Monday, May 31, 2010

Dennis Hopper, 1936-2010

Actor, director, photographer, painter, art collector, on-again/off-again Republican, on-again/off-again Democrat, lunatic, drug addict, alcoholic, Midwesterner, Kansan, and human Dennis Hopper died on Saturday. He was in a lot of movies that were formative experiences for me, movies I watched a lot more than once, movies that are tied to powerful memories of my friends, family, childhood, adolescence, and blah blah blah. He was also in a lot of total shit, but that's what happens when you're an actor who stays busy.

(from the top)
Rebel without a Cause (Nicholas Ray)
Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper)
The Last Movie (Dennis Hopper)
Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper)
Rumble Fish (Francis Ford Coppola)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (Tobe Hooper)
River's Edge (Tim Hunter)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
Red Rock West (John Dahl)
True Romance (Tony Scott)
Jesus' Son (Alison Maclean)
Land of the Dead (George A. Romero)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My moviegoing: 2003

from A.J. Schnack's Gigantic (A Tale Of Two Johns) (2002)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First movie/last movie: Robert Hamer

Pink String and Sealing Wax (1946)
School for Scoundrels (1960)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

(North) American Movies, 1970-1979

from David Cronenberg's Shivers aka They Came from Within (1975)

Thursday, May 06, 2010

My moviegoing: 2003

from Bob Odenkirk's Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

Monday, May 03, 2010

First movie/last movie: D.W. Griffith

Judith of Bethulia (1914)
The Struggle (1931)
Once again, I need to point out that I'm only talking about feature-length films here. Griffith made a ton of notable short films before Judith of Bethulia.

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