Rumble Fish

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  1. teleon

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    Woe! The whole film!

    I’ve seen/half read the outsiders, never seen this
     
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    Tom Waits, Dennis Hopper were great.
     
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    I own this movie on criterion release blu ray. So great!
     
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    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    The whole universe that SE Hinton created was amazing...the Outsiders, Rumblefish, That Was Then/This is Now, Tex...I read her whole “Tulsa, OK” series as a kid.

    ...and she wrote the first couple when she was a teenager!
     
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    Big fan of most everything Mickey Rourke

    The book has been on my shelf for awhile, waiting for me
     
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    Need to watch this again. I tried to watch it as a teen and it didn't have enough car chases to hold my interest.

    This is what I remember from the film:

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    Stuart Copeland did the sound track - bet it's pretty good.
     
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    I remember seeing that movie at the theater, early 80's. Micky Rourke and Matt Dillon were pretty young, both great actors and also underrated, IMO.
     
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    rusty james!
     
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    I love this movie. Coppola made it immediately after his adaptation of S.E. Hinton's much more well-known novel "The Outsiders." His aesthetic model for that one was Nicholas Ray's "Rebel Without a Cause." He said "Rumble Fish" is an art film for kids. Michael Smuin, co-artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet, choreographed the rumble. You can see the influence of "Koyaanisqatsi" (which he produced) in the time lapse interludes. There are a lot of time references and time imagery. "Time is a funny thing," says Tom Waits' character. "The older you get, you say "Jesus, how much I got? I got 35 summers left." Think about it. 35 summers...."

    I also love Stewart Copeland's score. The music cues he delivered were much more dense and layered, but the sound mixers muted many of the individual tracks, resulting in a much more spare soundtrack. Initially, Copeland was pissed, but I think he's come around to see the wisdom of their decision. And he got a semi-hit single out of it. (It should be noted, several years previous, Copeland had a solo hit in the U.K. before The Police had scored a hit.)

     
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    As much as I love the film, I don't think I've ever bothered to read the book. I read "The Outsiders" in elementary school.

    Trivia note: S.E. Hinton has a cameo as a prostitute in the movie.
     
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    i loved the motorcycle in that film.
     
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    I have it on VHS. I don't have a working player though. Now I can cast it! Thank you!
     
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