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Stories for February 17, 2007

Ghost Rider

Feb. 17
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

opens with a gravelly voiced narrator (the always wonderful Sam Elliott) offering some back-story to the Ghost Rider legend, and suggesting that sometimes legends are true. Johnny Blaze (played by Matt Long as a young man) is the son of a daredevil stunt rider named Barton Blaze (Brett Cullen). Johnny performs motorcycle stunts along with his dad in a small time circus. When his dad appears to be succumbing to cancer, Johnny makes a pact with the devilor perhaps just a devilish alter ego here referred to as Mephistopheles (a slyly cast former

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Feb. 17
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting