Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brewster McCloud - 1971

Actor John Schuck (playing a dim-witted cop) shows up in the trailer to Robert Altman's 1971 oddball film Brewster McCloud, reading a copy of Captain America #121 (cover dated January 1970). I haven't seen the movie, but judging by the trailer, it seems that Altman is using comic book reading as visual shorthand for lack of intellect. Seems funny, coming from the man who would eventually direct Popeye.

1 comment:

Alan W. Wright said...

Typical of the times. I seem to remember several movies and television shows showing less-than-intelligent adults reading comic books. One that sticks out in my mind is one of the Police Academy movies (the third one, I think) where Ofc. Proctor goes into a Port-o-Potty with an Archie comic in hand.