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my mother originally took me to see this film in the theatres when i was like 12 only because we thought it was a movie starring david bowie and boy were we both surprised anyhoo a must see for anyone contemplating taking up heroin using as a pasttime think twice!
One thing this Tarantino classic is brilliant for is the script alone. Tarantino is by far the best in the business when it comes to on screen charectors and written dialogue! Reservoir Dogs is excellent proof of that and is one of the best casted movies that i can remember in a long time. Chris Penn (rip) who i thought wasn't that great of an actor during his short lived career, however he was brilliant as well. If you have never seen any of Tarantino's work, then i definatly suggest starting here as it will only leave you either wanting more or not. You see you either love Quentin or you dont their doesnt seem to be any inbetween. I myself before seeing this for the first time (RD was my very first Tarantino film ) did not like to sit through films that were heavy in dialogue as i found them immensly boring. That changed and was only cemented after also viewing his Pulp Fiction (Another charector/dialogue enriched film).
For those who have yet to see this cinematic masterpiece let me fill you in a bit. 7 men all hired by crime theif expert Joe Cabot to perform a job on a jewelry store that has according to sources a load of diamonds that just came in from Brazil, after the job goes very badly the men who survived the aftermath shootout with the police were to show up at the rendevous point. We get three of the men Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) pulling a badly injured Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) who had taken a bullet to his belly who are at the rendevous point first and let the dialogue roll... All of the men seem to believe that the heist was a setup but have to unfortunatly stay put until the arrival of Joe Cabot to tell them further instructions.
Kudos here to Michael Madsen who portrays, most excellently the psychotic Mr. Blonde aka Vic Vega who was definatly my favorite charector in the film. This is a movie i can easily watch 1000 times over and over again as it remains as one of the best films i have ever seen!
I have never really been a fan of old b&w films however seeing this as #1 on RT list of 100 top western films and seeing that Bogey starred in it I decided to give it a chance... Well it only proved one thing and that was to stay clear of old movies as the acting aside from Walter Huston's performance was atrocious. The storyline kept me watching however...although I found the ending ridiculous .Well I guess with these old films people must be seeing something I'm not ad it was deemed 100 % fresh and #1 on the list...well unto #2 on the list "The Good The Bad And The Ugly another western I have yet to see..I hear Clint Eastwood is in that?
Before i watch Seven Psychopaths a film i wanted to see as well as being my first of english director Martin McDonagh's I was told to watch 'In Bruges' first as to which i did and was pleasantly surprised it was a pretty good dark comedy with some dramatic flares to it. Great casting that stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes. Farrell portrays Ray a newbie hitman who is wracked with guilt over botching up his first hit and killing a young boy. Along with best buddy also a hitman Brendan Gleeson (Ken) relocates to Bruges, Denmark due to orders to lay low from crime boss Harry Waters(Ralph Fiennes). Upon arriving at the historical city It's not long before Ray falls in love with a Belgium actress who is in town shooting a film that stars an american dwarf named Jimmy.
New orders from boss Water's arrive throwing everything array as all chaos ensues. Not a bad time waster as far as i was concerned however i have seen better. Great performances from Gleeson and Farrell.