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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by teleon, Jul 14, 2020.
Woe! The whole film!
I’ve seen/half read the outsiders, never seen this
Tom Waits, Dennis Hopper were great.
I own this movie on criterion release blu ray. So great!
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!
S. E. Hinton’s books and the movies of them tell universal stories about adolescent life.
Big fan of most everything Mickey Rourke
The book has been on my shelf for awhile, waiting for me
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:
Stuart Copeland did the sound track - bet it's pretty good.
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.
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.)
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.
i loved the motorcycle in that film.
I have it on VHS. I don't have a working player though. Now I can cast it! Thank you!