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A Frankenstein Tale: Dissecting the films of Paul Verhoeven | Campion Conversations

Peter Weller stars as the title character in Robocop, 1987. Copyright Orion Pictures

 

The latest episode of Campion Conversations dives into three of the films in idiosyncratic director Paul Verhoeven’s canon: Robocop, Total Recall and Starship Troopers.  Do these shlocky sci-fi action romps really explore themes from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Plato’s Republic?  Would You Like To Know More?