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31 October 2012

Boo!

Filed under: Movies — ktismatics @ 9:29 am

 

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  1. So here’s why the juxtapose of Boo Radley and Michael Myers, from my comment on a post in mid-September:

    You know the ending of To Kill a Mockingbird, where Boo Radley kills Bob Ewell in order to save Scout and Jem from Ewell’s pedophiliac predations? Earlier we find out that Boo did something terrible as a child with a pair of scissors, that he’s been locked away ever since, that he’s widely regarded as a crazy man. At the end of the story he comes out and kills Bob Ewell, on Halloween night, with a kitchen carving knife. Now what John Carpenter character does that remind you of? On 31 October I think I’ll put up a post called Boo! with a screengrab of Robert Duvall as Boo Radley juxtaposed with a shot of Michael Myers.

    And this morning I remembered to do it.

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    Comment by ktismatics — 31 October 2012 @ 6:45 pm

  2. I just got done watching the mockingbird film. I thought the same thing as I am a HUGE Michael Myers fan. Boo Radley does remind me A lot of Michael Myers. Boo doesn’t speak, he committed some type of murder(we assume) as a child with a pair of scissors, and he killed a man with a butcher knife on Halloween night. Sounds very similar to the Michael Myers story. I can see how John Carpenter could of easily skated off of this Boo Radley concept. I did read somewhere according to Carpenter, he got the idea for Michael Myers after visiting an insane asylum on a school field trip as a child.

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    Comment by Geno Bowers — 21 November 2012 @ 8:43 pm

  3. Right? It doesn’t take anything away from Carpenter’s movie if he did borrow the character from Mockingbird and give him a twist. Boo Radley is a kind of avenging angel, the one person who actually makes something good happen, while holier-than-thou Atticus Finch is busy going through the official channels and worrying about his reputation. Michael Myers makes things happen too.

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    Comment by ktismatics — 21 November 2012 @ 9:22 pm


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