1:25.09); Closing Credits (1:25.05)

Opening and Closing Credits:  Soap Theme by George  Aliceson Tipton

 

All Rights Reserved. 

 

All original incidental music opened and copyrighted by the LLPodcast Productions.

November 2020

Mother Nature Prevails

Book To Screen

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Book:  Call of the Wild

             By Jack London

Film:  Call of the Wild (1934)

 

Published in 1903, this short adventure novel would tell the story of a Buck, who is stolen from his home and sold into the service of being a sled dog.  The story would first be serialised in 1903 in the Saturday Evening Post and later put together as a novel in 1904.

 

The film directed by William A Wellman and starring Clark Gable, Loretta Young and Jack Oakie would omit all the storylines but one.  The film would be a box office success and be the last film released by 20th Century before merging with Fox to become 20th Century Fox.  The film would later be recognised as the film that Clark Gable impregnated Loretta Young whom gave birth to their illegitimate daughter Judy. 

We are joined by C. Derrick Cloud-Miller who joins us to discuss his new novel and join in on his love of Call of the Wild. You can listen to him on his podcast – Butterflies Make Me Angry at the following site:  https://americanjusticepodcast.com/  and don’t forget to check out his new book Starving Zoey at https://www.amazon.com/Starving-Zoe-Splatter-Western-Book-ebook/dp/B08HWBDC7C/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=starving+zoe&sr=8-1  and his other podcast American Justice Podcast:   https://americanjusticepodcast.com/  or check out his website at:  http://cderickmiller.com

Opening Credits; Introduction (.51); Story Geeks – What to Watch This Week (11.56); Plot Synopsis (16.37); Forming the Plot (20.35); Final Thoughts of Book (1:22.22); Death Of A Bounty Hunter (1:33.30); Introducing a Film (1:35.07); Film Trailer (1:35.45);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:37.02); Epilogue (2:00.02); End Credits (2:09.44); Closing Credits (2:11.09)

Opening and Closing Credits– Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Bewitched

Season 1.  Episodes 9 - 12.

 

Samantha and Endora go for lunch in Paris and meet Larry and Louise.  Samantha’s father comes to call.  Endora sends a gorgeous model to entice Darrin.  Miscommunication takes over as Darrin thinks Samantha is pregnant.   Special Guest Stars include:  Racquel Welch, Maurice Evans and Maureen McCormick.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Story Geek:  What To Watch During The COVID Crisis (4.28); Bewitching Going On/Which Witch Is Which:  Episode 9 – Witch or Wife (8.39); Episode 10 – Just One Happy Family (21.04); Episode 11 – It Takes One To Know One (34.54); Episode 12 – …And Something Makes Three (49.15); Book Description (1:03.57); Witch or Mortal (1:05.38); The Bewitching Hour (1:10.35); The End Credits (1:12.51); Closing Credits (1:14.52)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller

 

Closing Credits – Closing Credits from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller

 

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Nature VS Man

Two for One

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Them! (1954)

 

This 1954 black and white film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn and James Arness would be the first nuclear monster big insect film.  Originally to be filmed in 3D and in color, this has to be scrapped due to malfunction of the 3D cameras.  The film would be the number one highest grossing film for Warner Brothers.  There are cameo appearances by Dick York and Leonard Nimoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

 

This 2002 horror, monster, comedy, action film would be directed by Ellory Elkayem and star David Arquette, and Scarlet Johansson.  The film would be a modest hit but would gain a following upon its released on home video.  The film would feature seven types of spiders.  The film was to be named Arach Attack but due to the Iraq war it was renamed after a line Arquette ad-lipped from the film ‘Get Back!  You eight legged freak!!

We are joined by special guest co-host Joe Randazoo, writer and producer.

Opening Credits/Introduction (.55); Story Geek – What To Watch During COVID Crisis (11.15); Man Messes With Nature (14.09); Them! (1954) Trailer (15.14); Why God? (18.39); Nature Messes With Man (48.39); Eight Legged Freaks (2002) (49.15); Mother Nature’s Revenge (51.50); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:19.46); Death of a Bounty Hunter (1:35.31); End Credits (1:37.07); Closing Theme (1:38.03)

Opening and Closing Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Dark Shadows

February 1968

Episodes 419 - 439

 

Angelique tricks Josette up on Widow’s Hill.  Josette jumps to her death.  Victoria is convicted of witchcraft. 

Opening Credits; Introduction (1.07); Out of the Shadows (11.51); Into The Shadows (26.58); Shedding Some Light (38.35); Character Breaks (1:38.52); Morning Has Broken (1:48.15); Tune In Next Time (2:03.33); Closing Credits (2:05.18)

Opening and Closing Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

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All Songs Available on Amazon

December 2020

It's Christmas!!!

Book To Screen

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Book:  A Christmas Carol

            By Charles Dickens

Film:  A Christmas Carol (1951)

          aka released as Scrooge in the UK

 

Published in 1843, the story would vitalised the Victorian Christmas traditions that were being looked at during this time.  It would be the influence of Western style Christmas ever since. 

 

In 1951, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Alastair Sims as Scrooge would be considered the best adaption of the story that is most definitely had its share of adaptions.  In the US, the film was to premiere at the Radio Music Hall in New York but was considered to gloomy and dark for their festive environment.  The film was a huge hit in the UK but a disappointment in the US where they felt that Christmas films should be bright and cheery. 

We are joined by Mary O’Leary, Producer of daytime dramas and the new Jonathan Frid biographical documentary coming your way in 2021 and John Collado, artist extraordinaire.

John Collado's website can be found by clicking his website which is:  https://johncolladoart.com/ 

Opening Credits; Introduction (2.39); Story Geeks – What to Watch This Week (8.11); Plot Synopsis (15.16); Forming the Plot (16.17); Book Thoughts (20.27); Final Thoughts of Book (44.17); Death of a Bounty Hunter (55.52); Introducing a Film (57.29); Film Trailer (58.24);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:00.35); Epilogue (1:19.21); End Credits (1:25.41); Closing Credits (1:27.26)

It’s Christmas Eve – taken from the album A Christmas Horror Story by Alex Kashkin

 

God Bless Us Everyone – A Christmas Carol words and music by Alan Menken and Lyn Ahrens

 

You’re a Mean One Mr Grinch  by Aimee Mann taken from the album A Drifter In The Snow

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

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Bewitched

Season 1.  Episodes 13 - 16

 

Samantha plays matchmaker to two very different people.  Samantha meets Darren’s parents.  Samantha and Darren go to the North Pole.  Samantha helps Zeno the Great get his mojo back..  Special Guest Stars include:  Adam West, Chris Noel, Mabel Albertson, Robert F Simon, Bill Daily, Billy Mumy and Walter Burke.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Story Geek:  What To Watch During The COVID Crisis (11.00); Bewitching Going On/Which Witch Is Which:  Episode 13 – Love is Blind (14.45); Episode 14 – Samantha Meets the Folks (37.16); Episode 15 – A Vision of Sugar Plums (58.01); Episode 16 – It’s Magic (1:12.50); SPECIAL EPISODE:  Flintstones – “Samantha” (1:27.01); Book Description (1:42.10); Witch or Mortal (1:43.50); The Bewitching Hour (1:50.55); The End Credits (1:158.17); Closing Credits (1:59.52)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller.  Copyright owned by Screen Gems.

Meet The Flintstones – Theme Song from The Flintstones – Opening and Closing by Hoyt Curtains & Bill Hanna.  Copyright owned by Hanna Barbera. 

 

Closing Credits – Mister Santa – Amy Grant – taken from the album A Christmas To Remember.  Copyright owned Universal Music. 

 

All rights reserved.  Used by kind permission from the licensed companies.

Nature Vs Man

Two for One

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The Toxic Avenger – The Musical (2018)

 

Based on the 1984 film with book written by Joe diPetro with music by David Bryan, both would write the lyrics together.  Opening in 2008, the musical would receive multiple nominations and embrace hard nosed theatrical critics the world over.  The show would play all over the world while smashing attendance records for an off Broadway tour and has played Australia, Canada, UK and across the USA.  The video is available through Broadway HD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna and the Apocalypse  (2017)

 

The UK Christmas Zombie film came out to critical acclaim and became a UK hit.  It stars an ensemble cast of relatively unknown actors, the film and its soundtrack have become a cult classic.  Based on Ryan McHenry's Zombie Musical, the film was adopted for the screen by Ryan McHenry and Alan McDonald.  Directed by John McPhail, he chose the short shorts and cropped t-shirts from the cult classic Sleepaway camp whilst the film is a cross between West Side Story and Shaun of the Dead as its inspiration.

We are joined by the author of the novelisation of Anna and the Apocalypse book, Barry Waldo and Joe Randazzo, producer and scriptwriter.  

 

If you are in the UK, you can have a free audiobook of Anna and the Apocalypse by clicking on this link:  https://www.audible.co.uk/acx-promo

 

Type in this code:  4C674FHXHL2GZ  and the audiobook is all yours for people in the UK.  Please leave a review on the audiobook which will help the sales of this fantastic audiobook.

Opening Credits/Introduction (2.58); Story Geek – What To Watch During COVID Crisis (10.01); Man Messes With Nature (18.37); Toxic Avenger - The Musical (2016) Trailer (22.01); Why God? (23.11); Death of a Bounty Hunter (50.29); Nature Messes With Man (52.06); Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) Trailer  (56.24); Mother Nature’s Revenge (58.03); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:27.41);  End Credits (1:40.36); Closing Theme (1:41.01) 

It’s Christmas Eve – taken from the album A Christmas Horror Story by Alex Kashkin.  Used by kind permission of Universal Music.

 

Legend of the Toxic Avenger and Bitch/Liar/Slut/Whore - by the 2014 London Cast of Toxic Avenger.  Words and Music by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan.  Used by kind permission of Direct Holdings America.  

 

Turning My Life Around, Soldier at War, The Fish Wrap by the motion picture cast of Anna and the Apocalypse.  Words and Music by Tommy Reilly and Roddy Hart.  Used by kind permission of MGM Music.  

 

Naughty and Nice by LVCRFT - 2019 single LVCRFT Naughty and Nice.  Used by kind permission Spooky Never Sleeps

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

Dark Shadows

March 1968

Episodes 440 - 460

 

Barnabas tells Joshua of his predicament.  Nathan marries Millicent and drives her insane.  Nathan plans to get a hold of Daniel’s money.  Joshua can’t bring himself to destroy Barnabas but instead chains him inside his coffin. 

 

Kathryn Leigh Scott stops by to wish our listeners some holiday cheer 

 

We are joined by special guest co-host Patrick McRae.  He is a professional stage director of eighty productions, a voice actor, professional comic book author, and winner of the 2017 Rondo Award for Writer of the Year.  You can find him at www.collinsporthistoricalsociety.com

Opening Credits; Introduction (2.46); Story Geek Podcast – What to Watch during the Covid (22.41); Out of the Shadows (31.34); Into The Shadows (43.51); Shedding Some Light (55.56); Death of a Bounty Hunter – Book Ad (2:12.34); Character Breaks (2:14.24); Morning Has Broken (2:29.41); Tune In Next Time (2:39.16); Closing Credits (2:47.07)

It’s Christmas Eve – taken from the album A Christmas Horror Story by Alex Kashkin.  Used by kind permission of Universal Music.

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

Naughty and Nice by LVCRFT - 2019 single LVCRFT Naughty and Nice.  Used by kind permission Spooky Never Sleeps

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

 

 

All Rights Reserved.

 

All Songs Available on Amazon

January 2021

Monsters In The Face of Humans

Book To Screen

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Book:  The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

             by Victor Hugo

Film:    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

             (1939)

 

Published in 1831, Victor Hugo would make a stand against Gothic buildings being modernised or torn down to make way for more modern buildings.  Notre-Dame is a main character within the text creating long standing narrative about the famous building that doesn’t really add to the story. 

 

In 1939, William Dieterle would direct and the film stars Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara in the starring roles.  The film would tack on a happy ending that most film adaptions still use creating a romantic dramatic film.  Paris and Notre-Dame were built on a western ranch in Culver City and the film would have the essence of World War II as it stirs up feelings of Jews displacement during this time.  The film would become a box office hit.  The film was made for $1.8 million and considered one of the most expensive films by RKO at that time.

We are joined by Shanta Pasika, Hexane Arcane.  Make sure you watch her show and share, comment, like and subscribe.  She can be found at the following links:

 

www.hexenarcane.com

hexenarcanehorror@gmail.com

youtube.com/hexenarcane

Hexen Arcane on Amazon Prime in US and UK

https://www.facebook.com/hexenarcane

Opening Credits; Introduction (.51); Plot Synopsis (10.21); Forming the Plot (11.52); Book Thoughts (16.44); Final Thoughts of Book (1:02.52); Introducing a Film (1:08.18); Film Trailer (1:09.07);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:10.51); Epilogue (1:37.18); End Credits (1:47.05); Closing Credits (1:48.50)

Closing Credits – Of Monster and Men by Human from the album Beneath the Skin.  Copyright 2015 Sony ATV Music Publishing

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

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Bewitched

Season 1.  Episodes 17 - 20.

 

Darren receives the gift of witchcraft.  Darrin suspects a sexy model’s cat is Samantha.  Endora turns on the charm when she meets Darrin’s parents.  Darrin suspects that his new male intern is a warlock.     Special Guest Stars include:  Martha Hyer, Peggy Lipton

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Story Geek:  What To Watch During The COVID Crisis (27.12); Bewitching Going On/Which Witch Is Which:  Episode 17 – A Is For Aardvark (30.57); Episode 18 – The Cat’s Meow (45.27); Episode 19 – A Nice Little Dinner Party (1:04.05); Episode 20 – Your Witch Is Showing (1:22.42); Book Description (1:37.41); Witch or Mortal (1:39.19); The Bewitching Hour (1:45.19); The End Credits (1:59.19); Closing Credits (2:01.49)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller.  Copyright owned by Screen Gems.

Closing Credits – Angie Baby by Helen Reddy – taken from the album Free and Easy.  Copyright owned Capital Records - Universal Music. 

 

All rights reserved.  Used by kind permission from the licensed companies.

NATURE VS MAN

Two for One

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28 Days Later (2002)

 

Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Cillian Murphy, Charles Eccelston, Brendon Gleeson and Naomi Harris, this British apocalyptic film would be a box office success garnering a sequel in 2007.  Considered to be the film that introduced fast moving zombies, when in fact, it was Return of the Living Dead that actually started this trend.  The film would deal with the evil of man and disease when it gets out into the streets of London. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 Months Later (2007)

 

The sequel to the successful 28 Days Later, the film would be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadilo and star Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne and Idris Elba.  The film would be a success and receive good critical reviews.  It is a direct sequel and deals what the rage virus is introduced into a safe zone due to two people’s direct consequences by putting their needs above the common good.

Opening Credits/Introduction (.52); Story Geek – What To Watch During COVID Crisis (20.46); Man Messes With Nature (26.27); 28 Days Later Trailer (2002) (27.50); Why God? (29.51); Death of a Bounty Hunter (1:04.09); Nature Messes With Man (1:05.09); 28 Weeks Later (2007) Trailer  (1:06.55); Mother Nature’s Revenge (1:08.44); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:47.05);  End Credits (2:00.03); Closing Theme (2:01.04) 

Opening Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – Bury Me by Brodiniski ft. Maluca & Bricc Baby Shitro (Brava) taken from the album Brava.

 

Copyright 2015 Parlophone Music Ltd. 

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Dark Shadows

April 1968

Episodes 461 - 482

 

Victoria is hanged a  witched and switched back to Present Day Collinwood.  Julia warns Barnabas to leave Victoria alone or she will expose him.  Barnabas is worried that Victoria knows his true self.  Dr Eric Lang finds out that Barnabas is a vampire and tries to cure him.  Dr Lang shows Barnabas the dead body he plans to use to cure Barnabas.

Jim and Valerie Storm stop by to say hello and share what they have been up to.

Opening Credits; Introduction (2.46); Out of the Shadows (52.24); Into The Shadows (1:11.18); Shedding Some Light (1:22.35); Character Breaks (2:05.30); Morning Has Broken (2:14.40); Tune In Next Time (2:31.29); Closing Credits (2:32.24)

Opening Credits - Dark Shadows Main Theme by Robert Cobert from the Dark Shadows Catalogue.  Used by kind permission of Universal Music.

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

Obsession  - by Animotion – Taken from the self titled album Animotion  Used by kind permission Mercury Music 1983

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

 

 

All Rights Reserved.

 

All Songs Available on Amazon

February 2021

The Future Is Not What It Used To Be

Book To Screen

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Book:  The Time Machine

Film:    The Time Machine (1960)

 

Published in 1895, the science fiction novella would popularize time travel using a device or a contraption.  The story shares Wells socialist political views, his views on life and abundance and contemporary angst against industrial relations. 

 

The 1960’s George Pal MGM film, starring Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux and Alan Young would use stop motion animation to help flourish the story.  The film was a box office success.  Pal wanted to film in London but to budgetary reasons had to settle for Culver City in California.  Interesting fact, George Pal was going to film a sequel but unfortunately he died before production.

We are joined by Tom Diamon (LLPodcast’s Dark Shadow show), John Collado (Illustrator),  Jim Nemeth and Bob Madison (author of It Came From... The Stories and Novels Behind Classic Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Films).

 

You can follow John Collado via his website:  https://www.artstation.com/johncolladoart

 

You can find more information on Jim Nemith and Bob Madison’s book via this website:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53466952-it-came-from-the-stories-and-novels-behind-classic-horror-fantasy-an

Opening Credits; Introduction (.51); ); Forming the Plot (20.21); Plot Synopsis (22.08); Book Thoughts (24.51); The Future of the Time Traveller (1:16.34); Introducing a Film (1:27.11); Film Trailer (1:28.15);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:30.42); Books To Take To The Future (2:30.10); End Credits (1:27.31); Closing Credits (2:30.42)

Opening Credits:  Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – The Future It Ain’t What It Used To Be by Pandora’s Box  from the album Original Sing.  Copyright 1989 EMI Import

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

Bewitched

Season 1.  Episodes 21 - 24.

 

Samantha turns a Siamese cat into Ling Ling.  Darren sees a 300 year old painting that looks like Samantha.  Samantha helps traffic move along.  Endora turns herself into Samantha creating two to wreak havoc on poor Mrs Kravitz.     Special Guest Stars include:  Vic Tayback

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Bewitching Going On/Which Witch Is Which:  Episode 21 – Ling Ling (8.08); Episode 22 – Eye Of The Beholder (22.58); Episode 23 – Red Light, Green Light (42.22); Episode 24 – Which Witch Is Which? (55.54); Witch or Mortal (1:13.22); The Bewitching Hour (1:26.19); The End Credits (1:35.35); Closing Credits (1:36.40)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller.  Copyright owned by Screen Gems.

Closing Credits – (You’re) Timeless To Me by John Travolta and Christopher Walken– taken from the album Hairspray The Motion Picture Soundtrack.  Copyright owned MCA Records 2007. 

 

All rights reserved.  Used by kind permission from the licensed companies.

Nature VS Man

Two for One

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Mad Max (1979)

 

Directed by George Miller and starring Mel Gibson, this Australian dystopian action thriller would take the world by surprise.  Presenting a picture of societal collapse against mayhem and murder an unhinged police cop would go on an odyssey of revenge.  The film would earn more than $100 milllion worldwide and become an instant cult classic.

 

Mad Max:  Fury Road (2015)

 

Directed by George Miller and starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Houltt and Zoe Kravitz, the film would be a huge box office success making it the most profitable of all Mad Max within the franchise.  Tom Hardy takes over the role of Mad Max whilst Miller installs the story with themes of vengeance, solidarity, home and redemption.

We are joined by Joe Randazzo (scriptwriter, producer) and C. Derick Miller (author, podcaster and musician)

Opening Credits/Introduction (.52); Man Messes With Nature (12.01); Mad Max (1979) (13.32); Why God? (15.40); Nature Messes With Man (37.21); Mad Max:  Fury Road (2015) Trailer  (39.01); Mother Nature’s Revenge (41.51); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:23.56);  End Credits (1:35.56); Closing Theme (1:35.54) 

Opening Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – Convoy by CW McCall taken from the album Black Bear Road.

 

Copyright 1975 MGM Music Ltd. 

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Dark Shadows

May 1968

Episodes 483 - 505

 

Cassandra is not who she says she is.  Dr Lang starts his experiments.  Julia and Barnabas create Adam and the dream curse starts making its rounds.

Opening Credits; Introduction (1.06); Out of the Shadows (12.16); Into The Shadows (32.02); Shedding Some Light (41.10); Character Breaks (1:39.59); Morning Has Broken (1:49.44); Tune In Next Time (1:59.32); Closing Credits (2:01.11)

Opening Credits - Dark Shadows Main Theme by Robert Cobert from the Dark Shadows Catalogue.  Used by kind permission of Universal Music.

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

Frankenstein  - by Aimee Mann– Taken from album I’m With Stupid.  Used by kind permission Geffin Music 1995

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

 

All Rights Reserved.

 

All Songs Available on Amazon

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SOAP

Episodes 9 - 16

 

Jodie goes for a sex change operation.  Jessica finds out that Chester is having an affair.  Peter is murdered.  Eunice is having sex with a Congressman.  The Campbells and Tates speculate on who killed Peter.  Danny breaks in to the mob house to be accosted by Elaine the sex starve daughter of the mob boss.  

Opening Credits/Introduction (1.14); Out of the Shower (22.32); Into The Tub (27.05); Washing the Dirt Away (1:07.42); The Dry Cycle (1:23.11); Closing Credits (1:24.26)

Opening Credits:  Soap Theme by George  Aliceson Tipton

 

Closing Credits:  Family by Dolly Parton Taken from the album – Eagle When She Flies.

Copyrighted 1991 Columbia Music/Butterfly Music

 

All Rights Reserved. 

 

All original incidental music opened and copyrighted by the LLPodcast Productions.

March 2020

No Man Is An Island

Book To Screen

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Book:  Robinson Crusoe

            By Daniel DeFoe

Film:  Robinson Crusoe (1954)

 

Published in 1719, the novel firstly was published under the name Robinson Crusoe leading many people to think the story was real and the book was a travelogue about incidents.  It was the beginning of the realistic novel and gave birth to modern fiction.

 

Directed by Luis Brunel in 1954 and starring Dan O’Herlihy who was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor, the film is considered one of the first survival films.  The film deals with a man who loses his mind and finds companionship as his only salvation.  Many of the crew were sick from malaria and dysentery causing numerous delays upon its release and filming.  Jaimie Fernandez spoke no English and learned on set at the same time his character Friday did.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.51); ); Forming the Plot (5.03); Plot Synopsis (06.49); Book Thoughts (15.05); Introducing a Film (1:10.07); Film Trailer (1:11.09);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:12.56);; Final Thoughts (1:40.04); End Credits (1:44.45); Closing Credits (1:46.53)

Opening Credits:  Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – Civilization (Bong Bong Bong I Don’t Want to Leave the Congo)  by The Andrews Sisters and Danny Kaye.  Copyright 1947 Decca Records

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

Bewitched

Season 1.  Episodes 25 - 28.

 

Pleasure O'Riley moves in next door, creating friction between Darrin and Samantha.  Samantha takes driving lessons.  Aunt Clara volunteers to become the neighbourhood babysitter.  Gladys and Abner become transfixed over the new Stephen's automatic door opening device.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Bewitching Going On/Which Witch Is Which:  Episode 25 – Pleasure O’Reilly (11.28); Episode 26 – Driving Is The Only Way To Fly (19.44); Episode 27 – There’s No Witch Like An Old Witch (32.40); Episode 28 – Open The Door, Witchcraft (42.57); Witch or Mortal (51.39); The Bewitching Hour (57.20); The End Credits (1:00.46); Closing Credits (1:02.01)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller.  Copyright owned by Screen Gems.

Closing Credits – Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Ella Fitzgerald– taken from the album Ella Sings the Rogers and Hart Songbook.  Copyright owned Verve Records 1956.

 

All rights reserved.  Used by kind permission from the licensed companies.

Man Vs Nature

Two for One

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Color Out of Space (2019)

 

Richard Stanley's directorial comeback and based on a short story of HP Lovecraft, The Color Out of Space is a truly original film starring Nicholas Cage.  This is the first installment of a hopefully trilogy of Lovecraft films directed by Stanley to come.  The film was a critical success using visual stylings and great performances from Tommy Chong, Nicholas Cage, Joely Richardson and the young cast to make a film that haunts long past the final credits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beachhouse (2019)

 

Directed by Jeffrey A. Brown in his directorial debut. It stars Liana Liberato and Noah Le Gros as a college-aged couple who take a vacation to a beach house, where they meet an older couple (Maryann Nagel and Jake Weber) and are threatened by a mysterious infection that spreads across the coast.  

Given a chilling example of how the world will try to survive at any cost, this film plays havoc on your brain through the final hours which is probably more effective than Jaws because you never know what lurks beneath the ocean surface.

We are joined by Joe Randazzo (Scriptwriter, Producer)

Opening Credits/Introduction (.52); Man Messes With Nature (13.33); The Color Out of Space (2019) (14.58); Why God? (17.12); Nature Messes With Man (1:05.40); The Beach House (2019) Trailer (1:07.13); Mother Nature’s Revenge (1:09.17); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:41.49);  End Credits (1:54.27); Closing Theme (1:55.36) 

Opening Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – The Air That I Breath by The Hollies  taken from the album Hollies Sing Hollies.  Copyright 1974 EMI Music Ltd. 

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Dark Shadows

June 1968

Episodes 506 - 524

 

Barnabas has decided that Adam must die.  Professor Stokes hides Adam and teaches him how to speak. 

Opening Credits; Introduction (1.06); Out of the Shadows (40.35); Into The Shadows (1:05.22); Shedding Some Light (1:14.34); Character Breaks (2:03.30); Morning Has Broken (2:13.32); Tune In Next Time (2:19.32); Closing Credits (2:25.41)

Opening Credits - Dark Shadows Main Theme by Robert Cobert from the Dark Shadows Catalogue.  Used by kind permission of Universal Music.

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

The Dream (Hold On) by Irene Cara– Taken from album Flashdance…What A Feeling.  Used by kind permission Geffin Music 1983

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

 

All Rights Reserved.

April 2021

Life Will Never Be The Same Again

Book To Screen

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Book:  Gulliver’s Travels

             By Jonathan Swift

Film:  The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)

 

Published in 1726 as a novel to vex the world rather than divert it, this novel is about human nature and part of the traveller’s tales subgenre.  Printed several years after DeFoe’s Robinson Crusoe, the book is looked as a rebuttal to the classic novel. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1960 film directed by Jack SHer (Bewitched) starred Kerwin Matthews, June Therburn, Basil Sydney and Sherry Alberoni.  This would be Ray Harryhausen second feature as science fiction wizard.  He later would be known as the king of stop motion and green screen and blend the two to work in tandem with each other.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.51); ); Forming the Plot (10.40); Plot Synopsis (11.50); Book Thoughts (17.51); Final Thoughts of the Book (!06.50); Introducing a Film (1:13.05); Film Trailer (1:14.11);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:17.31); End Credits (1:29.38); Closing Credits (1:41.41)

Opening Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – Shiver Me Timbers by Bette Midler  taken from the album Songs For A New Depression .  Copyright 1976 Atlantic Records

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Bewitched

Season 1.  Episodes 29 - 32

 

Samantha convinces Gladys that she has ESP.  Darren spends time with sexy Dora D D Danger O’Reilly, sister of Pleasure O’Reilly, Endora gets a handsome warlock to woo Samantha.  Larry believes that Darren is having an affair with Louise.  Gladys kicks Abner out of the house only for him to outstay his welcome in the Steven’s household.  Special Guest Stars include:  Beverley Adams and Christopher George.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Bewitching Going On/Episode 29:  Abner-Cadabra (8.34);  Episode 30 – George, The Warlock (18.25); Episode 31 – That Was My Wife (29.44); Episode 32 – Illegal Separation  (37.52); Witch or Mortal (51.52); The Bewitching Hour (59.53); The End Credits (1:06.05); Closing Credits (1:07.01)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller.  Copyright owned by Screen Gems.

Closing Credits – Abra-cad-abra by Tony DeFranco and the DeFranco Family – taken from the album Heartbeat It’s A Love Beat.  Copyright owned 20th Century Fox Records 1973.

 

All rights reserved.  Used by kind permission from the licensed companies.

Nature VS Man

Two for One

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

 

Directed by George Romero and starring Duane Johnson and Judith O’Dea, would give rise to the independent horror.  The film was made for $110,000 and shot outside of Philadephia.  The film would gross $30million upon its release.  A cult classic today and highly regarded as one of the best horror films of all time, upon its initial release, the critics were less than favourable.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

 

The 1985 American comedy horror film written and directed by Dan O’Bannon and starring Clu Gulagar, Thom Matthews and Linnea Quigley.  The film is the first film that would introduce some Zombie tropes such as fast moving, able to talk and the hunger for brains.  The soundtrack which includes bands such as The Cramps, The Damned, The Flesh Eaters and SSQ is considered one of the best post punk soundtracks of all times.

We are joined by Shanta Pasika, host of the series Hexane Arcane, author Matthew Brockmeyer and writer and producer Joe Randazzo. 

Opening Credits/Introduction (.52); Man Messes With Nature (1726); Night of the Living Dead (1968) Trailer (19.01); Why God? (20.41); Nature Messes With Man (1:10,59); Return of the Living Dead (1985) Trailer (1:12.29); Mother Nature’s Revenge (1:15.10); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:51.51);  End Credits (1:57.17); Closing Theme (1:58.21) 

Opening Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – Don’t Leave Me In The Dark by LVCRFT featuring Morgan McMykill Myers  taken from the album The Sequel.  Copyright 2020 Spooky Never Sleeps Ltd. 

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Dark Shadows

July 1968

Episodes 525 - 548

 

Adam dies causing Barnabas to die.  Stokes and Julia dig up Barnabas who is not a vampire but alive causing Adam to come alive.  Nicholas encourages Adam to lie and cheat.  Cassandra crosses the wrong person.  Joe is hospitalised.  Barnabas finds some closure.

We are joined by Dr Jeff Thompson. 

Opening Credits; Introduction (1.06); Out of the Shadows (11.12); Into The Shadows (23.24); Shedding Some Light (26.15); Character Breaks (1:43.30); Morning Has Broken (1:58.21); Tune In Next Time (2:04.24); Closing Credits (2:205.55)

Opening Credits - Dark Shadows Main Theme by Robert Cobert from the Dark Shadows Catalogue.  Used by kind permission of Universal Music.

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

Obsession by Animotion– Taken from album Animotion.  Used by kind permission Mercury Music 1984

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

 

All Rights Reserved.

May 2021

Life Is Not Forever

Book To Screen

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Book:  The Picture of Dorian Gray

             By Oscar Wilde

Film:  The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

 

First published in 1890 in the Lippincott’s Monthly magazine, this Gothic philosophical story offended England upon its release due to its lack of moralistic value.  500 words were excised from the text by the magazine editor and Wilde himself would be forced or face a jail sentence to take out certain scenes which would corrupt the moral majority 

 

The 1945 American horror film directed by Albert Lewin and starring George Saunders, Donna Reed, Peter Lawford and Angela Lansbury in her first American film role.  Two paintings of Dorian Gray were used with the second is in the Art Institute in Chicago whilst the other sold at Christie’s Auction House for $149,000 in 2015 and is in a private collection. 

We are joined by Barbara Venkataraman, author of the Jaimie Quinn Mystery series. You can follow her at the following link:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5779805.Barbara_Venkataraman   Her Jaime Quinn Mystery series is currently available free on Amazon Kindle.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.51); ); Forming the Plot (8.22); Plot Synopsis (9.40); Book Thoughts (15.01); Final Thoughts (55.11); Introducing a Film (1:00.07); Film Trailer (1:00.57);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:03.17); End Credits (1:30.21); Closing Credits (1:31.28)

Opening Credits:  Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – Forever Young  by Laura Branigan – taken from the album Hold Me.  Copyright 1985 Atlantic Records

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

Bewitched

Season 1.  Episodes 33 - 36.

 

Endora changes Darren’s face.  Darren blames Samantha for backing the wrong candidate.  Samantha helps promote Mario’s.  Edgar appears and sets his eyes on Samantha.    Special Guest Stars include:  Marilyn Hanold, Vito Scotti and Arte Johnson.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Bewitching Going On/Episode 33:  A Change of Face (14.28);  Episode 34:  Remember the Main (25.27); Episode 35:  Eat at Mario’s (34.15); Episode 36:  Cousin Edgar  (44.07); Witch or Mortal (57.36); The Bewitching Hour (1:03.42); Reflection of Season One (1:09.46); The End Credits (1:18.21); Closing Credits (1:19.18)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller.  Copyright owned by Screen Gems.

Closing Credits – Witchcraft by Book of Love – taken from the album Lullaby.  Copyright owned Sire  Records 1988.

 

All rights reserved.  Used by kind permission from the licensed companies.

Nature VS Man
Two for One

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The Day After (1983)

 

An American television film that broke viewing figures with more than 100million people (39 million households) watched upon its release.  It is the seventh most highly viewed event for television of all times.  The film stars JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum, Jason Robards and John Lithgow.  The film would explore what would happen if a nuclear war broke out and missiles hit close to two towns in the mid-West

 

Testament (1983)

 

Directed by Lynne Littman and starring Jane Alexander, Kevin Costner, Lukas Haas, Rebecca De Mornay, and William Devane, the story tells how a small community falls apart after a nuclear explosion in San Francisco.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award and is considered one of the most important American films to come out of the 80’s.

We are joined by special guest co-host Joe Randazzo, director producer and screenwriter.

Opening Credits/Introduction (4.05); Man Messes With Nature (14.13); The Day After (1983) Trailer (15.51); Why God? (17.25); Nature Messes With Man (49.42); Testament (1983) Trailer (50.52); Mother Nature’s Revenge (52.07); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:18.41);  End Credits (132.19); Closing Theme (1:33.16) 

Opening Credits– 99 Red Balloons by Nena – taken from the album 99 Luftballoons.  Copyright 1983 – Epic Records Music

 

Closing Credits – It’s Alright by Pet Shop Boys taken from the album Introspective.  Copyright 1988 Parlophone Music. 

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Dark Shadows

August 1968

Episodes 549 - 570

 

Adam demands a woman.  Victoria gets kidnapped again.  Jeff Clark develops a jealous streak.  Two vampires are running around the town.  Julia gets a toy boy and Joe and Maggie's relationship heads downward. 

Opening Credits; Introduction (1.06); Out of the Shadows (17.24); Into The Shadows (40.01); Shedding Some Light (42.45); Character Breaks (1:57.21); Morning Has Broken (2:09.30); Tune In Next Time (2:21.20); Closing Credits (2:22,37)

Opening Credits - Dark Shadows Main Theme by Robert Cobert from the Dark Shadows Catalogue.  Used by kind permission of Universal Music.

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

I Need A Woman by Silver Spoons –.  Used by kind permission Silver Spoons 2019

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

 

All Rights Reserved.

SOAP

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SOAP

Episodes 16 - 25

 

Corrine finds out that Ingrid is her mother.  Jessica is arrested for murder.  Danny must marry Eunice. Elaine's affair takes a turn.  Burt become impenitent.  Jodie finds himself in bed with Carol.  Jessica's trial starts.  Father Tim is leaving the priesthood and we find out who may or may not have killed Peter.

Opening Credits/Introduction (1.14); Out of the Shower (15.45); Into The Tub (19.53); Washing the Dirt Away (1:03.31); Closing Credits (1:08.58); Closing Theme (1:09.41)

Opening Credits:  Soap Theme by George  Aliceson Tipton

 

Closing Credits:  My Family by Snoop Dogg, Karol G, Rock Mafia, Migos Taken from the album – Addams Family Soundtrack.  Copyrighted 2019 Lakeshore Records

 

All Rights Reserved. 

 

All original incidental music opened and copyrighted by the LLPodcast Productions.

June 2021

Women Rule

Book To Screen

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Book:  Little Women

            By Louisa May Alcott

Film:  Little Women (1933)

 

Originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, tells the story of four siblings and based on the writers own family as they go from girl to women.  The author would write two sequels for the book and gave birth to the sentimental novel for children.

 

Directed by George Cukor and starring Katherine Hepburn, Joan Bennett and Frances Dee, it would be the first talking version of the film, the other two versions were silent.  It would spawn one sequel called Little Men which was released.  Cukor’s focus on hardship and relief partnered with intense familial commitment creates a nostalgic and sentimental picture of joyfulness, moral improvement, and social progression.  The film one Academy award out of three it was nominated for.  

Opening Credits; Introduction (.51); ; Forming the Plot (3.16); Plot Synopsis (5.00); Book Thoughts (10.32); Final Thoughts (50.17); Introducing a Film (57.30); Film Trailer (59.02);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:02.09); Difference Between Page and Screen (1:20.53); End Credits (1:29.05); Closing Credits (1:30.22)

Opening Credits:  Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – You Don’t Own Me by Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton – taken from the album First Wives Club Soundtrack.   Copyright 1996 Atlantic Records

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.  Copyright reserved.

Bewitched

Season 2.  Episodes 1 – 4.

 

Samantha finds out she is pregnant.  Darren starts to neglect Samantha. Darren’s old army buddy is a victim of a 300 year old curse.  Mistaking the Tate’s son to be his grandson, Maurice whisks the boy off to a Warlock Convention.  Special Guest Stars include:  William Redfield

We are joined by Barbara Venkatarama, author of the Jaimie Quinn series.  You can find her work at the following links:

 

A Year of Shorts: Flash Fiction (Shorts Flash Fiction)

Jamie Quinn Mysteries Books 1-6 (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery)

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Bewitching Going On/Season 2:  Episode 1:  Alias Darrin Stephens (7.02);  Episode 2:  A Very Special Delivery (26.43); Episode 3:  We’re In For A Bad Spell (43.07); Episode 4:  My Grandson, The Warlock  (57.34); Witch or Mortal (1:23.21); The Bewitching Hour (1:35.56); The End Credits (1:44.56); Closing Credits (1:47.10)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller.  Copyright owned by Screen Gems.

Closing Credits – (You’re) Having My Baby by Paul Anka and Odia Coates– taken from the album Anka.  Copyright owned United Artists Records 1975.

 

All rights reserved.  Used by kind permission from the licensed companies.

Nature VS Man
Two for One

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The Attack of the 50ft Woman (1954)

 

The 1958 science fiction film directed by Nathan H Juran and starring Allison Hayes, William Hudson and Yvette Vickers, was released as other giant monster films were being released.  Originally considered just a concept, the film would be put in production independently and released by Allied Artist.  The film dealt with a heiress who has an encounter with a UFO and is grown much to her philandering husband’s dismay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

 

The science fiction comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Lily Tomlin and life partner Jane Wagner, stars Elizabeth Wilson, Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty and John Glover, a take off of the 1957 classic film The Incredible Shrinking Man.  Lily Tomlin plays four parts in the film.  Interestingly enough, the film deals with chemicals that we use in our food and cleaning products and the adverse effect these have. 

Opening Credits/Introduction (4.05); Man Messes With Nature (22.10); Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Trailer (23.54); Why God? (25.43); Final Thought (52.33); Nature Messes With Man (59.23); The Incredible Shrinking Woman Trailer (1:00.51); Mother Nature’s Revenge (1:03.22); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:30.08); End Credits (1:40.57); Closing Theme (1:41.48) 

Opening Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – There’s Always A Woman by Kate Ballard and Sally Mayes taken from the album Unsung Sondheim.  Copyright 1993 Varèse Sarabande. 

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

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Dark Shadows

September 1968

Episodes 571 - 591

 

Elizabeth is obsessed with death.  Angelique has her teeth in all the sexy men.  Adam is waiting for his mate.  Barnabas is in a tizzy and Julia is trying to calm him.  Victoria realises that Jeff is a bit of a creep.  Carolyn wants to be a life force.  Willie abducts Maggie.  Maggie remembers her last abduction.

 

We are joined by Penny Dreadful, host of the Terror of Collinwood podcast.  You can follow her below:

 

Terror at Collinwood: A Dark Shadows Podcast: https://www.terroratcollinwood.com/

Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shockers - classic horror movies hosted by Penny Dreadful - https://www.shillingshockers.com/

Opening Credits; Introduction (1.06); Out of the Shadows (27.42); Into The Shadows (41.53); Shedding Some Light (43.55); Character Breaks (2:09.40); Morning Has Broken (2:27.37); Tune In Next Time (2:40.39); Closing Credits (2:43.03)

Opening Credits - Dark Shadows Main Theme by Robert Cobert from the Dark Shadows Catalogue.  Used by kind permission of Universal Music.

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

I Can Feel Your Heatbeat by The Patridge Family taken from the album The Partridge Family Album –.  Used by kind permission Screen Gems 1970

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

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July 2021

There Is Something In The Water

Book To Screen

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Book:  Alice in Wonderland

            By Lewis Carroll

Film:  Alice in Wonderland (1951)

 

Released in 1865 by author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson using the pseudonym Lewis Carroll would be instant success.  The book has never been out of print and has influence the fantasy genre.  Considered one of the best examples of literary nonsense playing with logic which makes it fun for adults and children alike.

 

A financial failure upon its released, it has later become very successful through television premiere on the Wonderful World of Disney and its release due to the psychedelic generation who cherished the film.  It is considered one of the best adaptions of the classic novel.  It was one of the first videos offered on the newly home video market in the late 80’s.

Opening Credits; Introduction (.51); ; Forming the Plot (4.44); Plot Synopsis (6.02); Book Thoughts (11.50); Introducing a Film (1:27.07); Film Trailer (1:29.00);  Lights, Camera, Action (1:30.59); Difference Between Page and Screen (2:05.55); End Credits (2:10.55); Closing Credits (2:12.27)

Opening Credits:  Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – Wonderland by Anson Seabra– taken from the album Welcome to Wonderland.   Copyright 2018 Anson Seabra

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

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Bewitched

Season 2.  Episodes 5 - 8

 

Uncle Arthur makes a house call.  Samantha loses her powers after becoming ill.  Endora turns herself into a little girl and curses Darren.  Aunt Clara gives Darren and Samantha clothes that slowly vanish.  Special Guest stars:  Paul Lynde, Jack Collins, Maureen McCormick

Opening Credits; Introduction (.36.21); Bewitching Going On/Season 2:  Episode 5:  The Joker’s The Card (30.12);  Episode 6:  Take Two Aspirins and a Half Pint of Porpoise Milk (40.38); Episode 7:  Trick or Treat (50.01); Episode 8:  A Very Informal Dress  (1:05.24); Witch or Mortal (1:20.31); The Bewitching Hour (1:24.09); The End Credits (1:28.49); Closing Credits (1:28.58)

Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller.  Copyright owned by Screen Gems.

Closing Credits – Witches Song by Marianne Failthful – taken from the album Broken English.  Copyright owned Island Records 1979.

 

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NATURE VS MAN
Two for One

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Ticks (1993)

 

Directed by Tony Randel and starring Seth Green, Ami Dolenz and Clint Howard, the film was direct to video which found its cult audience through video rentals.  Dealing with steroids, the film deals with the consequences of what happens when it disrupts the balance of nature. 

 

Stung (2015)

 

This 2015 German/American co production is directed by Benni Diez and stars Matt O’Leary, Lance Henricksen and Jessica Cook.  The film was a stand out upon its release at the Tribeca Film Festival.  The film received great reviews based on its performances, script and plotting. 

Opening Credits/Introduction (4.05); Man Messes With Nature (14.21); Ticks Trailer (15.27); Why God? (16.54); Final Thought (43.43); Nature Messes With Man (49.50); Stung Trailer (50.34); Mother Nature’s Revenge (52.44); Nature Lives To Fight Another Day (1:18.18); End Credits (1:25.30); Closing Theme (1:28.25) 

Opening Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes

 

Closing Credits – Ticks by Brad Paisley taken from the album 5th Gear.  Copyright 2010 Arista Records. 

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

All rights reserved.

Dark Shadows

October 1968

Episodes 592 - 614

 

Adam tries to put Carolyn’s life force back into her body.  Adam goes a killing spree in Collinwood.  Nicholas summons the most evil woman in history.  Eve opens her eyes.  Joe throttles Barnabas with a rope.

Opening Credits; Introduction (1.06); Out of the Shadows (15.02); Into The Shadows (41.34); Shedding Some Light (44.06); Character Breaks (1:47.08); Morning Has Broken (1:55.41); Tune In Next Time (2:02.06); Closing Credits (2:03.50)

Opening Credits - Dark Shadows Main Theme by Robert Cobert from the Dark Shadows Catalogue.  Used by kind permission of Universal Music.

 

Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue

 

Like A Cat by Cyndi Lauper  taken from the album A Night To Remember –.  Used by kind permission 1989 The Hit Factory

 

Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. 

 

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SOAP

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Episodes 26 - 33

Chester attempts suicide and goes to jail.  Chester gets bullied by Dutch.  Burt may or may not be having an affair.  Jodi moves in with Carol.  Dutch and Eunice have sex.  Tim thinks he is cursed for marrying Corrine.  Sally is horny for Burt and Carol is pregnant.

Opening Credits/Introduction (1.14); Out of the Shower (18.05); Into The Tub (23.07); Washing the Dirt Away (1:11.27); Closing Credits (1:14.56); Closing Theme (1:016.04)

Opening Credits:  Soap Theme by George  Aliceson Tipton

 

Closing Credits:  Murder, He Says by Betty Hutton -  Taken from the album – It’s Oh So Sweet (Blo