Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Which Came First?

Is it just me or does this Fair Trade logo remind anyone else of Brian De Palma's classic Phantom of the Paradise?

Just wondering...

My favorite version of Phantom was actually nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe. I remember seeing this at least 5 or 6 times over the course of a month at the long-gone San Pedro Drive In here in San Antonio. The soundtrack is still as groovy as it was back then and if you've listened to any of my If: Irregular Frequency HMK Mystery Stream podcasts you'll probably recognize a song or two.

If you haven't seen this 1974 gem of a Halloween movie do yourself a favor and check it out. And if you're like me, you may even find yourself asking the question: "Which came first, Kiss or Phantom of the Paradise?" Add this to your Netflix queue and you'll see exactly what I mean...

That's Right,


Thanks to Olivier Blanchard for the cool icon of Winslow.