Another True Great
The vampire movie The Hunger, with Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie, shattered the time barrier with it's graphic portrayal of a descent into betrayal and madness. The direction failed to earn as much respect as it should have, but that failure by cinematic peers was decimated by the film's imagery. The film also deals with more than just betrayal. It reveals the deep seated mortality that follows every being, living or undead, and makes horror filled regret something that can be felt at a gut level. The solemn blessings of the Beatitudes, it could be argued, could barely pierce the gloom of the awareness necessary to understand the film from every angle, but nobody need fear it. It's just a movie, after all.
lsrdvl - 2/22/2011 09:36:00 AM