Humanities Moments

Spellbound by a Sleeper

Contributed by Dave Wilson, lead singer-songwriter of bluegrass group Chatham County Line
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Musician Dave Wilson describes being struck by the legacy of The Night of the Hunter, a film essentially ignored directly after its release in 1955 but celebrated by critics decades later. (In fact, in 1998 the magazine Cahiers du Cinema listed it as the second most beautiful film of all time.)

Title

Spellbound by a Sleeper

Description

Musician Dave Wilson describes being struck by the legacy of The Night of the Hunter, a film essentially ignored directly after its release in 1955 but celebrated by critics decades later. (In fact, in 1998 the magazine Cahiers du Cinema listed it as the second most beautiful film of all time.)

Source

The Night of the Hunter (1955), directed by Charles Laughton

Contributor

Dave Wilson, lead singer-songwriter of bluegrass group Chatham County Line

Identifier

spellbound-by-a-sleeper