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Rumble Fish / Edgar Wallace Collection

Rumble Fish

Blu-ray

Criterion

1940 / B&W / 1:85 / Street Date April 25, 2017

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane.

Cinematography: Stephen Burum

Film Editor: Barry Malkin

Written by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Rumble Fish, Francis Ford Coppola’s Young Adult tone poem, unspools in a black and white never-never land of sullen teens, pool tables and pompadours. It may take a moment for the audience to suss out that we’re not in the Eisenhower era with Chuck Berry, Marilyn Monroe and the Cold War but squarely in Reagan’s domain of MTV, Madonna and the Cold War.

Set in a destitute Oklahoma town with the ghost of The Last Picture Show whistling through its empty streets, Matt Dillon plays Rusty, an inveterate gang-banger growing up in the shadow of his older brother played by Mickey Rourke, a reformed juvenile
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German Film, TV Star Joachim Fuchsberger Dies at 87

German Film, TV Star Joachim Fuchsberger Dies at 87
London — German actor and TV host Joachim “Blacky” Fuchsberger, who described himself as a “TV dinosaur” on his 80th birthday, has died at his home near Munich at the age of 87.

After working as a miner and in various blue-collar jobs, Fuchsberger became active in the arts scene in the 1950s as an Mc, poet and actor, according to Deutsche Welle.

His first major film roles were in the 1954/55 trilogy “08/15″ and 1959’s “Der Frosch mit der Maske,” based on the novel “The Fellowship of the Frog” by Edgar Wallace. He then appeared in 12 other adaptations of Wallace’s novels, including “The Dead Eyes of London.”

Fuchsberger had roles in more than 60 feature films and TV movies, including “Hotel Royal,” for which he received best actor at the Bambi Awards.

Fuchsberger found further fame in the late 1970s and 1980s as the host of talkshow “Heut’ abend” (Tonight), and in the
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Movie Poster of the Week: London Calling

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Having recently returned from London I was struck by the fact that three new posters on the main page of iTunes Trailers last week all featured that evergreen symbol of Britishness, Big Ben.

Big Ben, or, to be more precise, the Clock Tower that houses the Great Bell that was nicknamed Big Ben, has long been used as a shorthand cliché in movie posters to announce that a film is set in London, or, even more lazily, in England. Usually, as in many of the examples below, it is snuck into the background as a simple tip of the hat. However, two new posters—for The Iron Lady and Garbo: The Spy—feature it much more prominently. Of course, if ever a film had reason to feature of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, it would be a biopic of a British Prime Minister. But its useage in
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