LAMB #265 – Radiation Cinema

by Dylan · April 3, 2009 · New LAMB · 1 Comment

Site Name: Radiation Cinema
Categories: B-Movies, Classic Science Fiction
Rating: PG-13

What is the main focus of your site?
My site is dedicated to sci-fi and b-movies from the atomic age (1950s).

What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
My blogging goals are to encourage others to enjoy many films that sometimes go unloved or unappreciated. I love these movies, feel them slipping away from public consciousness, and want to create a place where they can be appreciated forever.

Do you prefer an interactive ‘community’ for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers are the students?
While I would never look on readers as “students” or myself as a “teacher”, I think that I have an extensive knowledge of 1950s b-cinema, more so than the average movie lover of today, and want to describe why I find these films so worthy of memory. In that respect, I think I have something to teach. I just want folks intrigued and excited enough by my blog to go out and see the films themselves. The great films under discussion on my site are the teachers; and I am still their student. I welcome and hope for interaction from fellow movie lovers on my site.

How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
Since December of last year (2008). I add a movie a week (at least). Don’t worry. I’m not going anywhere.

Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
Robot Monster
The Creature with the Atom Brain
Bride of the Monster

How did you hear about the LAMB?
Looking at Blog Cabins site.

Any additional comments, or give yourself an interview question that’s not listed above.
I think that making a movie is very difficult – putting together writers and actors, directors and cinematographers, etc., is almost like alchemy. But it gets a whole bunch easier with you have a mountain-sized budget, thus you can attract top flight actors, directors, etc. The B-movies from the 1950’s (and no era had B-er movies than the 1950’s) were done very quickly on shoestring budgets, using talent that was either on the way up or perhaps on the down slide of a career (or often just fine actors and directors that had found their niche, like Richard Denning or Jack Arnold); so when one finds a great movie, or a great scene or performance, or hell, even a great line in these films – it’s like finding a diamond in a coal mine. Also, these small independently made films, like the above mentioned Robot Monster, often had surreal moments of cash-starved lunacy that would have never, ever gotten past a legitimate studio’s board of directors! Have you seen Robot Monster? Remember the bubble machine? These transitory moments – these actors and directors, etc. – should all be remembered – Not just the work from the studios that had the bankrolls.


One Response to LAMB #265 – Radiation Cinema

  1. Anonymous says:

    This blogger hasn’t posted in over a year.

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