Friday, December 05, 2008


Here's an interesting thought about LADYHAWKE....load the damn thing to the computer and go all digital and get rid of the damn bloody score! I had a rather heated argument with some idiot convinced it was done by Vangelis, it isn't... Andrew Powell did this one (never did another!) and it is as out of place here as a pork roast would be at a Bat Mitzvah! We see (and hear!) this happen all of the time but NOT in a Richard Donner film. I should point out Powell's work is not bad as such but it belongs in a Seventies porno flick rather than this fantasy love adventure. Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer are givens here but the real surprise is Matthew Broderick who gives both a serious and funny performance here. Nice to see him get to work with a veteran such a the Leo McKern and I'm still waiting for him to deliver "that" performance of his life which I'm pretty sure wasn't in FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF! Not Donner's best film but still enjoyable if you can get past the music.


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