Wed, 10 April 2013
Erin and Paul put the hammer down on two films about long-haul truckers. First: THE WAGES OF FEAR, Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1953 suspense classic about a group of desperate men who agree to drive two truckloads of nitroglycerin across 300 miles of treacherous South American roads; then, CONVOY, Sam Peckinpah's 1978 movie version of the C.W. McCall novelty song starring Kris Kristofferson as an independent truck driver whose conflict with a crooked Arizona sheriff turns him into a reluctant folk hero. Yves Montand covered in oil, or Kris Kristofferson covered in sweat: which will prevail?
Plus: listener feedback and mini-reviews of OCEAN WAVES and OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.