26. Rumble Fish (A)
I'm not surprised to find out that the critical reception of Coppola's other
S.E. Hinton adaptation made in 1983 was poor--the film barely has a narrative and, visually, is anything but conventional. Of course, Coppola's visual style is exactly why it's a great movie, while the much more conventional The Outsiders
is only okay. I don't think I've seen black and white photography this good in a movie since The Night of the Hunter
. And, when the movie punctuates the final scene with a few shots of color, it's sublime.
The first two Godfather
films and Apocalypse Now
are on Blu-Ray. Now we just need Rumble Fish
and The Conversation
and all of Coppola's (directed) masterpieces as a director will be available in their best form on home video.