The news of Adam West’s passing hit me harder than expected, and to be honest, I expected it to hit me pretty hard. I have some fairly vivid memories as a three year old watching the show when it was first broadcast in 1966.
I recall one day in the summer of ’66 stopping at a gas station near our home in Northeast Philly, and suddenly without warning, I’ became temporarily immobilized – as if by some villainous, super freezing ray, at the sight of the Batmobile, just the Batmobile. No Batman. No Robin – Just the Batmobile – fueling up next to us. Continue reading “My Memory of Meeting the “Real” Caped Crusaders.”→
If the movie trailers are any indication, Tim Burton’s vision of Alice in Wonderland looks to be the most trippy celluloid adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s characters yet, and that got me thinking about other films that have been influenced in some way by the use of mind expanding drugs.
So tune in, turn on and drop whatever else you thought was more important for the next few minutes as I present, “7 Movies and the Drugs That Made Them.”
Dennis Hopper uses dialectic physics to explain to the captured military assassin, Capt. Willard about the absurdity of fractions. What good are fractions, he contends; you can’t land a spaceship on Venus on one-quarter or three-eighths. If you just understood the logic of the previous sentence, it’s probably because you’re stoned out of your gourd, grooving to the haunting vocals of The Doors and living on an island where severed human heads pass as ambiance. Continue reading “7 Trippy Movies, and The Drugs That Inspired Them.”→