The Projection Booth Episode 489: The Company of Wolves (1984)
The Company of Wolves (1984) is a unique beast; part fairy tale, part werewolf film, part horror film, part rite of passage narrative. It was Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan’s second film, and his first foray into the realms of Gothic horror. Jordan co-wrote the screenplay with British novelist Angela Carter, and it is based upon several short stories from Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, a collection of reinterpreted folk tales and classic literary fairy tales told from a piercing feminist perspective.
The latest episode of Mike White's critically acclaimed podcast The Projection Booth features culture writer Heather Drain and author and editor of Diabolique Magazine Kat Ellinger discussing The Company of Wolves. I was invited on to chat about my book on the film (part of the Devil's Advocates book series) and the research and writing process. We also talk about the importance of libraries and how, like folk tales, they facilitate access to our past and help us understand and navigate the world we live in.
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