The Christian Feminist Podcast discusses Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes as part of the 2018 Christian Humanist Radio Network Halloween crossover. Katie Grubbs moderates a panel including Leah Henning of the CFP, Nathan Gilmour of the Christian Humanist Podcast, and Coyle Neal of the City of Man Podcast.
-Why do we do this yearly crossover thing? How did it start?
-Why we chose this film for the CFP part of the crossover
-Brief background of the film
-Personal Connections to the Film
-Brief plot summary
-Discussion: 1) What female stereotypes does this story present? Does the story validate or complicate those stereotypes? 2) This movie came out four years after Murder on the Orient Express (the novel). What is it about “train mysteries” that make them so fascinating/menacing? 3) Did Miss Froy seem Miss Marple-esque to anyone else? 4) What does this movie have to say about the politics of the time? 5) How do we like the central pair and the way they interact? 6) Were there any particular camera shots you loved? 7) What’s your favorite line in the movie?
Katie: the David Suchet “Murder on the Orient Express” episode of Agatha Christie’s Poirot (2010)
Leah: Night Train to Munich (1940), starring Margaret Lockwood and Rex Harrison
Coyle: Gone Girl by Jillian Flynn and The Edge by Dick Francis
Nathan: the “McInerny Did It: Or, Should a Pacifist Read Murder Mysteries?” chapter of Stanley Hauerwas’s A Better Hope: Resources for a Church Confronting Capitalism, Democracy, and Postmodernity