The Profane Egyptologist E6. Unwrapping The Mummy with Director Chris Kemble

October 18, 2018

Welcome to part 1 of this 2-part Halloween Special focused on those classic staples of the horror genre...MUMMIES!!

Today I’m joined by my friend, the award-winning film-maker Chris Kemble, as we discuss 2017s remake of the Universal film, The Mummy, and dive into it's legacy on film and in literature. 

This is part one of a two-part episode where we’ll dig into both the Egyptology and film-lore that this movie taps into. As a specialist in the horror genre Chris is uniquely positioned to give insight into this film, and as a non-Egyptologist he asks many questions I might not consider!

I hope you enjoy this format, feel free to send me feedback on twitter (@doc_harrison), and please, if you like the show, subscribe on iTunes and rate and review, as that really helps us spread the word and raise the show’s profile!

Now buckle up for our Halloween specials as we explore the world of …The Mummy… 

 

Where to find Chris Kemble

If you want to check out Chris’s work in the horror genre, some of his films are listed here

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5187440/

 

 

Books mentioned

 

Consuming Ancient Egypt (eds. Rice & MacDonald) UCL Press 2003.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=jZ3oAp9OEXEC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

Lot No. 249 (Penguin Little Black Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/0241251567/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_pXDXBbP66Y1HH

 via @AmazonUK

 

The Ring of Thoth (Fantasy and Horror Classics) Kindle Edition by Arthur Conan Doyle

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Ring-Thoth-Fantasy-Horror-Classics-ebook/dp/B00CFNB5QI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1539693711&sr=1-1&keywords=ring+of+thoth

 

She (Oxford World’s Classics) H. Rider Haggard

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B00846QWEU&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_JhGXBbW539Z37

 

Movies Mentioned

 

The Mummy (2017)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

The Mummy (1999)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120616/?ref_=nv_sr_2

 

The Mummy (1959)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053085/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_9

 

The Mummy (1932)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023245/?ref_=nv_sr_8

 

Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082971/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

Characters

 

Imhotep The Mummy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imhotep_(The_Mummy)

 

Imhotep (Historical)

https://www.ancient.eu/imhotep/

 

Kharis The Mummy

https://comicvine.gamespot.com/kharis/4005-91856/

 

Ahmanet The Mummy

http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Ahmanet

 

Amunet The Goddess

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amunet

 

Nick Morton

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/characters/nm0000129

 

Dr Jenny Halsey

http://mummy.wikia.com/wiki/Jenny_Halsey

 

Rick O’Connell

http://mummy.wikia.com/wiki/Richard_%22Rick%22_O%27Connell

 

Evelyn Carnahan (O’Connell)

http://mummy.wikia.com/wiki/Evelyn_O%27Connell

 

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