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« on: December 21, 2003, 03:14:24 AM »

I watch the DVD last night. Its great. Mickey Rourke is fantastic. I fully regret that:

He never was directed by Sergio (we know he tried)
He completely failed his carreer: bad choices, rebellions..Too bad Undecided

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2003, 06:22:11 AM »

Did you ever see "Angel Heart" with Micky Rourke and De Niro?

Alan Parker and Michael Seresin
did a superb job, the photography and style for this movie have much to recomend it, very moody with an aura of impending doom.

 

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2003, 09:53:16 AM »

Cigar Joe, you are right its also a great role for him. Did you read the book " The Sabbat in Central Park" a very good one ?

But De Niro is not so good in this movie perhaps why the character of Lou Cipher is too excessive.

I remark that De Niro , like many stars and race horse , need Director who Direct him. No ?  

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2003, 11:17:12 AM »

Hi Colonna, here the book I bought was titled "Fallen Angel" yes it was good, though it all took place in New York in it. I thought the transfer to New Orleans was a great choice and very effective for all the contrast.

The repeated shots of the various spinning fans was also a good bridging devise.

DeNiro could have been better I agree.

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2003, 11:33:54 AM »

Hi Colonna, here the book I bought was titled "Fallen Angel" yes it was good, though it all took place in New York in it. I thought the transfer to New Orleans was a great choice and very effective for all the contrast.

The repeated shots of the various spinning fans was also a good bridging devise.

DeNiro could have been better I agree.
"angel heart" gets very intense as do many stories that feature my favorite town new orleans. lot of voo-d00 women there...especially in algiers.  Shocked  

speaking of mickey rourke anyone seen him w/ faye dunaway in a film called "barfly"?  he plays a writer.
@ a red light there is a scene where rourke, in his car, pushes the car ahead of him into on-coming traffic simply because he wants the other car's driver to experience what it's like to be near death.  
jack nance also stars.  great film. can't get enough of it.

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2003, 09:42:35 PM »

Barfly another movie of note for the great oily one, lol.

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2003, 08:34:44 AM »

Great film!

I helped make a website dedication to it early this year.

Enjoy...

http://www.cityonfire.com/yotd

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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2003, 06:31:55 PM »

Great film!

I helped make a website dedication to it early this year.

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http://www.cityonfire.com/yotd

Great site Two thumbs up!

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2003, 10:17:57 PM »

Nice job Garry, I think I'll check out the DVD.

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2003, 03:30:32 AM »

Yes , Mickey was a great actor. The show must go on and when he disappeared  Russell Crowe appeared in L.A Confidential

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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2003, 03:53:36 AM »

Mickey was going to be one of truly the great ones, then he threw it all away. Now his face is so shattered and badly recontructed, he can't really act anymore.  

For me, his best moments was as the mythic Motorcycle Boy in Coppola's Rumble Fish.

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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2003, 10:50:32 AM »

Did you ever see "Angel Heart" with Micky Rourke and De Niro?

Alan Parker and Michael Seresin
did a superb job, the photography and style for this movie have much to recomend it, very moody with an aura of impending doom.

 
 

I loved Angel Heart too, very powerful movie.  The whole intertwining of sex and death was handled very well.  Mickey Rourke did a great job, he played a very complex character with a lot of subtlety.

For some reason it hasn't aged so well.  I don't think it could be made today without the director and cast winking at us and letting us know they're much too hip to take the material seriously.  

But I'm glad you guys brought it up, I'm going to Nawlins in January and I'll have to watch it again to get in the right mood.  Kermit, what was that chicken foot thing the bluesman got all freaked out about - was that a "John-the-Conqueroo" or a "black cat bone"?

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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2003, 01:38:20 PM »

I think Mickey Rourke is a great actor, very underated.

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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2003, 12:01:20 PM »

 

I loved Angel Heart too, very powerful movie.  The whole intertwining of sex and death was handled very well.  Mickey Rourke did a great job, he played a very complex character with a lot of subtlety.

For some reason it hasn't aged so well.  I don't think it could be made today without the director and cast winking at us and letting us know they're much too hip to take the material seriously.  

But I'm glad you guys brought it up, I'm going to Nawlins in January and I'll have to watch it again to get in the right mood.  Kermit, what was that chicken foot thing the bluesman got all freaked out about - was that a "John-the-Conqueroo" or a "black cat bone"?
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2003, 05:25:05 AM »

Thanks Kermit I knew you'd have the info, lol.

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