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Old February 8 2011, 09:42 AM   #157
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Re: Movies Seen in 2011

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.
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