Episode 123. Love Bites: The Hunger (1983) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

In this episode Andrea and Alex delve into some truly long-term relationships and their lasting implications. From ageless vampires to hipster gentrification, sometimes loving someone “forever and ever” isn’t as fun as it seems. 


The Hunger. Dir. Tony Scott, 1983. 
Only Lovers Left Alive. Dir. Jim Jarmusch, 2013. 


Not All Fangs are Phallic. James Craig Holte’s investigation of the female vampire film. 
Why hipsters could be seen as modern-day colonisers. The article by Melissa Tandiwe Myambo on the political and cultural effects of gentrification. 
Rising costs and gentrification force locals out of Detroit’s downtown and Midtown. Detroit Metro Time’s piece on seniors being forced out of their subsidized housing due to market inflation. 
Contemporary myths on boredom. An emergent field of study about when people feel out of sync with the present.


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One thought on “Episode 123. Love Bites: The Hunger (1983) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

  1. FictionIsntReal says:

    It’s funny you associate religion with rejecting the Big Bang, since the scientist who coined the phrase to describe the model he rejected said: “The reason why scientists like the “big bang” is because they are overshadowed by the Book of Genesis. It is deep within the psyche of most scientists to believe in the first page of Genesis”.

    Bram Stoker’s Renfield expressed no desire to be turned into a vampire. Instead Dracula promised him lots of rats to consume (which he believed would extend his life). Stoker also didn’t require wood to kill a vampire, metal stakes work fine.

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