May 20, 2024

Back from vacation, officially Fall as the days got shorter and a feeling of wildness and swagger began to take hold of most. After summer sadness comes autumn anger. Because prefers liveliness and wild mood to misery and crying, as a reaction and attitude to the harsh winter that is coming, it makes a cine tribute to scenes with tense atmosphere, harsh words and wild glances or silences…

PULP FICTION Quentin Tarantino’s film with the sweeping performances of all the actors, full of lines and scenes that fit our tribute, but the most representative is certainly the brief meeting between Bruce Willis and John Travolta at the bar, where their glances and ironic look speak for themselves.

HEAT and we move to a historic moment in modern cinema, where for the first time in an important film, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro sit at the same table and talk. Definitely the best moment of the film, which failed to provide an answer as to who was better and the question of Robert De Niro or Al Pacino will continue to torment moviegoers everywhere.

YEAR OF THE DRAGON, where Michael Cimino director of The Deer Hunter, after the financial disaster of West Gate, manages to re-shoot a film in Hollywood which raised a storm of reactions from the Chinese community, while the critics were still to wait for him in the corner. Still, this is a strong gangster film with Mickey Rourke as the incorruptible Chinatown cop stealing the show. His line at the end of the meeting with the Chinese arch-mafioso is everything.

TRUE ROMANCE and among a multitude of actors who pass by the screen for a while, those who remained in history are none other than the huge Christopher Walken and, I have no words to describe, Dennis Hopper who uniquely explains the origin of Sicily. According to information, the film is by Tony Scott, written by Quentin Tarantino, starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, while Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel Jackson appear in small roles.

FAREWELL FRIEND ( Adieu l’ami (1968) Alain Delon and Charles Bronson argue, mock each other, but circumstances and informal code of honor come to blows they make them good friends…The final scene almost silently condenses all the tension of the film.

SOMETHING WILD, the film where she introduced the general public to the recently deceased Ray Liotta, who only appears halfway through the film and takes it off. Delightful also in the scene where Jeff Daniels manages to get the explosive Melanie Griffith from him.

KILLING THEM SOFTLY, with Brad Pitt in one of the best performances of his career, giving change at the end explaining what the USA is about to the middleman trying to cut his fee .

THE CRYING GAME and we close with the surprise film of the Oscar nominations of 1993, which finally managed to win that of the best screenplay and which unfortunately we did not get to present to you the moment when the amazing Stephen Rea does to the worker who teased his “chick”, who brought him food to the construction site, one of the most cheesy questions in the history of cinema: “Have you ever picked teeth with broken fingers”.

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