Thursday, October 8, 2009


These are 2 of my favorite movies of all times. I saw these for the first time courtesy of my babysitter at the time, Merium Bensabat. I will admit that I was only 6 at the time but she was the best! Two all time 80s classics! "Rumble Fish" and "The Outsiders". The Outsiders is noted for being the breakout film of many future stars. The movie earned Thomas Howell a Young artist award, became the first Brat Pack movie (with Rob Lowe and Emelio Esteves cast as supporting Greasers), and further established the careers of Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane. Both Lane and Dillon went on to appear in Coppola's related film Rumble Fish. Francis Ford Coppola wrote the screenplay for Rumble Fish with Hinton on his days off from shooting
The Outsiders. He made "Rumble Fish" and "The Outsiders" back-to-back, retaining much of the same cast and crew. The film is notable for its Avant Garde style, shot on stark high-contrast black-and-white film, using the spherical cinematographic process with allusions to French New Wave cinema and German Expressionism. Rumble Fish features an experimental score by Stewart Copeland, drummer of the musical group The Police, who used a Musync, a new device at the time.If you dont know, now you know!

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