An interview with D. Harlan Wilson on They Live (Cultographies), postmodernism and paranoia, and Battle Without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1

Here’s an interview with D. Harlan Wilson…

Muzzleland Press

D. Harlan Wilson is the editor-in-chief of Anti-Oedipus Press, the managing editor of Guide Dog Books, and the author of numerous books, fiction and nonfiction alike, including They Live (Cultographies), Primordial An Abstraction, Hitler: The Terminal Biography, They Had Goat Heads, and many, many more. He is also a literary critic and a professor of English and Chair of the Humanities at Wright State University-Lake Campus. You can find out more by visiting his website.

With the recent passing of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, They Live is receiving more attention as a classic in paranoid science fiction 80s filmmaking. As someone who spent a lot of time analyzing the film, how do you see its messages and methods as relevant today?

7_373321They Live is very much about the culture of the 1980s—especially the Cold War, Reaganism, and the primacy of consumer-capitalist media. It’s by far Carpenter’s most political film. It…

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