Rumble Fish

The credits are rolling as I type. Without a doubt Rumble Fish is one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen. That’s not to say it was amazing, or without flaw, but every shot was so exquisite, so painstakingly setup that it took my breath away. On top of that, the score by Stewart Copeland (from the Police) was one of the most brilliant I’ve ever heard. It accentuated scenes in the most bizarre ways, lifting you up just when you thought you should drop down. I can’t even come up with anything that coherent to say about the film. Some great performances from an all-star cast – Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Tom Waits, Dennis Hopper, Nicholas Cage, and a very young Diane Lane. A film that should be absorbed by anyone who loves film.

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  1. Hey,

    So somebody else stalked you and sent me the pictures you had of Sam at the Renaissance Faire. Anyway, I started picking through a bit and read what you had to say about Rumble Fish. I gotta tell you, I also enjoyed that film. When I took Foster’s American Film, American Fiction class in undergrad I did a paper on it. I think I got an A- or a B or something, but then, I’m not a cute boy ;-).


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