Saturday, 16 August 2014
Documentary on Dennis Hopper (made as the film-maker was editing The Last Movie) in which Hopper reveals himself, at best, to be the Iggy Pop of American cinema and, at worst, a phoney with the demeanour and glare of Charles Manson.
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Dennis Hopper’s interesting and sincere post-Western set in Peru. (Try to download a torrented version rather than watch on youtube. There’s a significant difference in quality that affects appreciation of the film).
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Sam Peckinpah is the most Homeric of American filmmakers, as the clip above from Major Dundee shows. There’s a great line in the film when Dundee (Charlton Heston) says of ‘confederate renegade’ Captain Tyreen (Richard Harris): ‘He is corrupt; but I will save him.’