Rob and Mike watch Edgar Ulmer’s The Black Cat (1934) at The Projection Booth. “The first big American studio film — and last big American studio film – directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, The Black Cat is, uh, ‘inspired’ by Edgar Allan Poe’s short story and stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in a taut game of life and death.”
Posted November 8, 2011
The Edge of the American West has a post about Charles Schulz’ introduction of Franklin in Peanuts as Schulz’ quietly anti-racist response to the times, and juxtaposes it with Hank Ketcham’s Jackson, the first African-American character in Dennis the Menace. Scroll down to the comments for an excerpt of an interview where Schulz discusses responses to Franklin.