Tag: Bill Paxton
Gina Carano, I love you dream woman!
I will not bore you with the story of how I ended up with a copy of Streets of Fire, but let me assure you I did not pay a dime for it. Yet, ever inquisitive, without foreknowledge of the plot, never reading the back cover or looking it up on imdb.com I watched it. The front cover promises me a movie starring Michael Pare (who?), Diane Lane, and Willem Dafoe. The roughly sketched picture of a dashing guy holding a shotgun as a woman is holding on to him in front of gritty streets that do not appear to be on fire. I’m bold. I pop in the DVD and press play.
The first clue I’m in for a rough ride is the text reading: “A Rock ‘n Roll Fable.” Not a good start. Then more text: “Another Time . . . Another Place.” Based on these clues one might expect the Star Wars musical, but that’s not the case. Turns out we’re in the ‘50s of what I think is supposed to be Chicago or New York or maybe it doesn’t matter. It is a strange, ‘80s version of the ‘50s. Curious observation: The ‘50s movies about the ‘80s envisioned everyone riding in jet packs and living on moon colonies; ‘80s movies about the ‘50s portray everyone as an idiot. But I digress. . . (continue reading…)
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