RARA-AVIS: Re: Freezer Burn

From: pmf_nz ( pmf_nz@yahoo.co.nz)
Date: 14 Jun 2006

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Jay Gertzman <jgertzma@...> wrote:
> Gidget is the ultimate femme fatale, maybe the Whore of Babylon. The
> circus is a kind of Babylon, and as critic Mikita Brottman pointed out
> in her study of the movie _Freaks_, the carnival is a place where the
> human body is on display, subject to cheap and inconsequential
> in the cooch shows (or so the marks, clems, and gilhooies think).
> I think the main inspiration for the book might have been _Postman_ and
> _Double Indemnity_ (innocence/guilt, betrayal, manipulation, and
> consequences of bad choices). I like Freezer Burn even better than
> another circus noir, _Nightmare Alley_.

Fans of FREEZER BURN might also like the now-cancelled HBO show CARNIVALE. It had more of a horror/fantasy flavour (particularly in its second season), but it also has many religious references, including an episode called 'Babylon'.


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