I really enjoy teaching classes for future entrepreneurs. And one of the specialized classes I teach focuses on conventions and tradeshows. There’s a bit of geek culture thrown into that one too. So I really love it whenever entrepreneurism overlaps with Geek Culture
Another passion is monster movies and a favorite studio was the London based Hammer Film Productions. Even as a kid, I could tell that these guys took the classic monsters of Universal and revved them up with a bit more sex, a bloodier gore and a Swinging Sixties sensibility.
Dracula A.D. 1972 is one of the best Hammer pictures. The premise is simple, a bunch of kids resurrect Count Dracula in modern times. It was contemporary when it was filmed. British actress Caroline Munro steals the show (wait: here’s an-almost 50 year old spoiler) as a doomed victim of the world’s most famous vampire.
She’d later appear in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (Bat-expert Dan Greenfield has suggested she may have been the inspiration for Talia, Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter) and as a bond girl in The Spy the Who Loved Me. Continue reading “With Further Ado #119: In the Navy”